Insight on Hip Hop Versus Classic Rock

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Insight on Hip Hop and Classic Rock LaToya Annette Jones COM 170 September 7, 2013 Daniel Compton Insight on Hip Hop and Classic Rock “Where words fail, music speaks.”-Hans Christian Anderson This quote by Hans Christian Anderson speaks volume. It sums music up as a whole. These two music genres shed light in areas for the young and old. A lot can relate to the experiences artist speak about. When people can’t use their own words, music says it all. Two music genres that are viewed by a lot of individuals today are Hip Hop and Classic Rock. Researching articles on these two genres has given insight to what was unknown. Classic Rock developed in the late 1940’s. Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and Elvis Pressley introduced this Genre. Classic Rock evolved in the United States and stemmed from a combination of various music genres. Those music genres that Rock stemmed from were blues, African-American genres, jump blues, jazz, and gospel music. Elvis Pressley who is an inspiring rock artist added his own twist to rock music by adding a fast paced upbeat sound and gave rock music life. Hip Hop was formed in the early 1970’s. Artists such as James Brown, Grand Master Flex, Afrika Bambaataa, Fab 5 Freddy, and DJ Hollywood were one of the first to introduce Hip Hop. The origin of this music genre stemmed from block parties of the Ghetto Brothers. It was stated that the Ghetto Brothers used to plug their instruments and amps up for these parties and enjoy themselves. An artist people love to jam to during this period of time was a popular artist who is well known today as James Brown. James Brown was an artist who added a new twist to Hip Hop which focused more on groove versus the melody of music. James Brown wrote songs that uplifted people and put them in a mood to dance and mingle. James Brown was known as the “King of Soul”. Classic Rock was created to reach the

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