“Hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem Is that help;hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It’s a platform where we could offer information, but it’s also an escape. “- Busts Rhymes (Hip Hop Quotes) Hip hop does contain a largely negative influence into the American society by black men getting into violence, assaulting black women physically and concerning about their education, their employment and their Incarceration. The hip hop music Influence young black men to get into violence with other black men, in order, to show who is ore masculine than the other one.
Also, they rap songs that they come up with on the spot and have competition against one another. In the documentary by Byron Hurt, “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes”, Byron Hurt shows us a bunch of young Black men rapping about violence and have a small competition between them. When Hurt asked them why they only rap about violence, they answered, because people are only interested in violence, such as guns and weapons, but not, about their dally lives, their love life and other good things. Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes) The hip hop music also influences young black men to kill each other and have a beef between them, to show who the boss here Is. Long time ago, when the famous rapper, Tuba, was alive, he had a beef with the Notorious 8,1. G. They both were quite close, but one day, when Tuba got shot at a New York recording studio, the Notorious B. I. G. And P. Tidy were present there. (Rappelling) Tuba had suspicious on the Notorious B. I. G. And then, they started their beef.
He thought that Biggie planned to kill him in order to eliminate him and claimed to be the most ammos rappers In the United States. Tuba tried all his best to destroy the Notorious B. L. G. ‘s career, but Biggie was silence the whole time in this beef. (Rappelling) In the documentary of Byron Hurts, he says that “the homicide Is the leading cause of death for Black men aged of 15-34” and “49% of gunshot victims in the United States are Black men aged of 15-24”. Also, he says that “Black men are 14 times more likely to be victims of homicide than any other races”. Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes) What is actually causing this is the hip hop music itself, as it is influencing young lack men these days to get more physically violent to other black men and It leads to deaths and very bad consequences. Hip hop makes rappers to assault black women physically. In the documentary of Byron Hurts, he says that “Black women are 35% more likely than white women to be physically assaulted”. (HIP Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes) This shows that black women are likely to get assaulted no matter what artists rap about hip hop. They call them the sisters and the pitches or the hoes.
Also, he says that “There is a real desensitizing to the objectification of women in hip hop”. Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes) Black men don’t treat the black women properly and they look at them as are not equal as them. All rappers are being sexist towards black women. In their music videos, they show inappropriate body parts of black women and they don’t even care about it. In Iatric Rose’s book called “The Hip Hop Wars”, she says that” Because street culture and the exploitative culture on which it is based have become 1 OFF women parrot the sexist ideas that are so widely circulated in hip hop; it’s a key to belonging.
For many young black women, the language of commercial hip hop about black sexuality has influenced their understanding of black women, not Just reflected it”. (The Hip Hop Wars) Rose explains that black women understand who they are, but they are still being sexually harassed by black men that they cannot do about. As of this day, black women are still being harassed sexually by black men and there is nothing that they can do about. Most black people are concern about their education, their employment and their incarceration, because of hip hop.
People are objected to legalized discrimination in matters of the ability to vote, education, housing, employment, public benefits and Jury services. In the documentary of Byron Hurts, he says that “African-Americans have borne the brunt of this war. From 1985-1991, the number of white drug offenders in state prisons increased by 110%; the number of black drug offenders grew by 465%. The average time served by African-Americans for drug crimes grew by 62% between 1994 and 2003, while white drug offenders served 17% more time.
Though 14% of monthly drug users are black, slough equal to their proportion of the general population, they are arrested and imprisoned at vastly disproportionate rates: 37% drug offenses. Blacks serve almost as much time in prison for drug offenses (average of 58. 7 months) as whites do for violent crimes (average of 61. 7 months)”. (Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes) The Americans accept a Justice system in which one out of every three black men born will definitely expect to spend time in Jail during his life. The US pays more money to prisons than to any state universities. They pay a minimum of $20,000 per year.
The cost of prison has risen at six times the rate of spending on higher education. Most people in Jail in the US are Black people and Latino people. All of them are concern about their education, housing and other important things to live, but imprisoning for doing a small crime or because of your skin color is not right, but racist. In conclusion, hip hop does give and contain negativity to the society by showing who is the superior men in the competition, assaulting black women and demean them onto their music videos and imprisoning black people for doing a small crime and make big a racist deal of it.