Argumentive Essay

Topics: Hip hop music, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur Pages: 2 (748 words) Published: December 18, 2014
Even though Hip Hop has been with us since the 70s, the debate still prolongs about which rapper icon is better, Tupac or Biggie. It started as a movement that regrouped four main elements; DJing, MCing, Graffiti art and break dancing. Those four elements, which are completely different all have the same aspects and small details that, give to us what we know as Hip Hop. On the other hand, MCing, which is basically rapping, is also formed of five different styles of rap. The unimaginable success of two of those particular styles of rap, materialistic rap and gangster rap, is what defined the image of Hip Hop for the past fifteen years. In fact, for the unused to Hip Hop, this style of music is all about money, cars, clothes, women, and power. That image has been reinforced by video clips and by the influence it has on our youth. This is where our problem appears; that success was so overwhelming that the rest of the Hip Hop movement was shadowed and put aside; therefore, the image people had on Hip Hop was actually the image of Gangster and Materialistic rap. However, when you know about Hip Hop, you know that rap is mostly poetry, that the Hip Hop movement has worked alongside the church to spread out the message of god, that in some schools, rap is being taught in English Literature classes instead of regular poetry. In the nineties, the popularity of hip-hop and rap music industry exploded. It has grown from a few little known groups to the multi-million dollar business it is today. Rap music is more popular today than it has ever been. Two reasons for that are Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace also known as Biggie. Tupac and Biggie are two of the most famous rappers ever. Together, they have sold over 35 million albums, and that number continues to grow each day. Both artists were so much alike at the same time. With all they accomplished in their short careers and lives, a person can’t help but wonder what they would be like if they were still alive...
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