Bad Rap

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Kate Everett
It’s a Bad Rap
Every so often, a new style of music emerges in America. In the 1970s and 80s, it was rap. For many years, rap brought the population of African American’s together in a changing society. They all knew how it felt to be discriminated and terrorized. Rap was what people could relate to, because they knew they were not the only ones in trouble. Now, rap has changed for the worst. Modern mainstream rap is an embarrassment compared to the art form it used to be. Beginning in the 1970s, in a society where constant violent acts such as rape, murder, and shootings, rap expressed opinion and culture toward it all. When rap arose, it was in the middle of the dance craze of disco. Because of this, society did not expect rap to stick around in the long run. However, the start of many talented artists and the amount of boundaries the artists crossed for free expression caught the attention of the society. Around the early-to-mid nineties artists that are considered the best of all time, such as, Tupac and Biggie, released albums. They were known for their flow, their art form, and the way a story was told in each song. After the era of Tupac and Biggie, the genre of rap has gone to the gutters. Many people may disagree that the entire genre of rap is atrocious, because no one hears what does not play on the radio. This is understandable, but insignificant. If a song is played on the radio, that means so many people like the single, that it is played over and over. It is amazing to see so many talented young and old singers around the world, yet people like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj are famous. The only reason Lil Wayne can come out with new music is that he’s lucky enough nigga rhymes with nigga. The reason Nicki Minaj became famous is because not only for her crazy personality in her music, but for her outrageous clothing and hairstyles. Today’s rap is for entertainment, not music. Rap consists of how many bitches and hoes they want to have,...
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