I decided to not let rap music tell me what is important in my life and to make my own decisions. Not all black people follow after gangster rap, but the majority does; and this places a negative stereotype on all black people. This places a negative stereotype on me. As a young African American woman I do enjoy rap and hip hop music; but most rap music today disappoints me. Young black males, (especially those that live in impoverished neighborhoods) look up to these musicians as role models.
I heard the songs that became popular on the radio, but as a child I wasn’t interested in that type of music. In high school, a friend of mine introduced me to some “older” hip-hop artists, such as NWA and Notorious B.I.G., and slowly I became more and more interested in hip-hop, but the only people I knew that listened to hip-hop on a regular basis were black males. So why is it these days, I know a lot of white girls with extensive hip-hop collections and
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.
The two main ones are simply ‘Old school hip-hop’ and ‘New School hip-hop’. Now days New School is definitely much more widely adopted up by society, but there are still the classic fans of old school Hip-hop. The pop culture is has evolved into is almost everything you see, and everywhere you look. From big time celebrities all the way to the real hard street life. Rap music has turned into a multi billion dollar industry.
After his signing he hit the hip-hop scene with a vengeance producing bomb ass single after single including “Tupac’s Back ft. Rick Ross”, “Ima Boss ft. Rick Ross” and just recently the catchy track “Bag of Money ft. Wale, Rick Ross and T-Pain”. These compilations catapulted young Meek Mills hip-hop credibility within the rap game. Hip-hop fans trust me, you will not be disappointed with his new work, the swag, the style and creativity shown within this masterpiece will have you repeating song after song. Well enough of me babbling let me take you on this journey track by track so you can run out a get your copy for your
Hess includes many interviews of different artists, one being Run DMC. During these interviews he covers what made him want to start a career in hip hop. Price, Emmett George. “Hip Hop Culture.” Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2006. George Emmett talks about the evolution of hip hop culture and how it rose and spread.
Most rappers in the music industry take advantage of their underprivileged upbringing in the ghettos, and to many, this may seem as if they are trying to imply that it is cool or hip to live in poverty. Though music is one of the best ways to express one self, I do not understand why even though most rappers have moved out of their old “hoods,” they still continue to make them a large part of their lyrics. When I listen to music, not only do I listen for a catchy beat or rhythm, but also meaningful lyrics that are not only creative but somewhat mirror the forward progression of ideas in America today. When I look at the musical career of the rap group Outkast, it is easy to see why they have become the standard for what listeners of rap would
R&B Music Now and days there are three types of R&B music that many listen to. The first type of R&B music is “Gangster Rap” who attracts a younger crowd. The second type would be “Hip-Hop”; they don’t have a lot of violence in there music. Finally, the best one of all is “Gospel Rap” who seems to get the attention of Christians. To start off, Gangster rap is mostly full of violence.
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