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The Future of Hip Hop

The Future of Hip Hop

Hip hop is one of the biggest genres in the world and is only about thirty years old, but it is still coming strongly. He has been around since his invention in the early 1970s and since then he has influenced all musical genres, from rock to country to jazz and everything in between. [Sources: 5, 15] 

T.I., Ludacris, Scarface and Outkast have helped bring Southern hip-hop into the mainstream. Well-known hip-hop artists like Lil Wayne and artists like Snoop Dogg have fueled the genre’s growth, reshaped the predominantly white art world, and propelled the rise of artists as diverse as Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and others. [Sources: 3, 5] 

Hip-Hop emerged as a youth movement that spread through North America in the 1980s and slowly became mainstream. The result was the rise of artists like Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, T.I., Ludacris, Scarface and Outkast, among others. [Sources: 6, 8] 

Today, almost 50 years later, a world without hip-hop and rap is unimaginable, but the global appeal of its creation was unforeseeable. If we want rap and hip hop to have a stable future and make a difference, we will continue to depend on the rappers of the tiktok scene to be the future of the industry. Hip-hop is where people are, and what they do is what they’re going to do. It is creating its own space in the East, as much as it has become the West, so what are they doing? [Sources: 0, 6, 9, 13] 

In general, hip-hop is still young and compared to other genres, but society is evolving. It would be a disservice to artists and the genre if we did not follow him. Hopefully younger audiences will pay respect to this golden age of hip hop and continue to study its pioneers and watch its progress. [Sources: 4, 5, 14] 

The way I see it, the future of hip-hop needs to reflect better on its past, while taking into account current trends in the music industry, such as the rise of rap and hip-hop culture. Let’s move on to the next generation, where hip-hop music will become a revolutionary inspiration to the masses, just as it did to rap music. There is no doubt that Graduation was a huge commercial and critical success, but it was the first time that a song that brought rap culture, or “hip-hop” culture, into mainstream America, came out in public. [Sources: 2, 7, 14] 

This allowed more diversity and experimentation in hip-hop music to flourish, as there were no rules or stereotypes that could hold us back. This unfortunate cultural shift is indicative of how hip-hop music has shifted to an industry where money and notoriety trump an artist’s reputation and quality. Anyone can rap now, but there’s not the same level of street Once upon a time, and this is largely due to the rise of rap music as a whole, which unleashes the narrowness of modern rap music, such as the use of the word “rap” in its title. [Sources: 2, 11]  

The world we know today is fundamentally shaped by decades of music that resembles the modern version of classical music. What many people do not understand is that hip-hop and rap music have developed in the same way as literature. I grew up in the golden era of hip hop and learned from some of the best artists of all time, but it was a turbulent time to say the least. [Sources: 2, 14, 15]   

Over the years, the way famous artists dress has changed with the development of hip-hop music, but the most notable change would be the ease with which record labels changed their music and the records that changed with them. The modern era of rap, which lasted from 1988 to 2008, is the “romantic period” of hip hop, which tries to rap about how to get out of a harmful environment. When I became known in the 1980s as a fan of hip-hop, rock’n’roll was the most important music genre. [Sources: 2, 5, 11]    

Def Jam’s focus has become the main new revenue stream that streaming music has brought to the business, while rap has led to a rise in listeners and money alike. When you deal with hip-hop, you also see that there are genres that exist depending on the world an artist belongs to. Over the years, as various hip-hop songs have been released, the culture of hip-hop has shifted as various subgenres have risen and fallen from it. [Sources: 11, 12, 15]   

At its core, Southern Rap is about articulating hip-hop’s collective beliefs in the language of marching to a different beat. Hip-hop artists from the Middle East meet and build a future for themselves and their families with their music. [Sources: 5, 10]     

Talking about the same thing, Bengaluru-based rapper Gubbi said: ‘Millennials are very interested in hip-hop. On Latin American music in the United States, Wayno says, “I think it’s growing in India because of the influence that hip hop has. I think the future of hip-hop in this country is great because there’s a huge pool of young talent from different parts of our country, “he says. These artists believe that hip-hop has a bright future in India, with young people from all over the country, especially the Middle East, showing interest in the genre. [Sources: 1, 13] 





[0]: https://nmaam.org/2020/12/04/the-future-of-hip-hop/


[1]: https://www.complex.com/music/2020/01/what-to-expect-in-rap-2020


[2]: https://www.popmatters.com/184327-the-future-is-now-and-it-is-odd-2495633036.html


[3]: https://shop.whitney.org/writing-the-future-basquiat-and-the-hip-hop-generation.html


[4]: https://theaggie.org/2020/06/01/female-rappers-are-the-future-of-hip-hop/


[5]: https://raprehab.com/the-history-of-hip-hop/


[6]: https://studybreaks.com/culture/music/tik-tok-one-hit-wonders-ruining-hip-hop/


[7]: https://www.stopthebreaks.com/hip-hop-features/the-future-of-hip-hop/


[8]: https://www.columbiaspectator.com/arts-and-entertainment/2021/02/24/2000s-2010s-cush-academics-and-the-future-of-hip-hop/


[9]: https://djbooth.net/features/2019-09-23-how-does-hip-hop-progress-in-the-2020s


[10]: https://www.npr.org/2020/08/03/897745376/the-south-is-raps-past-present-and-future


[11]: https://commons.trincoll.edu/tcfys212/2019/12/15/hip-hop-past-present-and-future/


[12]: https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/def-jam-undisputed-hip-hop-rap-camp-803652/


[13]: https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/hiphop-in-india-is-here-to-stay/1664033


[14]: https://www.musicorigins.org/rise-and-fall-of-hip-hop/


[15]: https://www.funktasy.com/hip-hop-music-classical-music-future/



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