Non Western Worlds
Encyclopedia of rap and hip-hop culture Bynoe, Yvonne
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
xxviii, 449 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
In this article Yvonne talks about how hip hop culture came about and the different aspects of it. Hip hop came up during the 1960s through the 1970s. Music and events such as rapping, graffiti, Deejing, and dancing brought it about. That is what made hip hop what it is. These things were a way for kids to get away from the harsh lives they were living. It was a way for them to enjoy themselves. It’s not all about being proper and using proper English when it comes to hip hop. The music has been ways for people to express themselves. This music was brought about for people to see and be able to hear how people feel about categories such as politics, religions, economics, and other social things. It was a way for people to tell their stories also.
Hip hop has made a huge impact on people today. It has changed the way people speak. It has shown us the slang we use. It has altered regular English greatly. We have begun to use words such as crib for our house, hood, for our neighborhood, and peace as way to say goodbye. He discusses the goods and bads of hip hop. He tells how it has lead to violence and is uncensored and given a terrible look on women. However he also speaks on the goods of it such as the influential albums that are named. Some artists are very inspiring in their music and others were just the opposite.