In the early 1970 's, disco music ruled the airways and had a huge impact on the American audience. It started by an urban gay culture in New York City and had strong connections to R&B and Funk. But during the same era, a man named DJ Kool Herc migrated to the Bronx from Jamaica with what was thought of at the time to be an unusual playlist of R&B, funk, soul and obscure disco. That was the birth of hip-hop. It emerged to become the voice of a generation that wanted to be heard and refused to be brought down by urban poverty.
Street style, however; followed the rise of Hip Hop and Pop, taking inspiration more from music stars in the form of sequin dresses, colorful athleisure pieces, wild prints, and outrageous colors. Fleeting trends during this time included jelly shoes, parachute pants, leg warmers and so much more. Although many look back and see these as silly, numbers of the 1980’s trends have reared their heads in modern culture in the form of ironic tee shirts, mom jeans, and bodysuits (DeLeon). Although many things seemed good in the 1980’s, there was also issues plaguing America. The drug epidemic had by then spun completely out of control.
This gave him recognition. Eminem 's alter ego, “Slim Shady” was a sensation, with his records on the top billboard, He was creating a new sound but mostly, hip-hop was evolving. Eminem’s raps consisted of mocking people like Will Smith, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson. He rapped about his hard life, which caught my attention. Things such as growing
And top of the totem pole he is. Kanye West’s music production, fashion design, and outspoken or winning mentality, changed pop and hip hop culture tremendously. Not only did he change it, he set the bar that many other artists strive to reach. Kanye’s influence has played one of the biggest parts in not only hip hop, but in a great deal of the music culture altogether. Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1977.
Hip Hop culture like many Hollywood movies, and other americana media fell into a state of desensitizing society. Violence is one of the most obvious, and unobvious examples. Projections of different forms of violence can be seen verbally and physically amongst worldwide media. Hip Hop became caught up in hypermasculinity, and followed a path towards misogyny, male supremacy, and sexism. Once an art that allow voices to be heard became a
The Ed Sullivan Show, in particular, hosted popular bands who played their protest songs for millions of viewers. For example, the first appearance of The Beatles garnered over 70 million viewers. There were opportunities for African-American
This has been going on for at least decades and we have gained nothing from it. I remember going up to my squad and we would go on about hip-hop like Kanye West (before he turned into douchebag Yeezy) and I would see my brother and his friends think we were cool now I hear and see little kids talk about people like Fetty Wap and say provocative and disgusting things like sex (AND THEY ARE LIKE 8 WTF!?!?!) and how people think Fetty Wap are changing rap…oh poor child. It’s gotten to the point where if I say that I like hip hop or rap whatever you want to call it people would judge me and say OH YOU LIKE “THAT” TYPE OF MUSIC. What people don’t understand is how music is so power that it has a magnitude that can reach out to people.
I think YFN Lucci is one of the best rappers right now. When I listen to music I listen to more than one artist. I have some songs I like that i put in a playlist and put my playlist on shuffle. Have you ever listened to YFN Lucci? “Just got a letter from nigga I read the top then i ripped it two pages front and back I read it and started grinning.” The song name is letter by Kodak black.
In the early 1990’s, the hip-hop and rap genre was largely dominated by sounds originating in the West Coast, specifically the South Central Los Angeles area. Artists such as Niggas with Attitudes (N.W.A), Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg were associated with the rap scene to a strong extent. A major reason as to why West Coast hip-hop was a more popular subculture than East Coast hip-hop was its use of G-Funk and party style beats, creating grooves that were easy to dance too (Brackett 483). Despite its beats however, West Coast hip-hop had a very distinct and controversial lyrical style to it. A major component of its lyrical style was the artist’s sociopolitical oppositions and their “criticism of social institutions” (Brackett 471), specifically those associated with police brutality against African-American men.
Royalty cant buy you loyalty, tell me if I lose everything would you be over me? Hip-Hop, according to Dictionary.com is defined “The popular subculture of big-city teenagers, which includes rap music, break dancing and graffity art. Kodak Black, Kevin Gates and Lil Uzi Vert greatly contributes to this genre. Kodak Black greatly contributes to Hip-Hop. According to Wikipedia.org, Kodak Black’s music is frequently about “previous and future criminal misdeeds”, and he stated that he’s been influenced by rapper Boosie Badazz and Chief Keef.