New artists came onto the scene and again changed how hip hop would sound. This period was called “The New School”. One of the first groups to change hip during this time was Run-D.M.C. They were a trio of middle-class African Americans who mixed rap with hard rock, defined a new style of dressing, and became staples on MTV as they brought rap to a mainstream audience. The introducing of MTV only made hip hop more mainstream.
Hip hop really came to the scene when block parties in New York City became really popular during the 1970s. This scene became increasingly popular in the Bronx due to the large African-American and Puerto Rican influences combined. These groups of people really became fans because hip hop music was seen as a voice or the stories of the “disenfranchised youth of the lower class areas and cultures and really talked about the social, economic and political realities of their lives. As hip hop grew more popular so did other genres such as disco. Disco started to have a slight influence on hip hop but then decided to part ways after stealing some of the loops and tracks f... ... middle of paper ... ...elp show the west coast was another viable prospect to gangsta rap compared to the east coast hip hop.
Hip hop has come a long way from being the most unpopular genre in the early 70’s, to now be the most listened to genre today. Hip has influenced many things in art, culture, and media. People say hip hop originated from the south Bronx of New York, but really it came from Jamaica. One man named DJ Kool Herc moved from Jamaica to America too starts a new life. In the 1970’s, he introduced the type of music into a style we know now as rap.
In order to analyze Will Smith's song and video entitled Party Starter, it is important to understand the history of hip-hop music. Hip-hop music was created out of rap music. Rap has been around since the 1970s. It was originally used as a way for inner city African American youths to voice their daily struggles. Most rap songs had a simple beat with words spoken to the rhythm of the beat.
Christopher Cheung 3/12/2014 Prof. Montella Dance 181 contemporary dance Hip Hop Hip Hop was originated in New York with ghetto black and Latinos in the late 1960's of the 20th century and as of top hip hop still continues to evolve to present days and toward the future. Hip Hop is a culture, a type of art that has influenced countries all around the world. It is also a type of empowerment, especially for people of African America descent who wanted an outlet to express themselves in unique fashion when it originated in the 1970s. When people refer to "hip hop", the initial thought of music comes to mind and then dance that is associated with it. But it encompasses a little more than that, activities such as DJing, break dancing, graffiti, and rapping are all under the category of Hip Hop culture.
Hip-hop is now seen as a subculture that, includes a large number of middle to upper white class youths, which have grown to support and appreciate it. Many youth in America today are considered part of the hip-hop subculture because they share a common love for a type of music that combines catchy beats with rhythmic music and thoughtful lyrics to create songs with a distinct political stance. Hip-hop lyrics are about the problems rappers have seen, such as poverty, crime, violence, racism, poor living conditions, drugs, alcoholism, corruption, and prostitution. These are serious problems that many within the hip-hop subculture believe are being ignored by mainstream America. Those within the subculture recognize and acknowledge that these problems exist.
This book is appealing to a person who want to know how hip hop has changed in the past decade and it points out many different attitudes toward hip hop in the Unites States. “The Hip Hop Wars What We Talk About - And Why It Matters” by Tricia Rose explores what hip hop has done to society in recent years and what people think it has caused. Though it has become one of the most commercially successful genres in mainstream music Tricia Rose explains that the topics in hip hop music have narrowed. Commercial hip hop mainly consist of black gangstas, thugs, pimps, and hoes. In the book she looks into the different points of views of people who think whether hip hop invokes violence or if it reflects life in a black ghetto and if it slows down advancement for African Americans in US.
History of Rap Five men changed the world of music as we know it in the early 1990s. A rap group that went by the name N.W.A. paved the way for the popularity of rap music that has lasted decades. Rap is “a type of popular music of United States Black origin, in which words are recited rapidly and rhythmically over a prerecorded, typically electronic instrumental backing” according to Google Dictionary. This paper will take you through the origin of rap, when rap became popular, and the effect rap has today.
In America there are many cultures and sub-cultures. I believe that I am part of the Rap music culture. Rap has been an uprising musical form of art in the United States for over 30 years now. In my research, I will be exploring the origin of rap, the evolution of rap, the components of rap, including unique dress codes, messages sent via lyrics, rivalries among artist and a comparison between old school and new school rap. This culture is important to me because of my background; I am an African American, because of my demographics and it is widely followed trend.
Rap music has become a phenomenon that people of all races can relate to the style of music. The 1970s and 1980s was a pivotal time in hip hop history this period of time laid the ground work for modern hip hop and culture today. “In the early '70s, when I was about 13 or 14 and disco was monopolizing the mainstream airwaves, the rap movement was just being born” (The hip hop network). Early hip hop artist started making their way from the underground. Each artist made themselves stand out because their ability to relate to others.