Lil B makes little of generally controversial subjects in hip hop such as homophobia; Lil B has diamond encrusted chains but questions the basis of his excess and extravagance. Internal conflicts are reflected in several tracks, the most obvious being "I Hate Myself" where self hate and stereotypes are investigated. Soul music and R&B are largely sampled for the beat production and the home recording studio mastering quality is apparent but does not take away from the overall feel of the work. Sometimes Lil B can be heard abandoning a line, stepping away from the verse he had prepared, and transitions into a new direction. Choppy execution and obvious breathing into the microphone give authenticity to the underground, homebrew style that Lil B has become famous (or infamous) for.
The most powerful words to listen to are the ones in the lyrics music that kids listen to. Most rap songs deal with drugs, sex, gangs, and violence. As teenagers listen to this music they hear and learn new things that they didn’t know before (www. library.wcsu.edu). Rap music is probably those most influential thing that kids look up too in this day in age, therefore Rap music teaches teen’s harmful things due to the things said in the lyrics and has lead to many deaths by young juveniles (monk).
The Positive Influence of Hip-Hop Rap and Hip-Hop have changed society and though this genre of music is influential its effect is not necessarily negative. In fact, Rap music has had numerous, positive influences on the American nation. Rap music does wonders for the relationship of humanity. The ethnic and racial diversity of hip-hop's fan base helps to break down cultural barriers both in the U.S. and abroad. Though some types of rap music have immoral values in it, that is not true of the genre as a whole (Hip-Hop).
Sexism in Rap Music Music has been one of the most common forms of media throughout society. It has been around thirty years since rap started becoming popular. Gangsta rap is believed to define “street” youth culture. In today’s culture, gangsta rap music is a popular genre especially to youth. However, many rap songs today in one way or another are degrading and offensive towards women or in other words, misogyny.
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.
For instance Lil Wayne is known as an entertainer / lyricist who write his music based off of his real life experience and things that will entertain people. This just so happens to be money, cars, clothes, drugs, jail experiences, etc. Rick Ross uses similar tactics when it comes to his music, but his music isn’t so based on the everyday thug who’s trying to make it. Lil Wayne is that hype entertainer who can make you laugh or keep you highly entertained from the things he says. Rick Ross is that rapper whom is more serious, he’s all about business .Unlike Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross Hasn’t had any jail visits.
Because the media is such a powerful tool, people who watch music videos feel as if they should emulate rappers to learn the correct form of “masculinity”. Hip hop is the world’s leading youth culture, and because within it, men are portrayed as being in control of their wealth and surrounded with young attractive women. Young men feel that this is what they should be doing, or they do not live up to the standards of what a real man is. Hyper masculinity is an issue in hip hop music. During this trip to Daytona Byron was also able to view how
The violent and often degrading lyrics of gangster rap have now become main-stream and is highly romanticized by young black and white youths, alike. To be able to analyze the death of Tupac Shakur, it is also important to address rap music and its influence on America’s culture. Hip Hop has become a multi-billion dollar industry that has come to dominate television, film and fashion, as well as radio. Many inner-city and urban residents are drawn to hip hop and are distrustful of many institutions, therefore, they look elsewhere for guidance and knowledge. This all too often comes in the form of rap idols and gangs.
The rap artists and leaders of the movement present a model of dangerous behavior that the youth is attracted to. They idolize and copy the risky lifestyle of the older generation and even put their own lives at risk in order to participate in the excitement. With the pounding music and the drugs, it is hard not to be drawn into the
According to Wahl (1999), consumption and commerce interface with rebellion and expression in the case of hip hop in ways such as the hip hop group N.W.A (Niggaz With Attitude) rebelling against the LAPD for example in the content of their lyrics, which is how they express this feeling. The fans liked this because it was expressing similar feelings of theirs which increased their popularity. This was also a reason why N.W.A was an underground or alternative hip hop group because of their lyrical content not being aloud to play on radio stations which veered them away from mainstream hip hop and attracted a select audience of mainly teenagers and college students. Underground and alternative music can also be paralleled in other genres such as punk and indie rock. The term “selling out” plays a big role in the dichotomy of underground and mainstream music across all genres and I will explain more about this term further on in the essay.