What West is doing with music production is impeccable. “Kanye remains popular because he is truly one of the best rappers of all time. His music resonates.” (Tamara Conniff, Mini Bio- Kanye West, biography.com ). Kanye West’s music has set the basis for hip hop and R&B for a decade now. “Speaking of hip-hop, with 21 awards, Kanye West is the rapper who counts the most Grammys.”(Alex Frank, The Biggest Hauls in Grammy History, vogue.com).
The sixties were about personal liberation, with this in mind, The Beatles had perfected a soundtrack to go with that. As Steven Stark once said, “In a country in which popular culture is extremely important, there’s probably nobody more important than The
The famed "Fireman" singer has made quite a lucrative career out of his rap music. He's hoping to come out with some more songs if his lawsuit with Birdman can be settled to add even more money to his million-dollar net worth. Number Nine: Birdman The man and mentor often associated with Lil Wayne, Birdman did pretty well for himself in the
Introduction Eminem is a big name when it comes to the music industry. Probably among the best-rated rappers, he is famous for numerous hit tracks and albums including Deuces, Mockingbird, No love, Till I Collapse, Lose Yourself, Not Afraid, Without me among many other tracks. A lot of information about his public life, ever since he rose to fame, can be availed by the print and social medias. However, there is much to that. A lot can be said about this ardent rapper, with excellent skills.
In reality, pop music has been seminal to the empowerment of many belittle minorities and the creation of a more variegated culture. Instead of pointlessly demeaning pop music as being worthless or hackneyed, one should praise it for the plethora of changes it has brought to the United States. While it may not be able to evoke nostalgia of the foregone “good old days”, pop music is a moving force that constantly pushes against the fabric of the society, urging the public to accept new ideas or alter their point of view. Regardless of the vagaries in government, politics, or the economy, pop music has proven itself in the past half-century to be unstoppable in its ability to revolutionize the American culture. Perhaps best expressed by Sarah Churchwell, a Professor of American Literature at the University of London, pop music is so popular because “[it] provides not just the soundtracks to our lives...; it releases our emotion and helps us to articulate them”.
I have chosen to research Hip-Hop because I like the genre as a whole and I like listening to some of the songs in the genre. So, I think because of this, it would be interesting to find out more about this genre and say some of my opinions on it. I have chosen Musicals because they are very popular and I enjoy watching and listening to the songs. I’ve never really known what makes a musical song different to just any other song so I thought it would be interesting to find
He created an entirely new genre, one that has grown into the most popular and dynamic spectrum of music. His music didn’t just affect the style and sound of popular music, it also inspired a cultural revolution. He brought sounds from both sides of the color line and introduced a natural sexuality in performing that was seen by some as vulgar and inappropriate. There have been many artists to come and leave their mark, but none have left quite the impression in music, as well as American culture, that Elvis Presley
By being versatile and creative with his music he managed to drop hit after hit and remain fresh with his art. He kept his fans on the edge of their seat in wait for new music. Due to his entertaining and charismatic vibe, he consistently made it to not only the top of the charts but also his fans hearts. What are your thoughts on James Brown as an artist and pop music icon? I feel that James Brown has most definitely earned his place as a pop music icon.
As music continues to grow and change, an increasing number of genres of music are discovered and gain popularity. Despite the different types of music being discovered today, the genres, Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop, and Country have consistently been popular since their discovery. Critics of these types of music argue that the songs do not reflect the “facts of life,” meaning that songs on the top charts for these genres do not have meaning or authenticity. Although there are several critics that disagree, there are songs from each genre that do reflect the “facts of life.” Even though Pop music is the most common type of music the public listens to due to radio airplay and promotion, an overwhelming majority of both critics and listeners claim the Pop music is simply music without meaning. However, there are certain Pop songs that are on the top charts and do have meaning.
I had heard of The Beatles throughout the course of my life but knew nothing about them; the only thing I was aware of was that teens still embrace them now as well as elderly folks. Out of all talented bands, The Beatles was the one that stood out to me not only because of their name, but because once I read a bit more about how they started and and their style characteristics, I was quite surprised. The fact that they were able to deliver music that “it was evident that their talents as composers and instrumentalists were expanding furiously, as they devised ever more inventive melodies and harmonies, and boosted the fullness of their arrangements” (Unterberger). Something that I had never heard before was that they were a one of a kind
He released this song on September 14, 2010, on its 18th charting week it reached number 1 on Billboards 100 songs and in the same week, and on that same week the song sold over 190,000 digital copies in that week. That means that the single had to have sold 2,720 digital copies per day to reach that in a week One of his most recent albums Blacc Hollywood was released on August 19, 2014. It features 13 songs and the length of this album is about 54 minutes. The album feature Nikki Manaj, Juicy J, and many other artists on this album. In His personal life he has been dating model Amber rose since 2011, he proposed to her on March 1, 2012.
The reporter of this story attended Sean Combs 46th Birthday party in New York City. This story highlighted different aspects of the birthday party, but mainly it gives a glimpse of what Brandon Harris calls the “Black American Dream”. This article also serves as kind of an advertisement for Puff Daddy’s new album. Puff Daddy aka Sean Combs is an example of musical artists that grew up in poverty and made it into the one percent, the typical rags to riches story. Also you see all the things that money has allowed for Sean Combs to become a producer and provide the best things for his kids.
He achieved huge fame for the first time by being featured on the 1994 Big Daddy Kane album Daddy’s Home. He has been widely reputed as Big Daddy Kane’s hype man during this time. But Kane claims that Jay did not meet the traditional role of a hype man. He actually made cameo appearances on the stage. After working with several famous singers, Jay finally released his first official music video named “In My Lifetime”.