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Does Hip-Hop Get A Bad Rap It seems that the adult generation of America disagrees with their juvenile counterparts In the grown-up world rap is nothing more than an industry of obscenities misogyny and thugs from the ghetto During every generation some old-fashioned ill-humored people have become frightened by the sight of kids having a good time and have attacked the source of their pleasure An example of this is the 1950s and rock n roll In a contrasting opinion the youth of America overall seems to accept the hip-hop world While the industry of rap and hip-hop is held together by a similar style which began among the youth of South Bronx New York in the mid 1970s and was pioneered by artists such as Grandmaster Flash and Kool Herc it stretches the limits with its messages Some artists degrade women do drugs and flaunt the prospect of being a pimp Others however grapple with issues affecting the world such as poverty war terrorism and even the state of the rap industry more specifically attacking the songwriting of artists who do degrade women and spread pessimistic messages Many youth in America today are considered part of rap culture because they enjoy a type of music that combines simple but catchy beats with thoughtful lyrics to create songs with a distinct flavor Rap lyrics are about the problems rappers have seen in their own lives These include issues such as poverty crime violence racism poor living conditions drugs alcoholism corruption and prostitution These are serious problems that many within the rap subculture believe are being ignored by mainstream America The majority of people who are against the hip-hop movement come from the preceding generation When pop music was in decline hip-hop began taking shape and evolved into the major market it is today As artists lost sight of the message hip-hop was created to send and focused on sales and profit rap somewhat lost
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