Essay about Hip Hop And Graffiti : An Anatomy Of A Piece

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As customs changes, society habitually have a difficult time accepting new ideas. One idea in particular that has a hard time being customary is unfamiliar art forms, especially hip-hop and graffiti. Both these art form gained importance in the 1970s and 1980s and even though they were accepted by certain communities of people, they were still a controversial issue. The main reason being, some of the general public did not accept them as valuable art forms. Supporters argue hip-hop and graffiti is powerful, while critics argue they are unimportant. Both Michael Eric Dyson’s “What’s The Beef”, and Steve Grody’s “Graffiti: An Anatomy of a Piece” depict the arrogant attitudes projected by society towards unfamiliar art form, like hip-hop and graffiti, leading it to losing its sense of value.
Hip-hop is a form of art that is very well known by society, the culture of hip-hop has become very influential and popular in today’s younger generation. According to Dyson (2007), “Hip-hop music is important precisely because it sheds light on contemporary politics, history and race” (p. xvi). With every hip-hop music produce, it forecast an issue that is currently problematic in society. For this reason alone, hip-hop should have some value to it. It tells a little bit of history in every song output and gives a voice to upcoming adolescences on issues they strongly feel about. This is a good thing because we usually don’t hear political or race issue being voiced by the up and coming…

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