When compared to the other rap hits of the time, Run DMC's sound was very unique in the sound of the beats and the skillful, push it to the limit vocals. By the mid 80's, Simmons had founded the hip hop record label Def Jam, and Run DMC became the most powerful group in hip hop. Run DMC then started to experiment mixing their sound with samples of heavy metal guitars, basically combining the sound of each genre to create a gritty, street savvy sound. Run DMC's success showed the rest of the hip hop world that success could be achieved by delivering constant new material that challenged the status-quo with unique sounds and challenging lyrics. Their 1986 album Raising Hell was preceded by the top ten hit “My Adidas”, and then the release of a cover of Aerosmith's “Walk This Way”, off the same album, became the groups biggest commercial hit.
Kevin Clavey Ms. Pruter English 101 Dec 3rd 2010 Teens, the 1960’s Peace, love, and happiness was the motto to teenage life in 60’s. The sixties was a huge decade for teens, the baby boom following World War II led to about 41% of the U.S.’s population being teenagers (Hurley 115). Many teens described this era as a whole new way of life. It was a time of freedom and peace for teens of the sixties. Teens were looking for change in the sixties; they used new ways of thinking, changed the way they dressed, turned to drugs for inspiration, and listened to music that promoted all of these changes.
These MC's became known as "rappers".” “Eventually, "rap music" was refined to become a mixture of rhythmic poetry, and rappers were getting noticed by 1979 and some commercially successful records were selling locally, though rap had hardly made an impact on the U.S. mainstream.” As the eighties went by, hip hop got more popular and we had some station that would play our music such as BET, but MTV only played everything besides African American music. If they did play it, it was not hip hop. African American’s got so upset with MTV that a station was created called VH1 to have a balance between the music because they played any kind of music that the young people were
This allowed young people to see a world not as readily available before and in today’s contemporary society with new music genre’s increasing; there has also been an increasing demand for music videos to accompany it. In this essay I will be analysing music videos in one of music’s two most popular genres – Hip Hop and Rock. These two genres differ and this translates not only musically but visually. I am to investigate whether these two genres fit the stereotypical criteria of the media, or whether they have been portrayed in the wrong way -hypothesis the stereotypical view (elaborate) -i have used both primary and secondary research in order to carry out this investigation -focus group (use quotes) - Hip hop music videos have always been a controversial topic amongst audiences as it is a genre that is known to exaggerate and encourage a patriarchal way of living which many female audiences would be opposed to. 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.
Sean-James Brownlie HNC MUSIC Music History LO2 This essay is on the genre of pop- punk. I have chosen this genre as it is what I listen to mostly as it is one of the most diverse genres of music. A brief history/ Introduction to pop-punk Pop –punk is a genre that has been around since the mid seventies and as a result has changed a great deal since then. Pop–punk was and is all about producing music that can be fast and up tempo like punk but, not as heavy, making it more accessible to more areas of society similarly to pop music hence the name pop-punk. The original pop-punk bands would be The Ramones or The Lonely Ones but these bands were more punk but they started the change within the genre.
Pyrex Jones (400-600) Music is best described as the expression of notions on a personal level. But the influence of rhythm, pitch, sound, and melody on the surroundings is on a much elevated level. And Hip Hop music has grown exponentially in a short span of time. This is due to the fact that Hip Hop or Rap is not exclusive to specific echelons of the society; rather it has involved almost every creative mind on the street. Hip Hop is not specific to music; rather it is a complete code of life.
All of the Western culture experienced the changes in the cultural phenomenon. The music in the United Kingdom was leaving its own impact on British youth, with a similar popular explosion of immediate fans. The most popular British band to emerge was the Beetles.13 This band came on the scene in early 1960s and quickly developed a female fan base. Their music appeared to be a sexual-outlet for these obsessed female fans, more than their young male counterparts. Beetle-mania developed an almost cult-like following, and the band, consisting of four all-male members reached world-shattering popularity.
The importance of this research lies in the fact that the adolescent layer is a very crucial layer in the Palestinian society. | Introduction Punk and Metal music are widely popular music genres worldwide. Specifically in USA, Punk and Metal music gain high attention and devotion from teenagers. As a result, teenagers
Ronnie Brown 6/10/11 How Has Rap Impacted Society It is safe to say that Rap music has been an influence to society, and still is influencing society as we speak. How Rap music has influenced society can be examined from both good and bad angles. Rap is known to be a controversial topic, and will immediately ignite conversation. Evolving and changing over the years, Rap has been able to affect the entire world in more ways than one. Good or bad, it is still pretty impressive to witness how one of the youngest genres of music has grown and is still growing.
MTV remains a strong brand within the youth segment but needs to constantly evolve in order to maintain their position with new trends and changes emerging. The brand associations are strong since they are attached to a certain target-group (youths) that is very desirable to reach for many advertisers. The adolescence and early adulthood that MTV reaches are important for establishing enduring preferences for a specific type of brand that might follow a person throughout his life. Viewed as very “hip and now” many teens look to the channel to see what is popular and what the up and coming trends of today are. MTV has very strong brand attributes, and recall ability with its viewers and even with people that do not view the channel as one they would frequently watch, therefore giving the brand strong brand associations.