Hip Hop's Influence On American Culture

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Have you ever taken notice that sounds with melody, harmony and rhythm has such a powerful impact on American culture? As the pop star Rihanna sings, “Please don’t stop the music”. Music artist from Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Run DMC, and Beyoncé have had an influence on culture as a whole. People of all ages and different nationalities are influenced by the music they listen to; therefore music sets the norms in most societies. Hip-Hop is the influential trend in American society today, impacting such things as fashion fads, our economy, and how we view women in a misogynistic perspective. The Hip-Hop culture was known to be created by Blacks and Latinos in New York City. Hip-Hop was known for rapping, deejaying, graffiti writing, and…show more content…
Hip-Hop has had many fashion fads that could be seen anywhere and everywhere. A Hip-Hop fashion fad that I can remember vividly was in the late nineties when sportswear was popular. Name brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Nautica were popular however the most common sports trend was throwback jerseys. Artists wearing these pricey sports jersey that replicates the jersey of a team or a player from the past became a demand, a must have for men. However the expensive fad did not last for long. The current fashion fads of Hip-Hop has gone back to the 80s vintage style and a preppy look. On the other hand, women’s hip-hop fashion fads has evolved from urban street attire to high maintenance glamorous attire, wearing nothing but the high quality name brands such as Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton . Teens in particular tend to follow these Hip-Hop fashion fads because they want to copy their favorite artist, from their latest hairstyle to their fabulous wardrobe. Keeping up with the latest fads not only idolize their favorite artist, it gives them confidence and high self esteem because they will be accepted in their society as cool and not the outcast. Hip-Hop fashions have influenced the need to create an identity within

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