The “Rolling Stones”, the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World”, or the “Stones” are all names of which the influential bad boys of Rock ‘n’ Roll go by. The well deserved and hardly argued title of the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” was first bestowed upon them in the 1960s. Although there were other Rock ‘n’ Roll bands rising to fame at this time, almost simultaneously, the Rolling Stones graciously accepted the title and carried it to the top along with them, taking no breaks from the spotlight. The Rolling Stones left a lasting impression on the music industry as well as on most, if not all, of the people that have had the pleasure of enjoying their music, including myself. I was first captivated by the Stones as a kid
Despite coming out with Call Me Maybe that made Jepsen an international sensation, her newest album Emotion is a “monumental commercial flop…album debuted at #16 in the U.S., selling only 16,513 copies—30,000 fewer than 2012’s Kiss” (Lindsay). Jepsen’s case is different compared to Lorde’s. Jepsen did create a new sound for herself by balancing “pop and alternative on the album” (Lindsay), but people only want to remember her as the Call Me Maybe girl. However, Jepsen has “attained modern cult classic status” (Snapes) and created a fan base that will support her
Why do you want to limit your freedom with drugs? Many have the same question. He encourages young men and women to go deal drugs and ruin their communities. Another example, is Future. He is also a rapper who says it’s,”...cool to pop a molly.” or ecstasy.
Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, doesn’t explicitly bill itself as a movie like good kid, m.A.A.d city (Lamar’s first mainstream album) did, but the network of interlocking dramas explored here feels like a movie nonetheless, and a variety of characters appear across the album’s expanse. To Pimp a Butterfly, loosely follows the same formula, but with an added level of creative madness, the album is more intense, more bizarre, more profound and more controversial. Kendrick Lamar has stated that Tupac Shakur is his biggest influence, and has influenced his music as well as his day-to-day lifestyle. “To Pimp a Butterfly”, incorporates elements of funk, jazz, soul and spoken word poetry. The album “To Pimp a Butterfly” is a hip-hop / rap album but sounds nothing like the traditional rap album, it incorporates elements of rap, funk, jazz, gospel, soul and spoken word poetry.
90’s Hip Hop Vs. Hip Hop Today The 1990’s are often regarded as the ‘Golden Era Of Hip Hop’. Introducing arguably two of the biggest rappers of all time The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur. With them spear heading this era there were other stars like Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Wu- Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, and many more. Even the entrepreneurs we know now like Jay Z, Puff Daddy, and Dr. Dre all got catapulted into their superstar status as a result of this Era. This era had so much influence on pop culture that it’s impact can still be seen today, in the playlists of kids born too late to experience it.
Or he would beatbox the rhythm. That’s how we would come up with most of the songs on The Bachelor.”(Brydon, 2015) By the 1990’s Timbaland was one of the most sought after hip-hop and rhythm and blues artists in the music business. Unlike some producers Timbaland was one of few who created his own beats rather than using samples, creating complex and syncopated rhythms usually complemented by obscure sounds and rapping. In an interview on January 2004 Timbaland described his producing style as “My producing style is this: ‘I am the music.’ The artist is the front man for the producer.” (Timbaland, 2004). Timbaland is an extremely talented in the music industry as a producer, singer, songwriter and DJ at the age of 15 creating mixtapes as DJ Timmy Tim.
As he grew he got together with two other guitarist and with the song I walk the line they came together then it had became a million selling record. What encouraged this song was before he joined anyone he kicked his drug addiction. Another hit that he got because of kicking his alcohol and drug addiction was “The Ring of Fire” he says many lines but he keeps repeating the line “i overcame the ring of fire” as in he overcame his drug and alcohol use. He was signed with a record label called columbia records, at the time they would only sign very high quality stars that were making top
The popularity of this song was so high that it end up breaking several records which were thought to be unbrokeakable for a rap song. soon after the release of this song it became the number one song in eighteen countries around the world including the U.S, Australia, and England. In 2003 the song made history by winning the academy awards for the best music making it the first rap song ever to win an academy award. All these achievements as well as being included in the Rolling Stone's list of greatest 500 songs proves that "Lose was and still is the most motivational song in the history of music industry. You can critize this song as much as you want but there is one thing you cant critize about this song and that is it's motivational lyrics which changed the lives of many people including
Sex, money, drugs and violence. When you hear those four words, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Many people would say they think of rap or hip hop. Today, rap music is constantly mistaken for valuing the destruction of communities by promoting images of “the thug life”. However, the hip hop culture can have a positive impact on society.
“Rap is the rock 'n' roll of the day. Rock 'n' roll was about attitude, rebellion, a big beat, sex and, sometimes, social comment. If that's what you're looking for now, you're going to find it here.” (Simpson). Hip-hop is considered to be today’s counterculture known for it’s explicit hip-hop music and the ‘thug life’ it portrays. Many people consider hip-hop music to be brutish and a decline in music.
James Nugent 16 July 2015 The Legitimacy of Sampling Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, two of hip-hop 's biggest legends collaborated in the early months of 1984 to create one of the most influential songs ever. Released in 1985, on the B-side to The Show, "La Di Da Di" garnered considerable media attention, making it one of the earliest rap songs to blow up nationwide. Instead of it playing on just black music radio stations, the song played on Pop music stations. The song has an everlasting legacy and influence on all genres of music, not due to the original song, but rather the hundreds of mega hits through the practice of sampling. The practice of sampling was discovered by early 1970’s DJs who played around with manipulating vinyl on two turntables
The rappers answers were just a small insight on why she is so important and well respected in Hip Hop. Rapper Maino states that "She is one of the greatest of all time, it wouldn 't be no Foxy Brown or Lil Kim; She paved the way, and she reps Brooklyn to the fullest.” While rapper 8Ball says that "MC Lyte was definitely a pioneer for women in hip hop. Her flow was unique, honest, lyrical and hard. She rocked the club and she could tell a story with her music as well. Lastly, rapper Trina states that "MC Lyte is hip hop; she represents a culture of music that paved the way for female artists worldwide” (“Why We Love MC Lyte”).
Both groups are excellent with samplings. At the time in which sampling became the mainstream, people worried that whether this will lead hip-hop music to innovation or regression. According to Perry, “hip-hop music concerns itself with both the self and the we” (Perry 31). I think both group presented their creativity in their songs. In Fight the Power, Public Enemy uses samples from Different Strokes by Syl Johnson, Funky Drummer by James Brown and Fight the Power by The Isley Brothers (“Public Enemy - Fight the Power”).