The name hip-hop comes from one of the earliest phrases used in rap on the song “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugarhill Gang. “I said a hip hop, hippie to the hippie, the hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it to the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie, to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.”. In addition to rap music, the hip-hop subculture also formed other methods of expression like break dancing, graffiti art, a unique slang vocabulary, and fashion sense. Rap started in the mid-1970s in the South Bronx area of New York City. The birth of rap is, in many ways, like the birth of rock and roll.
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.
The British invasion helped influence pop culture and rock music. Rock n’ roll was revolutionary in the sense that it was a fusion of American music genres. Rock music broke down color barriers, and gave adolescents their own form of expression that was unique. Rock music led adolescents to disregard conformity, and start a new age of freedom. The greatest rock bands of all time brought about this change to pop culture and the youth population by incorporating drugs, alcohol, British roots, and sex into their music.
In the 1970’s, he introduced the type of music into a style we know now as rap. He used turn tables and used other records to make longer segments. Soon deejays started to work with other rappers and talk in rhythmic sayings, this became to be known as hip hop. For years popular styles of club deejays like Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa, rapped originally in African American neighborhoods in New York. Rap hit the air on the mainstream for the first time in 1980, with well-known performers L.L Cool J, Run- D.M.C., Hammer, and Will Smith.
The music industry had made a recovery from its economic decline by the creation of a new technology in the 1980s known as, "digital recording". Vinyl records were started to get replaced by compact disc or (CDs), a technological revolution that had a conservative effect. MTV (Music Television) was launched on 300 U.S. cable TVs in 1981. The popularity of music videos were used as a marketing tool ,and were very important in the creation of new bands and new music styles into the mainstream media. The creation of synthpop, rap and hip hop was becoming more known in the mainstream media.
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. Then Along came the Wu-Tang Clan and brought the east coast into mainstream making it divided as if the east coast had hip hop and the west coast had rap. As you assumed this is when the long history of hatred and fighting between east coast and west coast hip hop began. The Big name artists of this time include Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Tupac, and Snoop Dogg. By the 2000’s, Hip hop had gotten so popular it was no longer being influenced, it was doing the influencing.
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.
The Power of Rock: The British Invasion of the 1960s and Its Effect on American Popular Culture A Paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of United States History Jay Jadeja Department of History St. Albans School Washington, D.C. April 22nd, 2014 Rock and roll. These three words represent a culture of freedom and rebellion, innovation and individual expression. This distinct genre of music is not only recognized and respected elements of many populations in the world, but also the inspiration for newer genres, like pop and rap. The creation of its identity, however, lies in its past. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, a new genre ascended in America.
“Hip-hop is a cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and 90s; also, the backing music for rap, the musical style incorporating rhythmic and/or rhyming speech that became the movements most lasting and influential art form” (Light & Tate, n.d, para. 1). Hip-hop consist of deejaying, rapping, graffiti, and b-boying or break dancing. It originated in the South Bronx in the late 1970s. The four elements that made hip-hop were a collection of diverse ethnicity in the Bronx credited to Dj Kool Herc, Grand Wizard, Grandmaster Flash, and many more (Light & Tate, n.d, para.
They've just evolved onto new levels. Hip hop was first used by Africa Bambatta (Godfather of Hip-Hop culture, Father of the Electric Funk sound, founder of the Universal Zulu Nation, visionary, historian, and the Master of Records) back in the early 80’s to describe the culture which incorporates: Break dancing, Dj'ing (cutting' and scratching) , Emceeing (rapping). Before that the word hip hop referred to a phrase that MC’s said on the mic. There were different types of rap. Gangsta rap and west coast , This rap reflected on violent lifestyles and backgrounds of inner-city American black youth.