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Often times when people hear about Hip Hop/Rap music, they’ll paint a picture in their heads of black men cussing, guns, marijuana, lots of gold, and girls looking like prostitutes. Parents and teachers put an image intheir kid’s head that Rap music is “bad”, and they don’t want their kidsto be influenced by something that is negative. With the way Rap music isadvertised in the US, I would have to agree with that looking at it from anaverage parent’s point of view. But what people don’t know is that HipHop isn’t just a type of music, it’s a culture. It’s a culture full oforiginal elements, and it’s also a place where people can show others whatthey’ve got and who they are. Within this original society called Hip Hop,there are basically four main elements of MC, Break, Tag, and DJ. And eachis represented by millions of people all over the globe. When the four cometogether, it makes Hip Hop music, and people live the music instead oflistening to it. MC-ing is what people know as rapping. The main point of an MC is to makeyour crowd enjoy your music, and to send a message out to them. Unlike mostof the lyrics out on the market today, Hip Hop contains meaning and it sendsa message to the listeners. Although those messages might have bad words,and show images of things that are socially wrong, that’s actually what’sgoing on where they are from, and that’s who they are. Their musicrepresents their area and their people, and it’s no different from a farmersinging about his cows and chickens in Idaho. Besides, “Gangster Rap” isn’t the only type of Hip Hop music, it’s actually only a small sect of itall. Many rappers put out lyrics about what they believe in, their ownphilosophies, entertaining others, and although it may seem unlikely, manylyricists seem like Einstein to me. Just like all of the other geniuses likeNewt...

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