West Coast Hip Hop is a hip hop subgenre including all music and artists coming from the West Coast areas in the North America, particularly California. The sub category started commanding the scenes from the business stance and the radio play in the mid 1990s with the development of Suge Knight and Death Row Records and the introduction of G-funk (Bryant, 2008). The West Coast sound unquestionably varies from East Coast hip hop sound. Authoritatively, the West Coast hip hop scene began in 1978 with the establishing of Unique Entertainment. Primarily, West Coast hip hop has its roots more laced in Gangster Rap than East Coast hip hop does. Known as G-Funk, its sound was hard-hitting and moderate, its verses alternating between rough debauchery …show more content…
Various events laid the frameworks for West Coast hip hop, way before the rise of West Coast rappers. In essence the Hip Hop culture has been highly censured in the education sector for its perceived negative influences in the lives of youth. As a result, education has disregarded a social force that has had a noteworthy part in the improvement of people’s characters. Today Hip Hop exists as a fundamental component of the soundtrack to a worldwide and corporate culture, however ingrained inside Hip Hop is the basic talk whereupon it was established. This debate is concealed underneath uncritical thought and corporate control, yet it is still …show more content…
In the modern world, the human behavior is fundamentally affected by the information and the nature of the environment that they dwell in. in essence, young people are widely affected by these factors mainly because character formation is at the peak at such stages of growth. Various studies have demonstrated that by adolescence, TV watching decreases, and music turns out to become the most persuasive medium in young people's lives. This developmental process determines the social culture adopted and goes a long way in shaping the
The hip hop culture began in the suburbs of New York over 30 years ago and has gone through drastic changes over this time. Hip Hop contains four different elements including: graffiti, rap, disc jockey and break-dancing. In the 1970’s, musical artists began to express themselves like Kool DJ Herc. Rap music began to spread through the urban neighborhoods of New York City and people used a new form of expression that gave a chance to sing about anything.
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.
Back in the disco days, in the early 1970’s, began a new genre called Hip Hop. It was born in the crime ridden neighborhoods of the South Bronx. Hip Hop is the extracting rhythms of melodies from existing records and mixing them up with searing poetry chronicling life in the hood. Though, hip hop started on the east coast, it did spread rapidly throughout all the clubs and hotels in New York. Then later on, it began to spread to the west coast in Los Angeles. This is where hip hop began to develop its own musical style. Hip hop is known and described as the voice of a generation that refused to be silenced by urban poverty. It is a genre that is fueled up with a lot of passion and truth that is spreading across the entire world. Hip hop is
"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,”
When the genre of hip hop music was starting to emerge to mainstream America it was not classified into distinctive groups based on the type of rapping. Instead, artists were labeled based on the geographic location they were hailing from. Until the mid-1980’s, the majority of the rappers were hailing from the Big Apple. However with the introduction of new artists such as Ice-T and N.W.A., California would offer competition for the East Coast dominated genre. In the coming years, talented artists would emerge from all corners of the country. As a result, four distinctive scenes can b...
To begin, what is hip-hop? Well hip-hop is a subcultural movement that developed during the early 1970s by African American youths residing in the South Bronx in New York City. The first official usage and creation of the term “hip-hop” is unknown because there are many individuals who claim that they were the 1st to use and create the term. Some of these individuals include: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Sugarhill Gang, Lovebug Starski, and DJ Hollywood. The genre is defined by many elements such as MCing (Rapping), DJing (Scratching), graffiti art, breakdancing, sampling, and beatboxing. Hip-hop gains inspiration from other music genres such as: soul, funk, and rhythm and blues. Hip-hop was and still is a way for the youth of
Hip-hop contains of a stylized rhythmic music normally goes along with rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is sung. In 1970, the Last Poets released their eponymous debut album; this was the first hip-hop to ever be released to the public. Their music was mixed with funk and aggressive, socially-conscious spoken words that became a primary brick in the foundation of what would come to be hip-hop. The 70’s also played a big part in the evolution of this funky music, which became the new sensation. Bringing forth dozens of excellent new releases, the future was looking bright for hip-hop. Unfortunately, the growing popularity of funk coincided with the rise of disco, the bland Ritchie Family/ Donna Surnmer School of dance music, where string sections, thudding drum machine beats and sentimental vocals replaced percussion, horn sections and urban funk.
In the words of rapper Busta Rhymes, “hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It’s a platform where we could offer information, but it’s also an escape” Hip-hop is a culture that emerged from the Bronx, New York, during the early 1970s. Hip-Hop was a result of African American and Latino youth redirecting their hardships brought by marginalization from society to creativity in the forms of MCing, DJing, aerosol art, and breakdancing. Hip-hop serves as a vehicle for empowerment while transcending borders, skin color, and age. However, the paper will focus on hip-hop from the Chican@-Latin@ population in the United States. In the face of oppression, the Chican@-Latin@ population utilized hip hop music as a means to voice the community’s various issues, desires, and in the process empower its people.
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.
Hip-hop has become a new cultural phenomenon in North America and has become quite popular all over the world. Hip-hop began in the 1970's in New York City where it has its origins in the African-American community. However, because of music videos, Hip-hop culture has become accessible to everyone in society and has merged into mainstream pop culture. Hip-hop culture may not have been as popular if it was not for the accessibility of this new media.
Hip-hop as a musical form began among the youth of South Bronx, New York in the mid- 1970’s. Individuals such Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash were some of the early pioneers of this art form.(Fernando 43) Through their performances at clubs and promotion of the music, hip-hop consistently gained in popularity throughout the rest of the 1970’s. The first commercial success for hip-hop was a song “Rapper's Delight” by the Sugar Hill Gang in 1979.(Potter 45) This helped bring hip-hop into the national spotlight. The 1980’s saw the continued success of hip-hop with many artists such as Run DMC (who had the first rap album to go gold in 1984), L.L. Cool J, Fat Boys, and west coast rappers Ice-T and N.W.A becoming popular. Today, in the late 1990’s rap music continues to be a prominent and important aspect of African- American culture.
The 1970s and 1980s was a pivotal time in hip hop history this period of time laid the ground work for modern hip hop and culture today. “In the early '70s, when I was about 13 or 14 and disco was monopolizing the mainstream airwaves, the rap movement was just being born” (The hip hop network). Early hip hop artist started making their way from the underground. Each artist made themselves stand out because their ability to relate to others. “In the early 80s, rappers began appearing on MTV and gained greater exposure. Run-DMC crossed over in mid-decade and the genre began appearing on the charts. In the early 1970s and 1980s hip hop music was used
Hip Hop was originated in New York with ghetto black and Latinos in the late 1960's of the 20th century and as of top hip hop still continues to evolve to present days and toward the future. Hip Hop is a culture, a type of art that has influenced countries all around the world. It is also a type of empowerment, especially for people of African America descent who wanted an outlet to express themselves in unique fashion when it originated in the 1970s. When people refer to "hip hop", the initial thought of music comes to mind and then dance that is associated with it. But it encompasses a little more than that, activities such as DJing, break dancing, graffiti, and rapping are all under the category of Hip Hop culture. People also have unique dress style and language that can easily distinguish them from outsiders. Although Hip Hop has a relatively short history from its origin over forty years ago, it has evolved and made it's way into mainstream culture and has fascinating journey leading up to today.