Maram Awadh Media Share #10

I chose this article for my media share because it discusses the evolution of hip hop and how people looked at this genre back in the day. When hip hop first came about, many people in the United States hated it and used to talk down on this genre of music. I find this ironic because in this day and age hip hop is one of the most popular genres and it’s looked up too. In the text, the author mentions some artists that are known in hip hop, one being jay z and the Infamous 2pac and biggie smalls. There all really famous rappers that paved the way to this genre. In the article it states “Hip Hop culture and rap (a method of vocal delivery popularised through hip hop music) have for more than four decades been bundled with a range of negative connotations, leading many like Bratton to equate them only with profanity, misogyny, violence and crime. Prosecutors in the US have labelled rap lyrics a criminal threat, and numerous studies have been undertaken on the harmful influence of hip hop on kids.” This quote demonstrates what people thought of hip hop when it first began. Hip hop came a long way, too being the most hated to the most loved/popular.

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