Effects of Hip Hop Music

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TOPIC: Effects of hip hop music on Daystar university students THESIS: Hip hop music has a negative effect on Daystar University students THESIS STATEMENT: Although a source of revenue, form of political and social awareness and a form of breaking down cultural barriers, hip hop Music has negative effects on Daystar University students such as, it affects their language, men’s world view towards women, and the student’s world view towards luxury, money and drugs / drug abuse and it also affects the students social relations with each other.

OUTLINE
I. Introduction.
II. Positive effects of Hip hop music
A. Breaking down cultural barriers.
B. Source of revenue.
C. Form of political and social awareness.
III. Hip hop music negative effects on Daystar University student’s language. A. Use of curse words.
B. Use of slang.
C. Changing the meaning of words.
IV. Hip hop music effects on men’s world view towards women. V. Hip hop music effects on Daystar University student’s world view towards money, luxury, and drugs. A. Influence by music videos.

B. Influence by the lyrics.
C. Influence by the celebrity’s life style.
VI. Effects of Hip hop music on Daystar University student’s social relations. A. Judging of peers.
B. Increased cases of low self-esteem.
VII. Conclusion.
VIII. References.

Introduction
Music is defined as an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color. Music can also be defined as the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity. Music can also be accompanied with musical instruments that are struck, strum or beaten in a rhythm that is harmonious with the music being sung. Hip hop music is defined as an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music. Hip hop music is said to have originated from Bronx New York but it was most dominant among Latin Americans and African Americans. It is believed to have been pioneered by Jamaican born artist Kool Dj Herc at a Halloween party organized by his younger sister. Hip hop music has evolved since the 1970’s with the coming of new hip hop artists with new styles of hip hop. Hip hop music is now in the mainstream industry as it can be found anywhere in stores that sell music. POSITIVE EFFECTS OF HIP HOP MUSIC

BREAKING DOWN CULTURAL BARRIERS
For most chroniclers, the hip-hop scene's ability to transcend boundaries and language barriers is the most positive aspect of all. Some hip hop artists use their music to encourage oneness in the society and shunning tribalism. These hip hop artists also make aware to the people that no culture is superior to the other, this goes a long way in breaking cultural boundaries. A lot of hip hop artists have also started charity organizations that bring together people from all races in the world and they teach them how to live together despite their cultural back grounds. There are also gospel hip hop artists that encourage the breaking down of cultural boundaries as we are all one in Jesus Christ. SOURCE OF REVENUE

Hip hop music provides jobs for the hip hop artists, their managers, the sales men and women who sell their CD’s. Hip hop music also is a source of employment to writers of the vast numbers of periodicals the focus in the hip hop scene in the world. Governments also earn revenue from the hip hop artists as they pay taxes from their payments and their concerts. Hip hop artists are also a source of foreign revenue to the...
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