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.
Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: A Deadly Creative Culture? The use of various types of drugs, running the gamut from softer substances like marijuana to proverbial hard drugs like heroin and cocaine, is deeply tied to the history and culture of the rock n’ roll genre. Indeed, drug use and rock n’ roll music are intertwined in a manner that is almost mythical. From the legendary alcohol usage of the enduring Rolling Stones to the tragic and drug-related deaths of members of the 27 Club such as Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse, it very much appears that drugs have represented both destructive and creative forces within the context of rock n’ roll.
A hip hop pioneer, DJ Kool Herc, who’s from Jamaica, also played a big role in the creation of the music by his performance in the Bronx night clubs (Jackson and Anderson 22). Disk jocking (or DJing) as well as “scratching” became apparent during the early 1980s which in turn stimulated listeners, thus creating a larger fan base. “Hip hop culture originally included rapping, breakdancing, graffiti, beatboxing, and looping and scratching (techniques used by DJs to accentuate, repeat, or isolate the beat), and has now expanded to include urban clothing, expensive jewelry (i.e., bling bling) and cars, speech patterns and slang, mindsets, and movement styles” (Jackson and Anderson 22). Kurtis blows spawned a couple of hits such as “The Breaks” and “Basketball.” Hip Hop grew vary large and even reached to its many white audience which spawned a Hip Hop group, The Beastie Boys.
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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is set during the middle of the Jazz Age. This is a time of great excess and wild energy often thrown about in displays of drunken ecstasy. Even though the original Jazz Age occurred in the 1920s, there is now a resurgence of the same energy and excess. Thus we are now living in a new Jazz Age and all that comes with it: unneeded extravagance, remorseless drunkenness, and the need to display an elaborate facade to achieve a feeling happiness.
The 1920s were a very upbeat, celebratory time for the American people. There were wild parties, bootleggers sneaking alcohol around due to Prohibition, and an elevated sense of materialism. People were enjoying the finer things in life, seemingly going through everyday life without a care in the world. This period of time can be referred to as the Roaring Twenties, as well as the Jazz Age. In The Great Gatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald displayed both positive and negative aspects of the Jazz Age through several characters, symbols, and events.
1970’s Fashion Earth day was first celebrated in United States in 1970. Hippies were primarily the ones who got Earth day passed by the government. Disco was very popular as well; People would go to nightclubs and strobe lights and mirror balls would be everywhere, the latest 70’s hits would also be playing. The Vietnam War, The Battle of Civil Rights and music affected a lot of the fashion in 70’s.
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.
Expanding from the DJ, MC, and break-dancers. Using graffiti to express the arts the music has from its sound to the artwork in public places. To the fashion trends they wore such as the Kangol hat, Dookie chain, and Adidas
Hallucinogenic Drugs Hallucinogens are drugs that cause hallucinations. Hallucinations are intense distortions of a person 's reality. The effects of hallucinogenic drugs on the brain simulates stimulation exponentially. Examples of some of these drugs include, acid, methylenedioxy-methamphetamine(MDMA), marijuana, and peyote. People use these drugs for various reasons such as to escape their reality, religion, pain relief, or to have a good time at a party.
Some of the bars that are in the Knights of Columbus halls around the country are quite extravagant. This is what makes these holes very attractive for other types of social functions.
But once the ballroom success became worldwide, many clubs, ballrooms, and social entertainment gathering places wanted to be identical. Late night after hours became known as speakeasies where you could buy illegal alcoholic beverages. “In New York City, ballrooms dominated Harlem, but one, the Savoy was to become the king of Swing. The Savoy Ballroom enjoyed a long and sparkling career that lasted well into the 1950s, before a decline in its fortunes set in” (Loomis). The Savoy Ballroom represented a remarkably success for creating a interracial culture within the city of Harlem during the Harlem
Responding to the opening question requires another question first be addressed: what is drug culture? Psychologist Pamela Brian defines drug culture as “the lifestyle of people who take and abuse drugs that create an altered form of consciousness” (Brian). The US Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is even more specific and defines a drug culture as one with its own history as well as shared values, beliefs, customs, traditions, rituals, and behaviors. Members of a drug culture often share similar ways of dressing, patterns of socializing, language, and styles of communication (Center). Drug cultures also tend to be localized to a certain degree (Center).