– Over the years, people have been surprised by my ardour for hip-hop, especially rap. How can I be a practicing Catholic and still like rap music?( hip-hop music) I’ve always been an advocate for music. Ever since I was 10 years old, music has been a huge part of my life. When I developed into my teenage years, I fell in love with hip-hop culture. Now, I’m not here to glorify rap music and to say that all of it is acceptable to listen to. The reality is is that so much better of hip-hop has fallen victim to what civilization says it means to be happy. The genre often mentions sexuality, materialism, and influence. That is undeniable. Nonetheless, I believe that there’s a difference between glorification for its own point and expressing these topics for the sake of telling their tales. Lecrae, who is a rapper himself, formerly said in a TED talk, that hip-hop came from people seeking to find positivity in their own lives amidst sustaining through music, dance, and self-expression. The music is naturally gritty and violent, but coming from a culture where there is poverty, busted the house and vicinities, that isn’t to be a surprise.
However, I find that hip-hop is not a culture that has been a bad influence on me. Underneath the surface of what the culture was meant to be, is a theme of unity, adoration, and peace. Lecrae stated that rap consisted of depicting violence and substance abuse in a negative daylight. It consisted of endorsing serenity and finding the positive in life. However, as hour went on, and as people continued to misunderstand what hip-hop was, the genre evolved. Many would think hip-hop felt misinterpret, due to the stereotypes that were planted on those within the culture, and rap music began to take a more dark and gritty turn, espousing the stereotype as an behave of defiance.
From here the genre evolved into some of what we see today. Nonetheless, many rappers have taken this growth and have applied it , not to extol sex, materialism, and strength, but to incorporate these topics to point audiences back to what hip-hop was always meant to be about, namely unity, positivity, and love. And I’m not talking about Christian rappers here. I’m talking about mainstream, popular rappers that are very prominent on the radio. During my time being exposed to hip-hop, I found that I’m extremely picky about who I listen to. I have to ask myself, will this set dreams into my head that will lead me away from virtue, or will I be enriched by this person’s story.
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I recognize that every person has a different threshold, and it’s alright for people to have an sentiment about rap, but to say that all of rap music is a awful affect is a bit of a extend. I can candidly say that rap has not been able to took off my sect, but has candidly enriched it.( hip-hop music) Thank you so much for watching. Click here to subscribe, and please click here for more videos. Woo!.