Hip Hop is urban
But being a fan of both Hip Hop AND
Let’s break it down and highlight some facts…
How Hip Hop And The
Anime Industry Is Similar:
1. Both industries BLEW UP In the 1990’s
Hip Hop started in the 1970’s, historically. With the 80’s being a critical point that helped the industry “blow up” in the 90’s like never before.
It was the era of:
- Snoop Dogg.
- Tupac Shakur.
- Biggie Smalls.
- The Hot Boyz.
- Master P.
And so many other rappers I won’t mention.
The 70’s and 80’s played a big role in Hip Hop’s “explosion” that’s made it the biggest
Anime is the same
That “spillage” lead to the crazy explosion in the 90’s. And
Dragon Ball Z. One Piece. Inuyasha.
- Magic Knight Rayearth.
And so many others came as a result of 80’s
2. Both industries portray a certain level of “immasculinity” in 2019
I’m not here to debate or be “politically correct”. But you should know that by now.
The fact is – in the hip hop industry, the portrayal of men is more feminine than it ever has been.
Male rappers wearing skirts, eye liner, make up… the list goes on. And the proof is out there.
anime is NO different
The constant portrayal of male
And basically the types of guys who willingly take abuse from women… This is a common thing in the
It doesn’t happen all the time, but that’s not the point here. The point is: it DOES happen.
The Hip Hop industry and the
3. Gay & “crossdressing” has become more acceptable in both industries
Over the years more and more hip hop artists are “coming out” about being gay… even though many end up being “exposed” instead of coming out straight.
That’s another story in itself, but the point is: it’s NOT as bad today in the hip hop community.
The fact that rappers dress like women is proof enough of this concept. Even if not literal.
anime industry is similar
Gay characters in the
Though this has been happening for years at this point.
And this is becoming even more of a thing in terms of “Trans”. Or at least the portrayal of it in the
It’s what we call TRAP characters in the
- Rider Of Black (Astolfo).
- Makoto (Minami-Ke).
- Ferris (Re:Zero).
- Kojuro Shuri (Masamune Kun No Revenge).
They’re designed like “girls” but really they’re guys.
Not exactly “trans” but the portrayal is obviously there. Especially the crossdressing.
4. Both industries are “lacking” in quality content compared to “old school” stuff
I’m only reciting what the majority of people THINK in both industries.
But even with that said, objectively it’s undeniable that modern-day content in both Hip Hop AND
In the Hip Hop industry, all you have to do is look at the
Nowadays you have:
- Mumble rap (that’s what they call it).
- Rappers who aren’t American who rap in an American accent (Iggy Azelia).
- Rappers “clout-chasing” and doing anything for attention.
- And Albums aren’t even exciting anymore. It’s more about Singles compared to say: the 2000’s.
anime industry is the same
There’s a reason why:
- Code Geass.
Dragon Ball Z.
- Attack On Titan.
One Piece. Naruto.
- Black Lagoon.
- Neon Genesis Evangelion.
And so many other
These days it’s “harder” to find quality
Because there’s so much emphasis on “quantity” and chasing trends.
5. Both industries are have negative stereotypes and stigmas
The Hip Hop industry’s had stigma’s and stereotypes attached to it since day 1. Especially since the 90’s.
As usual – the minority ruins it for the majority. And with Hip Hop it looks like this:
- Black people are gangsters.
- Black people are stupid.
- Hip Hop is ghetto.
- Hip Hop is a bad influence.
- Black people are drug dealers.
- Black people are poor.
And the list goes on. All this stems from Hip Hop and the image its created. Especially with the abuse of the N-word all over the world.
Though a lot of it is the fault of society. Most people believe anything they see (they’re closed minded).
Hip Hop influences culture, and is the biggest
anime industry is similar
It’s a little different, but the
Animefans are beta-males. Animefans are autistic. Animefans are losers.
- If you like
anime, you’re a nobody. Animeis HENTAI. Animeis for perverts.
And the list goes on and on and on.
And despite the
Both hip hop and the
Being a fan of either associates you with all kinds of negative stereotypes and stigmas… Most of which aren’t even true or justified.
And even though both industry’s are massive, they’re treated like “underdogs” to a certain degree. Not by fans, but by organizations and companies with political agendas.
There’s other similarities between Hip Hop and
- Political correctness.
- Social Justice Warriors (SJW).
- Not getting credit where credit is due.
And even more. But the 5 reasons I mentioned are pretty legit by themselves.
What do you think?
If you can share some more, or you have suggestions, leave it in the comments.