Hip-Hop’s Current Change from the 80’s Hip-hop music has changed over time. For example just the other day while heading to store with my friend a Migo’s song began to play. “Why do you like this song?” I asked my friend. He replied because of the beat. I think a lot of my friends would also say the same for much of Migo’s music, yet Migo’s are one of the most popular hip-hop artists out today. Similarly many hip-hop artist nowadays have a songs that sound comparably the same. In the beginning of ‘Do the Right Thing’ the song “Fight the Power” is playing. I believe the message of the song is to standup and fight for any injustice or oppression taking place. Fighting injustices was seen as great important especially coming out of the Black …show more content…
This means that if the artist skills were not developed enough there wouldn’t be a way that a rapper could get more appeal. Today rappers do not necessarily have get the approval of the audience. Technology has become much more advanced from the 80’s, so today’s hip-hop music wouldn’t need the vital skills of rappers from the 80’s. The internet easily allows a showcase for Hip-hop music is probably at it most highest popularity today. To quote Zack O’Malley from Forbes.com “(Less suprisingly is the fact that two white guys could put out a rap album adored by the mainstream—hip-hop is now just as much a part of pop music as any genre).” Hip-hop has branched over to many areas, even reaching a vast number of pop music fans. I think this a great achievement for hip-hop music. Unlike today’s phenomenal success of hip-hop music, the 80’s music didn’t have as much popularity. The 80’s hip-hop music steadily paved the way for current rap artist. Run-D.M.C rap style mixed with rock helped broaden hip-hop’s audience. Hip-hop was beginning to be brought to the forefront during the 80’s. Many rap artists had to start their own labels and provide their own sufficient means of producing songs. As a result of the success of rap artist, record companies and labels today are more acceptable of signing rap …show more content…
Drake has been given names such as soft and “draking”. He is also is Jewish and black. In addition he is emotional and sincere in his music. Drake’s music is not as violence and for this reason he isn’t given much respect for the seriousness of his music. On the same hand, LL Cool J’s “I need love” song once had him booed of stage. It seems as rappers are not allowed to express vulnerability or sensitivity in hip-hop music. Catchy music now of days is highly popular. Many have gained quick and easy success with catchy and materialistic songs. Rapper Souja-boy has had hits that are quite simple and seem to have been made with less effort than most rap songs from the 80’s. Trendy hip-hop music has made it easier to gain bigger and broader audiences. Hip-hop has begun to sound more popish. On the same token music artist of different genres are much willing to do features from rap artist. For example Jay-z and Linkin Park did an impressive feature called “Encore” that became a huge
Hip-Hop: from the live performances to the lyrics this here brought up many thoughts in my head. I attended a concert on April 2016 and several other old school concerts at the Queen Mary, front row VIP area which included; Debbie deb, Cover girls, Vanilla ice and so on. Going to an old school/hip-hop concert the songs and experiences as a whole are different with every time. New school hip-hop is narrative and with this you can receive the same lyrical experience every time, as for the concert the experience is the same as the next. I am not saying that an old school concert isn’t different in its own way but I do think their not so far apart performance wise. Example going to a “Drake” concert is more narrative compared to an old school
Since the early to mid 90’s, hip-hop has undergone changes that purists would consider degenerating to its culture. At the root of these changes is what has been called “commercial hip-hop". Commercial hip-hop has deteriorated what so many emcees in the 80’s tried to build- a culture of music, dance, creativity, and artistry that would give people not only something to bob their head to, but also an avenue to express themselves and deliver a positive message to their surroundings.
Hip-hop began in the undergrounds in Bronx New York in the early 1970s and has gradually grown to become mainstream music. According to Lori Selke a professional writer for Global post, “hip-hop is the term that refers to more than just a musical genre; it includes culture, dance, art, and even fashion” (Selke). Since it originated in the 1970’s, hip-hop has had profound influence on society, and has grown into the lives of listeners worldwide; hip-hop’s influential power is astonishing. Within the last decade, hip-hop artist like Jay-Z, Nas, and Young Jeezy helped to increase voting in the 2008 presidential campaign by informing a hip hop audience consisting of a majority of African Americans on soon to be 44th President of the United States, by using their voice and lyrics as their tool to encouraging people to stand up for a change by voting. According to Emmett Price in his book Hip Hop Culture (2006), “in the early years prior to the rise of recorded rap music via Sugar Hill Gang’s controversial “Rapper’s Delight” (1979) hip-hop was a growing culture driven by self-determination, a love for life, and a desire to have fun [through entertaining fans and expressing themself].” (Price) Although artists today accomplish the same things, the focus of the lyrics has changed consisting of “extolling violence, drug and alcohol use, and detailing sexual exploits” (Selke). If one were to observe the most popular music from artist in the 80’s until now, they would notice a definitive change in its overall message. If hip-hop continues on its current route it will become a musical genre known solely for its references to sex, drugs, and violence.
"I think the element of hip-hop left when rap music started being created on a slow tempo...It just stayed there for years. Right now, a lot of rap music today is being created at very low tempos. There 's no more of that 'wave your hands in the air like you just don 't care ' - you know, something that makes you want to get out there and breakdance...Rap music has lost that element right now, mainly over in America. There’s not too many great hip-hop records out there, but there are some great rap records.” (“The Difference Between Rap & Hip-Hop,”
Hip-Hop became characterized by an aggressive tone marked by graphic descriptions of the harshness and diversity of inner-city life. Primarily a medium of popular entertainment, hip-hop also conveys the more serious voices of youth in the black community. Though the approaches of rappers became more varied in the latter half of the 1980s, message hip-hop remained a viable form for addressing the problems faced by the black community and means to solve those problems. The voices of "message" hip...
Both movements use “rhythm and poetry” (Gladney 291) to address social issues affecting the black man, including racism, education and drug use. These movement can both be linked to extreme examples of frustration and rage felt be a large part of the black community, like “the Los Angeles riots of 1992 and the riots that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968” (Gladney 292). However, Gladney observed that the Hip-Hop genre has developed more of a focus on commercialism and only in the underground rap world do we still see the idealist who is in touch with the pulse of the black communities. Many rappers in the mainstream lack the political, racial, and social tone of the black community. The notable exception being the groups who use shock and a sold ghetto theme to crossover to the commercial market but maintain their artistic
Hip-hop is moving backwards in the sense that it is regaining its revolutionary and activist voice, as more independent artists are claiming control of the spotlight. Hip-hop is moving forward in the sense that it is no longer catering to one general sound, and corporate labels are losing their grip on the images that get displayed to the masses. Hip-hop is becoming more local. Hip-hop is becoming more about the experience, and less about what is hot and on the top 100 right now. Hip-hop is catering more to the individual’s unique taste, rather than mass-producing one sound and one message. Hip-hop, in the future, will be able to truly uphold its title as “the people’s genre” again. Hip-hop is being reborn, and being returned to a state that runs on artistic investment rather than commercial
In conclusion, rap has come so many ways, seeing how it started in the early 70’s. Hip hop effected society, fashion, and hip greatly today. Hip-hop has changed its style over the 30 years its been introduced. Its been the top most listened to genre since the late 80s, and has been the most played music videos on MTV. Finally, rap is what makes the world go round.
With all these factors in consideration, people tend to think 90’s rap added a new flavor never see before, allowing people to enjoy this new sound. 90’s rap had some of the biggest stars, the new sounds, the flashy lifestyles, and the women and money and much more of what people wanted. 90’s rap was more than music, it was a way people could get a message across and still contain a meaningful effect. The 90’s had everything any rap fan could ever want at the time. Most of the fans that listened to the 90’s music then still are avid listeners today, yet their opinion of the music
Hip hop culture is known for its negative reputation. It is often thought as an entrance way into gangs, illegal drug activity, and malicious behavior. In today’s culture it is important to lead kids toward a positive direction in life but the hip hop culture of today is not steering youth in that direction. This is because hip-hop has moved away from what it was supposed to be used for. This genre of music was supposed to be used to for personal expression and growth not to create negative images for the youth and encourage them to change their behaviors and beliefs. Hip hop was supposed to give hope to the youth. Give them a reason to pursue their dreams and give them a positive outlook on life. Are there artists who keep it “old school?” Yes there is, but it is never heard on mainstream radio. Hip hop culture has the potential to help the youth follow their dreams and become better people. It just needs to go back to its roots and bring those morals back up again.
Hip Hop has always been putting attention to the early origins, perhaps it has to deal with the fact of adolescents embracing older music. If you take a look in the past, you would see the genre of hip hop progressing into this great invention rappers have been taking a new light on. The old school song I chose is (1) “South Bronx” by Boogie Down Productions because it espouses the connection of all the elements of hip hop. Hip Hop is the art form that has made people express themselves, which is why I will be introducing to my mixtape that covers the cultural attention of hip hop.
Hip Hop began in the 1970's in the United States in that time it was not popular, but over the years it becomes more popular. Young people hear this music often because of lyrics or videos image. The new hip hop music typically portrays women as an object where a man can control a woman. Also, have violence and the style of hip-hop music have changed to obtain more money.
In conclusion, since the early 1970s the boom and craze that is Hip-Hop will continue to be on the rise. Notwithstanding such criticisms, regardless of either most people just associate the two together and undermine the progress Hip-Hop has made its popularity remains largely undiminished. But I guess it’s those haters that always bring about the greatest ingenuity, and in this case it was the evolution of Hip-Hop as a whole. So in order to understand the present, one must look to the past to fully grasp the concept of new school and old school
Hip-Hop/Rap is one of the biggest growing genres of today. From its early stages in the 1970’s to today’s pop culture, it has grown quite a lot. Unfortunately, it has developed a terrible reputation of drugs, violence, abuse, and gangs. When people associate Hip-Hop with things it is usually a negative image that comes to the person’s mind. Which is sad, Hip-Hop/Rap has a great artistic quality to them that gets so easily overlooked. There is true poetry and emotion behind these lyrics and beats, but not everyone is willing to sit down and listen to it. They quickly judge this music genre and the immediately dislike it without giving it a second thought. Rappers pour their emotions and their souls into their songs and it really speaks to people who would stop and listen to them. Hip-Hop/Rap has evolved over time. From the early stages of Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and others to today’s rap stars like Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. Each decades style is different but each style is still good. What really made Rap huge was the Sugarhill Gang’s own song called “Rapper’s Delight” the entire song is around 15 minutes long with just three emcee’s rapping, Wonder Mike, Big Bank Hank, and Master G. An emcee is another word for a rapper. Most emcees are the head of whatever event is being taken place, kind of like people that do skits in a talent show to introduce the next act. Hip-Hop/Rap today is filled with emcees and rappers. Today we find a more complex and more diverse style than what we would find back in the 70’s. There are different styles to different rappers. Each one unique in its own way and it makes that rapper stand out compared to everybody else. Also, another thing today that is different from the past is the flow of a rapp...