By Ronald Roach As a cultural movement, hip-hop manages to get billed as both a positive and negative influence on young people, especially on Black and Latino youth. On one hand, there are African American activists, artists and entrepreneurs, such as Russell Simmons, who seek to build a progressive political movement among young hip-hop fans and who have had modest success with voter registration efforts. Recently, a few critics in major U. Does rap music and other traits of the hip-hop culture influence teens or merely mirror the culture that teens have created?
First, I am never surprised that society and the media love to talk about the negative things associated with hip-hop while ignoring the positive contributions that the hip-hop community and artists make.
Whenever you here about hip-hop, the topics are usually confined to the negative ideals associated with the genre and never the positive. Although a lot of people believe there are no mainstream hip-hop artists with positive messages that deal with the losses and struggles of everyday life, I believe there are.
I know most of the songs we hear on the radio may not be up to par, but the artists listed above have songs on their albums that deal with issues pertinent to the struggles of the communities they represent across the United States.
It is not their fault that hip-hop is now defined and controlled by corporate powers who exploit artist to line their own pockets by requiring that songs be appealing to a target market that is not interested in hearing songs of substance. The HSAN is a non-profit, non-partisan national coalition of youth leaders, civil rights proponents, education advocates, entertainment industry leaders and hip-hop artists unified in the belief that hip-hop is a catalyst for social change and dedicated to the war on poverty and injustice.
No one cares that the HSAN fought for the repeal of Rockefeller Drug Laws, which required mandatory prison terms up to life for the possession or sale of small amounts of drugs. Aside from the HSAN, there are many hip-hop artists who use their individual power to wield change.
Nelly created an organization that emphasizes the need for more African American marrow donors and has a goal to increase the number of donors in the National Marrow Donor Program Registry across the United States.
Just remember that not only does negativity come from hip-hop, it comes from society as well.
So the next time you want to focus on how bad hip-hop is, try to remember how much positivity comes from hip-hop as well.Hip-hop and rap have influenced pop music more than the Beatles over the last 50 years, a British study says.
The Social Significance of Rap & Hip-Hop Culture Becky Blanchard politicians attempt to erase from the consciousness of their constituents the history of oppression that has given birth to hip-hop culture. despite the blame placed on rap for the prominence of violence in American society, hip-hop music is a symptom of cultural violence.
Get the latest music news, watch video clips from music shows, events, and exclusive performances from your favorite artists. Discover new music on MTV. Like any style of music, hip hop has roots in other forms, and its evolution was shaped by many different artists, but there’s a case to be made that it came to life precisely on this day in.
Positive impact of hip-hop culture. By Umaymah Rashid Society criticizes and judges hip-hop so intently that I often wonder why so much attention isn’t given to the state of rock, country or alternative music and what messages they espouse.
which is an organization that is “dedicated to harnessing the cultural relevance of hip-hop. Aug 11, · I first engaged with Hip Hop music about ten years after its birth, when the culture was still a kid. I’d graduated from college and was working at a bank in Los Angeles. Hip Hop has done.