This mainly consists of wealth, power and beautiful women which are the goals of most youth in today’s contemporary society – in other words: The American dream. There are several codes and conventions that make up this genre of music video and my main example of this is ‘In Da Club’ by 50 Cent. [Image 2] In 50 Cent’s music video he directly addresses the audience with his lyrics. In hip hop music videos there is a frequent use of low angled/close up shots. The sole purpose of this is to demonstrate the power
Byron Hurt’s Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes is an oppositional reading about masculinity in Hip Hop culture, which is strongly influenced by American cultures dominant discourse. This documentary goes in depth of how hip hop has become commercially viable and strengthens different stereo types. An oppositional reading was done throughout this documentary, Byron Hurt touched on many different subjects including; Violence, how women are portrayed in hip hop, as well as manhood. Byron Hurt was a fan of hip hop once upon a time but he was able to take a step back and assess hip hop through a different lens and challenge what is ingested by hip hop fans. In the documentary Byron Hurt visits Daytona Beach, Florida during spring break and found that in most of the youth’s freestyles there was something that had to do with a weapon, women, and violent actions.
Since the mid 1980’s, it has been deemed as a way for individuals of particularly urban backgrounds to express themselves and has also been embraced by those of non-urban backgrounds. However there are certain songs that serve as a black eye to the genre. In the song “Bands A Make Her Dance” by Juicy J the negative themes of female oppression and the glorification of money are highlighted. I propose that songs like this effect culture by perpetuating certain negative ideas about the role of women and money in our society. Hip Hop was conceived in the late 1970’s with artist such as The Sugar Hill Gang and the Fabulous Five.
All of these things have great influence on the youth. Hip hop went from being a relatively underground style, to being a major style herd throughout the world. Some people not only think of Hip Hop as a negative influence because of its provocative language and meaning, but also because of the effect on the black community. This is where there conspiracy of Hip Hops influence on the youth plays its role. The minds of those it influences are being controlled by Hip Hops music, fashion, and slang.
West coast hip hops effect on music Purpose: Explain to audience how the influence of rap music more especially from the west coast has on music today Introduction: Many people enjoy music today; the artistic expression of sound has proven to have an effect on people. This is most true when it came to west coast hip hop which featured explicit lyrics of rebellious inner youth that gave voice to the ghettos of America. No previous form of rap or music came with such an attitude and controversy, artist like ice t and n.w.a spoke of the trials of living in tough neighborhoods, crime and social injustices.. West coast hip hop for one made music listeners politically conscience of social injustices such as flagrant abuse by the police, perpetuation of racial discrimination. Secondly they were pioneers of self promotion i.e. mix tapes and other means independent funding.
[Type the company name] | EXPLAIN HOW HIP HOP CULTURE AFFECTS COMMUNICATION IN ACADEMIA AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. FOCUS ON VERBAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION | | | Mychael Ayres | 4/17/2013 | | Street language is conveyed to the hip hop culture through rap music. People can hear a Chinese or Filipino hip hop enthusiast using the same slang as the African American hip hop enthusiast. Regardless of their ethnicity hip hop enthusiasts use adjectives such as “dope, da bomb, legit, hittin, all that” to describe something that is excellent. The word “nigga” is one of the most popular words of hip hop enthusiasts.
Chelsea Gore Block: 4 Music influences people on different levels than just novels, poems, and other forms of text. Music gets the message across and stuck in your head leaving you hopeless of getting it out. March 28, 1986 one of the most influential composer and performer came into the world, Lady Gaga. Not everyone may like Gaga or the way she presents herself or her music, but she has still influenced America today. She developed her interests in the music industry at an early age, so she has had awhile to plan her way to take over the world, metaphorically of course.
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.
Hip hop emerged in the 1970s on the streets of South Bronx. Powered by DJs such as Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa, the new genre became popular throughout the city's neighborhoods. The New York City area remained the forefront for rap music throughout the mid-80's, becoming home to numerous stars like Run-DMC, LL Cool J, KRS-One, Dougie Fresh, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, Salt-n-Pepa and others. In the early 1990s hip hop functioned to give the black community a voice in the public sphere.  Hip hop gained appeal within the black community because of the authentic and relatable nature of the lyrical content.
The music industry is a billion dollar corporation that aims to sell its artist and the artist’s music to young America, while influencing our language, our style and our thought process. The key way to promote these artists is through music videos. Yes, radio still plays a significant role, but these days with YouTube, and the amount of Television that young America watches music videos are the driving force behind an artist and how many records they will sell. In these hip-hop music videos a common theme is seen, the African American female. And, in most cases they are seen as property and mere objects to men.