Or he would beatbox the rhythm. That’s how we would come up with most of the songs on The Bachelor.”(Brydon, 2015) By the 1990’s Timbaland was one of the most sought after hip-hop and rhythm and blues artists in the music business. Unlike some producers Timbaland was one of few who created his own beats rather than using samples, creating complex and syncopated rhythms usually complemented by obscure sounds and rapping. In an interview on January 2004 Timbaland described his producing style as “My producing style is this: ‘I am the music.’ The artist is the front man for the producer.” (Timbaland, 2004). Timbaland is an extremely talented in the music industry as a producer, singer, songwriter and DJ at the age of 15 creating mixtapes as DJ Timmy Tim.
After moving numerous times, the Presley family settled in Memphis, Tennessee, where the birth of Elvis’ career would take place. Elvis Presley, also known as “The King of Rock N’ Roll”, was one of the best-selling artists and on the Greatest of All Time Hot
The singles sold well in the Memphis area immediately, and by 1955 they began starting to sell well to country audiences throughout the country but especially in the South. Presley, Moore, and Black hit the road with a stage show that grew ever wilder and more provocative, Elvis’ constant dance moves especially his swiveling hips caused enormous debate though out America. The last Sun single, "Mystery Train," hit number one on the national country charts in late 1955. Presley was a performer with superstar potential, attracting the interest of big labels and Colonel Tom Parker, who became Elvis' manager. In need of capital to expand the Sun label, Sam Phillips sold Presley's contract to RCA in late 1955 for 35,000 dollars.
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. These artists have influenced and shaped generations of musicians across a wide variety of musical styles. With over fifty number one hit songs and countless platinum albums between them, they represent some of the most talented musicians of the
The book begins when she is a new born and is unaware of what the world has to offer. At the age of one her mother takes her and her siblings to South Carolina to live with their grandparents. She remains in South Carolina for several years. During this time the only children she encountered where the three sets of neighbors that lived on the same street as her. The first set neighbors included the boy with the hole in his heart and her grandmother used this individual to teach her that you discuss sensitive topics such as illnesses that others have with them.
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, Makaveli, or Pac was an iconic American Rapper, Actor, and Social Activist. Shakur's image as a Goon and his Thug-Life persona appealed to fans across the nation and around the world. He is one of the best merchandising music artists worldwide, and considered as one of the best and the most influential Rap artists ever. Tupac's life was unfortunately cut short, after he was shot to death in 1996, at the age of 25, but his legacy lives on to this
Following the evolution of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, came the introduction to many more genres established by African Americans, such as, Hip hop, R&B and Rap. Today, the musical genres created and influenced by African Americans are top sellers in the country, though jazz isn't as popular today it will remain a big part of American culture and history. ("20th Century Music," n.d.). The unfortunate circumstances of the slave trade introduced America to unique sounds, rhythms and song structures of African tradition and influenced the creation of blues, jazz and many more musical genres. Although racism deemed the early development of African American music “immoral”, the lively and diverse music thrived and spread American culture around the world.
As he grew he got together with two other guitarist and with the song I walk the line they came together then it had became a million selling record. What encouraged this song was before he joined anyone he kicked his drug addiction. Another hit that he got because of kicking his alcohol and drug addiction was “The Ring of Fire” he says many lines but he keeps repeating the line “i overcame the ring of fire” as in he overcame his drug and alcohol use. He was signed with a record label called columbia records, at the time they would only sign very high quality stars that were making top
From the Sugar Hill Gang to Kendrick Lamar, rap music has been a massive part of American Culture since the 1970s. It has become a global phenomenon in music that has defined nearly two generations of popular culture. But where did this unique form of rhyming, most commonly over a driving, beat come from? Who/whom created this art style? Why is it so popular after nearly 40 years?
The “Rolling Stones”, the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World”, or the “Stones” are all names of which the influential bad boys of Rock ‘n’ Roll go by. The well deserved and hardly argued title of the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” was first bestowed upon them in the 1960s. Although there were other Rock ‘n’ Roll bands rising to fame at this time, almost simultaneously, the Rolling Stones graciously accepted the title and carried it to the top along with them, taking no breaks from the spotlight. The Rolling Stones left a lasting impression on the music industry as well as on most, if not all, of the people that have had the pleasure of enjoying their music, including myself. I was first captivated by the Stones as a kid
Future Nayvadius Cash, aka Future Hendrix, aka Astronaut Kid, aka Nayvadius Wilburn, aka Meathead (LOL) and aka Super Future is a remarkable and talented young artist (he raps and sings). A native of Atlanta, GA, Future was born on November the 20th in 1983. Since the release of “Tony Montana,” Future has done nothing but dominate the airwaves, concert venues, music charts and the audience 's hearts. He has certainly won mine. I get you, Future...
Also, in 1997, The Notorious B.I.G. sampled the "La Di Da Di" track on his number one billboard hit, “Hypnotize”. Overall, "La Di Da Di" has been sampled 549 times to date and is often recognized as the most sampled song ever. However, because the track has been sampled so often, the song has become a classic and is considered a hip hop masterpiece. Without all of the other artists sampling the song, it would have just been another ordinary song from two rap legends.