HIP-HOP VS R&B Hip-Hop music, also called hip-hop is a musical genre that was first brought to the United States by inner-city African Americans in the 1970s. Hip-hop is a form of music that incorporates various styles such as rapping, which is defined as a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. In studying and dancing hip-hop, it is important to that it is defined by four elements that are scratching (DJing), rapping (MCing), graffiti writing, and break dancing. To tap into some historical facts about hip-hop, it was highly popularized when block parties were a big thing back in the 70s in New York City (Bronx).
Usually, a break dancing group would wear matching suits. People who were involved with the Hip Hop movement wore gold chains, hats, colored jackets, colorful sneakers as well as noticeable hairstyles. They turned a music genre into a culture and used it as a way to express themselves. Which made Hip Hop so distinguishable from other
“Everybody’s at was with different things… I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.” Tupac Shakur was a Hip Hop rapper in East Harlem. Raised by a family of Black Panthers things weren’t easy for him and his family. Through thick and thin Tupac was able to make it to the top and inspired many people throughout his career.
Hip-hop culture has been the topic of various academic, social, and political discourses. Rap music, in particular, has made its way to mainstream media which is evident in the numerous films and movies that centers on what was once a part of an underground culture. Scholars explain that the popularity of hip-hop in both music and films are partly due to its potential to disseminate information, address an issue, and promote social change. Tinson and McBride (2013), for example, note that hip-hop is a “…form of critical education at the intersection of, and inseparable from political engagement” (1). Scholars further note that hip-hop’s current state “…requires frequent accounting of its engagement with the social, political, and cultural climate
Olaudah Equiano was a young boy sucked into the tornado of the African slave trade during the Mid 1700's who lived to tell his story to millions. His narrative tells the story of his personal account as a slave that was written for the European society during the peak of the movement to help abolish slavery between the British colonies address to the superior white men at the time. Olaudah Equiano was captured by African slave traders and stolen from his home in West Africa. He was taken to many different places such as Barbados, colonial Virginia, and ended in the hands of a British Naval officer. After spending 20 years as a slave, he bought his freedom and wrote his stories.
I chose to write my Response Essay on the story "Sonny's Blues" written by James Baldwin. In Sonny's Blues, the storyteller recounts the tale of his association with his sibling, Sonny. Sonny is a performer not able to get away from the ghetto. Disheartened by his sibling's suffering , the storyteller connects with him, yet discovers that Sonny's hurt powers his music. The narrator is a teacher in Harlem that has changed his life and got out of the ghetto where he grew up.
First debate is lady and how they are degraded/ humiliated in the lyrics. Another reason that rap music causes problems today is by the way they take drugs and alcohol, to be something they are most certainly not. They talk about murder, rape, assault as if they were okay. Almost everybody and everything that has to do with rap music is associated with drugs and alcohol. The impact of rap music has numerous negative impacts in our culture and society today.
Music has been around for a very long time. There are several different genre’s including; hip-hop, country, and jazz, rap, metro, and etc. Teens look up to those who they listen to, but many teens are interested in vulgar music. Rap influences young teens to drugs and violence. Thinking that it’s cool and that’s the way people are supposed to structure their lives to be.
Have you ever wanted to write rap songs like Eminem, Lil Wayne, Jay-z or any other of your favorite artists? Well, then this guide is for you. I will explain in detail how to write , think and where you can get beats from. Enjoy! Do some brainstorming
Growing up in Compton was not easy for Yella, there were a lot of influences to do drugs, commit crimes, and join gangs. Throughout high school, Yella made his main supply of money DJing and producing music at local clubs with Dr. Dre. He was inspired by Grandmaster Flash and other artists who made early hip-hop and funk music. Although Yella did not play the biggest role in N.W.A he was the only group member that stayed loyal to the group and never left. Yella sticking with the group caused him to become very good friends with Eazy-E and that is what kept him from leaving and starting his own label.
The feel of the album transitions to a more electronic vibe on “Stronger”. Where West samples French electronic music duo Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. Overall the songs all mesh well together to create a project that never lacks originality and never becomes bland and stale. Overall where the album truly stands out is in Kanye West 's production work, and his ability to bring many different elements together is new and refreshing from the stage of gangsta that hip hop was in before. While it may not be his best album ever especially with his later albums such as “808s and Heartbreak” (2008), “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” (2010), and “Yeezus” (2013).
Keith Cowboy is the one often credited for the term hip hop. He was part of the rap group The Furious Five. Rumors say that Cowboy would tease his friend in the army, by mimicking about the way they would “Hip Hop” March in cadence. This would actually benefit Cowboy as he started using the hop as part of his performance.
The Beastie Boys. Need I say more? When most think of the rambunctious rap group from that came straight out of the 1980’s, they think about girls, partying, crude humor and maybe some music in between. Although The Beastie Boys as a group did a few things that had never been done before in music history. Thats pretty incredible considering nobody expected something so revolutionary to come from three middle class white jewish kids from New York.
Rap is a very popular music genre that originated in West Africa and the Caribbean. These musicians would tell stories rhythmically, accompanied by drums, to compose a musical piece for entertainment. When Africans were traded over to America as slaves, they sung song’s rhythmically to send messages to others; these messages would be used to help other slaves escape and find freedom (Deirde 330). Rap gained its popularity in America during the 1970’s. It was very popular among the African American youth, gangsters in particular.