Hip Hop : A Cultural Force

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Hip-hop is a popular art form in today’s society, and it consists of rhyming lyrics that are delivered rhythmically over a musical beat. Knowing how far rap has come, from all the way back then starting out on the streets of New York in the mid 1970’s. Hip-hop has since become a multifaceted cultural force. It’s more than just music some people say and others think it is negative promoting bad things for young listeners. Now hip-hop is something people can relate to. A man by the name of Russell Simmons and co founder of Def Jam Recordings once said “The thing about hip-hop is that it’s from the underground, ideas from the underbelly, from people who have mostly been locked out, who have not been recognized.” Hip hop is no longer limited to just rap music and break dancing. In today’s society it represents a multi-billion dollar industry that influences everything from automotive design and fashion to prime time television programming, collegiate and professional sports, mass media marketing, and Madison Avenue advertising. Hip hop today is a way of life to some people and even a culture to some people. It keeps people going it’s like a motivator to some people. There are a lot of hip hop artist who influence young people, like Eminem, Kanye West, LL Cool J, Nas, Dj Khaled, Chance The Rapper, and a whole bunch of other artist. Hip hop music in the mid 1970’s had revealed several aspects of the musical genre that seemed to have had a significant interest to young people, but
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