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I was just reading this this morning.... lol

8 other things Hip Hop added to American culture

When we think of the cultural influence that Hip Hop has on American society and even the World, we think mostly in terms of the elements; Emceein, Deejayin, Graffiti Art, Breakin etc. In fact, True Schoolers tend to think of Hip Hop Kulture solely in terms of the positive aspects added to the World. However, there are other side effects which the culture adds to American society besides positivity. Below is a list of just 8 of these side-effects, but there are many more. Some of these side-effects stem from long-dead American practices, but still may have been helped by Hip Hop to resurface in the American culture during the 80′s and 90′s. Many will rightfully see the negativity at the base of some of these impulses, but in the end, who’s to say? Like the book says, as above so below.

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1. Cursing – Hip Hop made it popular to use profanity in regular speech. Now, even on-line news shows like the The Young Turks, casually drop “F-bombs” during the normal course of a segment.

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2. Created the image/profession of drug dealer as rapper. It is almost a defined underground occupation tested by thousands since the mid 1990′s. The part-time, illicit drugs merchant, is also known to have mixtape projects selling on the same blocks he hustles on.

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3. Elevation of the stripper culture. Even though Howard Stern in particular, played a major role in elevating the status of strippers, Hip Hop created the new profession of Video Vixen which thousands test each year since the 1990′s. Strip clubs were the birthplace of the phrase “makin it rain.” This ideology is well-known to mainstream society and emulated to the extent that you may find stripper poles in suburban homes used for “exercise”.

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4. Smoking weed in public or letting it be known that one smokes herb. Before the 1990′s, the open hippie culture had long since faded away and weed smoking was in the closet throughout the 1980′s. Hip Hop brought weed smoking back to popularity.

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5. Bootlegging and biting was popularized by street entrepreneurs who found newer ways to copy and distribute people’s content long before YouTube came out in 2005. Hustling music is a product of the mixtape game that Napster copied but iTunes perfected.

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6. Confidence in all circumstances regardless of one’s own shortcomings. Though Hip Hop didn’t create the idea of “fake it til you make it,” the idea was re-branded and made popular in a new way.

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7. Don’t give a fukk – this attitude stems from #6 but morphed into a full out disrespect mode. Tupac was legendary with this attitude. Now, many mainstreamers have embraced the concept.

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8. Rawness – what started as “keeping it real” honesty, turned into being all-out flagrant, loud and in your face brazenness.

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Though Hip Hop Kulture may not have invented these concepts, it definitely made them more popular at the turn of the century. In the new millennium, mainstream Americans have absorbed some of these traits to some degree or another and internalized them. Still, to end on a positive note, the following documentary speaks on those positives not discussed here, which is why I came up with this list. These are some of the aspects and effects of Hip Hop that we forget about when we look at the Frakenstein’s monster we’ve created in disbelief.

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is the author 16 or something ?
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Internalised racism

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I don't blame hip-hop, if we didn't support what the suits forced the artists to put out they'd stop producing it. If there were more profit in a positive message, there would be more of it. Unfortunately, a lot of young black men and women aren't being raised strong enough to think for themselves and go against the mainstream. They are ignorant enough to embrace the stereotypes and idolize that lifestyle... a lot of young men out here literally use "b%tches" as a synonym for women, and women let them get away with it. Disapprove
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Originally posted by whitrhymes whitrhymes wrote:

I don't blame hip-hop, if we didn't support what the suits forced the artists to put out they'd stop producing it. If there were more profit in a positive message, there would be more of it. Unfortunately, a lot of young black men and women aren't being raised strong enough to think for themselves and go against the mainstream. They are ignorant enough to embrace the stereotypes and idolize that lifestyle... a lot of young men out here literally use "b%tches" as a synonym for women, and women let them get away with it. Disapprove
Hip Hop didn't start it but they are playing a heavy hand in making it worse.
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I get what he's saying. I can dig it
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I think it's the other way around. The overall culture shift preceeded the music.

Happened to Mexican music too. There's very popular music about drug cartels, it resonates because it's reality, even though it isn't pretty.


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Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

I think it's the other way around. The overall culture shift preceeded the music.

Happened to Mexican music too. There's very popular music about drug cartels, it resonates because it's reality, even though it isn't pretty.

Yup, when I used to listen to a Mexican radio station(don't judge meStern Smile) that is all they used to talk about or  fugging a Maria type chic.
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Originally posted by iliveforbhm iliveforbhm wrote:

The culture is controlled by the people, but they aren't masterminds, but fools who we allowed to have a voice and power because they sound great on a beat. Music is the cultural melody of who we are as a people, it's quite that simple. If you allow the foolish rappers to be the voice of your generation, the rest of the world is going to view you as such. This is why you are treated as such.


Yet, I see the prison industry pouncing on this chance to get more black males inside their prisons. It's pretty much a win win and when rappers go to jail it's like a badge of honor, but they have money to go back to, most black males don't have a pot to piss in let alone having a rapper's life style.


Right, living here in Europe I get so tired of people talking about they can see how the music can affect AA kids to help ruin their lives - end up in prison etc.

Why can't that 'rap crap' 'hip hop' stuff help influence kids to treat women WELL, Stay in school, don't have irresponsible sex etc .. why not send out a POSITIVE message since 70% of AA women are single mothers!

They need support .. not some crap music that will get them off the street and block a FUTURE of building a decent life.

That music is HORRIBLE. I'm glad that young guy said it .. all the rest are just 'followers'.
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I saw this on Arsenio and I clapped for him.

eta: I didn't really know who he was though.


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