Influence Within The Classroom


After presenting a short speech on the influence of hip hop on our youth, I’m curious to find out what your opinion is on the topic.

How have you benefitted from hip hop and how did you first encounter the genre?


4 thoughts on “Influence Within The Classroom

  1. I don’t know if this answers the question properly but, when i was younger, I used to listen to Chris Brown, 50 Cent -even Kanye West- and think they were all so cool (To be fair, I thought everything my brothers listened to was cool). Now, though, it seems rare to find music in that genre that has a meaningful message. In my opinion, anyway -my taste in music is a lot different now than it used to be.

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    1. That’s a perfect answer, I agree that it’s harder to find songs in the genre with a meaningful message. It’s good that you’ve changed and tried different things. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. I’m guessing I’m a bit older than most people reading this–not an adolescent! I grew up with hip hop in the 80s, back when a lot of it was still focused on social/political issues like poverty, police brutality etc. The music and lyrics definitely opened my eyes to some problems that I, living a comfortable middle class life, hadn’t thought about.

    There is still intelligent and political hip hop to be found out there. As I’ve gotten older, the one aspect of hip hop that worries me is the treatment of women…women are often treated as disposable objects in the lyrics, and I do wonder how that influences the young men listening to the music.

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    1. Important messages started to degrade once producers started mass producing beats so the focus was lost. It’s good that you opened up to new perspective. It’s certainly an issue in school, not only on young men but also young women as they think it’s socially acceptable to be treated as objects. More schools should implement and put their focus around this subject so they make a good impression on students. Thanks for your insight.


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