The Rap or Hip Hop culture varies widely depending on what city the artist is from. Each city has its own style but typically evolved from an urban community and often times comes from poverty and hardships. The 5 main cities rap has evolved from are New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and most recently south Florida and each city is very unique and often times sounds similar based on the area you live in. First, we must start with where rap originated from which is New York, specifically the Bronx which consisted in the beginning of rappers like Grandmaster Flash and Run Dmc. This was around late 1970 and the main components of Hip Hop at that time would be things like break dancing, graffiti, and dj’ing, it had a very funky and upbeat …show more content…
One of the first artist to come out of the Hip Hop scene would be Outkast who was the leading artist in Atlanta for most of the 2000’s. There was also Gucci Mane who came shortly after and who was very similar to Kodak Black because he was constantly being locked up for drug and crime related charges. Gucci Mane was actually released in late 2016 and now has become sober and is arguably the biggest rapper in the world currently. Some other huge names to come out of Atlanta would be the Migos, which is a group consisting of 3 cousins; Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset, who is by far the most popular rap group currently. Since the 2000’s, Atlanta has dominated the rap game with artists like Andre 3000, Waka Flocka Flame, and B.o.B. who would also set the foundation for the Atlanta Hip Hop Scene. It is hard to name all the artist coming out of Atlanta because their are so many big names but it is undoubtedly the leading city when it comes to rap music. Overall every city has its own style and values when it comes to rap and they all want to represent their territory. This is a very opinionated topic and it is hard to say who the best of all time is and we will probably never know that answer. The only thing we can do is too see what is to come in the rap world and be open minded to these new and upcoming artist, while also paying respect to Hip Hops
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Hip Hop/Rap music is a new kind of music that appeared during the 1980s . It portrays life on the streets.There are some connections between rap music and jazz music, they come from the Last Poets, which is a group of ex-convicts, one of them released an album backed by the funk Kool and the Gang, this made it become very influential in the early New York rappers.Rap also combines the elements of African American musical traditions such as blues, jazz and soul with dance-hall reggae, dub and Caribbean calypso. It made rap into the most influential and complex form of
Hip Hop started in the South Bronx, New York City in the 1970’s. Hip Hop as a music and culture started when block parties became popular, particular among African-American youths who reside in Bronx. Deejays would play popular songs on turntables at that time and start to break or “scratching” in between playing songs to create their own beats. Hip Hop served as a voice for the inner city youths were from a low-income families. The culture would reflect their way of life. As the years of Hip Hop progressed, a new form of Hip Hop was introduced that was called “gangster rap”, which rapped about the hyper-masculinity and violence. The biggest controversy in the Hip Hop world took place between The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Both artists took lyrical jabs at each other until their untimely death.
Rap music was originated in 1970’s in the Bronx, New York. Rap music was inspired by funk music. It was created in the ghetto and viewed as a positive influence to the black community it was used to uplift the black community from the struggles they were facing. It was denoted as poetry for adolescences who were ignored due to their race and social status. It was primly u...
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. 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.
Hip hop culture has been around since the 1970s. Multiple sources all come down to the South Bronx in New York City, as the origin of hip hop culture. The culture began to take its shape within the African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Latino communities. The father of the start of this culture was a Jamaican-born DJ named Clive Campbell but also known as DJ Kool Herc. He brought forth a new sound system and the Jamaican style of “toasting.” Toasting was when Jamaicans would talk or rap over the music they played. This whole new style soon brought what is now known as DJs, B-Boys, MC’s, and graffiti artists (Kaminski).
The term hip hop relates to four areas of urban culture: mcing, djing, break dancing, and graffiti art. Hip hop basically started in New York city. Who knows which of the four areas really came first, but the important thing is that they evolved together. Many of the graffiti artists were rappers who would tag their name or crew to get publicity. However, if one had to pick who really came first, I would say it was the DJs. The most important early DJs were Grandmaster Flash and Africa Bambaataa, who were hip hop kings of their respective parts of New York City. MCs began to show up in this context as people began to talk over the DJs scratching and they mostly talked about the DJ's skills and pumped up the crowd. Finally, break dancing was obviously started when people began dancing to the music. All four areas have grown up together and taken their own outside influences as well. Now that hip hop has been around for a few decades (it started back in the early 80s), it has gone through many phases, and is constantly evolving. Some of the earliest hip hoppers say that hip hop died in the 90s, but there are those purists in every musical genres who dislike its evolution for whatever reason, and they are not the majority. Today, hip hop comes in a wide variety from gangsta rap, to underground rap, to jazzrap fusion, to what I like to call pophop, and much more.
When you hear the phase "Hip-Hop" what do you think of? Music, Dancing, Rapping? Well, it's all of that and more hip-hop is a culture. According to Webster's dictionary, culture is defined as "the concepts, habits, skills, arts, instruments, institutions, etc. of a given people in a given period; civilization." One artist defined hip-hop as "a set of expressions in vocalization, instrumentation, dancing and the visual arts." More specifically, hip hop is a combination of graffiti, breakdancing, djing and mcing (also known as rapping), that creates a lifestyle with its own language, style of dress, music and mind set that's continuously evolving. Most of these art forms originated in New York City in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The only form that didn't begin in New York is mcing. Mcing is thought to have began in Jamaica with the influence of reggae sounds and it later became an art form. Major credit is given to a man named DJ Kool Herc for bringing such sounds from Jamaica. Herc moved from Jamaica to the West Bronx area of New York. Herc's initial style incorporated a lot of Jamaican style, but New Yorkers were not into reggae yet. He then adapted his style by chanting over the instrumental portion of the songs. Herc was then credited for developing a style of spinning that emphasized rhythmic passages.
Rap Music, a genre of R&B that includes rhythmic poetry put over a musical background. The background consists of beats combined with digitally isolated sound bites from other recordings. The first recording of rap was made in 1979 and the genre began to take notice in the U.S. in the mid-1980s. Though the name rap is often used back and forth with hip hop. 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.
According to Wikipedia.com, “rapping” is defined as a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment. The components of rap include "content" (what is being said), "flow" (rhythm, rhyme), and "delivery" (cadence, tone). Rap differs from spoken-word poetry in that rap is usually performed in time to an instrumental track. Rap is often associated with and is a primary ingredient of hip-hop music, but the origins of the phenomenon predate hip-hop culture. The earliest precursor to the modern rap is the West African griot tradition, in which "oral historians", or "praise-singers", would disseminate oral traditions and genealogies, or use their
Today 's rap music reflects its origin in the hip-hop culture of young, urban, working-class African-Americans, its roots in the African oral tradition, its function as the voice of an otherwise underrepresented group, and, as its popularity has grown,