He got two turntables and created “the break”, which was the instrumental part of the song and that’s what people like. Afrika Bambaataa started to do the same and hip-hop started getting a lot of success. It’s an incredible difference of hip-hop from the 70’s to hip-hop now. Many people think that hip-hop is a big problem in society. A lot of hip-hop artists degrade women and use strong references to drugs and money.
The 1950s, in large part due to Rock ‘n’ Roll lit a fire of rebellion in the white youth of America. Rock ‘n’ Roll’s opposition did not realize that the more ardent and violent its treatment against not just rock ‘n’ roll, but African-Americans as well, would create more dissention. Altchuler quotes the Pittsburgh Courier that the resistance to rock ‘n’ roll is “an indirect attack against Negroes, of course, because they invented rock ‘n’ roll and because it has captivated the younger generation of whites that are breaking down dance floors and gutting night clubs…As between Rock ‘n’ Roll…and the chill austerities of white supremacy, we think young white Americans will choose the former with all its implications” (42). Rock ‘n’ Roll opened the emotions of people like never before and challenged the established beliefs of society concerning race,
You can also take the route and correlate low class people were neglected, which cost many lives and peoples’ homes. It was argued that when Hurricane Betsey hit, the levees were blown purposely so that the water would overflow into the 9th ward (predominately poor African Americans) and protect the more expensive lake areas (predominately rich Caucasians). It is clear that class plays a major part in whether you are cared about by a government. If I was the director of the film, I would change the way that Spike Lee went about interviewing the people. I think that Lee portrayed the affects of the Hurricane Katrina on less affluent people, which made it more biased.
Jeff Chang first started talking about the stereotypes that were accompanied by the new music genre. Because of this art from people of color were seen in a bad light. Since hip hop had a huge effect on people that lived in the ghettos. Rap groups started to take the roles of activist like the group N.W.A, who made a song called “Fuck tha Police”.
Critique Essay “Trash Rap Makes Imus Possible. By: Earl Ofari Hutchinson” This article is about how well known talk radio host that broadcasted a show call Imus in the morning. He was later fired to do the fact that he called the Rutgers University woman’s basketball “nappy headed hoes”. Earl agrees that Imus should be punished for his racial slur towards a black woman, but is it truly his fault? Famous rappers such as Snoop Dog, 50 Cent, R. Kelly, and ECT… have almost planted these racial slurs into our minds through there “trashy rap”.
HSTY 2670: First essay What do the New York City draft riots (1863) reveal about the character of New York City? The New York City draft riots of 1863 were perhaps the most important and influential event in New York City’s history, and directly reflected the city’s character. It is widely believed that the riots were started because of the laws passed which allowed men to be drafted into the war effort. However, this was only the spark which ignited the long built-up class crisis and racial crisis, which resulted in an upward directed attack against city elites and a downward attack against African Americans. In order to completely understand what the New York City draft riots reveal about the character of New York City, it is necessary to explore what started the riots, also to look at the riots from differing perspectives, including that of the African Americans, the Immigrants and the Natives.
This ideology makes it difficult for young African American to push away from rappers influences and compete in their beyond their identification. Above all rapping creates a retro division among us. Based on the rapper certain groups of people would not listen to his or her music. Hip hop is a roadblock to success, but it is a cry for black
Hip-Hop of Yesterday and Today- The paradox between authentic rap music and commercial mainstream hip-hop, the deciding factors in why the shift of what hip-hop meant then and what it means today Introduction Hip-hop and the Music Industry and how hip-hop rap music has evolved into mainstream media, with product placement all up in the videos, propaganda of stereotypes that are negative in the portal of the hip-hop culture. Authentic Hip-Hop and its creative expression and freedom of speech that is formed by this craft that seems to be a dying art form or in fact it’s just being kept out of the public’s view. In this paper I will give examples of Rap artist when hip-hop culture and music first started compared to the artist and style of music that is considered hip-hop of today. I agree that there has been a major shift in the Hip-hop music and Authentic hip-hop has been kept out of mainstream media. I will go in-depth as to why hip-hop has become more commercialized and why the hip-hop culture is portrayed in a negative way along with discussion on racial and discrimination that exist in the music industry.
Critical Analysis on the article Gangsta for life Gangsta for life is written by Dr. Orville Taylor, Senior Lecturer in the department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work at UWI, Mona, and was published in the Sunday Gleaner on March 30, 2008. The writer’s purpose is to the general public about the relationship of hip hop and dance hall music in the society. The article highlights the depression faced by black youths due to lack of guidance and opportunity. Taylor states that hip hop, like dance hall, is the culture of a people who, separated from mainstream society, turn into themselves to create their own standards of survival in a hostile world. He further went on to say that these young men are both product and producers of the kind of social order created by post-emancipation period.
Back then, when I hear “Hip Hop”, I associated it with egoistic rappers and gang violence. It was my least favorite music genre because rap artists only rap about their shopping list and other meaningless topics. It came to the point where I asked, “What is Hip Hop?” I was so curious that I decided to use it as an English research topic. From that point on, my opinion on Hip Hop changed completely due to the fact that there’s more to it. As I researched on what Hip Hop is, I found out that it isn’t just a music genre, but a massive culture that originated within the Bronx during the 1970s.