Some Hip Hop legends include:
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five:
The Funky Four + 1 :
Music has transformed dramatically in recent years, it has moved from being the voice of a counter culture into a mass culture craze. With regards to Hip Hop it has inspired social change through its messages, regardless of the Big Booty, Cash Money and Blunt Wrap disguising them. For those of you that don't know, Hip Hop is the result of Rock ( Aerosmith and Run-DMC made the song Walk this Way) so next time you feel the urge to tell your fellow head banger how dreadful Drake and Shady are try turning those judgmental eyes towards your own icons... Not to say that all Hip Hop is great, in any genre there are some songs that shouldn't be.
Many consider Hip Hop controversial and a waste of time, yet it has become a global phenomenon in its ability to unify races, classes and cultures, which, for the most part is undeniable. Societies have argued that this form of "Art" is riddled with violent lyrics that degrade women and are uninspiring, even though it has transformed into a multi-billion dollar industry. I wonder how the OG's ( Original Gangsters) of this "insignificant jungle music" would feel about the negative connotations attributed to their music. Regardless of the fact that Hip Hop has been the driving force behind most major influences around the world. Hip Hop has created a desire to "Not Follow" leading to an assortment of weird and wonderful new types of people. do you know of any Emo band that has had the same or partial effect of Hip Hop....?
SO, is it not funny to think that even if you hate Hip Hop, it HAS influenced every aspect of our daily lives for so long we don't notice it any more. In fact we claim it, High tops and fitted's in my city seem to be for Emo girls, changing perception's daily. It is inescapable. so where do you stand, are you a Hater or Appreciator? PEACE.