Where Hip Hop Began Steven Keo ITT Technical Institute Mr. Steve Ryan 9/18/12 Where Hip Hop Began Hip hop has become one of the most loved genres when it comes to music in this day and age. Many fans are quite clueless of where the actual roots came from and who the originators or founding fathers were. The earliest trace of the birth of hip hop’s movement and culture dated back in the late sixties. Everyone can agree that the birthplace of hip hop was on the east coast, but what parts? Everybody knows the hip hop moguls of the nineties such as; Biggies Smalls, Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, and Snoop Dogg, but who were the pioneers?
This mainly consists of wealth, power and beautiful women which are the goals of most youth in today’s contemporary society – in other words: The American dream. There are several codes and conventions that make up this genre of music video and my main example of this is ‘In Da Club’ by 50 Cent. [Image 2] In 50 Cent’s music video he directly addresses the audience with his lyrics. In hip hop music videos there is a frequent use of low angled/close up shots. The sole purpose of this is to demonstrate the power
“Take courses in music and band to learn something about instrument, voice and music theory” (IResearchNet). Getting to know music, as a whole, is one of the biggest parts that makes music producer to appreciate the music that their making. “Learn as many music genres as you can, including classical and jazz. Because music is often affected by social issues, courses in journalism, government, and history provide useful background knowledge” (IResearchNet). A huge part of music producing is being open to music, different genres, and the different people that will be working with.
Music has changed drastically over the past many years. People went from listening to records of classical music, to computer generated hip-hop. The huge change has to do with new technology being produced in the music industry. Besides just new production technology, there has been new methods invented to change the way we obtain and listen to music. We used to only be able to listen to music in our own houses, and now we could have hundreds of songs being carried in our pockets, ready to play at the touch of a button.
Every culture uses music to express their beliefs or feelings. From the early days of slavery, to recent pop culture, hip hop, rock, jazz or techno, music has shaped Americans into what we are today. Music not only gives artists an avenue to express their beliefs, it also gives the listener the feeling that there are people in the world that has the same feelings that they have. Not all music has a meaning or a message. Some music is just that, music; beats of a drum, strums of a guitar, electronic collaborations to make a melody, with no real message.
To me the DJ played an even more instrumental part in that he helped to unify people. The block parties were helpful in bringing whole communities together, which they wouldn’t have been if it wasn’t for the DJs. Since the DJs were using turntables for scratching and mixing it only makes sense that sampling would be involved. One thing I learned in class was that “ Rapper’s Delight” ( what I’ve always known to be the first rap song) was a sample from “ Good times” The DJ has the most important
So, you would have to wait along time for new music because artists were producing new records. Also, you mentioned a show called, The Great American Bandstand. It was show produced by Dick Clark that featured many music stars, such as The Supremes, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra. Often times if your friends did not have record players, they would watch this show to learn about
Drawing his inspirations from the Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac; Pyrex Jones aims to follow the same loose and easy flow. He also wishes to incorporate some of the social problems including: hardships, difficulties of violence, and some of the ethnic and racial dilemmas. This transforms into a huge fan following because the common listener could easily relate to this kind of music. Instilled with a real hustler’s ambition, Pyrex Jones has been making buzz locally with mixed tapes such as Microwave Music 1, Mafia Muzik, and various videos and performances.
In the past years people would live their lives revolving around their work and they would be defined as an individual by what they did as a profession. Employment such as being a doctor, lawyer or banker were seen as very prestigious in society and would in turn determine where they would go for recreation and how they would behave in social circles. In comparison to today as Kevin Hethington mentions in the Making social lives book introduction to chapter 1 page 4 “We are defined by what we are into.” This phrase means that we are defined not by our professions like we discussed in the previous paragraph but that we are defined by what we like therefore what music we listen to or what books we read, or where we go out to socialize for the evening say a pub or club, even as far as what brand of clothes we wear also our recreational hobbies to what car we drive. All these mentioned are important factors that shape and define us as an individual and show we are defined by a consumer society. Divisions are created throughout society due to the
As an American you have the freedom to express yourself in any way possible. A lot of people use music as a way to express themselves. With the help of these artists, music has become a major industry within America and when you censor it, it makes people even more pressed to buy it. Also many Americans find music enjoyable. For some it can relieve stress and take their problems away, even if only for a moment.