The Culture Of Hip-Hop Culture

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Every kid when they were little wanted to become a pop star, rock star, movie star, or sports player. Not every kid starts out listening to hip-hop or hardcore rap. Not every parent wants their kids to know about SOME struggles expressed by the hip-hop culture or the lifestyle of a different culture. It is perceived that rap is for thugs and bad people, but once Iggy Azalea come into it or Ryan Maclemore got into it, it become more of an art. There is a fine line of racism in everything that goes on in life, whether you believe it or not: Job applications, loans, police comfortability, and prejudice. Everyone has their own choice and their own mind, yes music and media sculpts who we are later on, but most of the shaping belongs to the people …show more content…
Most of the reason why many people disagree on certain lyrics is because it goes against their values, but for many it’s a way to express themselves. To have someone sing a certain lyric or say a certain word that makes you just want to listen to it over and over again. The late 1980s and early 1990s were a key time for many artists, mostly African American artists. This was the time when the government was pushing drugs in and out of the projects to fund wars. There was no outspoken person to stand up and fight for his or her beliefs. “Gangster rap” came along and basically told the truth of what was going on and how the police were oppressing their race. N.W.A was a rap group that started and toured U.S.A to show their lifestyle and to showcase their talents. Not a lot of people at that time had the courage to stand up and to express themselves. Freedom of expression and freedom of speech SHOULD NOT be taken away, and assuming that one type of music is promoting a different lifestyle is crazy, because the person who listens to it chooses whether or not they agree, disagree, or if they even choose to listen to the lyrics. It all comes down to the parents and how they raise their kids. Eventually everyone is going to hear those lyrics, everyone is going to eventually look them up, and eventually everyone will know the artists. It’s not a sheltering thing it’s more of an eventual

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