Lawrence Parker also known as KRS-One, which is an anagram for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone, left home at sixteen in 1981 to pursue a new type of musical art and expressionism: that of an emcee. By 1987, he and his musical partner, DJ Scott La Rock, would release their first ever album under the group name Boogie Down Productions, it was called “Criminal Minded”. The debut album of KRS-One and Scott La Rock featured the two on the cover draped in ammunition and brandishing multiple guns. This album is credited for providing the template for what would soon become “Gangsta” and “Hardcore” rap music. Soon after, they were rejected by the community’s most popular radio DJs, Mr. Magic and Marley Marl.
In his early life Macklemore , “...was influenced by the likes of hip-hop groups Kris Kross and Digital Underground as well as pop superstar Michael Jackson.” as said by Biography.com Macklemore attended a musical school where he developed an alcohol and drug addiction. He then went to rehab and started taking steps towards being sober. He then started rapping. He recorded music at his parents house and turned down record labels. He met a man named Ryan lewis who produced music and they made their own label.
The prominence of the stretched break gave birth to its name breakdancing, a style particular to rap culture, which was encouraged by expanded drum breaks played by DJs at New York parties. By the mid-1970s, New York 's hip-hop scene was ruled by original turntablists DJ Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, and Herc. The rappers of Sugarhill Gang created hip-hop’s first hit, "Rapper 's Delight," in 1979. Rap itself started as a discourse on the capability of a specific DJ, while that DJ was playing records at a hip-hop occasion. MCs, the heralds of today 's rap specialists, presented DJs and their
The next couple days went by and they brought an group in because they couldn’t rap except for Ice cube into they quit and Dr. Dre help Eric rap and that’s how they came up with Ruthless and N.W.A which stand for Niggas With Attitudes. Eazy e was a west coast rapper and label co-founder who was part of the group N.W.A known for albums like straight
Released in 1987, Sting’s Englishman In New York captures the singer’s dear friend Quentin Crisp’s adaption to the city. Sing quite satirically describes Crisp as “an alien… legal alien in New York” and portraits the anxiety the young gay Englishman experiences in this gentles society. The jazzy beats smoothly blend with the sound of the city as Sting begins to sing about the gentleman’s complaints about not drinking coffee in New York. Hip-hop icon Grandmixer D.ST.’s name comes from New York City’s Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. D.ST.’s a classic hip-hop musician as well as a pioneer of turntables.
In the article Hip-Hop White Wash: The Impact of Eminem on Rap Music and Music Industry Economics. The article starts with Eminem moving from place to place due to his parents having addiction problems. Then it goes into how Eminem became a musician and lastly it talks about the impact of Eminem on rap music. In the article it explains how Eminem moved from place to place and how this scrawny white boy who was a nobody that lived in the worst part of Chicago became and became this rap mogul that everyone respected. In 1997, he placed 2nd in the rap Olympics where Dr. Dre found him and signed him to a contract and his first album that Eminem made went triple platinum and from there his fame went thru the roof and Eminem became the first white
My focus poem is “HiiiPower” and my poet is Kendrick Lamar. His full name is Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, he’s better known as his stage name Kedrick Lamar formerly known as K-Dot. He was born in Compton, California on June 17, 1987. As the presence of the 1980s crack trade and West Coast gang activity increased, Lamar grew up around a lot of gang violence, but he seemed more influenced than harmed by it. He attended Centennial High School as a teenager and he was a straight-A student.
n 1986, at the age of 22, Wright had allegedly earned as much as US$250,000 from dealing drugs. However, after his cousin was shot and killed, he decided that he could make a better living in the Los Angeles hip hop scene, which was growing rapidly in popularity.  He started recording songs during the mid-1980s in his parents '
Djing is the manipulation of records to generate new beats, break beats, or music. DJ Kool Herc claims he began Djing because it was a fun way to pass the time, he would have parties and they became a “rite of passage for young people.” Before he knew it others were adding to the foundation that would later become a billion-dollar industry. Another notable, DJ Grandmaster Flash, said in an interview that “since we had no technical nothing, the such was to find that drum beat, that break down, that drum solo. That was the mission…. When the drummer had that little solo the peoples body would get more
Sympathy for the Devil “Sympathy for the Devil” qualifies as a neighborhood narrative for various reasons. In the article written by Kelefa Sanneh, she discusses the evolution of Eminem 's career. Eminem became a sensational hip-hop artist in the early 90’s, becoming one of the first popular white rappers. He was popular for using graphic lyrics, using an original style, and his race. This gave him recognition.