Hip Hop And Rap Music Essay

988 Words Oct 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Hip Hop or also called Rap music, is a music genre formed in the United States in the 1970s that consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping; a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. Hip hop has changed in ways making people believe that it is dead and needs resurrection. From young groups like NWA and solo artists like Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G to Young Money and J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. The evolution in hip hop such as topics, tones, and the desire for money and materialism have changed due to time.
From discussing the problems in the hood and eye witnessing things to rapping about things that don’t matter like drugs and sex, hip hop has evolved and may as well said is dead. In the 90s, hip hop began to change from the creation of drugs, women, violence, and vulgar language to mainly sex and drugs. The usage of the N-word and calling women “bitches” became more and more occurring in the music of rap. Now in this music, music has become even more vulgar with less ambitious for success. Community problems, death, police brutality, racism, violence, and vulgar language are demonstrated by many hip-hop artists. Tupac Shakur who is a great example of past and present rap combining and showing how they both can make a difference in music. Tupac refers to community problems and police brutality in Holler If Ya Hear Me by explaining that a lot of African Americans are losing their lives to police brutality and we need to take a stand to…

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