Ronnie Brown 6/10/11 How Has Rap Impacted Society It is safe to say that Rap music has been an influence to society, and still is influencing society as we speak. How Rap music has influenced society can be examined from both good and bad angles. Rap is known to be a controversial topic, and will immediately ignite conversation. Evolving and changing over the years, Rap has been able to affect the entire world in more ways than one. Good or bad, it is still pretty impressive to witness how one of the youngest genres of music has grown and is still growing.
These distinctive beats and bass lines became the foundation of a new type of music in these clubs, and Djs can be seen as the prime movers of hip hop.” “MCs (Master of Ceremonies) in the clubs were there to introduce the hot new DJ. Between songs, though, MCs began to talk to the crowd. Like MC's even today, this talk varied between jokes, biographical anecdotes, as well as attempts to excite and energize the audience. Eventually, some local MCs began to talk over the music, and this talk soon became part of the music performance. These MC's became known as "rappers".” “Eventually, "rap music" was refined to become a mixture of rhythmic poetry, and rappers were getting noticed by 1979 and some commercially successful records were selling locally, though rap had hardly made an impact on the U.S. mainstream.” As the eighties went by, hip hop got more popular and we had some station that would play our music such as BET, but MTV only played everything besides African American music.
(Tupac Shakur) C. Thesis Statement 2pac’s passion in his career awarded him with such great success that he has become a prominent artists of the 90’s who’s music is still appreciated in today’s pop cultural . D. Preview of main points: By understanding Tupac’s life and the dedication and determination he put into his career helped him in becoming one of the most original and successful rappers of all time. Body II Main point #1 Determination in his passion A. Tupac was born on June 16 1981 in east side Harlem, New York City growing up in poverty and in a time of racial struggle for the United States Tupac’s parents were advocate leaders for the Black Panther Party, a political party that valued black nationalism. I. The militant style and provoking ideologies for civil rights would later influence 2pac’s music.
3. The audience are people that believe in the stereotypical ideas of what New York and California are like and what they have done for hip hop. People knowledgeable about those who were influential in music, particularly in hip hop and bebop. 4. Smith finds many rhetorical devices that grabs our attention i make us catch his message.
When compared to the other rap hits of the time, Run DMC's sound was very unique in the sound of the beats and the skillful, push it to the limit vocals. By the mid 80's, Simmons had founded the hip hop record label Def Jam, and Run DMC became the most powerful group in hip hop. Run DMC then started to experiment mixing their sound with samples of heavy metal guitars, basically combining the sound of each genre to create a gritty, street savvy sound. Run DMC's success showed the rest of the hip hop world that success could be achieved by delivering constant new material that challenged the status-quo with unique sounds and challenging lyrics. Their 1986 album Raising Hell was preceded by the top ten hit “My Adidas”, and then the release of a cover of Aerosmith's “Walk This Way”, off the same album, became the groups biggest commercial hit.
As the shift in hip-hop turned more and more towards the “Gangster Rap” of the West Coast, Malcolm X continued to symbolize upcoming artist’s cultural identity. However, this new cultural identity was often that of misogynistic and homophobic violence. Commercially, Malcolm X began a staple of success. A 1992 biofilm entitled, “X” was released and Malcolm X continued to be incorporated in increasing proportions as part of the hip-hop generation. He now was on the same pedestal of other civil rights legends such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B Du Bois, and of course, his counterpart Martin Luther King.
How Does Hip Hop Affect Teenagers? Dominique Young Lazzo | Outline Introduction Topic 1: Hip hop’s history Topic 2: How hip hop is effective and who it affects a. The biggest targets is the youth b. Why teens want to be in the hip hop industry c. Where the ideas come from d. How it influences teens e. Hip hop’s appearance effective ways Topic 3: Hip hop is not what it used to be Topic 4: The hip hop industry is not the only one to blame a. Parents, peers, and the entire media can be blamed too b.
Gangs on the Rise in Metro Houston Without a doubt, Houston has a growing gang problem according to a recent article in the Houston Chronicle. Gangs are a violent reality and a way of life for many who are seeking acceptance and a means to “fit in”, regardless of the price that must be paid. Many people have their own view as to why gangs are formed and why they exist in our society. One of the main reasons is friendship and they often tell their friend about how “cool” it is to be part of something, to be accepted. Children from poverty, who experience hopelessness, and who are bored and are looking for nice clothes and long to have money think being in a gang can earn them lots of pocket money.
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. Hip Hop was established to stop gang violence on the foundations of expression, peace, love, unity, and having fun with the addition of having four elements: Graffiti art, DJ-ing, breakdancing, and rapping. These four elements, together, acted as positive pastimes to keep kids from becoming involved with gangs by organizing artistic “battles” on who’s the better person. These Hip Hop battles take place in organized events, promoting a positive and peaceful way to resolve conflict, while also providing a safe, friendly community for urban youth. This surprises me because I never would’ve thought that Hip Hop is a culture, especially the fact that it started out as a peaceful youth community.
Introduction Statement of Purpose The purpose of this study is to determine the importance of and the impact Hip Hop music and its culture has had on the economy. This study will consider the current trend in music, clothing, and other multi media productions such as TV commercials, movies, television shows, sporting events, print ads and music videos. Significance of the Study The economy effects just about everyone in the world, in one way or another. Hip Hop music was once just a neighborhood form of entertainment just a few decades ago. Now hip artist, their music and their clothing lines are known world wide.