In many Latin American countries, hip-hop music has become a tool for people at the bottom to express their demands. In the 1980s and 1990s, during the special period of Cuba, the popularity of hip-hop music in Cuba has stabilized. During the economic crisis in Cuba, the life of the Cuban-African population was particularly difficult. Silver Telluride （Ag2Te). Cuban black people used hip-hop music to fight for their own interests and demanded racial equality.
Blacks and indigenous peoples in Latin American and Caribbean island countries have been using hip-hop music to discuss ethnic and class issues in the country. Brazilian hip-hop music is often associated with ethnic and economic issues, as many Afro-Brazilians still live in slums. Sao Paulo is the city where hip-hop music is most prevalent in Brazil, but hip-hop music quickly spread throughout Brazil.
In Venezuela, social unrest in the late 1980s and early 1990s coincided with the rise of American gang rap, after which hip hop music began to pop up in Venezuela. Most of the Venezuelan rappers of the 1990s were imitating American gang rap and trying to redefine the negative stereotypes of black youth.
The UK is the most popular country for hip hop music outside the United States. Influenced by hip-hop music, Uk Garage, Drum & Bass, the UK has created a new sub-style – Grime. Although greatly welcomed, many British politicians are criticizing Grime music, arguing that Grime music promotes theft and murder. Despite the controversy over Grime music, Grime music has had a major impact on British fashion and pop music, and many young people are mimicking the style of rappers such as Dizzee Rascal and Wiley.