The British Invasion marks a historical time in the world of music. Society was rapidly changing and means of what was “socially acceptable” played a huge part in music how we know it today. Starting in the 1060’s bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Animals were just the people to start a revolution of music in the United States. According to Kenneth Olwig, author of “The ‘British Invasion’: the ‘new’ cultural geography and beyond”, “It took a British group to teach American musicians about the vitality of American Rock and Roll as a contemporary, largely urban, phenomena” (Olwig 2010). This statement brings to attention the British attitude towards the situation.
Scholars such as Carl and Virgil Taylor emphasize “Hip-Hop is not only a genre of music, but also a complex system of ideas, values and concepts that reflect newly emerging and ever-changing creative correlative expressive mechanisms including but not limited to song, poetry, film and fashion.” Hip hop includes, rapping, graffiti, breakdancing, and DJing. It grew in popularity after a lot of house parties and basement parties. DJ Hollywood and DJ Afrika Bambaataa are known for coming up with the term "hip-hop". What Hip hop containes, is considered “artistic variations” of street gang competition and one’s ability to be better. Hip hop is broken down into four main subgroups Rapping or MCing Graffiti Breakdancing DJing Rap is when a person is MCing or rhyming, it is considered a form of poetry, and it focuses mainly on the flow, delivery and lyrical content that is being said by the MC.
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American hip-hop rapper and songwriter from Compton, California. Lamar is a member of the hip-hop collective Black Hippy, which is a part of the TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment) label. Lamar is known for his storytelling, imagery, wordplay, passion and varied song structures, Kendrick brings hard-hitting lyricism with narratives to the West Coast, not traditionally known for its lyricists but for gangsta rap. Kendrick Lamar 's third studio album "To Pimp a Butterfly" is a wild ride of stimulating lyrics, jazz-like sounds, and Pac-like rebellion. Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, doesn’t explicitly bill itself as a movie like good kid, m.A.A.d city (Lamar’s first mainstream album) did, but the network of interlocking dramas explored here feels like a movie nonetheless, and a variety of characters appear across the album’s expanse.
He later founded Meadowbrook Inventions where they maintain the production of glitter today. Yet, it wasn’t until the 70’s when glitter appeared on the high streets. With the birth of disco brought all things shiny. Diana Mankowski an American historian says that it was disco dancers who “broke the mold when it came to fashion, allowing freedom, creativity and individuality to reign supreme”. She also speaks about Ed McCormack an American journalist for the ‘Rolling Stones’ who often visited clubs such as
Describe some of the influence of Latin music in the US in the early part of the twentieth century. Latin music influenced the U.S. in the early twentieth century when Mario Bauza first performed in Harlem New York with a blues and Afro-Cuban mixture. However, he was insulted when he played the pieces but defended his country’s music by claiming how popular it soon would be. He described the music as “lemon meringue pie: jazz at the top and Afro-Cuban rhythm at the bottom.” Soon other groups, like the Havana Orchestra played “Peanut Vendor” in a similar style, and Latin dances became ballroom favorite with rumba rhythms. What was the significance of "Machito and His Afro-Cubans"?
In 1986 Run DMC (a hip hop group from Queens, consisting of Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell) released the song “My Adidas,” which was the third song on their album Raising Hell. Due to the rise of rap music in the 1980s, the song, along with the whole album developed to a success and landed at number one in the Billboard charts. The song “My Adidas” was obviously an attempt of commercializing the shoe company Adidas. One important factor appeared during the hype of the song. Hip hop culture has developed to a profitable “source of influence in market economics” (Miner 75).
The bands who had invaded the United States brought over new styles of clothing and styles of hair that would help the United States change. British bands started the style of moppy hair. At the time when The Beatles had arrived men didn’t wear their hair long. After The Beatles arrived that started to change. Men and women started to break out in different styles.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized American culture, but specifically theater, music, and entertainment. Lin-Manuel was born January 16th, 1980 in Manhattan, New York. In the 1980’s, musicals and theater were very popular, but the idea of hip-hop music in them was not even thought about. However, Lin-Manuel Miranda changed that dramatically, and as a result, we have some very great works like Hamilton, and In The Heights that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote. Some of the reasons Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized American Culture are because he was very brave, because he revolutionized the way Americans thought about American history with one of his most famous works Hamilton, and because he brought people closer together by combining
The Twentieth Century gave birth to many new forms of music. The world saw music transformation from the creations of Chopin to Rock and Roll, Rap, Heavy Metal, and Grunge. While there are many artist and groups who performed new musical styles, none did more for them then the five bands we will discuss here. These groups not only shaped the music we listen to, they also shaped our culture. From the King of Rock, to the original British boy band, a heavy metal band from Los Angeles, the band that introduced 90’s to grunge rock, and finally the original gangster rappers.
Grunge is a sub-genre of alternative rock and started in the mid-1980 in American state of Washington, particularly in Seattle. By the early 1990s grunge spread to California and other parts of America building strong followings and signing major record deals. Grunge became most successful in the first half of the 1990s, due mainly to the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind, Pearl jam’s Ten and Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger. The success of these bands boosted the popularity of alternative rock and made grunge the most popular form of hard rock music at the time. In the late 1990s most grunge bands disbanded or faded but their influence continues to effect modern day music.
James Nugent 16 July 2015 The Legitimacy of Sampling Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, two of hip-hop 's biggest legends collaborated in the early months of 1984 to create one of the most influential songs ever. Released in 1985, on the B-side to The Show, "La Di Da Di" garnered considerable media attention, making it one of the earliest rap songs to blow up nationwide. Instead of it playing on just black music radio stations, the song played on Pop music stations. The song has an everlasting legacy and influence on all genres of music, not due to the original song, but rather the hundreds of mega hits through the practice of sampling. The practice of sampling was discovered by early 1970’s DJs who played around with manipulating vinyl on two turntables
Long Island, New York has cultivated many hip-hop talents in creating masterpieces of hip-hop songs. For example, rap crew Public Enemy’s Fight the power, hip-hop trio De La Soul’s Me, Myself and I, and Eric B and Rakim’s Follow the Leader. All of these songs had great influence over the future hip-hop generations, yet the ones that stood out to me were Public Enemy’s Fight the Power and De La Soul’s Me, Myself, and I. Fight the Power was produced by Public Enemy’s production team The Bomb Squad, and Me, Myself and I was produced by De La Soul and Prince Paul. Although two songs were both released in 1989, they offered different insights for listeners.