He also connects with his fans so well. Many rappers are concerned with being the best and making the most money; J Cole is concerned about pleasing his fans. “2014 Forest Hills Drives includes many songs about several different topics, all of which are about original topics that the average rap would never
Missy Elliot, Eve, and MC Lyte all have one thing in common they all have impeccable delivery and amazing storytelling skills (Bobbitt). From MC Lyte’s song titled “Cappuccino” to Eve’s song titled “Love is Blind” they both exemplify the artists amazing storytelling skills while showcasing prominent issues the African American community such as drug abuse and domestic violence. MC Lyte impacted the music industry significantly more than just these two artists it is widespread. Many male and female artists respect what MC Lyte has done musically for Hip
For that reason Hip-Hop is the type of music that I prefer. For example, the Hip-Hop artists Biggie Smalls, Future, and LL Cool J relate their different divisions to me. Mostly due to their lyricism or beatism, I enjoy these artists’ way of expressing Hip-Hop. 3 Future is my inspiration for my music because I can relate to his music. The flow of Biggie Smalls is somewhat the reason why I include my life in my music, and LL Cool J provides that battle-rapper grittiness that I also include in my music.
He showed his views on the world unlike other rap artists, that only rapped about getting women and having fancy cars. Tupac wrote about real subjects, he wrote the truth. His unique style of mixing new sounds for a new beat also separated his music from others. He is the defintion of greatness; The most influential person to ever step foot on earth, and I believe he will be remembered and loved by a lot for years to come. He has served and will be used as a role model for younger kids growing
Coming from a disadvantaged household myself, the lyrics of rap artists resonate with me. Artists like Kendrick Lamar spur a pursuit of something greater. Artists like Kanye West allow me to understand that is alright to be different. The lyricism of the artists that I am a personal fan of not only deal with the trials and tribulations of poverty and crime, but touch on overall human experiences, such as finding love, or growing up. However, many people do not see it that way.
Jazz music has spread around the world. It has drawn on national and regional musical cultures. Jazz has been the most important social factor that black musicians were able to record the blues, gospel and more. These musicians lived through inequality and many discovered their freedom in jazz. It became African Americans freedom because jazz
One of the reasons why this is true is because some rap songs have good messages and stories. For example, on the surface, rappers like Kanye West and Tyler, The Creator seem like “gangster” rappers. However, this is a big misconception. Kanye raps about being misunderstood and is also an amazing producer. Tyler is similar and he also raps about his dad leaving him, and what’s cool is that he
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.
Hip-hop has become a mainstream culture in youth today. It is a classic of music that contains both rap and break dancing. Hip-hop culture, originally from African Americans in the United States, has influenced many young generations. For example, there are many famous hip-hop artists who are supported by new generations, such as Jay-z, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem. However, there are some controversial arguments with hip-hop culture that has influenced youth culture by reinforcing bad behaviors, such as academic performance in school and drug use.
Many of the songs that have come to be synonymous with struggle, empowerment, human rights, and perseverance have come from the African-American community. African-American musicians continue to strongly influence the path of not only American music, but politics, civil rights, education, popular opinion, and the ever-evolving history of our nation (Ruehl,
Hip hop is characterized is four elements: rap music, DJing, b-boying, and graffiti art. Today, hip hop is more of a rap type music than the other categories. In the 80s and 90s, hip hop was a way for artists to express their day to day feelings. Now, hip hop talks about money, drugs, partying, or shiny things. However, this music is not bad.
The genre of hip hop or “rap music” has produced a great deal of influential music and people. Beginning in the early 1970s, rap music consists of rhythmic sounds, followed by rhythmic speech. With melody’s continuing for over 40 years, hip hop has created statements that define exactly why its reign will be everlasting. Hip hop is also a culture, popular simply because it is purely creative, and truly genius. Illmatic illustrates that exact authenticity, and originality through outstanding lyricism, and production.
A passage that demonstrates border crossing in Unit 5 is "Hip Hop Planet" by James McBride. This article examines a global phenomenon that crosses economic, racial, and geographical borders. James McBride, once a critic himself, is impacted by the rich history and culture of Hip Hop. Originally, James McBride dislikes the genre describing one of his most disturbing fears as having his daughter marry a rapper. It isn't until after he learns the history of Hip Hop that he respects and appreciates the music.
“Fools thought they were celebrating the 30th anniversary of hip hop…when they were really presiding over a funeral (Tate).” This quote from “Hip Hop turns 30 watcha celebratin’ for?” is both true and false. It is true because the hip hop that emerged in the 1970s is slowly disappearing from the music world and a new form of hip hop is reigning supreme, some would say a more commercialized or corporate version of hip hop. Despite its slow disappearance from the scene, aspects of the hip hop world created in the 1970s are still present in the current music scene. For instance, the dependence on beats to carry a song, the misogyny, the studio gangsta, and last but not least, the dis element.