Rap music is probably those most influential thing that kids look up too in this day in age, therefore Rap music teaches teen’s harmful things due to the things said in the lyrics and has lead to many deaths by young juveniles (monk). Hip-hop originated in the early 1970s through a mixture of spoken word and jazz drumming and instrumentations (Nasso). In the mid 1970s, a man by the name of Clive Campell began to DJ his own parties, playing soul, old funk and R&B records on his turntables.
Lillie Shipley The Effects of Rap Music on Developing Misogynistic and Violent Culture Over the past few decades, rap music has gone through a serious evolution from the back streets into the limelight and has emerged as one of the most prominent music genres of today. Rappers have come out of the woodwork to become well known staples in our culture, and high-society figures that people look up to. With this development, however, a new, negatively-charged "thug" culture has come with it. Recent redefinitions of what gangsters are, as well as the appearance of sexism and misogynistic lyrics of the music and within this new culture, show the possibility of a violent and criminal culture that has developed along with the 'rap game'. While the physical appearance of gangsters may have transitioned from the tailored suits of the 1940's to the to the expensive and flashy chains and sneakers of today's definition, the idea is the same: illegal activities, drugs, and a culture of immorality runs their lives.
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.
He got two turntables and created “the break”, which was the instrumental part of the song and that’s what people like. Afrika Bambaataa started to do the same and hip-hop started getting a lot of success. It’s an incredible difference of hip-hop from the 70’s to hip-hop now. Many people think that hip-hop is a big problem in society. A lot of hip-hop artists degrade women and use strong references to drugs and money.
“If we were made in his image then call us by our names, most intellects do not believe in god but they fear us just the same”- Erykah Badu Bronx, New York, October 1979 is where it all started, the birth of Hip-Hop. The original party rap came about when DJs wanted to interact with party crowds they would have their sidekicks otherwise known as MCs (or rappers) on the stage saying their rhymes to the beat while DJs are mixing on the turntables. As rap music became popular throughout the 80’s, it began to spread to the south and west regions. In different areas of America, people started putting their twist to rap music. New genres of rap music developed such as gangster rap and Mack rap.
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.
The rap artists and leaders of the movement present a model of dangerous behavior that the youth is attracted to. They idolize and copy the risky lifestyle of the older generation and even put their own lives at risk in order to participate in the excitement. With the pounding music and the drugs, it is hard not to be drawn into the
This fall from American attention also led to a new form of music that was just developing in the streets of New York City during the same time period, a new form of music that derives from the same culture, spirit, and same principles as jazz music. A form of music that in time became accepted and integrated into the jazz community. This form of music was Hip Hop. Growing up amidst terrible discrimination within society, many African American’s channeled their pain and suffering into a musical movement. In the 20’s this music was Jazz.
Hip Hop Culture The objective of this essay is to analyse the lyricism and its intention conveyed within the Hip Hop culture. Originating in African-American and Latino-American communities during the 1970s in New York City, Hip Hop culture has gained global attention in the mainstream. The Hip Hop culture consists of four elements: rapping, hip hop dance, graffiti and Djing. Throughout its short history, Hip Hop has been subject to criticism due to the nature of its lyrical content. Majority of the lyricism depicted in Hip Hop is about emphasizing the “thug life”.
How has the language of hip-hop and rap music contributed to social change? Hip-Hop culture is a movement that originated in South Bronx of New York City and started during the 1970s, it includes music, rapping, dee-jaying, graffiti art, break dancing, fashion, poetry, and awareness of urban communities. (Greene and Sealey-Ruiz). Rap music is a popular music that consists of rhyming lyrics over a beat/musical accompaniment. “Rap as an art form, began as personal narrative, telling the individual stories of urban lives ignored by the mainstream media.”(Rose, p.2-3).