Rap Music And Its Impact On Society Essay

1954 Words Nov 16th, 2014 8 Pages
People are surrounded by music every day of their lives. They hear it in their homes, on the radio on their way to work; some people have even caught themselves humming the tune of their favorite song to themselves. But how many people actually listen and not just hear the music they are listening to? We don’t realize the message behind the music they are quoting the lyrics to, or the effect it has on us. In today’s culture where rap music has become increasingly popular, many of us aren’t realizing what we are listening to. A lot of teens would argue that the music they listen to has no effect on them, but they are wrong. Rap music, especially, has had a major impact on teenagers in today’s society.
Rap music, also called hip hop music, is a music genre “consisting of stylized rhythmic music commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhythmic speech that is chanted. It developed as a part of the hip hop culture, a subculture defined by the four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing and graffiti writing”. Hip-hop and rap music came about many years ago in Africa. It all started with the “griots” who were village storytellers. Griots would tell stories to the different villages about their family and village events in a “talking rhythm” while also playing handmade instruments. During this time, African American slaves also developed this idea of “call and answer”. The slaves would do this while working n the fields. One “leader”…

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