Steve Stoute, A Music Executive And Entrepreneur Best Displays What The Hip Hop Movement

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Steve Stoute, a music executive and entrepreneur best displays what the hip-hop movement is about when he said “Hip hop culture has done more for race relations in American than anything since Martin Luther King. And I really believe that.” In the state of New York, it was rough for the youth growing up during the 1970s who were residents of the working-class areas and the housing projects. There was high crime rate and the gang mentality was at its peak. Much of the youth growing up in these areas were uninterested in joining gangs but still were searching for a sense of belonging in their community. This need for belonging caused the creation the clubs or groups of people that share the same love of a curtain art form. For example, there were groups of graffiti artists who regularly came together, hanged out, and talked about their art and other’s throughout the city, creating a reputation for themselves and their art. Hip-hop culture sourced from hearts of the youth growing up on the poverty-stricken streets of Bronx who did not believe in the negativity. The hip-hop movement was the result of the youth community in the working class looking to create something good in what it seemed to them a dirty, hopeless city. The creation of hip-hop allowed artists to have a platform to express their frustrations regarding social oppression.
Hip-hop culture was created during the early 1970s by the working class African American, west Indian, and Latino youth to express themselves…

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