Hip-hop music has changed the world over the years and has influences in all aspects of modern culture including film, fashion, and sports. Rap/Hip-hop is one of the most popular music genres of our time, dating back to the 1960s. In fact, studies show that hip-hop music had more influence on pop music from the 1960s all the way to 2010. I can provide facts all day about rap music but how much do you know about the genre in general? “Rap” is a very old word.
Some of the main cores of Beat Street are the music, dancing, and graffiti art works – all of which are part of hip-hop culture. Scholars note that hip-hop as a movement originated in roots from African American traditions and are mainly used to express their culture as well as identity (Blanchard 24). Rap music, for example, comes from West Africa’s “nommo.” This idea refers to the power to deliver words to act upon objects and to bring it to life. The historical and traditional underpinning of rap, therefore, becomes representative of the rich and distinctive culture of African Americans. In the same way, the movements of the B-boys and the upbeat drumming music served by disc jockeys seem to mimic the dance and tunes of African tribes.
Most important accomplishment of Maya Angelou is writing of the book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. The book turned out to be the first nonfiction bestseller written by a woman of African American origin. Thanks to this book she became famous even outside the United States. When it comes to accolades, Maya Angelou received Audience Choice Award at the Chicago International Film Festival in 1998 and two NAACP Image Awards for her nonfiction
She then went on to winning her first Oscar for best-supporting actress while playing in “Barber Shop 2”. Queen Latifah later created her talk show “The Queen Latifah Show.” She also played an outstanding role in “Set It Off” as Cleo. Queen Latifah changed the way everyone looked at black women who rapped. She then later became one of the many faces of “CoverGirl”. She became a voice for black women who were not yet seen in the music industry.
In Biography.com it states,” Diana is an american pop singer,actress,and record producer.”Diana Ross has won a lot of awards. Last year in 2016 she got the presidential medal of freedom,and in 2007 she got an award for all of her hard work. She is famous because she was the lead singer for the supremes, which are the most successful female vocal group in pop music.One of her most famous songs are “ Ain’t no Mountain Higher.” There was a group called the primettes which were a sister group that Diana joined at the age of 15. The group had auditioned for Motown Records and used their song,”There Goes My Baby.”One of her neighbors was an American singer and songwriter named Smokey Robinson.Diana has won an Oscar award for her acting in “Lady Sings The Blues.” She has also gotten a lifetime award by B.E.T. and the Grammy’s.In 1999 she was name United Kingdom’s most successful female artists in its history.She was an influential artist to rising stars like Beyonce,Janet Jackson,Mariah Carey, and Jennifer Lopez.On 1/14/70 Diana gave her last performance with The Supremes in Las Vegas at the Frontier Hotel.Between 1964 through 1967 the girls sang no less than 10 number one hit songs that reached the top 40 in the U.K.
On the streets, everyone still knew me as Lil’ Roze, or even my new street name, K.A.S.H: King, assassin, scholar, hitman. I tried to live up to that name’s meaning through my lyrics, slaying MCs in hip-hop ciphers. We all had crazy rap names like that, and we would throw them around in heated rap battles. My big bro Luechy and I were considered the two best rappers on our block. Other legendary rappers at Robeson were Travie, Tray B, Tate Da Great, Glenn, and Harold G. During a lunchroom rap battle, we got a lot of attention from other students and teachers that were securing the lunchroom making sure we weren’t doing anything illegal, but the best rap battles were held after school.
They have shown that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. These women have overcome their obstacles and have defeated the odds. Oprah Winfrey became the first African American television host and has excelled ever since. She has her own magazine and owns her own television network. Ellen DeGeneres became the first openly gay to host a talk show.
She also has helped shape jazz music. She has won many Grammy Awards, and she got inducted to the Rock and roll Hall of Fame making her one of the best jazz pioneers in the 20th century. Billie Holiday got inspired by her influencers so that when she realized that she wanted to start her own singing career. Billie Holiday began singing in her early years in Baltimore , Maryland where she was brought up until
On November 22, 1943 many people say that a miracle of women’s was born. This miracle was born in Long Beach, California. The ever so called pure tennis talent was given the name Billie Jean Moffitt, later known as Billie Jean King. Billie Jean King had many different difficulties and obstacles she had to overcome while all of this creating lots of controversy. While fighting against the viewpoints of society and creating lots of controversy, Billie Jean King overcame this and is now considered one of the best women tennis players of all time, as well as one of the first prominent U.S. athletes to announce that she was a lesbian, and a huge defender of women’s equal rights.
The rappers answers were just a small insight on why she is so important and well respected in Hip Hop. Rapper Maino states that "She is one of the greatest of all time, it wouldn 't be no Foxy Brown or Lil Kim; She paved the way, and she reps Brooklyn to the fullest.” While rapper 8Ball says that "MC Lyte was definitely a pioneer for women in hip hop. Her flow was unique, honest, lyrical and hard. She rocked the club and she could tell a story with her music as well. Lastly, rapper Trina states that "MC Lyte is hip hop; she represents a culture of music that paved the way for female artists worldwide” (“Why We Love MC Lyte”).
Perhaps that is a rhythmic and rhyming language that is chanted. It came to be that way over time as part of a hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four stylistic elements: graffiti writing, break dancing, DJing/scratching, and MCing/rapping. Other ingredients to the