English 111 @ 9:30
Hip Hop Response Paper
Lets get hip-hop back
Hip Hop is the one genre of music that has remained on top for decades, despite the negative connotation it receives for stirring up controversy. There’s been debate over the direction it takes its listeners and the objectification of women. Women are treated almost as an accessory. A lot of hip-hop artists make it seem that if you have money and success, you have women too, and not just one. Sex sells, of course, but what’s not being realized is the influence it has on our younger generations. African-American women are especially effected because the have a direct correlation with the music, considering most of the women in rap videos are of African-American race. When young ladies see these women in the videos, and all the men that want them, they become negatively influenced believing if they dress like this and act like this, men will like them too. Centuries ago, women had to fight to become equal with men. On paper, we are all equals, but whether we like it or not society still does not view woman as equals. Things such as Media, including hip-hop music, make it difficult to achieve full equality due to the demeaning images and lyrics they express about women. The only way to end all of this is to stop listening to the craziness and only support the artists out there who are sending positive messages. If the people could achieve this, Hip Hop could be taken to a whole new level!
A majority of the hip-hop music that sells in today’s culture is very controversially questioning. I, myself am a hip-hop fan, and along with many other hip hop fans, enjoy a song for its catchy course and beat that you just can’t help but to move to. These same songs that I turn all the way up while I’m driving and shout at the top of my lungs, when actually broken down and read, are ridiculous. They speak about gun violence and “bad bitches”. What are “bad bitches”? Bad bitches are...