1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vico C ( born Armando Lozada Cruz on September 8, 1971) is a Puerto Rican rap singer who was born in New York but raised in Puerto Rico. ... Reggae production took off seriously in Panama in the early nineties, about the same time Jamaican ragga imports were becoming popular in
To start this story you have to talk about DJ Kool Herc. “Hip-Hop emerged in the 1970’s upon the arrival of a one Kool DJ Herc. Kool DJ Herc migrated to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica and settled in the West Bronx of New York. Kool DJ Herc was a disc jockey that attempted to incorporate his Jamaica style of disc jockeying, which involved reciting improvised rhymes over reggae
Jon Doe May 20, 2013 TITLE: The Emergence of Rap Music Rap music refers to the art form or rapping, which is a form of spoken word poetry that is usually preformed to a beat with a certain flow or rhyme scheme. Old school rap was depicted by much simpler rapping methods and was usually centered around the party scene at that time. Though there are quite a few people that can be deemed “the pioneer” of rap, I believe that Afrika Bambaataa had the most influence on the commercialization and mainstream popularity of rap music prior to the emergence of New School. His passion for DJing and pushing the limits is what led him to becoming one of the originator of “break-beat” DJing and inspired rappers everywhere to pick up the mic and spit bars. The Bronx, NY was the birthplace of rap music, and Afrika Bambaataa grew up in the heart of it.
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.
This after all is the purpose of creating films, to educate people about a certain subject that is familiar to the eye but understood differently by the minds. Talents are Developed Through Popular Culture Culture is a fashioned way of doing things that define a certain group of people. In this case, the culture is Hip hop that can be described as having minor subcultures that define it in the entity; Graffiti, Djing, Break dancing and MCing (Gale). In the film, Lee Quinones acting as the character of Zoro is a graffiti artist whose neighborhood, the Bronx, is the source of hip hop culture. In fact, Hip hop was confined to the generation region, that is, the Bronx (Staff).
In 2001, this and other strains of dark garage music began to be showcased and promoted at London's night club Plastic People, at the "Forward" night (sometimes stylised as FWD>>), which went on to be considerably influential to the development of dubstep. The term "dubstep" in reference to a genre of music began to be used by around 2002 by labels such as Big Apple, Ammunition, and Tempa, by which time stylistic trends used in creating these remixes started to become more noticeable and distinct from 2-step and grime.  A very early supporter of the sound was BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who started playing it from 2003 onwards. In 2004, the last year of his show, his listeners voted Distance, Digital Mystikz, and Plastician (formerly Plasticman) in their top 50 for the year.  Dubstep started to spread beyond small local scenes in late 2005 and early 2006; many websites devoted to the genre appeared on the internet and aided the growth of the scene, such as dubstepforum, the download site Barefiles and blogs such as gutterbreakz.
English 101 28 September, 2012 Lyric Analysis of "Swimming Pools" by Kendrick Lamar Rap music has changed dramatically over the years. It went from a strong lyrical aspect expressing a tough childhood or life on the streets to a repetitive set of sentences repeated over again and in different ways. Today, we have rappers like Lil Wayne, Tyga, Drake, and etcetera, who copy each other's beats and change a couple words in the lyrics. An upcoming artist, Kendrick Lamar, has released a new song that when listened to, one can hear the meaning and the history behind the song. "Swimming Pools" is a dark and depressing song that sends the listener on a ride through Lamar's childhood, reasons for drinking, and becoming an alcoholic.
Reggae 2010 Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady. The 1967 edition of the Dictionary of Jamaican English lists reggae as "a recently estab. sp. for rege", as in rege-rege, a word that can mean either "rags, ragged clothing" or "a quarrel, a row".
In 1959 a man by the name of Theoptilus Beckford recorded the first ska record. Ska music was a mix of Caribbean mento, jazz and the blues. A group called The Wailers made the next big move in music when they slowed down the tempo in the ska music. When the 1960s came along another music genre came about, reggae. This music style sometimes aquired chanting and emphasized the syncopated beat.
Hip-Hop: The Past, the Present, and the Future Nick Carlin MUS 304 Dr. Gavin Webb December 7, 2012 Introduction Hip-hop, with its most basic definition, is the combination of the musical genre known as rap and musical accompaniment known as the “beat”. Rap is a musical style that incorporates rhythmic speech, usually with a rhyming pattern. An important distinction that must be made is that while rap focuses solely on spoken lyrics, Hip-Hop contains both a lyrical and a musical component. Although Hip-Hop is described as a genre of music, it can also be seen as a cultural movement that encompasses not only the music, but visual and performance aspects as well. The roots of Hip-Hop can be traced back to the early 1970’s in New York.