Rap and Racism
Rap music is a symbolic type of rhythm in which one expresses a message of an event ,opinion, or problem. Rap is the news station in the twenty century ,delivering the people tuned in with a message. It impacts the minds of tuners to think about the environment and setting of his or her life. Jay-Z had stated in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, “There’s no white or black clubs because the music brings everyone together.” This statement was for the critics who believe that rap encourages racism. However looking into the history of rap music it can be seen that rap has united races worldwide. It raised the bar of equality and then broke the bars of segregation. Rap has a motivation to deliver a positive message in which he or she can not refute against. The message does not anyway teach racism but breaks the boundaries of segregation. Racism can only be taught at home ,which makes it impossible if an individual idolizes rappers.
Rap has been raised out from the hoods of New York in the 1970s.The new art of music was introduced into the world. It evolved the views apartheid in races, informing people how the world is unfair. Rappers presented their message that racism needs to become extinct. The artist 2 Pac in his song “Changes”proves rap is not teaching racism. In the song he says “Take the evil out the people they’ll be acting right ,cause both black and white is smokin’ crack tonight and only time we chill is when we kill each other.”2 Pac gives a strong message saying racism is flowing throughout the world. Man kind is equal, black and whites are doing the same act but still they cant see the equality inside. In order to live in peace they have to kill one group.2 pac trying to inform the tuners that racism should not exist.
Rap has no title for any particular type of race, who ever has a message to deliver can go preach their rhymes. When Eminem ,a Caucasian rapper was introduced it created a break away.