African-American Rap Culture

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Hip hop has taken American’s pop culture by storm. At the forefront of the music industry, rap, a genre of hip-hop culture, has accumulated worldwide recognition for its lyrical ingenuity intertwined with its melodical backgrounds and creative beats. Its context is frequently lost between the profits generated and the negative lifestyles it glorifies; therefore many people look past its true significance within the African-American community. Given the historical significance of music in the African American community, as well as lyrics, rap is seen as a form of communication among black youth of America. Rap like much African American music, is characterized by the use of beats. Rhythms and lyrics can be traced back to African tribal communities.
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