Essay about Hip Hop And Its Influence

857 Words Apr 18th, 2016 4 Pages
Hip-hop has a very large influence. I believe it Hip-hop/Rap has an enormous effect on not just Americans, but the world. This was stated in “Loving Hip-hop in Morocco”. But there were things not mentioned such as the bad influencing hip-hop has on communities and the vocabulary used, also known as slang. Hip-hop is all over the world and can be very much so used in a positive manner. But at the same time hip-hop can negatively influence the people. Jeffrey Hicks, a member of national advisory council of the black leadership network Project 21, says that “Hip-hop has grown from its inner-city roots to appeal to a diverse and worldwide audience” and hip-hop destroys the potential of the youth. (Hicks). This is scary since so many are not only listening to it for fun but are forced because of the popularity. One of the influences is on women. Popular American hip-hop and rap artists, such as Eminem, Ludacris and JA Rule, have increasingly depicted women as objects of violence or male domination by communicating that “submission is a desirable trait in a woman” (Stankiewicz & Rosselli, 2008, p. 581). Rappers have made it a trend to make women seem like objects. For instance, in the hip-hop world its sort of like a competition to see who can get the most women, only they are not referred to as women but called bitches, hoes, squallies, thots, thotties, straggs, rats, hoochies … I mean the list goes on and on. Demoralizing our women is not a good thing to teach our youth. Yet…

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