Rap Vs Hip Hop

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HIP-HOP VS R&B Hip-Hop music, also called hip-hop is a musical genre that was first brought to the United States by inner-city African Americans in the 1970s. Hip-hop is a form of music that incorporates various styles such as rapping, which is defined as a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. In studying and dancing hip-hop, it is important to that it is defined by four elements that are scratching (DJing), rapping (MCing), graffiti writing, and break dancing. To tap into some historical facts about hip-hop, it was highly popularized when block parties were a big thing back in the 70s in New York City (Bronx). Being most popularized in the Bronx, DJs back then introduced turntables to play percussive breaks of mainstream songs. These…show more content…
Hip hop was the best-selling music genre in the mid-90s and the top selling music genre in 1999. Hip hop only continued to become diversified even more to what we know it as from the year 2000 and on, influencing mainstream pop music. Movements such as the crunk emphasized the beats and music instead of only focusing on the lyrics of hip hop music. Other prominent movements that were created in the emergence of hip hop were breaking (1970s), locking and roboting (1973), boogaloo and popping (1977), as well as derivative styles known as Memphis jockin, turfing, jerkin, and krumping. Some cultural markers for these great styles were influenced by uprock, roboting, and boogaloo with attributes in crews, freestyling, and hip hop battles. Lastly, the cultural origins that played a huge role in making hip-hop so great were known as funk, African Americans, turntables, social party/dancing, Puerto Rican Americans. Typical instruments that Hip Hop used during this time were samplers, synthesizers, sequences, and drum machines. The main thing to keep in mean when discussing other musical genres is that freestyling is what distinguishes hip-hop from other styles of…show more content…
It wasn’t until the mid-50s that the R&B style began contributing to the musical style of rock and roll and it then that the term “R&B” began being used. The term R&B referred to musical styles that incorporated electric blues, soul music, and something that many Americans look forward to, gospel. Many big artists began taking over the R&B era in the 60s such as the Rolling Stones, The animals, and The who, were all promoted to be big time British bands. In the year 1970, the name rhythm and blues changed again and was being used for the term soul and funk. With soul and funk came contemporary R&B in the 80s, which combined pop, soul, funk, hip-hop, and dance. Popular artists during the 20th century, which many of us should be familiar with by now were Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, and Mariah

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