And what will be the impact in the near future? Hip-hop has produced some of the worlds most recognizable celebrities. It has ushered plenty of artists from a life of obscurity into fame and riches. The genre also appears to be influencing American culture immensely. As if thats not enough, many musicians around the world have embraced it.
Based on this, its easy to wonder why hip hop music has become so influential. In this article, we answer that question while examining its impact in the future too. Departure from Gangster Image The popularity of hip hop music is traceable to the late 1970s. Back then, many commentators considered it too violent. They also believed that it endangered the society. Many of its artists back then sang mostly about gang violence. However, a new crop of artists soon emerged who changed its face. Its artists no longer seemed too hell-bent on wearing baggy trousers and throwback jerseys.
They now adorned sweaters and backpacks from well-established designers. By departing from its more violent past, hip hop has become more mainstream. Its artists and producers have commercialized it greatly. Today, its common to find hip hop music played during some of the United States most popular sports such as NBA and NFL. Other than that, its artists are responsible for some of the most successful albums. Additionally, the same artists enjoy amazing followership on social media, which makes them even more influential.
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