Youth is a way to say that changes in society’s generational structure, when seen through the lens of the relational concept of time, are a good thing. Generation Z (centennials) is already having a big impact on sociocultural processes and developing new ways of behaving in the world, and sociologists are trying to figure out what the future holds for this generation. In a world where consumerism and information technology have taken over in various aspects of everyday life, like using writing services, (Pro Papers, for example) instead of doing tasks themselves, or using machine learning in class, centennials place the most value on the variety and fun of life because they have grown up in a world where these things rule (a hedonistic attitude).
In recent years, the hip-hop subculture of today’s youth has grown in popularity all across the world. No other product has ever been so highly sought after and sought after in the marketplace. Youth groups have politicized the lifestyle of subculture leaders and proponents, and as a result, it continues to be relevant in today’s society. Elder members of the community used to symbolize the subculture; today, younger members of the society serve as its leaders and role models, a shift from previous generations. When the concepts of a subculture are simple to understand, it becomes more tempting as a way of life option. So let’s see what influence it has on our youth and what it leads us to.
WHAT IS THE HIP-HOP SUBCULTURE?
“Subculture” is a social movement that deviates from the established standards of society and adheres to its own set of ideas and values, which is referred to as a “counterculture.” Subcultures are formed by young people for a number of reasons, including self-realization, self-identification, social role development, and status progression. It is not always the case that these ideas and beliefs have a positive influence on a person’s human characteristics and moral compass, as stated before.
Hip-hop has a dual influence on contemporary society’s viewpoint and ideology, impacting both the good and bad aspects of society’s outlook and ideals. Subculture addiction, which is characterized by its marginal status in society and the necessity to deal with at-risk youth, is a result of this.
The hip-hop scene has flourished in recent years, becoming not only one of the most popular, but also one of the most financially successful. Besides DJing and beatboxing, the subculture has grown to include graffiti wall art, DJing and other forms of musical innovation, as well as street brands for youth clothes, shoes, and other accessories. Commercialization of culture occurs as a result of subcultures becoming widely disseminated among young people. We may claim that subculture in this situation grows huge since commercial success is an invariable principle of mass culture, thus we can include more young in the subcultural flow.
POSITIVE ASPECTS OF HIP-HOP CULTURE
In the new format of subculture formation, it is vital to warn young people against assimilation of undesirable behavioral attitudes and promote assimilation of good characteristics. Any subculture symbolizes specific ideals.
The establishment of subculture in society is facilitated by elements such as:
– the ability to express oneself in a creative manner in a certain cultural orientation;
– broadening the horizons and developing the erudition of young people;
– formation of positive attitudes and goals;
– influence on the socialization of young people in the process of communication in a team;
– their ability to secure their material well-being by participation in subcultural activities is a potential.
NEGATIVE INFLUENCE OF HIP-HOP CULTURE
Negative factors include:
– the negative impact of the texts of performers reflecting the lifestyle of the leaders of the subculture;
– promotion of addictive behavior;
– gradually increasing interest of young people in the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco smoking;
– loss of youth interest in their native culture and its historical realities.
The media serves as a link between the subculture and the wider public, and they do so by exposing both the positive and negative aspects of the subculture’s culture. The younger generation is exposed to negative values as a result of the lack of information filtering mechanisms in global networks, and society and government do not strongly support the subculture’s positive values, which further contributes to the degradation and social maladaptation of the talented youth, who are a link in the addictive youth subculture.
HIP-HOP IN THE LIFE OF SOCIETY
The social protests that took place during the heyday of hip-hop were many and included street hooliganism, theft, drug trafficking, and robbery – not only in the guise of artistic expression, but also in the form of actual criminal activity. A whole new type of hip-hop music has arisen, one that embraces the “criminal” romanticism and aggressively provocative ideology of the urban periphery, as opposed to the traditional hip-hop music of the past. While this may be true, hip-hop culture has had a significant influence on disadvantaged areas of megacities all over the world, particularly in the United States. The rapid normalizing of criminal behavior in underprivileged areas of megacities through “battles” between DJs, breakdancers, and rap performances made it possible to engage in social and cultural interaction with young people on the streets.
It is critical for young people to appreciate their own self-worth that they take into consideration the multifunctionality of contemporary mass forms of youth leisure. When adolescents engage in cultural and leisure activities, the components of communication, hedonism, creativity, and aesthetics all come together to build a functional framework of teenage consciousness.
When it comes to the growth of youth leisure and young culture, sociocultural animation has forged ahead of the pack. This is the beginning of a new period. Throughout the free time sector, youth groups from all walks of life are participating in cultural projects, activities, and events that are part of the larger process of sociocultural activity. Among these characteristics are openness and multiplicity while discussing and solving serious societal issues that young people are confronted with.
HOW TO TREAT THE HIP-HOP MOVEMENT?
Respectfully, as it is something completely new to older people, and is one of the determining ideas in modern society. The danger of social demobilization and generational detraining was and remains significant, but it pales in comparison to the greater dangers of entrepreneurialism and scientific inventiveness. Unprecedented successes were achieved in the past by combining technological and natural scientific knowledge with free entrepreneurship, rather than by combining new humanitarian understanding with uncontrolled individualism.
Time off is an investment in the human capital that will be accessible when they return to work. Trying to make young people use their time in ways that are critical to today’s society is met with a hostile response. “Psychogroups,” “hanging out,” and other groups that aren’t members of the group are all opposed to leisure. Anthropocentric data on self-affirmation, uniqueness, and rehabilitating sensitivity is collected by these transitory, spontaneous information gathering groups.