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.
From then on, it came back to life and had significant impact on the post civil rights era during the 1960s and 70s. Now Hip hop has became one of the most, if not the most popular genre of this era today. Hip hop was not only changed and molded from social issues, but also from the influence of other music and events over the years. First I’d like to say how hip hop has changed over the years due to events and the other music during its time and explain how and why hip hop has changed and gone in so many different directions. Hip hop really came to the scene when block parties in New York City became really popular during the 1970s.
“It was all a dream!” are just a few words to describe Christopher Wallace (Biggie Smalls) becoming the king of East coast rap music when he released his first album “Ready to Die”. The lyrics “It was all a dream!” are from the albums number one hit single called “Juicy” in which Biggie depicted life growing up in the rough streets of Brooklyn, New York. Biggie smalls rose to fame as a rapper in the 90’s causing an increase in rap popularity, division (rivalry) between East and West coast rap music, and the style of gangsta rap on the East coast. Biggie Smalls caused an increase in the popularity of rap music in the 1990’s and beyond. Biggie’s debut album “Ready to Die” was released on september 13th, 1994.
Without the emergence of Outkast, music today simply would not be what it is. Outkast defined music and rap culture in the 2000s. Their willingness to entirely abandon conventional wisdom both in and outside of their music has inspired a generation of musicians. Outkast single handedly reshaped rap culture’s view of rap music from the South. Outkast’s greatness is nearly immeasurable, but in terms of visible impact on rap and music as a whole today, they are among the most influential rap groups we have ever seen.
Snoop Dogg once said that “hip hop is what makes the world go around.” When hip hop first started in the 70s, it was a very cultural. The 70s were full of civil rights and a difficult time for some people and music is where people could connect. One of hip hop's founders Grandmaster Flash said “it was never necessarily about black music or white music or foreign music it was just music.” Even though hip hop began in the 70’s its most popular time was in the 1990s. It became the best genre in the US in the late 90s. Although hip hop just started to became popular in the 90s, people may still have trouble figuring out where it started with deejaying, and how it transformed into old school rap and gangster rap.
Initially, hip-hop music was a voice of people living in low-income areas, reflecting social, economic and political phenomenon in their life . As time moves on, hip-hop music reached its “golden age”, where it became a mainstream music, featuring diversity, quality, innovation and influence . Gangsta rap, one of the most significant innovations in hip-hop music, contains violent and confrontational lyrics, such as the word “nigger”. Rappers like Ice-T and groups like N.W.A popularized this new rap style through out the country and made a great success commercially. When it comes to the twenty-first century, hip-hop music already has a global influence and becomes a dominant in the mainstream.
During this decade artist such as Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Shawn Carter (Jay-Z), Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog. Those are some of artist that revolutionized the rap industry, each artist made an impact to hip hop music. “Jay-Z has built a career on combining nimble, braggadocious and largely autobiographical rhymes with adventurous production that incorporates everything from snatches of classic R&B to Broadway show tunes and Eighties electropop.” (Rolling stone Magazine). Jay-Z has made himself a pioneer of the hip-hop world by show casing himself in his music. He created his own signature by using all kinds of musical influences in the production of his
It had to go through stages to reach what it is now. In the mid-1980s, a new generation of rappers came into place. There was Run-D.M.C, a trio that mixed rap with hard rock, defining a new style of hip-hop. They also brought rap into the mainstream audience (Light & Tate, n.d, para.8). Hip-Hop
Gradually gaining popularity during the 70s and early 80s, rap finally went mainstream with Sugar Hill’s Rappers Delight in 1979. Though, it was the music video for the song Rock Box by Run-D.M.C. that marked the beginning of a new era for rap—The Golden Age. The focal point of any golden age song was the lyrics. Whether it was Rakim, Kool G Rap, or KRS One, these rappers consistently referenced vast arrays of personal issues as well as those in the black community, ranging from poverty to racism.
These artists are not “sellouts” that are only in the industry for the money and fame. Also, there are many artists out there in the hip hop world that promote positivit As time goes on hip hop culture is integrating many different racial and ethnic groups. It is now socially acceptable for people of all races to enjoy the many aspects of hip hop. Hip hop was spurred in the late 70’s. The man credited as being the first rapper ever, DJ Afrika Bambataa, was the first to “talk” to his music.