Hiphop vs America Essay

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Us as individuals, not the music we listen to, are responsible for our own actions. We are more than just products of society. We are individuals who have free will, and neither “inappropriate lyrics” nor "appropriate lyrics" should be seen as ways to identify self-causes and effects. My styles of music vary greatly. It takes a true listener to classify a specific song, as I test and listen to all kinds of musical trends. Besides trends, each culture produces its specific music. To me, music is more than my way to unwind, relax and take a mind break. Music is my companion, the indicator of my moods, my best adviser and it always sets me out into my own little world, even if it’s just for a moment. I have playlists for when I am sad, when I am happy, when I am thoughtful, excited, angry, adventurous and even sleepy. Music helps me to cope with the emotions that I experience internally. Sometimes, music is my way to hide from everything and everyone. Other times, music is my best way to share my feelings with people I care about, or even with complete strangers. My favorite style of music that has appealed to all my moods is Hip-Hop. As a child that had a dysfunctional childhood, as many can relate, I found comfort in Hip-Hop. I’ve found true understanding on how Eminem expressed himself the way that he has throughout his entire career and that to me, is what makes me believe on why he is so successful and so great. The remarkable of his success, combined with the intense public criticism that his songs have generated, makes the phenomenon of Eminem particularly intriguing (Eberstadt

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