Hip Hop And Rap Music

1941 Words Dec 6th, 2016 8 Pages
“We are experiencing a generational shift in the U.S. teaching force. Because of this shift, along with the increased presence of hip-hop culture within American culture, many educators no longer view hip-hop culture with the same air of skepticism common in the early stages of HHBE.” Hip Hop Based Education also referred to as HHBE is movement that helps bring hip hop into the classroom.(USE THAT SOURCE HERE) HHBE has many positive and influential outcomes for children living in inner cities. Hip hop music has categories and one of them is rap. By bringing hip hop and rap music into schools it serves as an educational tool for educators as it 1 “acted as an outlet so such people could express themselves angrily…they often used gangsta rap to tell the stories of their lives, which sometimes included strong violence, hypersexuality, and drug abuse”(Canton).
We have to step away from the fact that most people associate hip hop as some form violent negative influence and start realizing that artists using their music to spread a positive message to help influence others and their actions. SOURCE 1 “In high-crime areas, putting on these made up personas is life-threatening, but the fact that gangsta rappers told the stories of others is often seen as having earned them respect for raising awareness of the severity of inner-city crime” (Canton). There are many different ways that hip hop is educational. Some of which include self expression, creativity, as well as encouraging…

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