An analysis of the origins of rap music in the united states

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Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music. However, according to journalist Christopher John Farley, rap's commodification has also disenfranchised it as a form of resistance: Corporate America's infatuation with rap has increased as the genre's political content has withered.

America's most recent census reported that African-American youth are the most likely group in the nation to live in poor households and neighborhoods, to be unemployed, to be the victims of homicide or AIDS, or to spend time in prison at some point in their lifetimes.

According to Saunders, "Hip-hop has forced advertisers, filmmakers, and writers to adopt 'street' signifiers like cornrows and terms like 'player hater'.

But hip hop is far more than that. Hip-hop, including its history, its forms, and its social importance, should be taught in school music curriculum alongside classical music, folk music, and jazz An outgrowth of the culture's mids roots, when entrepreneurial DJs like Kool Di Herc and Afrika Bambaataa aggressively promoted their parties through graffiti-style fliers, street teams carpet-bomb urban neighborhoods and clubs with posters, stickers, fliers, a and even free cassettes of upcoming music.

This song would mark the beginning of the end of the party-oriented DJs ruling hip-hop and bring in the next era of more socially conscious MC-driven rap.

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Rap consists of content, flow, and delivery. But many newer acts are focused almost entirely on pathologies within the black community. The decade began with an attraction towards street-life, pain and agony in music with bands like the Nirvana and Metallica.

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