The Rap Plague The world of hip-hop would invite you to believe that rap music provides a poetic way to communicate one’s life experiences through music. In some ways this could be true, but what do you hear that sounds very poetic to you? Every day, people all around the world are listening to music. Music has become a big part in today’s society.
One way that rap music have become an impact on our youth, is game related, youth violence, racism, drugs etc. All of these shifts and paradigms affect rap music because of the words that some of the rappers use in a way to make about them. Juslin, (2008) stated, “Research indicates that people value music primarily because of the emotions it evokes”. According to, Travis (2012) stated, “To accurately capture, define and disseminate the scope of these trends, Hip-Hop culture and specifically rap music deserve more nuanced analyses and measurements of their use, and the impacts of education, prevention, intervention and social change strategies at both the individual and community level”. In addition to, looking at how hip-hop/rap music have change over the course years, one will understand how it developed as well as a way that an effective youth ministry would take to reach students in the Hip-Hop culture/rap music.
The Unbelievable Truth about being a Highschool Wallflower Shown in Film and Novel As consumers, many of us love to enjoy a juicy action packed novel, which satisfies us as the author throws all types of description making us want more. You would not believe how many crazy possibilities may happen when a 15 year old freshman boy be-friends two high school seniors. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written by Stephen Chbosky, is about a 15 year old socially awkward teen which discovers the fun part about being a high schooler. Charlie and his Free-spirited and charismatic mentors, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, shine the light as they show Charlie what goes on after school hours.
This story in particular, is intriguing. When you first approach this story it has one meaning but after you know the role that Hanuman plays, the entire understanding of the story, the beginning, the end, and the characters changes. The evident change that the audience becomes aware of after reading the commentary is the plot. In the beginning of the story Fleete, drunk from the New Years Eve party wanders off with his friends (Strickland and the narrator) to a Hindu temple.
The media has underrepresented Hip-pop by sending negative stereotypes towards teenagers. Therefore, the hip-pop cultures and movements of the 1880s through the 2000s had a negative impact on contemporary young African American identities. This is due to the fact that Hip-pop influences the youth to do better than being negatively impacted by the society. In addition, hip hop teaches the youth that social media is going to throw negative stereotypes, in which teens could be aware of. Furthermore, hip-pop allows African Americans to overcome stereotypes through expression of the music and culture.
The book, True Notebooks, by Mark Salzman, is about the author volunteering at L.A.’s juvenile hall to teach young offenders how to write. The teenage boys in his class are high-risk offenders, they are in custody for murder or other serious crimes. This book is a great read for anyone, especially writing students, who can gain inspiration from these troubled kids who express themselves through their writing. This book should be required reading in Professor Marquez’ English B50 class because it is captivating, moving, and it can motivate a struggling writing student.
Although most of Andres Martin’s rhetorical strategies are persuasive and effective for his audience, a few of them may be interpreted in a way differently than he may have intended based on connotations, which may make him seem contradictive to the reader. In “On Teenagers and Tattoos,” Andres Martin (2000) speaks on the fact that tattoos have become more popular among young teens, which Martin believes could be a result of a search for individuality, or an identity crisis. Martin opens by discussing that at that point in time tattoos were everywhere, and they were used as a way for teens to express their innermost feelings outwardly. Martin also argues that the tattoos were a potential way for psychiatrist to get to know their patients.
The film “ The Breakfast club” by John Hughes is about five students from stereotype endure a saturday detention under a power- hungry principal. This group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, Brainy Brain, and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell their story, making the others see them a little differently. These characters are very similar, in terms of their family pressures, personality, and their relationships with other
The Power of Oppressive Language Oppressive language is everywhere in mainstream society and can be found in pop culture, work and school environments. Degrading use of language has become such a comfortable part of our everyday life that it can be difficult for some people to acknowledge that their words are hurtful and unnecessary. Oppressive slang is especially common for teenagers because of the influence of rap artists and offensive television shows. The use of slang in pop culture gives people the idea that is is acceptable to use degrading terms and makes it difficult for our society to recognize their true meaning.
Not everyone thinks this is a problem, but more of a solution to help promote their thoughts and opinions about major issues occurring in the world. For example, hip hop artist Drake is known for his music about the heart and love. Another artist by the name of Kendrick Lamar sings more about deep thoughts and the soul. Not only did a great message of a song allow hip hop to spread, but who was rapping the lyrics had a major effect on the hip hop
Hip Hop is an expressive art form that uses rhymes, rhythm, figurative language, beats, and song lyrics to tell both fictional and true stories about one’s self, environment, and society. Jay Z, an iconic Hip Hop legend, once said in his song ‘A Dream,’ “Remind yourself, Nobody built like you, You designed yourself!” Putting religious concerns aside, the previous quote has some positivity. Just like this Jay Z song, there are various rap(another term for Hip Hop) songs and artists that send positive messages through their lyrics.