My entrance to the salsa world began four years ago, it was because my family spotted a studio in New Jersey and they decided to drag me along. As time went on, I was the one to continue and fall in love with the dance and the music and just the entire back-story behind it. Its origination and basically just me creating a grand appreciation for the genre as a whole. I am so thankful to have been brought up in a Hispanic home and to have been introduced to this dance studio, it is what kept me in New Jersey for my college schooling. Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Celia Cruz, and El Gran Combo, these people are the inspiration for my dancing and thousands of other dancers like me.
Go-go music is a specific type of music that was first started in Washington D.C. go-go music was developed around the mid-1960s to the late 1970s. However, if you are from the DMV area we all know the God father of go-go music was Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers. Go-go music is unique because it has a variety of different sounds. Old school hip-hop, funk, and blues are all factors that play into creating go-go music. A live music scene called Chocolate city in the early 1970s had competitive music.
The invention of rock & roll was a collaborative effort, yet many music buffs trace its beginnings back to a singer, songwriter, and guitarist named Chuck Berry. Taking what he knew from the blues, big band, swing, country, and pop, Berry developed a style and sound that uniquely spoke to the experience of the American teenager, and that appealed to white as well as black audiences. And he remains, arguably, rock & roll's most influential figure. Among those who admit to having emulated his complex guitar riffs and quick, witty lyrics in their early days are some of the most prominent bands and artists of the past 50 years--including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. Berry has spent a lifetime in the spotlight, but the spotlight has not always been kind to him.
Tupac joined Digital underground to learn the basic aspects of hip-hop so he became the dancer of the group. A year later Tupac finally recorded a song with the group it was called “same song”. It wasn’t long before the group had received an award winning success Tupac had come out with his own album called “2pacolypse now”. His first album “2pacolypse now” was a major success and it also was the spinoff of his career.
Unknown to many, the Renaissance Pleasure Faire formed large ripples on 1960s pop culture and fashion trends at the time. To effectively recreate the 15th-century environment, a majority of entertainment was done through theater; mime shows and plays were most common. In particular was a mime show performed by Rob Shields, an LA dancer. Michael Jackson went to his mime show as a young adult, these shows inspired him to develop his military jacket and white glove wardrobe and his most famous dance moves: the robot and the moonwalk. “Jackson stated that he learned his robot moves from studying Shields… From Shields, Jackson also took his propensity to wear military-style jackets… and sparkling white gloves” (Rubin 166).
With segregation being a major affliction during that time, many African-Americans turned to this type of music with open hearts. In fact, a numerous amount of cities began making a name for themselves due to this spirited style of music and its mass effect during the mid-1900s. Kansas City, Missouri is just
The nearby notoriety of the rhythmic music served by DJs at parties and clubs, consolidated with a rise in breakdancers and graffiti specialists and the developing significance of MCs, made a particular culture known as hip-hop. Generally, hip-hop culture was characterized and grasped by youthful, urban, regular workers African-Americans. Rap music began from a mix of customarily African-American types of music, including jazz, soul, gospel, and reggae. It was made by common laborers African-Americans who, as Herc, exploited accessible instruments vinyl records and turntables, and utilized those to design another type of music that both communicated and formed the way of life of dark New York City youth in the
However, later on after months and months they soon started to accept Little 3 what they were saying. There were many other artists that Ishmael admired and strived to be as such as the Sugarhill Gang. “Rapper’s Paradise,” by the Sugarhill Gang was the song that first brought him into his love for hip hop. It was before the war when Ishmael was 8, he and his friends were sitting around tv watching the music video for “Rapper’s Delight.”
Big Joe Turner is mostly known for this style of music. He teamed with Pete Johnson and merged boogie-woogie with blues shouters. Big Joe Turner moved away from the regular slow blues to harder and faster style which would anticipate rock and roll. At first glance, it might look like country music and African American music are two complete opposite things, but African American music has tremendous influence in country because of Jimmy Rodgers who brought blues into the country in the 1920s. Hillbilly Boogie and country honky-tonk are essentially the rural white eco of African American blues.
Abstract In the 2000s, hip-hop has become not only a music genre, but also a subculture movement in the U.S society. However, hip-hop is just a “tip of the iceberg” which is called Afro-American or African-American music culture. Since the 17th Century, when the first group of African slaves arrived to the America, a new form of culture has been developed, although there were several prohibitions and non-acceptances from the white American. Since then, new genres of music originated from the African-American society have occurred, grown and become well-known, such as, blues, jazz, soul, rock-and-roll, rap, R&B...
Dre used music as an escape from the tensions and problems of life. He went to house parties and clubs to work the turntables with The World Class Wreckin’ Cru around Los Angeles. In 1986, the young beat maker found Ice Cube and wrote many songs for Ruthless Records, a music label started by a drug dealer known as Eazy-E. This allowed Eazy-E to form the N.W.A. an acronym for N*ggaz With Attitude, with Dre and Cube, releasing their first album in 1987, Boyz N The Hood. A year later with new management under Jerry Heller and Priority Records, N.W.A. delivered Straight Outta Compton, which became a major hit due to its hardcore lyrics and reflection on street life, especially those of "F*ck tha Police," which resulted in the FBI sending a warning note to the NWA suggesting that the group should not promote violence. Dr. Dre’s role in this famous rap group was to produce the music and work as the DJ at the future N.W.A. concerts.
He began to write lyrics by following the music of several popular artists of this time. In his surroundings, Carter was reputed as “Jazzy” which eventually evolved into his showbiz name “Jay-Z”. Career Achievements: Jay took part on some of Jaz-O’s early recordings in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Naming some of the recordings would be “The Originators” and “Hawaiian Sophie”. He achieved huge fame for the first time by being featured on the 1994 Big Daddy Kane album Daddy’s Home.
For LL Cool J 's and Jamie Foxx 's song "Best Dress" they used Roland TR-808, however, their more recent production introduced 'live ' drum sounds comparable to what they would often use in N*E*R*D. On Busta Rhymes ' "Light Yo Ass On Fire" (2002) a big chorus effect on the rhythm track has been used for an industrial / sci-fi feel. Both The Neptunes and Pharrell as a solo producer are known for their use of percussion adding more groove to the drums. Examples are Robin Thicke 's "Blurred Lines" (2013) and Get Like Me (2013)
Because of this, and despite her “gawky and unkempt” appearance, he gave her the opportunity to sing with his band at a dance at Yale University as a test run. Webb was quoted for saying that “if the kids like her, she stays”. She was a raging success and true to his promise, Chick hired Ella to travel with the band. She recorded “Love and Kisses” with the band in 1935 and was soon a regular artist at the Savoy, one of Harlem’s hottest nightclubs. It didn’t take too long for Ella to emerge from the shadows and become a star attraction coming out with major hits such as her first number one single, “A-tisket, A-tasket”.
The success of extended drum breaks caused many DJ’s around New York to use DJ Kool Herc’s technique. The technique led the birth of hip-hop music. During hip-hop songs, party hosts, better known as MC’s, told personal stories and expressed viewpoints