I looked up the origins of the “Emo” genre of music. Emo or Emotional is is a rock music genre characterized by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics. It emerged during the late 1980’s and became mainstream popular in about 1995. Since then its declined a bit since other genres like pop and hip hop are mush more popular. The term Emo wasn’t really used to describe music before 1980. Emo gets a bad reputation because of its depressing subject matter but i feel its important to embrace emotion because that’s the only way we can conquer it.