The Pros And Cons Of Hip-Hop And Rap

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Hip-Hop and Rap have been regarded to be genres that promote gun violence, gang affiliation, and drugs. This however is not true. Hip-Hop and Rap has moved people emotionally and mentally throughout the years. Impacting and connecting individuals in riots within communities, more specifically in the US. These are usually triggered by the musical structure of the piece performed, along with the message being foretold to the audience. Artists in other genres such as Bob Marley, have accomplished touching and activating emotions change a community 's actions. Hip-Hop and Rap has also brought forth problems that may call for attention in some communities, such as gun violence, police brutality, and poverty in their societies.

Hip Hop originated
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A popular group that managed to produce such classics were NWA, a group from Compton consisting of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. A notable track that had captured the attention of the FBI was “F**k The Police”, which addressed police brutality whilst using aggressive production. Ice Cubes verse spoke of racial profiling that had occurred in Compton, California during the 80s, whilst still sticking to an imperfect rhyming scheme. For example using “underground” and “brown”. Ice Cubes aggressive tone also triggers and accurate represents the anger of the minorities victim of racial profiling. Some African American communities had experienced racial profiling despite discrimination laws being set twenty years prior. This angered african american communities, however there weren’t many songs that spoke about the subject. F**k the Police continued to caused riots against the police force, forcing the FBI to send a letter to the group banning them from performing the song during live concerts, however it didn’t stop them. This then led to their arrest. This shows the lyrical importance of the hip hop culture, even though there are times where music may not address issues occurring in today 's society. Songs such as MC Hammer 's, “U Can’t Touch This”(1990), and Sir Mix-a-Lots “Baby Got Back”(1992), did not address social issues but had an impact on society. Both songs had similar production styles, both being enlightening, involving trumpets, simple drum beats, and synths. After the release of “U Can’t Touch This”(1990), parachute pants or Hammer Pants became a popular trend during the late 80s and 90s, along with the popularity of the “hammertime dance”. Sir Mix-a-Lots “Baby Got Back “(1992) was another iconic hip hop song that didn’t speak on social issues but created social trends, as to how society views women. In an interview with Billboard nearly 22 years later,

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