Hip Hop And Rap Hop

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The genre that I am going to select is Hip Hop/Rap. The 5 top ten from the 80s are The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Self-Destruction by KRS-One and the Stop the Violence Movement, Push It by Salt-N-Pepa, I’m Bad by LL Cool J, Fight The Power by Public Enemy, Straight Out Of Compton by NWA. The 5 top ten from 2015 are Know Yourself by Drake, Trap Queen by Fetty Wap, Alright by Kendrick Lamar, Blessings by Big Sean Featuring Drake, and Feeling Myself by Nicki Minaj featuring Beyoncé. In my opinion, there is a very distinct difference between Hip Hop and Rap and it is definitely heard in the music throughout the decades. Hip Hop is a sub-culture that speaks out against social issues and injustice against the African American population. Rap music, on the other hand, is popular “pop” culture, consumer commercialism, and mainstream media. Pop culture has a strong influence on the social construction of gender because images from pop culture convey powerful messages about gender stereotyped, especially regarding women’s appearance. The message of love, sex, and relationships can be heard in both Hip Hop and Rap and throughout the decades as well. Hip Hop artist such as Grandmaster Flash, KRS-One, and Public Enemy lyrics spoke a strong social message that told the truth about living in poverty and had a cultural impact and unification of people from different societies. Family is all inclusive during this decade. In my opinion, family includes

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