An Analysis of Rap Music: History and Issues Introduction and Overview Rap music, also called “hip hop,” is at once a cultural phenomenon and a source of controversy from both a sociological, cultural and legal perspective. While the history of music, from Mozart in the classical era to Elvis Presley ushering in the rock and roll era, has always produced envelope-pushing, creative, high-profile musicians who frequently lived their public lives in a manner considered “deviant” to much of society, arguably no other form of popular music has generated as much controversy as rap music. This is partly due to the “street” origin of the music, including the frequently low-income childhood upbringings of hip hop artists, many of them African...The end:
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