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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
New Age Development: Music-Based Advertising
Since the early 80’s, the sneaker industry has become one of the most competitive industries on the planet. Tennis shoes went from sporty function to high fashion and became icons among pop culture demographic. Professional athletes, rappers, break dancers...
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...
the initial rumblings of rap music were eminating from the streets of New York City. Rap music is very much a product of its urbanized, literacy-based environment, as can be seen in the advanced technology necessary to produce the music. Although the connection between rap music and its modern roots is...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Oct 30, 2014
Hip hop is my favorite type of music to listen to. It was all I ever listened to growing up. It was a little R and B here there but that was only when I was with my mom or grandma. My favorite rappers that I like to listen to were...
Rap Music: A Misinterpreted Art Form By Enoch Noel Submitted to Ms. Jones Oct. 9, 2001 Oral Communication T-Th-4pm Outline Thesis Statement: Social acceptance for rap music is my goal and in order for me to reach it, I will have to answer the questions what is rap, who founded it, and how much influence...
What is your thesis statement? Early 90’s Rappers have more lyrical substance.
A. Early 90’ Rapper songs had more content and longer.
1. Rappers of the Early 90’s were storytellers.
2. Rappers of the Early 90’s lyrics had more meaning to them.
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...
the days, artist that are now would’nt even exist. You see the trouble is with the omission of a few, the commercial hip hop artists is rare. Gangsta rap has really become the main stream. But in the underground world, as far as the lyrical artists like Cunning Lynguists Tonedeff and some of those who...
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...
have made great progress, there is still the problem of body image. A contribution to this reality is the over rated Barbie doll, cartoons, and the music video industry.
Young girls are influenced by Barbie advertising and cartoons that show a family situation. Barbie sends out a negative image...
It is well known that the origins of our modern hiphip stemmed from the
boroughs of New York City in the late 1970’s. New York City at the time was a
raw and racially diverse place in areas outside of Manhattan; further, New York
was in the midst of one the worse crime surges in modern America. This ...
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...
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...
HISTORY OF RAP
I have decided to talk about the history of Rap because, not only because I'm extremely interested in it, but also because I'm going to be composing Rap music in component 4.
Rap and Hip Hop, nowadays, are terms used interchangeably when referring to rap music or music made by...
also formed of five different styles of rap. The unimaginable success of two of those particular styles of rap, materialistic rap and gangster rap, is what defined the image of Hip Hop for the past fifteen years. In fact, for the unused to Hip Hop, this style of music is all about money, cars, clothes, women...
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...