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Essay 3 Pete Lottman 102600 930-1045 Title First off lets re-classify the genre of music known as rap People that listen to or compose rap music preferably like to call it hiphop Today rap is known as hiphop and that is how it will stay throughout the rest of its existence as music Even though hiphop is usually associated with violence and profanity it does have a message or a story behind it Hiphop can no longer be thought only as a sound of violence Hiphop can be positive and good natured it all depends how the lyrics are taken Basically there are two types of hiphop the first type is known as gangster rap and the second does not really have a name but it is a less violence-oriented type of hiphop Gangster rap is what gave hiphop the bad name It is the hiphop that constantly is talking about killing people and selling drugs to survive in the urban lifestyle Personally even gangster hiphop is still just a way of expressing thoughts about life and the problems that have been overcome The less violent oriented type is becoming a lot more popular as hiphop has proceeded in its climb to not just popularity but a whole new kind of music The less violence-oriented type of hiphop is based more on the skill of using a rhyme scheme and coming up with unique and innovative beats It is still usually about growing up in the inner city but it is expressed in a more peaceful way It is not just all about your gun and selling drugs to make it on the streets The real hiphop artists are able to surpa ss their problems and bring the whole industry to a new level On the whole hiphop is a way to express not only how you feel but how you have felt When criticizing the violence or profanity in hiphop the big
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