Rap Music Influence On American Culture

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Rap is a music genre, or better yet, a culture, otherwise known as hip hop, which emerged during the 1980’s in the South Bronx, New York City. Rap is a music genre that allows for self-expression by mostly African Americans. Common themes involve crime, violence and hardships that they face living in poverty-stricken communities. Lyrics often depict police brutality, racial injustice and flaws in the educational systems (Cepeda 44). The rap music industry has grown to become one of the largest, mos dominating mainstream industries in Western society, while its influence on American culture is monumental. The culture of rap music was born into an environment that was oppressive yet interestingly innovative. The music consists of complex combinations

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