Hip Hop!

In the Bronx, New York, Hip Hop began as a movement that focused on MCing at house and block parties. Emceeing, also known now as rapping, is the rhythmic spoken delivery of words that usually rhyme. In the 1990’s, hip hop became a mainstream genre across the United States. Gangsta Rap is the category that was the most popular during this time period, it focused on drugs, violence, and misogyny. 

Some popular artists were Ice T, NWA, Tupac, and Biggie. 

Now, hip hop is still one of the most popular genres featuring Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Snoop Dogg. Many people disagree with the messages that are presented in hip hop music such as drugs, violence, sex, and abuse. Other forms can relay very positive messages, such as hope and overcoming struggles. 

Hip Hop has influenced many parts of black culture such as fashion, hair styles, language, and social media. 

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