With the rise of television and in-home electronics, the video generation was born. Movies like Pretty in Pink, Back to the Future, Star Wars, and Dirty Dancing were gaining extreme fame and inspiring the youth culture to follow its messages and trends. In music, MTV lead the way with music videos that propelled stars like Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, and Phil Collins into the stardom many wished for. Out of this came the rise of Pop and Hip-Hop, two defining genres that changed the trends and styles of the
And top of the totem pole he is. Kanye West’s music production, fashion design, and outspoken or winning mentality, changed pop and hip hop culture tremendously. Not only did he change it, he set the bar that many other artists strive to reach. Kanye’s influence has played one of the biggest parts in not only hip hop, but in a great deal of the music culture altogether. Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1977.
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.
This gave him recognition. Eminem 's alter ego, “Slim Shady” was a sensation, with his records on the top billboard, He was creating a new sound but mostly, hip-hop was evolving. Eminem’s raps consisted of mocking people like Will Smith, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson. He rapped about his hard life, which caught my attention. Things such as growing
Although, some of his shoes are a little too expensive for others. Jordans were the Messiah of shoes when Michael Jordan played basketball. The Jordan shoe company has been my personal favorite for a reasonable amount of time. Ever since I was younger, I always wanted to get Air Jordans. I always thought the shoes were bright with their cool color schemes.
The Renaissance Faire was a hotspot for change in the United States, healthier body image was promoted, as was open sexuality, and the influence of some of the most famous entertainers of all time. The Pleasure Faires influences on culture, sexuality, and politics had changed the US norms, making homosexuality, for example, seen in a more positive light. 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 the 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.
He is a great singer. Chris is an African-American singer, dancer, and a songwriter. His genres are R&B, hip-hop and pop, but hip-pop and pop are mixed in with R&B. He has three labels which are CBE, Jive, and RCA. Brown’s contribution to R&B is that he has Grammy Awards.
Although they are not from our time, Elvis Presley and Michael Jacksons’ names are known all over the world. These two are arguably the most influential artists in music history. Elvis was an actor, singer and dancer, while Michael chose to focus mainly on his music and dancing. Despite their differences, both helped sculpt the music industry into what it is today. The popularity of Jackson and Presley causes many to ask “Who was more influential?” While Elvis Presley was mostly known for rock, he also gained recognition for his work in the country and gospel genres.
The new technology that changed the sound of popular music was the synthesizing music technology. It was the technology that helped in transforming the sound of popular music in 1980s. "It is not easy to draw boundaries between the fictional character, the celebrity persona, and the private individual” (Starr, and Waterman, 598). It changed the sound in that the synthesizing of the sound was changed and the way this technology did it provided a different sound in the popular music. MTV is termed as one of the promoters of the popular music in 1980s.
By being versatile and creative with his music he managed to drop hit after hit and remain fresh with his art. He kept his fans on the edge of their seat in wait for new music. Due to his entertaining and charismatic vibe, he consistently made it to not only the top of the charts but also his fans hearts. What are your thoughts on James Brown as an artist and pop music icon? I feel that James Brown has most definitely earned his place as a pop music icon.
Disco was a popular fad started in the 70’s and clubs were started to play the music. Rock music was also becoming more and more popular because of the rebellion in the 70’s. A rock band that became popular in the 1970’s was Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin appealed to the younger generation because they finally had a band they could grow up to (Schuman 57). Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd skynyrd were some of the bands that became popular in the 70’s.
Since I am a big fan of movies from the 80’s like “Dirty Dancing” and “Footloose”, I would have loved to have been a part of one of those movies and danced in the background. I would also have loved to experience the 80’s, because I would have been able to puff my hair, without looking like I forgot to brush it. In addition, the 80’s also had great music from incredible artist like Michael Jackson,
Right now, there was a remix I made from a song I heard on the radio a long time ago. It was a classic, one that wouldn’t be easily forgotten, at least with me anyway. When that track was done, I swiftly switched records, this time for a heavier, deeper, and intenser bass tune to it. Cranking up the volume, all I could hear were the thumps of wubs, pumping through my body and the nightclub, something that made me feel happy and in the right place—albeit my ears didn’t agree with me. The thing about being a DJ, I’ve learned over the years, was that you had to be careful with how you treat your ears.
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.