Elements Of Hip Hop

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Everyone has listen to some sort of hip hop music. Not everyone loves it, not everyone hates it. Hip-Hop/Rap is probably one of the newest forms of music, and through it recent year it has taken the world by storm. From the 70s through the 2000s Hip-Hop/Rap has changed it style of tone from political and social point of view, to just trying to tell a story about where they come from. It might say it in the best way but neither are the lives that they live. Hip-Hop or Rhythm and Poetry also know to the world as RAP is a music genre consisting of stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. There are four key stylistic elements that are part of the hip hop culture which are MCing/Rapping,…show more content…
Rapping also referred to MCing is a vocal style. A rapper may write, memorize, or improvise their lyrics and perform them as a cappella or to a beat. A rapper can be performed by and gender, the first female rapper was MC Sha Rock from the Bronx. The African American traditions of signifyin, the dozens, and jazz poetry are all credited to be the influences of Hip Hop music, as well as African and African American religious ceremonies. Some musical bands such as The Last Poets had a significant impact on the post-civil right culture of the 1960s and 70s and the social environment in which hip hop was created. Although there were many MCs who would record their own solo project such as DJ Hollywood, the frequency of solo project did not increase until later when soloist would make stage presence such as LL Cool J. Much of early hip hop was done within groups where collaboration between members was integral to the…show more content…
Dre released The Chronic in 1992 which peaked at number 1 on the Hip-Hop/R&B chart, and number 3 on the pop charts with the single “nothing but a G thang”. The Chronic took West coast rap in a new direction, influenced strongly by P funk artists, melding smooth and easy funk beats with slowly drawled lyrics. This later became known a G-Funk and dominated mainstream Hip-Hop for several years through a roster of artist on Death Row records., including Tupac Shakur, whose double disc album “All Eyez on Me” was a big hit with hit song such as “Ambitionz as a Ridah” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”, and Snoop Dogg’s album “Doggystyle” included songs “What’s My Name” and “Gin and Juice” both hit top ten. As Death Row Records became to build an empire around Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac. It was entered a rivalry with New York City’s Bad Boys

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