In seventh grade, I stumbled my way upon the Detroit based rapper Eminem. I was at 150 listens on his track The Real Slim Shady before I knew it. I then found my way into Kanye West, which exploded my interest into the genre. I have listened to all of
The Rise of Hip Hop Culture Hip hop, the creation of electronic sound and enticing language is a style born from the African American and Hispanic cultures. It formed in New York City from block parties and the participation of the youth culture. This style of music began as a minimal change in rhythm to a globally popular culture consisting of graffiti art, dancing, and music. Hip hop was not only a type of tasteful music, but it also became a benchmark in history. When this style of music was created, it served as an outlet for those who did not have a voice, particularly the minority groups. These groups were given rights that they deserved just like everyone else. In the 1970’s is when hip hop began to spread, creating not just
Hip- hop is an art form that came out of a troubled time in American history especially in the Bronx. The building of hip hop culture in the Bronx caused media culture, cultural diversity, changing economy and citizens rights and responsibilities to arise through the actions of hip hop culture. In the beginning, hip hop culture started and spread because of the changing economy and hard times for all, soon graffiti and hip hop culture became a statement throughout the world and was a media that spread throughout the world. Hip- hop emerged partially because of the diversity of the people living in the Bronx at the time. However hip- hop and graffiti was suppressed because many people, such as officials, believed the they owned the
If we look back at the origins of hip hop it is clear that rap began as a form of expression that allowed black people to stand up to prejudice. The soul that hip hop music communicates is rooted in oppression and marginalization from white people as far back as slavery, to the long time fight for freedom and equality. Hip hop is a
Throughout the past years Hip Hop and Rap artist use their music to express their views, opinions, and how they are feelings in their songs. From the artist lyrics some will have an understanding of what the artist is talking about because either they have done the same things or is having the same problem. The first amendment of the constitution is freedom of speech and that is all the artist is doing. Although there are many people saying rap music should be concealed because it spread a negative influence on the youth.
Following its birth, hip-hop promoted important social and political causes. Hip-Hop artists use their lyrics and videos to convey messages to their audiences. It has become common today to dismiss the impacts women have made on the hip-hop culture. Nevertheless, Men have not only used hip-hop to promote important causes but also females. One of the more prevalent hip-hop artists since its beginning is Queen Latifah. Queen Latifah uses hip hop to promote issues important to females to audiences of people who do not traditionally identify females as significant leaders. Queen Latifah began her hip hop career in 1988 - a time when females were still emerging from their traditional roles as homemakers. By that time, more women were entering the work force making a living for themselves no longer depending on men. The 1980s found a reemergence of the feminist movement where women sought equality to men. Queen Latifah released her song “Ladies First” around that same time. Latifah promotes the feminist movement through her lyrics, visuals, and rhetorical appeals in her hit single “Ladies First.”
Carine Green English-Kogut Who does Hip-Hop belong to ?
Influence of Hip Hop on the Black Community History of Hip Hop The hip hop or rap music is a style of popular music originated in the late 1970s in the South Bronx during a time characterized by political traditionalism and economic collapse. It started being played in gathering in public parks or individual homes. It was first used by the youngest members of the inner city black and Latino communities in New York. This kind of music, provided one of the few spaces where excluded minority youth could adopt and secure a public voice, and also a way in which members of these communities could express their worries and speak without restrictions.
It was not to long ago when Nas said that he believed that Hip Hop was dead which left people offended and confused by his views of Hip Hop music. Nas album “Hip Hop is Dead” was the eighth album by the American Rapper , which was dropped during the year of 2006 and successfully charted at No. 1 on the U.S Billboard 200 chart, which sold over 350,00 copies in its first week. “Hip-hop has had many deaths,” he said during his interview with VH1. “First was when it changed from the park jams and went to corporate America. It became a business, then there was an element lost” ( VH1, Bene Viera). Hip Hop has transitioned to a place where it has lost its originality or in other words we can say that it isn’t what it used to be due to the fact that
EEverything can be defined as a culture as long as a lifestyle is determined by a group of people who integrate the knowledge. Hip-Hop is not only considered as a musical genre, but also a culture. The Hip-Hop culture is an artistic movement that people uses to express themselves by practicing social and artistic habits. Some of these habits include dancing, and the art of producing music. DJs and MCs are responsible for producing the music for this group which is defined as rap. MCs, DJs, and B-Boys form part of this culture, they identify themselves into their own society and try to make others understand the way they live. As any other culture, Hip-Hop also has specials factors and beliefs that need to be followed by the members of this group. Hip-Hop culture have evolved verbal, visual and physical elements that had made an impact in the American society, the three most important cultural elements are rap music, breakdancing, and the art graffiti.
The introduction of Hip Hop in the 70s and the 80s brought about anew genre of music, which not only created a message and movement for African-Americans, but also provided them with a never before chance of changing their lives. During this time one of the main ways for a black person to make any type of money was through selling crack, and it was not until the Hip Hop came about that there was hope for a different life. Majority of famous Hip Hop artists that emerged in the beginning of Hip Hop had themselves been involved in dealing because there were no other options. Hip-hop was the way for dealers to escape that lifestyle, and instead make money through sharing their stories of what was happening on the streets. Many artists were
Many artists throughout the Hip Hop industry have always “kept it real”. “If any difference between Hip Hop of today and 1980s can be felt, it’s enhanced need to ‘keep it real’ or represent one’s upbringing and daily realities, even when that reality involves violence, prostitution, etc, that is direct influence of Gangsta Rap” (Ramanand, Elizabeth). This shows that no matter how bad it is, they keep the reality real. That could show teens what it is and that it is bad and to not do it. Hip Hop artists also keep it real by doing their own thing and starting their own trends. Corporate executives look to Hip Hop for the next big thing. This is real good for promotions. It is the best brand building industry in the world. They
It has been 30 years since Hip-Hop was first “introduced” to the world. Whether it be fashion or politics, this musical genre/culture plays a huge role in everyday life and has generated billions of dollars across the globe. In this paper I will be discussing when, where, and
2Pac, Drake, Jay-Z, 50 cent, Snoop Dogg, Notorious B. I. G. all these musicians have at least one thing in common, they are all considered hip hop musicians. Hip hop has influenced and changed the pop music scene in the past few decades. Hip Hop or Rap is characterized by words that are conveyed in a rapid rhyming manner over electronic or instrumental music. It is marked as the music of the african american culture, however today it continues to grow in popularity among a variety of ethnic groups. From the beginning, the main impression of the Hip Hop subculture often involved the black youth or young black adults who tend to rebel against or resistance towards, the dominant white American society.
Hip Hop Global Attractions Hip Hop in the most popular genre of music between all African American communities, not just in America, but worldwide. Hip Hop has expanded itself into music, fashion, advertisement, movies, and it’s given many rappers, and those associated with the genre, the chance to influence their communities, societies and their culture in general, but commercial Hip Hop in the U.S. has branded Hip Hop in a negative way. (The Young and The Hip-Hop, Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem, 2012, Web, Oct. 27, 2014) This is all due to the negative imagery and negative lyrics like the term nigga, negative implications of Hip Hop include exploiting black adolescent girls, promoting unhealthy lifestyles, and implying that the open use of the word nigga is not harmful. Hip Hop has become a global phenomenon where it has evolved from a genre of music to a lifestyle for the African American community.