Hip Hop Negative Influence

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Hip-hop has a very large influence. I believe it Hip-hop/Rap has an enormous effect on not just Americans, but the world. This was stated in “Loving Hip-hop in Morocco”. But there were things not mentioned such as the bad influencing hip-hop has on communities and the vocabulary used, also known as slang. Hip-hop is all over the world and can be very much so used in a positive manner. But at the same time hip-hop can negatively influence the people. Jeffrey Hicks, a member of national advisory council of the black leadership network Project 21, says that “Hip-hop has grown from its inner-city roots to appeal to a diverse and worldwide audience” and hip-hop destroys the potential of the youth. (Hicks). This is scary since so many are not only …show more content…
The thing is hip-hop doesn’t only pass out a negative influence. Slang has taken over the world. Slang is a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people such as inner-city youth. For example “what’s the dileo playa?” is the equivalent to “what’s going on my friend?” or “Dawg! Really Dawg!?” can be translated to, “I can’t believe you just did that and I am very angry”. Words and phrases like these can be picked up by simply listening to one verse in a hip-hop song. So when people in places like Morocco pick these up they tend to use their own slang, idioms, and jargon. Bordel, Balle, T’aurais pas une clope? Confused? These are French words and phrases that are consider slang. Yes even the people in France use Jargon. Though this may be hard to believe to some, it is very much true. The hip-hop lifestyle and speech is taught almost universally and is quite influential. In conclusion, “Loving Hip-hop in Morocco” showed a very informative and well thought out way of how the hip-hop/rap culture affects a large amount of the world. But the negative influence were not stated, such as the lack of respect for women and how hip-hop materializes them. And the violence reflecting in the song lyrics, instrumentals, and music videos. Jargon/slang is also highly taught through hip-hop yet was not mentioned in the “Loving Hip-hop in Morocco”

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