Effects of Hip-Hop Throughout Generations

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Effects of Hip-hop Throughout Generations

Hip-hop is a genre that has greatly influenced generations and has been used to inspire, motivate, and promote. Although the first thought of hip-hop is hip-hop music, it has involved into a sense of hip-hop culture. There are different categories of hip-hop such as music, dancing, style, and art. These days, hip-hop is expressed in many different ways. Because of its popularity, hip-hop can be used to shine light on important topics. Some of the popular hip-hop artists use it to help promote national crisis, positive social change, and education. However, there are some negativity towards hip-hop that may effect its image, but nevertheless, has inspired generations upon generations.

The origin of hip-hop dates back to ancient African tribal rhythms and music, which traveled to America through slavery. The tribal chants would be known as “rapping”, which is a rhythmic use of speech or semi-sung lyrics. Later on, hip-hop would be known by African-American youths on streets and block parties. Busy Bee Starski, DJ Hollywood, and DJ Afrika Bambaataa are three New York artists who have been credited for creating the term “hip-hop”. (Reese). Rap music can be traced back to the Bronx in the 1970s where rap music was used by black youth to express themselves, along with graffiti, breakdancing, and style. Not only is hip-hop focused in the music industry. There have been styles of art such as graffiti, which was explored on alley streets and urban areas. Graffiti was another form of expression through a more imagery sense. Different styles of dancing were expressed through hip-hop music. Breakdancing was one of the most popular, which went into different styles of breakdance such as, Popping, Locking, Old School, Nu School, House, Krumping, House, and T.U.R.F. Dancing. All these styles would be a competitive hobby within urban areas.

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