It is thought that rap could date back to the time when the black music appeared. Until the 1970s rap formally established his own style, in which the main credit should be attributed to the popular disco DJ who mixed black funk with popular rhythms. As those generally known rhythm and DJ applications "Disc" method appeared, rap began to be widely spread in the street culture, and it spawned a wealth of branches.
How did Hip Hop originate? Hip Hop is a culture that connects the audience to the performer, or rapper, by moving the crowd through the tradition of the music, art such as graffiti, and dances such as break dancing and pop-locking. The early days of Hip Hop began in the late 1970s with artists such as Kurtis Blow and Afrika Bambaataa. Hip Hop originated in the Bronx and has spread throughout New York City before it roam across the United States.
During the 90’s it was marketed as “Electronica” and received limited popularity. Popular 90’s Electronica artists included Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, and Underworld. In 2011, with the introduction of the millennial generation, EDM began its’ emergence to the surface level in America.
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.
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.
What West is doing with music production is impeccable. “Kanye remains popular because he is truly one of the best rappers of all time. His music resonates.” (Tamara Conniff, Mini Bio- Kanye West, biography.com ). Kanye West’s music has set the basis for hip hop and R&B for a decade now.
Sympathy for the Devil “Sympathy for the Devil” qualifies as a neighborhood narrative for various reasons. In the article written by Kelefa Sanneh, she discusses the evolution of Eminem 's career. Eminem became a sensational hip-hop artist in the early 90’s, becoming one of the first popular white rappers. He was popular for using graphic lyrics, using an original style, and his race. This gave him recognition.
While Elvis Presley was mostly known for rock, he also gained recognition for his work in the country and gospel genres. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame. Elvis also became known as the "King of Rock n' Roll". On the other hand, Michael Jackson was known as the "King of Pop". Most of his music fell into the pop, R&B or soul genres.
Hip hop music, also called rap music, is a type of music developed in the United States by African Americans in the 1970s that has a flow of rhythmic music that couplets and contests with the beat that is called rapping. This was all invented in New York. It had broke mainstream and became very popular. However, there is one problem. Many people think hip hop is bad because it talks about bad things and say explicit words, but in reality hip hop is good and in this essay will explain why hip hop is a great invention and how it makes a positive effect on our neoteric lives.
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.
Jay Z Introduction: Shawn Corey Carter is reputed as an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is actually recognized by his stage name Jay Z. He is also famous as one of the most economically prosperous hip hop artists of America. Jay Z is acknowledged as one of the world’s best-selling inventor of all time. Having depleted more than 100 million records, he was ranked by MTV in the agenda of The Greatest Mcs of All-Time in 2016.
“Fools thought they were celebrating the 30th anniversary of hip hop…when they were really presiding over a funeral (Tate).” This quote from “Hip Hop turns 30 watcha celebratin’ for?” is both true and false. It is true because the hip hop that emerged in the 1970s is slowly disappearing from the music world and a new form of hip hop is reigning supreme, some would say a more commercialized or corporate version of hip hop. Despite its slow disappearance from the scene, aspects of the hip hop world created in the 1970s are still present in the current music scene. For instance, the dependence on beats to carry a song, the misogyny, the studio gangsta, and last but not least, the dis element.
As Can’t Stop Won't Stop continues to progress to the 1970’s, Jeff Chang addresses the developments, changes and increasing influence of hip-hop. Hip-hop’s influence and popularity seemingly spread globally overnight. Hip-hop culture took on new aspects and the motives for expressing the art continued to grow and change for artists. Throughout the chapters, Chang highlights the evolutions of hip-hop, hip-hop’s new audiences and the increase in drugs and violence in hip-hop during a rebellion ear. In the late 1970s, many citizens in the Bronx began to see a dramatic change in hip-
The use of the “n” word is a highly problematic issue in American society. The “n” has a special and unique place in the American language. In fact, according to Sean Price in his “Dropping the N-word” article, he says that in “Metro area high schools...50 percent of the student agree on using the “n” word” (Dropping the N-Word, Price). Although the word is very modern, its roots come from the word "negro", back from the 1700 and 1800’s when it was most prevalent in wealthy American plantations. The “n” word was used by many whites as a racial slur and as a way to degrade African American descents.
A passage that demonstrates border crossing in Unit 5 is "Hip Hop Planet" by James McBride. This article examines a global phenomenon that crosses economic, racial, and geographical borders. James McBride, once a critic himself, is impacted by the rich history and culture of Hip Hop. Originally, James McBride dislikes the genre describing one of his most disturbing fears as having his daughter marry a rapper. It isn't until after he learns the history of Hip Hop that he respects and appreciates the music.