What seems to us now as excessive violence and misogyny in hip hop stems from a culture that has been consumed in a continuous battle against social and economic oppression since its early days. In the beginnings of hip hop, there was an explosion of defiance against the subjugation these artists had to experience on a daily basis. For many artists, rapping about guns and gang life was a reflection of daily life in the ghettos and inner-city housing projects. Not only did rap provide an outlet to voice the struggles of black youth, it also gave them a sense of pride. Before major hip hop groups such as NWA arrived on the scene, people would refuse to admit they were even from Compton.
Another advantage is that it is a diverse race for example eminem who is from a white background is one of the best rappers of all time although he does promote a lot of violence, this proves that gangsta rap and hip hop can be for any race or background. It is often looked upon that gangsta rap and hip hop is generally dominated by black ethnic origins but eminem shows that anyone can get involved. Like tupac, eminem had a very difficult upbringing. He was born on october 17th 1972 in missouri, US. Eminem was so severely bullied in his public school that his mother went and sued the local school board for “failing to sufficiently protect her child” so the fact that his mum had to sue the local school goes to show that his time at school wasn 't
During the early 1970s in New York City Rap became a genre where MCs and DJs will keep the crowd energized and exciting in between songs, they would also interact with the audience and joke with them. As time passes it become something like a routine for the MCs to talk rhymes over background music that the DJs play. Dye (2007) suggest that rap music starts to gain a lot of attention with the release of “Rapper’s Delight” from Sugarhill Gang in 1979 and in 1980 with Kurtis Blow’s “The Break.” Rap music reaches its golden age when artist such as Run TMC and Rakim help push rap into the mainstream of music. Rap Music quickly reaches their dark side in history, the rivals between the west coast and the east coast. This rivals was between Bad Boy Records and Death Row Records, both on their way to sell their music and the
The positive side of rap music has been underestimated, and rap music can actually benefit teenagers and even benefit the whole society. Rap music gives people a chance to freely express their feelings and express whatever they cannot express through behavior. Allen (2014) states that rap can actually help teenager understand more about language and how to use it so that it is the most effective. Rap lyrics word of choice and sentence structure is very poetic; also rappers will use techniques such as metaphor, simile and rhyming. Some rap lyrics are very subjective so it can help teenagers that listen to it build their critical thinking skills, it gives them a chance to think about whether or not they agree with what the lyric
Al Capone, Alice Paul and Henry Ford changed society and gained power through organized crime, social involvement, and industrial expansion. After taking away the freedom to consume alcohol in the 1900’s, people with prohibition retailed with organized crime. Al Capone, a legend by name, was a criminal by those who actually know what his name stood for. Growing up in Brooklyn, Al Capone developed this though gangster mentality from an early age. He practically had to have it to survive in the streets he grew up in.
To understand the complexity and influence of Kanye West, one must grasp the context of the music industry at his arrival. Hip hop has become one of the most popular forms of music of the 21st century. Unfortunately, rapping was not always considered this beloved genre of music like it is today. In the 80s and 90s, hip hop had an extremely ardent fan base because many critics considered the genre as “gangsta” or “hood” music. This criticism emerged, “with the mainstream success of gangsta rap, where drugs, violence, and misogyny became more prominent” (Holly).
Modern rappers or hip hop musicians have went astray as this genre demonstrates an abuse of language as a result use of vulgar is dominant, lately most rappers rap about money, women, drugs, expensive cars etc. apparently hip hop or rap is no longer about expression but rappers impressing each other because of rivalry and the so called “Beef
This violence has been ongoing for approximately forty years now, and the body count is only getting higher. People are raised into this gang violence, even children are receiving guns from the ages ten to thirteen. Members of these gangs join for protection, acceptance, and a family. It was known that if you were a man, you had to either fight or kill, “young black men were pretending to be men by killing each other” (Raised into Wrongfulness). People see this only as a crime and a gang problem, when it also generates from the poor education and the lack of work society is giving these gang members.
The African American community has not gained full equality to this day. Even after fighting for many years this present day issue has come to light in Hip-Hop artists songs like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song, White Privilege II. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are respected in their line of work because they have become very popular in today 's Hip-Hop music. Hip-Hop has been the newest way of news being broadcasted. As many artists like Macklemore have become more of an activist in this day and age.
PROBLEM STATEMENT Nowadays, it is very common to hear the phrases such as EXO, Girls Generation, TVXQ, MBLAQ and Running man. The obsession of these popular cultures are inevitable among teenagers. This is due to many factors. This popular culture provides multiple drawbacks such as disappearance of traditions, obsessive behaviour, and being spendthrift over unnecessary items. Teenagers are willing to spend hundreds or perhaps thousands of Malaysia Ringgit for the merchandise and also the concert ticket.