Hip Hop And Its Impact On Society Essay

992 Words Oct 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Modern hip-hop has started to embody the earlier roots of hip-hop, transitioning into the politicized art form it once was. Due to the ongoing and continuous violence and systemic racism perpetrated against the black community, as well as increased access to media, the United States has become increasingly polarized, creating a black community that feels betrayed and dejected. Subsequently, hip-hop artists have turned to the microphones to take a stand. Jasari X, and Mick Jenkins, both exemplify the ongoing and systemic oppression perpetrated against black people by demonstrating the tremendous affect prejudice and discriminatory violence has on a group of people. In recent years, there has been a large influx of media attention on police brutality. Although police brutality has not increased significantly since the ‘90s, easier access to media has resulted in overwhelming media coverage surrounding the killings of unarmed African-Americans. Eric Garner, who was strangled to death by the police on national TV is only one of many worth mentioning. The last words he muttered before his death were, “I can’t breathe.” Along with police brutality in the spotlight has been the prison industrial complex and the overwhelming number of black males who are either in prison, on probation, or on parole.
Intro to paragraph. Jasari X takes a direct approach to illustrating the issues facing African-Americans, when he writes, “Full of black guy [wack,] you want black guy facts/ 80% of…

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