Finally, this essay will analyze how “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” represents features of hip hop culture which is a big part of the American culture, and its issues that it has throughout the country. Thus, by analyzing this documentary in details, the essay will answer the following research question: How documentary “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” by Byron Hurt portray male identity within Hip Hop? How documentary by Byron Hurt is made to present the topic.
Describe some of the influence of Latin music in the US in the early part of the twentieth century. Latin music influenced the U.S. in the early twentieth century when Mario Bauza first performed in Harlem New York with a blues and Afro-Cuban mixture. However, he was insulted when he played the pieces but defended his country’s music by claiming how popular it soon would be. He described the music as “lemon meringue pie: jazz at the top and Afro-Cuban rhythm at the bottom.” Soon other groups, like the Havana Orchestra played “Peanut Vendor” in a similar style, and Latin dances became ballroom favorite with rumba rhythms. What was the significance of "Machito and His Afro-Cubans"?
They have polyphony, rhythm, repetition, and call and response in common. Poetry and dance performance both use jazz and hip-hop as their form of music. However, both are very interesting forms of music. They were both invented in the streets of blacks and perfected by talented black musicians. Even though jazz music made its first appearance in the nineteenth century, hip-hop is the one that has transcended into more than just a popular music genre.
“YOLO” was popular slang for ‘you only live once’ made famous by Drake in 2011. People were saying it everywhere on social media. The term ‘twerk’ recently made it into the Oxford dictionary. Twerking became popular because of rap music and music
(Tiguere, a variation of tigre, or tiger, is how Dominicans refer to men.) The song was an enormous hit in the dance music and Latin Alternative worlds, and introduced the world to an artist who represented the Latino response to M.I.A. Maluca is 100% New York, raised on a steady diet of bachata, merengue and hip-hop. She raps with a Washington Heights twang or in furious Dominican Spanish, while wears platform shoes and nine-inch nails. She has a subtle political sensibility, a wicked sense of humor and a sharp tongue.
Scholars such as Carl and Virgil Taylor emphasize “Hip-Hop is not only a genre of music, but also a complex system of ideas, values and concepts that reflect newly emerging and ever-changing creative correlative expressive mechanisms including but not limited to song, poetry, film and fashion.” Hip hop includes, rapping, graffiti, breakdancing, and DJing. It grew in popularity after a lot of house parties and basement parties. DJ Hollywood and DJ Afrika Bambaataa are known for coming up with the term "hip-hop". What Hip hop containes, is considered “artistic variations” of street gang competition and one’s ability to be better. Hip hop is broken down into four main subgroups Rapping or MCing Graffiti Breakdancing DJing Rap is when a person is MCing or rhyming, it is considered a form of poetry, and it focuses mainly on the flow, delivery and lyrical content that is being said by the MC.
So by now I guess you are wondering who in the world was the King of Mambo. Well his name was Tito Puente. He was a bandleader and percussionist and the one who helped to popularize Latin dance music and jazz in the U.S. Puente was born on April 20, 1923 in New York City. His career spanned six decades and he got the nickname of “El Rey” or The
“Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days... that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it 's not compromised. It 's blunt. It 's raw, straight off the street - from the beat to the voice to the words (Nas, IMDB).” Rapper Nas once said this when describing hip-hop.
1. Introduction This study deals with the employment of profanities such as fuck, nigger, motherfucker, bitch and shit in the selected rap lyrics by the famous former hip hop group, N.W.A .To be specific, N.W.A is an acronym for Niggaz With Attitude that was formed in 1987 by 5 members: Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella (Ogg and Upshal 1999, 115). Rap is a unique genre of music that has a wide fan base located in different parts of the world. It consists of rhymes, rhythm and written lines. Historically, the music of N.W.A provoked great discussions when they released Straight Outta’ Compton in 1988.
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.
While making other mixtapes, Lamar gain further recognition after a video of a live performance of a Charles Hamilton show surfaced, in which Hamilton battled fellow rappers who were in the audience. Lamar didn’t hesitate and began rapping a verse over the instrumental to Milkbone’s “Keep It Real”, which blew everyone
Long Island, New York has cultivated many hip-hop talents in creating masterpieces of hip-hop songs. For example, rap crew Public Enemy’s Fight the power, hip-hop trio De La Soul’s Me, Myself and I, and Eric B and Rakim’s Follow the Leader. All of these songs had great influence over the future hip-hop generations, yet the ones that stood out to me were Public Enemy’s Fight the Power and De La Soul’s Me, Myself, and I. Fight the Power was produced by Public Enemy’s production team The Bomb Squad, and Me, Myself and I was produced by De La Soul and Prince Paul. Although two songs were both released in 1989, they offered different insights for listeners.