As this being one of the many controversial quotes West said in his so called “rants”, Kanye West tells the people who were listening, Sway and Mark Parker that he is at same level of these impactful people and brands and that he needs people to support his ideas and action so that he create more. I thought this was a brave thing to say the he is the most impactful artist of this generation, because many people may think the opposite
Hip Hop used to be made by sampling old funk records which featured breakdowns, or drum and bass only sections used to create a continuous breakbeat. The rhyme, or rap is equivalent to “flow of words”. An emcee (MC is short for master of ceremonies) or hip-hop artist would then “rap” over the sampled beat into a completely new track. Hip hop songs usually lie between 80 to 105 beats per minute, though it began to expand as newer subgenres emerged in the following years. (Crauwels, 2016) mentions that since hip hop initially tried to end ghetto poverty, bigotry and racism, artists tried to shift their focus to white audiences, connecting remote subcultures.
Talking blues, spoken passages of sanctified prose in gospel, and numerous hits that call out slogans and rhymes, from Bo Diddley's "Say Man" and Shirley Ellis' "The Name Game" to Jerry Reed's "When You're Hot, You're Hot." More direct paths leading to rap, though can be found in a few of the trends of the late '60s and '70s. In R&B music, funk and disco-stripped soul down to its most basic rhythms, forgoing much of the instrumentation and vocals habitually used as embellishments. James Brown in particular is often cited as a forefather in his use of stream-of-consciousness over elemental funk backup, and he (as well as other funk giants) has been sampled by modern-day rappers on innumerable occasions. Two much more overlooked influences originated from outside of the R&B and rock mainstream.
Despite the fact that commercialization began as rap first entered the mainstream, this was the first time its effects could actually be seen. A new group, known as N.W.A (N*ggaz Wit Attitudes), entered the scene and created a new sub style of the genre—gangsta rap—with their debut release Straight Outta Compton in 1988. The album, ev... ... middle of paper ... ...create beautiful rap songs with meaningful words will no longer realize their potential. It is clear that the commercialization of hip-hop has immensely changed the subject and purpose of the culture, especially in rap music. As the culture and musical genre developed the potential to exploit it economically became so obvious that the art forms were destined for this impending commercialization.
Though most of his songs on this album are repetitive, the different beats mix it up. Tesfaye’s new album is honestly worth buying. He became an internet sensation and soon recorded his own album. In each song of Kiss Land, a story of his life is being told. The album includes the musical range of soulful R&B to 80’s pop music.
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.
On the off chance that one could make their own stream and their own particular style, than they could go far in Rap music. Music is additionally another significant thing that has changed during the time of Hip-Hop/Rap music. A large portion of the music today is electronic and they can pull up whatever instrument they need to utilize at whatever point they need. While back in the 70's most DJ's, or Disk Jockey, used to scratch records on a turntable and that was the way they used to make their music and get their beats. Mentally, however Hip-Hop/Rap has its favorable circumstances and its disservices.
Political advocacy ha[d] all but disappeared” (Blatt, 2013). With current rap artists promoting hyper masculine images along with the lavish lifestyle often including, sex, drugs, violence, and alcohol, the stark difference between the current state of rap compared to the beginning of hip-hop raises the question of authenticity. When it comes to celebrities’, authenticity is mainly associated with branding. Cultural branding theory “considers
Kendrick Lamar’s brilliance was noted from his sophomore album Good Kid, Maad City but the intent and creative vision of this man was seen on a masterful album and possibly the greatest hip hop albums of all time – To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN. Kendrick Lamar is not only a brilliant lyricist and a rapper mastermind but is also a self-aware politician. His music always carries a deep message and often is a mirror of the modern society and the people who make it. The music takes different twists and turns based on his changing personalities in the records. Just as Drake is a pure entertainer when it comes to his music, Kendrick is a politician.
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.