Women are exploited everywhere you turn. I always knew that women were presented in a negative light in music, especially Hip-Hop. It would bother me,but not as much as it does now. I am quickly learning how the women are just objects in the eyes of many people. My favorite genre of music is Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B, & Neo Soul. Rap is one of my all time favorite genres, and I love it all. From the dirtiest lyrics to those promoting peace, this music is apart of my culture. Even though rap music is my favorite genre; my favorite song does not fall under the rap category. The song “Computer Love” by Zapp & Rodger is a song that I will forever love. I even jokingly say I want it played at my funeral.
I used to go, every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., to choir rehearsal and, while there I would sing praises to God along with other choir members, It never appealed to anyone to ask about the origin of these songs and how Gospel music came to us. We just sang what we were taught to sing. Well, one day while in choir rehearsal, I decided to ask about the origin of Gospel music. My choir director shouted, “It comes from black folks’ soul.” After he said this, I decided to research more about the origin of Gospel music and found out that African Americans started it and that it is then a music that African Americans feel, experience and sing. When African Americans sing Gospel music, it comes from deep within. It comes from the soul and from experience. It is thus, this experience of Gospel music by African Americans that I will discuss
Freestyle rap is spontaneous, created on the spur of the moment with nothing scripted in advance. Literary devices, such as rhymes, metaphors and similes will be included in the best freestyle rap, as well as smooth delivery and allusions to the present surroundings and circumstances. Great rappers have great freestyling skills. In freestyling, a rapper must think on his or her feet and impress the audience with his/her verbal ability.
Elvis Aaron Presley, a Rock-N- Roll icon, was born on January 8, 1935. His parents are Vernon and Gladys Presley. Presley was born a twin, but his identical brother was stillborn. Elvis’s original middle name was Aron to resemble his stillborn twin’s middle name, but he legally changed it to Aaron as a biblical and traditional spelling. In 1953, Elvis cut his first demo at Sun Studio; he also began touring all over America. Born in rural Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis grew to become one of the most famous icons in Rock-N-Roll history.
Music is such a wonderful form of art, and it has been a part of American culture for centuries. This art is as prominent as it is today because of the way people have used it to shape their culture, no matter what century it was. One of the most major genres of music is rock. Rock emerged in the late 40s to early 50s; it was popular
“I’ve always been drawn to gospel music and the roots of African American music. It’s the foundation of rock and roll.” Hozier, an Irish musician, was right when he claimed that Gospel music laid the foundation for rock and roll, but how did gospel get such an influential role? What figures popularized gospel so that it became a known genre of music worldwide? Who transformed the once tame church music into the emotional music that is now heard? While gospel may have started with other musicians, Thomas Dorsey changed and defined gospel as we know it today. Through the Pilgrim Church, the National Convention of Gospel Choirs, and Dorsey’s song, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” Thomas Dorsey became the “Father of Gospel.”
Chapter 1: What does the Civil Rights Movement gave to the African-Americans compared to Hip Hop as a subculture/movement.
Believe it or not, religion, which is “the service and worship of God or the supernatural” (Webster) is far more common than the average Joe notices on the surface. A large amount of people wouldn’t see religious aspects in their everyday life except for those they practice and even then, most are limited to a single day if even that. With the proper lens it is possible to gaze deeper into everyday occurrences and see factors such as subliminal meanings and blatant themes that have religious values to accompanying them. This theme of religion in popular culture can be seen popular aspects of everyday life. Many religious institutions see media within popular culture as an avenue to communicate to the mass their message and/or vision. This media covers movies, tv shows, popular music, and many more common media content that people like to use on a frequent basis. Movies such as The Golden Compass, games such as Far Cry 4, and
Slave owners forbid African Americans from using their traditional ancestral instruments and music, and this produced the new African American style of music, gospel. Before gospel became the black mainstream music of the 20th century, black churches were the only safe place for African Americans to praise God as a congregation without the fear of white intrusion. Slaves shared stories of their horrible living conditions through gospel songs. They believed that by enduring the struggles of everyday life, they will be rewarded with life after death in heaven with God. Slavery’s deleterious effect on African Americans fueled the creation of gospel music, which became an effective and resourceful medium for slaves to spread God’s good news throughout
On July 24, 1701, the oldest city outside of the original thirteen colonies was founded. This city would go on to be one of the more fascinating cities of the United States. Not only is this city home to riveting buildings, such as the only floating post office in America, but it is also home to Motown. This city is Detroit. With the merger of different styles of jazz and blues, Detroit was filled with potential; it wasn’t until Motown, though, that this talent reached a national level. Motown was able to reach nationwide audiences through Berry Gordy’s, the record label’s creator, raw talent and drive for success. Another source of Motown’s success was the people surrounding Gordy, including his family and close friends. The final reason
Growing up I was consumed by an interesting assortment of music. Musical influences were thrown at me from all directions. Whether it was the rock and roll and punk rock music my dad listened to, or the country and pop music my mom listened to, my ears were always full of different arrays of music. Having my grandma blasting gospel music and my older sister jamming Disney, music became a very influential part of my childhood.
Chancelor Bennett, better known as Chance the Rapper, has made a sudden appearance in the world of rap since 2012 when he released his first album “10 Day”. Since then, Chance the Rapper has gained popularity with his albums “Acid Rap” in 2013, and most recently “Coloring Book” in 2016. Chance the Rapper is known for his quirky and free-flowing raps about things that are important to him, like his native city of Chicago, freedom, or even his faith. His creative process to make genius raps sometimes take weird directions and fully understanding how this artist makes music is very amazing.
When I was younger, I was into Dragon Ball Z and comic books very heavy. I had little action figures I would take to school and play with and as soon as I got in from school, I turned the TV to Cartoon Network to watch Dragon Ball and Then Dragon Ball Z. I wanted to be Goku(the main character of the show), Rocky Balboa, Bruce Lee and Lil ' Bow Wow.
The African American community has not gained full equality to this day. Even after fighting for many years this present day issue has come to light in Hip-Hop artists songs like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song, White Privilege II. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are respected in their line of work because they have become very popular in today 's Hip-Hop music. Hip-Hop has been the newest way of news being broadcasted. As many artists like Macklemore have become more of an activist in this day and age. This song matters because Macklemore is established and this song will inform everyone around the country, even world what’s happening. This song message affects all of us as citizens of this country surrounded by racism and inequality. The action macklemore wants us to take is to stand up and end this war against racism.
Most people have a negative view about rap music because a lot of rap music is about drugs, sex, alcohol, so on and so on. However, that is just parts of rap music there is a positive side to rap music. It is a misconception that rap music is totally negative, there are some artists that write lyrics with uplifting message to encourage their listeners. There are more and more Christian rap artist the focus on rapping positive message, and they keep their lyrics clean. The positive side of rap music has been underestimated, and rap music can actually benefit teenagers and even benefit the whole society. Rap music gives people a chance to freely express their feelings and express whatever they cannot express through behavior. Allen (2014) states that rap can actually help teenager understand more about language and how to use it so that it is the most effective. Rap lyrics word of choice and sentence structure is very poetic; also rappers will use techniques such as metaphor, simile and rhyming. Some rap lyrics are very subjective so it can help teenagers that listen to it build their critical thinking skills, it gives them a chance to think about whether or not they agree with what the lyric