Is Hip Hop Music Art
Do you count as hip hop music art? This question is usually raised because arogant uncle Tom types want to show their status that they most likely kissed behind for. But today we will answer the question concisely through words and video. The point of this mission is to squash the notion that urban music cant be a part of the conversation of the greats in music. Hip hop music has its great artists to lay claim to in the same way pop has laid claim to the greatest music artist of all time (Mj). Hip hop music art has given rise to artists like 2pac, and the great thing about him was what he rapped about and how he brought that awareness to those individuals that were ready for it, using the hip hop platform. Believe it or not alot of music artists in the 80s and 90s was bringing awareness to the community with their music, and the music was more like poetry. In fact most of those hip hop music art ist will tell you that they were poets. Poems envoke feelings and tend to have a mood itself.
I added this definition from wikipedia:
Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts – artworks, expressing the author’s imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.
So based off the wikipedia definition criticizing art or studying the history of it is a form of art in itself. Hip hop music is indeed an artform, dancing is also an artform, once it is recorded the medium for playback is created as an artifact (e.g. dvd, or mp3 player, etc). When a rap artist (as they are sometimes professionally referred to) says rhyming words in a rhythmic fashion with a musical accompaniment it becomes music, once its recorded and delivered (no matter what platform it is) it then becomes art, (based off the definition) so dont shoot me im just the messenger.
So to rap this up : (get it? wrap this up. Never mind) for all the nay sayers out there who want to tell us our craft isnt worth it tell them to visit this page. They may have all the reasons in the world why they think hip hop is not art, but we dont get paid to think we get paid for what we know. What we know is based on facts, and all we are doing is presenting facts that will allow you to make an educated decision about what to believe so you can know.
Please feel free to comment and share. What do you think? Is hip hop music art. What is it if not.
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