Ortega 3that everyone gets along at all times with that, feuds between artists are inevitableregardless of their genre. Feuds within the country music industry tend to arguemore about politics and opinions. Since hip hop began in the 1970’s, violent gangshave been founded and the rivalry between the East and West Coast rappers hasturned deadly. Reporters have often added to the feud, because of themisinterpretation of MC battles. To further explain, Wikipedia states, “MCs could becreative, paring nonsense rhymes and teasing friends and enemies alike in the styleof Jamaican toasting at blues parties or playing the dozens in exchange of wit.”(“Hip Hop”) Both country and hip hop music today have multiple cable channelsdedicated to their genre. There are awards ceremonies within each genre to honormusicians, and also ceremonies that honor musicians in multiple genres, such asthe
American Music Awards
.Music is culture, which can often be identified by the lyrics written in themusic. I enjoy both country and hip hop music; each style brings something to thetable that the other one doesn’t. I was raised in the culture of country music, butbecause of the hardships that I have endured in my life I can relate to lyrics of hiphop. Coming from an isolated town in the country, it was helpful for me to know thatI was not the only child whose parents were drug addicts and that there is life afterhardship. Country music will always remind me of my roots; hip hop reminds methat when things get tough, it’s not just me, everyone falls on hard times.Regardless of the genre, music is an inspiration to many, keep on listening.