Positive Influence On Rap

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The Positive Influence on Rap Rap is “a style of popular music, developed by jockeys and urban blacks in the 1970’s in which an insistent, reoccurring beat pattern provides the background and counterpoint for rapid, slangy, and often boastful rhyming patter glibly by vocalist or vocalists” (“Rap Music”). Rapping is a major part of hip hop culture which was developed in the Bronx in the mid nineteenth century. A group of young African Americans and Latinos living in a low income area where there was little to do and soon they made the hip hop culture (rapping, graffiti art, breakdancing and DJ-ing). Rap has become its own genre within hip hop culture because it grew popular so rapidly. Rapping is used as an expression and reflection of our …show more content…
A majority of the society thought that it was bad music because of the violent lyrics that impacted the listener. Although, the rapper was giving a positive message, other people believed that the message was negative and dangerous. As an administrator from Jersey City State College quotes “Gangsta rap tends to deliver violent messages… [That] suggest to the younger generation that to get respect or to be a ‘man,’ one should be tough, make money ‘by any means necessary,’ carry a gun, and be prepared to use it” (Keeley, 40). Some rap is giving bad messages about how a person should have with him or how they should act to a certain situation. Yes some rap music has a bad message in the lyrics, but it is all up to the listener if he or she wants to take the message and turn it into something good or …show more content…
Rap often includes sex, drugs, alcohol, and violence, but just because the rappers talk about these activities, doesn’t mean that they actually participate in them. Most rappers often rap about what they see in their daily lives. They give a positive message on how they feel about a situation and because they have so many fans they feel like they’re the ones to help them make a change. They rap about situations they are in and want to help others dealing with the same struggles. Not all successful rappers want to flash their money around and buy expensive things just because they have the money, but to make an effort to help change the world. As Derek Luke explains, in the movie Notorious B.I.G, “We can’t change the world unless we change ourselves”. It means that be righteous and bettering yourself would help to change the world because everything starts with you. because everything starts with

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