How Hip Hop Is Influenced By African Americans And Hispanic Americans

909 Words Nov 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Carine Green English-Kogut Who does Hip-Hop belong to ? Hip-hop is often referred to as a musical art form, it was created by African-Americans and Latino-Americans in the 1970s. Its concept came from a younger generation of African-Americans in the Bronx, it is different from rap because it also includes elements of pop ,some say it was a beautiful, prideful expression of music, art, and dance from a backdrop of poverty. Since that ignition in a New York City borough, it has inspired people from all across the world to produce this genre of music. However in 2015 Hip-Hop Continues to modernize and change ,these days caucasian rappers have begun to climb the Hip-Hop charts ,and this has spiked controversy all over,some believe that the culture of rap should remain with the people who worked the hardest for it, African-Americans . None the less, rap belongs to everyone because it favors caucasian rappers such as Eminem, Iggy Azalea, and Macklemore, who have worked just as hard as African-Americans, hip hop is no longer a subculture owned by African-Americans and history should affect decision if the present. Who rap belongs to has become a controversial topic, some believe that Caucasians worked equally as hard as African-Americans, however, this is not true. African-Americans have worked hard to make it a globally recognized genre of music. They used rap as an outlet for expressing their poverty and struggle. So…
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