History Of Rap
The most widely excepted definition of rap music is spoken words with a rhythm of bass, drums, and keyboard sounds. The words are spoken over the music and the accents and emphasis on words is important. Hip Hop is defined as the accompanying background music but is often used...
In the 1990’s hip hop culture went through major changes. Hip hop which originally started in the South Bronx as a street born cultural movement transformed into much more. There are four types also known as the pillars of hip hop, DJ-ing,MC-ing, ( also know as rapping ), break dancing...
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. ...
The History of Rap
The most widely excepted definition of rap music is spoken words with a rhythm of bass, drums, and keyboard sounds. The words are spoken over the music and the accents and emphasis on words is important. Hip Hop is defined as the accompanying background music but is often used as...
Everyone in the world listens to music. There are many different styles of music including; R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, Metal and so many more kinds. In today’s society, children and teens are likely to incorporate what they listen to into their lives. Teens in particular are easily influenced by the...
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...
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...
Rap and hip-hop first started to come together in the 1970's, but didn't really materialize and become popular until the 1990's. With a huge surge in popularity and growth in the 1990's, it seemed that rap and hip-hop had started a cultural phenomenon that still has noticeable effects easily seen today...
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...
be the south Bronx. Most music buffs know hip hop music history has a rich past with its roots in several related music styles. Hip hop mostly influences in the popular African American and latino street culture.
Without a doubt, the history of rap music or hip hop music can be seen in theses humble...
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/Girl-band...
Dreaming in a Nightmare
Music is one of the most influential medias present in today’s society. From the actual artists to the music itself, we the consumers are greatly inspired, motivated and influenced by the music we listen to. From the often times mesmerizing instrumentals to the lyrical exhibitions...
changed the way music was composed and once he started, nothing else stayed the same. When it comes down to creating music, sound, lyrics, genre, harmony, & instruments are very important aspects. The Beethoven of today’s society would have to be Dr. Dre. He began his career in music as a member of...
Is Rap Music A Negative Influence On Young People?
Rap has changed over the years. Old school rap had more meaning, they would rap about living life and told stories. Now in modern rap they all talk about money, drugs, and violence. The generation we have now mostly listen to modern rap and think...
Rappers killed my son with their music. Rap is a leading cause of violence. Rappers are just a group of thugs trying to bring more violence. All these are types of statements that people say against rappers. Saying rappers are nothing but bad influences. While others say that rappers are just expressing...
to be an unanswered question in today’s music industry: Who ruined mainstream hip-hop?
There is so much music out in the world today; technically it is argued many people are influenced by what they listen to. Turns out that a good percentage of all music out there today, is copied, perhaps modified...
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's and...
Music to some may seem a waste of time, but it is exactly the opposite. Music has become a very influential part in today’s society. There are many different types of music. There is country, rock, alternative rock, rap, hip-hop, rhythm, blues, jazz, classical, R&B, swing, and pop...
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.
American popular culture has been impacted beyond musical influence when it comes to the rap/hip-hop genre. Hip-hop is more a lifestyle which is arguably the greatest musical revolution in recent time. A knack for catchy hooks, danceable tunes, call-and-response vocals of the Baptist church...
every 90’s kids with a TV has had memorized since the day we first heard it. Even as you read that first sentence, you can’t help but to rap the words, and hum the tune as you envision a young Will Smith spinning on his royal chair with the graffiti background. The effect of the lyrics and the music video...
Popular Culture in Rap Music
The history of rap music started in Africa with rhythmic beats using drums. From Africa to the Caribbean islands it came to America and started its influential change on American Music. The first rap song to take flight and make its mark on the up and coming rap culture was the...
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...
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 strays from...
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...
For the love of Music
Everyone expresses themselves in a variety of ways getting lost in their own world only to be understood by them, this lost realm in which people enter is very vague, there isn’t much to it but the feelings and emotions brought upon by the music. Certain songs or artists/bands...
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...
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...
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...