Rap Music In Modern Culture

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Spoken word, rhyming lyrics, spitting bars, or rapping. It is the technique of an individual expressing content with a particular rhythm or beat. “Rap” has been extremely important for a people of all genders and ethnicities for many past generations and it is especially influential in the current modern culture. The history of this word goes back to the 16th century, said to be originated in Africa, and over time it has evolved with generations to become the great phenomenon to currently be embraced along with the extensive amounts of popular culture today. Over time, the rhyme scheme, rhythm, delivery, performance, literary techniques, diction, and dialect has matured and refined, gaining an impressive global audience. Rap music has caused an enormous social impact throughout history due …show more content…
Much of the controversy towards rap music talks about the negative social influences the lyrics has on society and the violence that has been caused due to the groups that have been associated with this genre. I believe that, despite the blame and controversy that has been placed on rap music for the prominence of violence in American society, this music is a symptom of cultural violence, not the cause. Today, in my opinion, the definition of rap in our current culture is just a type of popular music, in which words are rhythmically recited, often over an instrumental backing and the main difference that has changed within the era of this genre is the amount emotion and impact the content has created and also the immense social impact it has created throughout the United States, allowing a monumental number of diverse individuals to be influenced by the lyrics and music. This unique style of music has created a platform for individuals to talk about their experiences and important controversial subjects that are often times ignored in American

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