dancing, and graffiti. All of that pretty much faded away with the 90’s and rap was left to take control. Rap in the 1980’s was thought to be a force, until MC hammer,Tupac, and Biggie Smalls took over the radio with the voice of ghetto youth. That was merely the beginning of one of the biggest trends in...
Music in the nineties can be simply described as diverse. Diverse
meaning that music has been segregated into hundreds of groups. This
report will refer in detail to three genres of music: Alternative
Country, Rap, Alternative Rock. It will also cover certain aspects
indicative of the 90's...
as a synonym to rap music. In this paper I will show how rap got its start and evolved into the culture we know today as hip hop.
Influences on rap music started as early as the 1940's when Rhythm & Blues and Jazz included many of the elements that make up rap music. Rap music became its own...
background music but is often used as a synonym to rap music.
Influences on rap music started as early as the 1940's when Rhythm & Blues and Jazz included many of the elements that make up rap music. Rap music became its own genre of music in the 1970's when DJ's from New York, such as DJ Lovebug...
the glitz and glamour of musical artists. The style of music that has the most influence on people’s lives is Rap music. In particular “gangster rap” has made its mark on society since the early 90’s.
When I was 15, two weeks before my 16th birthday, I had sex for the first time. It was not...
Violence in Rap Music
George Christopoulos – 1037247
300-301-VA IP – Topic: Violence
The purpose of this research is to examine the integration of the theme of violence in the rap genre of music. In this paper, we analyse rap music from three...
Without a doubt, the history of rap music or hip hop music can be seen in theses humble beginnings of the DJ and MC along with rise of rap artists, breakdancers and taggers, all part of the scene in the early ‘70s. It wasn’t until the late 1970s before the history of rap music showed its...
pride, beauty, and self-respect. (Blaster pg 1-2)
Hip-hop is an umbrella term for the youth culture that originated in South Bronx, New York in the ‘70’s. Hip-hop is a means of creative expression that gives a voice to young, ethnic, urban populations.
Black and Hispanic teenagers had to improvise...
away. There was a mix of gospel
with piano during love songs. Aretha’s new sound helped with the time of the Civil Right
Movement in the 1960’s. Most of the songs that she had sung became soul classics.
Aretha Franklin was the iconic symbol in the advancements for the African Americans.
making records and music at house parties. This was called East coast rap. And as for Gangsta rap it started in the West Coast in the 90's. But Gangsta rap started growing rapidly and it turned out to be what we have now which is the modern rap.
Modern rap is music, is a way of self expression. It...
even old enough to know who the greats of hip hop were at the time. Hip Hop takes many shapes as sub cultures are formed within this music, different styles of rap music can be seen everywhere as it’s always been relevant, in the 90’s the actual mainstream media took notice to rappers all of which...
November 7, 2013
You all may remember two of Hip-Hop’s Biggest Stars of The 90’s era, Tupac & Biggie. They grabbed the attention of many people with their hard and life struggling lyrics. Many people debate that Tupac is the...
Gen Y Definition
The label been given to the generation of people born between 1980’s and the late 1990’s is GEN Y.
Also referred to as the echo boomers, because they are the children born to parents born during the baby boom.(baby boomers) Children born during this time have had constant access...
throughout the United States and much of the world. It replaced rock music as the creative force in music of the 80's and 90's. However, as popular as it was then and it is now, the lyrics of many rap songs have caused controversy. Many believe and have charged that these lyrics promote racism and...
about everyday problems, teenage life, and sneakers, which jumpstarted the Fila fashion among thousands of teenagers across the country.
Another demographic that major shoe corporations tried to target during the 80’s and 90’s were skateboarders. The white rap group Beastie boys obtained a skate...
evolved during the 80's and 90's. The 80's brought in rap into the African-American scene, with the creation of the term emcees and rappers, basically poets who use music.
In the late 80's and early 90's, rap took another step by becoming political and intellectual. You would hear groups and artist...
gave Biggie a tremendous advantage over other rappers. He was able to step back and look at all the things that were happening around him and easily rap about. It’s similar to a brawl breaking out, a person who was involved in the fight may not be able to exactly recall what occurred, but a person standing...
aspects. The Beethoven of today’s society would have to be Dr. Dre. He began his career in music as a member of a group called World Class Wreckin’ Cru and later turned into one of the biggest producers and entrepreneurs’ of the west coast.
Looking at the transition in rap music from the early 90’s to...
Original and Contemporary Rap: One and the Same
Identity-formation by white oppression is something that is still existent in today’s music genre: rap but not a total focus in contemporary rap music much like it was in the late 1970’s, the 1980’s, and 90’s. Even though, some rap music of today...
themself have a task of equal importance. The lyrics contain the substance of the music video. The lyrics are the reason that most 90’s generation young adults today can at any given time rap the into song. The video is nothing without the lyrics, and much like the video the lyrics utilize both ethos and...
movies and music. Some comparable aspects of both generations include technology, TV shows, and music. In my opinion the 90's comes out on top as a better time to grow up in.
The technology of the 90's was much more simpler and not as relied upon as in the 2010s. Cell phones were introduced in the 90...
New Zealand Music of the 90’s |
A Guide on New Zealand Popular Music of the 90’s |
By Destin Finn |
Musical features of the 90’s
The nineties was an age of new subgenres (such as Rap-rock and Trip-hop). Also new genres of music were introduced to the world. These genres included Boy-band...
on the up and coming rap culture was the Sugar Hill Gang in 1979. In 1986 rap music finally reached the top of the music charts and was show on MTV for the first time featuring Run-DMC. Continuing to change in the 90's in the east coast came the more harsh and raw of the rap music scene like Wu-Tang...
whole world hear their tales. It also offered a possible escape from the ghetto. Due to this migration into the hip hop scene came commercialized rap. Rappers, starting in the 90’s and in to the 2000’s, settled for memorable hooks and catchy beats that would sell records.
State of Hip Hop Now:
was one of the most influential rappers during this era of music.
The third group that had a surprisingly large amount of influence on the rap and hip-hop phenomenon of the 1990's was the Fab 5. The Fab 5 was a college basketball team that played for the Michigan Wolverines; the players...
said in the words of KRS-One. In the mid 80’s, the music industry was struck with the birth of gangster rap which portrayed numerous images it was well received and became significantly popular in the duration of just a few years. By the early 90’s, gangster rap resided at the top of all music...
Cultural approaches to the rhetorical analysis of selected music videos
Karyn Charles Rybacki and Donald Jay Rybacki
Music video has gone from being a means of selling more records to a rhetorical form worthy of study in its own right. Videos typically take one of three forms: performance...
today: Censorship of music. In the “Republic” Plato discusses how music and poetry must be changed in order to make the youth’s better people with better souls. In today’s society there remain people, communities, and organizations that attempt, and somewhat succeed, in censoring music for different reasons...
More than a century before rap exploded onto the American music scene, West African musicians were telling stories rhythmically, with just the beat of a drum for accompaniment. Meanwhile, folk artists from the Caribbean Islands were also telling stories in rhyme. Indeed, these singing poets from Africa...
BIRTH OF HIP HOP: BEGINNING OF THE 70’s.
The principal definition of Hip Hop is that it is an urban cultural movement. It covers many forms of artistic expressions that are all different but complementary. Hip Hop emerged in the Bronx at the beginning of the 70’s, just after the Hippy movement and the...