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Music has been a large influence on our society Even walking down the street its easy to see people of all ages with iPods mp3s and their personal cell phones blaring in their ears buds with their genre of choice Swing music of the 30s to the revolution of the 60s music has had an influence on how listeners walk talk and even dress I would consider the music of my time to be hip-hop What hip-hop once was is definitely not what it is today The formulation of hip hop has definitely changed Being first about style and lyrics leading down a now negative road of glorifying the use of drugs sex and gang violence In order to discuss the popularity of hip hop you should understand the definition Hip hop is not just about rap music its about an attitude its own language style of dress music and mindset Hip hop isits own subculture Constantly changing with the times and creating trendsAccording to the American heritage dictionary 2000 Hip-Hop is a popular urban youth culture closely associated with rap music influencing style of inner-city youths The style of music is very hip and even make you hop but as innocent as it may appear this hip music has hopped and entire generation into a world of women being bitches and men being drug dealing killers ONeal Parker 2006 For decades music has been a huge influence on image and identity Hip hop music is detrimental to the listeners of our society due to its glorification of the use of drugs the explicitness of sex and acts of violenceHip hop artists glamorize the use of drugs Study author Denise Herd associate dean of students at the School of Public Health analyzed 341 lyrics from the most popular rap songs between 1979 and 1997 Of the 38 most popular rap songs between 1979 and 1984 11 percent contained drug references By the late 1980s
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