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 January 1982 "Atomic Dog" was born. "Atomic Dog" is said to be one of the most influential songs of the rap and hip-hop era. It is also known as the funk anthem. It was written by songwriters David Spradley, Garry Shider and George Clinton. It would later be released as a single for George Clintons upcoming album "Computer Games."
When Dylan entered his teenage years, he began listening to rock and roll. Throughout Dylan’s high school years, he formed multiple different sounding bands that often played at his high school talent shows and were influenced by Elvis and Little Richard. In the late nineteen fifties Dylan moved to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota, often performing at a coffee shop on campus. When he attended university, he happened to change his name from “Robert Allen Zimmerman”, to ‘Bob Dylan”, even crediting his name to one of his favorite poets, “Dylan Thomas”. His aspiration of entering the music industry originally crossed his mind in college.
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.
A third transcendental ideal that Young represents is individualism. According to Emerson, “To be great is to be misunderstood” (“Self-Reliance” 555). By this quote, Emerson means that individuality is important for every person to know and be themselves. Young was one of the first worldwide musicians to write electronic pop music that ended up on the radio. According to Owl City’s website, Young “quietly became one of pop’s most ubiquitous voices, selling over 2.5 million albums and 18 million singles globally” (“About Owl City”).
Lupe Fiasco by definition is a hip hop and rap artist. He is able to record both types of music. Although Lupe Fiasco is known for his solo career he has been in bands. The bands names are Japanese Cartoon and Child Rebel Solider. Lupe was influenced by many household names of rap and hip hop; names like Jay Z, Nas, and Mos Def .
On February 6, 1945, in a small town of Jamaica, Bob Marley was born. This Jamaican singer introduced the power of reggae to the world. He also remains one of its most beloved artists to this day. Bob Marley was only a teenager when he moved to Kingston, Jamaica to pursue his music career. He then began playing with people like singer Joe Higgs and he met Bunny O’Riley Livingston, later known as Bunny Wailer and Peter McIntosh, who was know better as Peter Tosh who would be his future band mates.
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.
Hip-Hop was first developed in the late 1970s. Hip-Hop was created in the South Bronx in New York by African Americans And Latino teenagers. It focused on emceeing (or MCing), breakbeats, and house parties. Jamaican born DJ Clive "Kool Herc" Campbell was highly influential in the pioneering stage of Hip-Hop music. It is characterized by four distinct elements, all of which represent the different manifestations of the culture: Rap Music, DJing, B-Boying, and Graffiti Art.
During this time he had joined a rap group known as Digital Underground. Tupac joined Digital underground to learn the basic aspects of hip-hop so he became the dancer of the group. A year later Tupac finally recorded a song with the group it was called “same song”. It wasn’t long before the group had received an award winning success Tupac had come out with his own album called “2pacolypse now”. His first album “2pacolypse now” was a major success and it also was the spinoff of his career.