Origin of the term has been credited to various rappers, but DJ Afrika Bambaataa, who was a prominent figure in the early days of hip hop is credited as the first to describe Hip Hop as a subculture, stressing the importance of hip hop as an anti-violent lifestyle (Adelman & Taylor, 2016). The subculture of Hip hop can be a difficult to understand. It is made up primarily of four elements and so, to understand hip hop, one has to understand the elements. The first element is known as deejaying. The deejay or disc jockey (dj) is a person who plays previously recorded whether it be on the radio, at a dance club, wedding reception, or other various social gatherings.
People were experimenting with vocals creating characteristic "talking-singing" " called rap, pre-recorded tapes on beats usually in 4/4 time signature. DJing, unique stage presence like breakdance was a big factor in hip-hop culture. At the beginning of creating the genre, lyrics was focused on topics such as: racial inequality, government issues, economy, hardships in life. Today, especially in America, topics are more about making money, sex, drugs
Deconstructing Gangsta Rap The development of hip hop did not occur all at once. There was a prolific timeline that lead to the creation of what is now a dominant and influential segment of our present-day popular culture. Hip hop’s origins were a blend of many diverse cultures, such as African-American, Hispanic, Puerto Rican, and Jamaican. Many various artforms from the streets of 1970s New York City came together and took the shape of what eventually came to be known as hip hop. At the time of its development, hip hop was not only a genre of music, it encompassed the mid-1970s South Bronx, New York way of life.
Songs were remixed into a completely new pieces with the help of a disk jockey (a D.J.) and a master of ceremonies (an M.C.). As previous popular music genres had focused on melody and harmony, hip hop was innovative for its time for its primary focus on rhythm and language, which is most often seen through its use of rap.
Generation Plur: An Insight into America 's Rave Culture The rave culture is a culture based on the rave parties. This parties consist on a DJ or DJs playing a live performance, usually playing electronic music; accompanied by a laser light show. Its attendees are known for dressing flamboyant and colorful outfits to these raves. Commonly related to the use of illegal hallucinogens such as MDMA, ecstasy, LSD, etc. Nevertheless, this relation is a common misconception of it.
In sociology, a subculture is a popular culture with its own practices, values and beliefs. A subculture explains the reason why a certain cultural group behaves the way it does. Raves has become a popular subculture in America since the early 1990's. It originated originally in the United Kingdom during the 1980's. A rave is a dance party with a large group of people with DJ's playing electronic dance music.
He even gave a definition as to what hip hop entails. According to Orejuela, “Hip hop includes four related art forms – Djing, MCing, breaking (b-boying), and graffiti – that are the product of a unifying ideology” (2). Therefore, one can understand that there is more to hip hop than meets the eye and Orejuela felt passionately
Jay pursued his passion of rapping and made a small fortune. He then turned this fortune into a multimillionaire empire by expanding his brand. After becoming a successful rapper, Jay took it further and started his very own record label so that he could help put on new talent, as well as, challenge himself as a manager. After achieving high success through his record level, Jay began a clothing line, Rocawear. Roca wear was a highly successful clothing line but has lost appeal as trends have changed.
As detailed in Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, hip-hop was born through the explosion of creativity within America’s forgotten youth. The music spoke to the individuals in these forgotten communities. The music had a purpose and illuminated the political issues of the time. Sadly, over time, the increasing commodification of hip-hop as an art has gradually altered the audience of the music. As the audience has slowly changed, the meaning of some of the music has also changed.
While directing the documentary Notorious of the life of Biggie Smalls, Tillman displays the setting of unstable ghetto life and the addition of specific musical selection and sound track to present major themes of hip-hop culture in his film. Tillman provides an appropriate setting of ghetto life to display the origin to where hip-hop is created. Tillman displays the