Now it has a positive meaning behind it, such as many colored people calling a close friend there nigga, now it is equivalent to calling them a brother. Another reason it is so popular in today’s music is because of the rhythmic presentation as well as the history that falls behind the word itself. Saying the word for an African American today is like taking away all of the power from everyone else as opposed to allowing to still mean a racist term and affect them negatively. In conclusion, I believe this word that was once used to undermine and degrade many races, has now been empowered. During the Civil Rights Movement it was used in R&B, rap, and rock songs played by African Americans to take out the negativity and portray the emotions they felt about being suppressed and impairer.
Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is quite the success story. Carter faced hard times as a child growing up in a single parent home located in drug infested Brooklyn, New York but was able to defy the odds and become a multimillionaire entrepreneurship and a huge hip-hop mogul in today’s society. Not everyone would be able to climb a latter of this magnitude in one lifetime; this takes a special type of individual. One must possess certain qualities and specific character traits to accomplish as much as he has. One cannot achieve such greatness without being asked the secret to his success.
This profession a way out of their current situation and now rap becomes their occupation and means to provide. According to Pyatak, & Muccitelli, (2011) Rap music has become a very influential style for artists to express their thoughts throughout the world. Rap is often mistaken for fostering act of violence, illegal drug use, and criminal acts, and notions that Caucasian Americans have more administrative, social, and are born into money more so than African Americans .Economic capital and finances are a major issue among African American rappers. The rap game of the past has evolved and it no longer a boys club where men are the voices of rap. Men and women have emerged as stars but still financial education is lacking.
Black audiences already knew that Brown had the most exciting live act show around the world. He truly started to become phenomenal with the release of Live at the Apollo in 1963. The album reached number two on the album charts, an unprecedented feat for a hardcore R&B LP. Ultimately, Live at the Apollo was recorded and released against the wishes of the King label. It was this kind of artistic standoff that led Brown to seek better opportunities elsewhere.
The chapter Blues and country music, starts off by pointing out the differences between jazz and country music. Although despite the differences between them, they are both intertwined. The connection being the blues, and how different artists took a different approach, The author continues on with explanations and examples of artists. Blues and country music, even though it was looked at with segregation, the two were intertwined. Country created artists that influenced, and spawned imitators both black and white.
In my opinion, artistic expression impacts the evolvement of Hip Hop most. Hip-hop music was an enthusiastically expression art of music being a way of free expression. It was originated from African-American cultural that initially recognized as the verbal expression of the African-American youth voicing their experiences. For these people, hip-hop was a form of expression for all those feelings that they were refused to say. Now it has become the most powerful form of music and has an influence impact on other cultures all around the world.
In Deep Blues, Robert Palmer describes the Delta blues as music sang with “unmatched intensity in a gritty, melodically circumscribed, highly ornamented style… “ (Palmer, 1981). The first major characteristics of the Delta blues was that it was in close relations to work chants and field hollers of the African American slaves. As a result of this close connection, songs of the Delta blues were often a share of disparities, sorrow, sad experience and generally life as the oppressed minority (blacks). The Delta Blues is also characterized by the distinct fingerpicking and sliding of the guitar (legato guitar) creating deep elaborate rhythms to express deep emotion and message. This distinct sliding styles of playing is also known as the bottleneck guitar because early sliders were made from smooth glass bottlenecks.
African-American Music When one states that he or she has the blues they are usually referring to their emotional state of being. The blues is known as unhappy feelings that a person may be experiencing. The blues music as it was known in the late 1800’s came from depression, slavery, and the adversity that African Americans faced in their earlier days. Even though the music has African origins it was created in the United States. The blues is a form of music that was brought about in the 19th century as a way for African Americans to verbally express how they felt.
Future spends most of the time speaking about his “white phantom” or his “VVS diamonds.” One line stated, “We livin’ marvelous, yeah we livin marvelous, Hit your girl up and tell’ them we that you’re all iced up.” The overlying theme of the song is the luxurious and flashy lifestyle. Instead of sending a political message, this song gives people a look into the life of a rapper. The young black audience could perceive this as a potential goal in life, as many young black children see rappers as role models. As Quest Love stated, “These days, nearly anything fashioned or put forth by black people gets referred to as ‘hip-hop.’” This demonstrates the fact that hip-hop is white people’s window into black culture. White people automatically make associations with what is illustrated in the music.
Before Rock N Roll was introduced to the world, there was a very popular type of music called Blues. Blues took the audience on a journey throughout the song by telling stories through the lyrics . This style of music mostly spoke to the African American culture because they could relate to the struggles