Analysis Of Hip-Hop

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“That garn dun rappity hip-hoppity music nowadays! It’s just filled with sex, drugs, and guns! That’s probably what’s causing my son to act so rebellious!”, exclaimed the middle aged man walking by me. I pondered on his quaint notion; was it truly hip-hop to blame for his son’s defiant demeanor? I think not, there’s multitudes of other variables that come into play when it comes to this young man’s attitude, so why just automatically prey on hip-hop? Think about it: a good amount of music has curse words, violence, and sex, yet hip-hop is the first genre to blame for all the faults the youth bares? Negative influences are not also just bound to music, why not blame violent films, like “The Expendables,” or sexual ads, this includes the infamous …show more content…
Rap and hip-hop is targeted the most due to the fact a majority of it has the intentions of fighting against unfair politics and social issues . It may be seen as rebellion or anarchy, but it’s a very civilized way to fight against sleazy laws and unfair government treatment. Rebellion may actually be necessary under certain circumstances, such as police brutality, which is targeted in Chance the Rapper’s, “Everybody’s Something”"(Chance The Rapper (Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid & Saba) – Everybody 's Something." Genius. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.); he blatantly calls out the police and the system which regulates laws on homicide, saying a majority of their actions are hypocritical and unjustifiable. Another example is Mad Villain’s witty line, “Slug through the vest, shot in the street, For pulling heat on a father whose baby 's gotta eat, And when they get hungry, it ain 't sh*t funny, Paid to interfere with how a brother get his money, Now, who 's the real thugs, killers and gangsters?”("Madvillain – Strange Ways." Genius. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.), this rather clever line allows the listener to sympathize with the so-called “killers”, and “gangsters”, who are just people …show more content…
But that’s all mainstream is, a small section of hip-hop influenced and perverted, by the trends of which media sets; it shouldn 't be seen as a representation whatsoever. People who believe hip-hop sends nothing but a concoction of violent, heinous lyrics blasting into the air waves, should seriously consider looking at the underground artists, which have yet to let their lyrics go influenced by media, exhorting nothing but a self-expression of their thoughts on today’s issues or positive messages. Hip-hop is honestly a powerful tool, it can shape the entire youth population demeanor, start trends, express one’s feelings, and can possibly spark a revolution. I hope that one day, the tool is wielded properly, and the better side of hip-hop can be unleashed on the world; this will only be but beneficial towards society, and the

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