Rajakumar, Mohanalakshmi. “Hip Hop Dance.” Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2012. Mohanalaskshmi Rajakumar tells the origins of Hip hop culture and how dance evolved from it. Hip hop generated in Bronx New York also known as “Boogie down.” Rajakumar mentions that hip hop was created as a “cross-fertilization” of different cultures by the youths for the youths. Hip hop dance is an expressive art, which many teenagers and adults in their twenties, used to escape
Todd grew up in St. Albans, Queens, where hip-hop music was a huge influence on the community. He soon fell in love with what hip hop had to offer. At around the age of nine he was just listening to the music and by age 11 he was writing his own lyrics and producing his own beats with DJ equipment that was given to him by his grandfather. A little bit after the time he turned 15, he and one of his closest friends came up with the name that he wanted to hear being chanted by millions of adoring fans, L.L. Cool J, which means "Ladies Love Cool
Everything from his physical features to his words was portrayed through the arts in a way that would insinuate Malcolm X as “forever young”. The cultural and artistic iconic reputation of Malcolm X witnessed a brief hiatus over the period of 1970s to 1980s until the pop explosion of the hip-hop generation. Numerous artists began to incorporate samples from X’s speech over hip-hop beats into their music. Apart from his words, images of Malcolm X also began to become more visible whether in murals or in paintings. In a way, in a generation and time of newfound Afro-centricism and the Black Power movement, Malcolm X was the perfect fit for being able to speak whatever uncomfortable truths that no other individual could muster to bring forth.
More unconventional hip hop sub-genres include political hip hop, Christian hip hop, nerdcore, homo hop, and instrumental hip hop (hip hop without vocals, commonly used in amateur freestyle rap)” ()*. This particular source offers that hip hop has created many positive and popular sub-genres of music. Hip Hop cannot be deemed all bad when you have Christian-rap, pro-black (the consciously aware), which promote peace or bringing the black communities together. The fact here is that rap has crossed cultural lines and can be deemed very inspiring, innovative even in many styles of music. A book I started to read named the 48 Laws of Power talks about Reputation being a very important platform of power stating, “So much depends on reputation – guard it with your life”.
Performing “Never Can Say Goodbye” by Jackson 5, while the seniors were being announced was something that was going to be memorable for the seniors well past the end of their performance. From Heavy D and the Boys to M C Hammer, the song choice was a big crowd pleaser. The dance moves were also a big
A couple of examples would be the 60s style, with the long hair, ballad type music that promoted peace, love and drugs. Hence, the hippie was born. Then we had the age of Disco, where the music culminated a cult of cocaine using disco dancing people. This type of music had vocals singing to a steady beat that was easy to dance to. After that came the early Metal music which started an entirely different breed of listener, which dressed provocatively and partied all night.
The DJ has the most important role in the founding of Hip Hop. Block parties were very popular in the Bronx and the DJ was always at the center. The MC was just a hype man for the DJ. I think this is interesting because now the MC is at the forefront. To me the DJ played an even more instrumental part in that he helped to unify people.
Outkast consists of two rappers Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton. They often partnered with the rap group Goodie Mob and have always been produced by Organized Noiz. (citation). In their first album “southernplayalisticadillacmuzik,” the Andre and Antwan had just come out of high school but, were already showing the potential of intellectual lyrics, however, they were caught up with the derogatory concepts often criticized in other modern rap songs. In the song “Git Up, Git Out,” the hook of the song shows the idea of growing up and getting out of the
He grew up in the crime-filled city of New Orleans in the neighborhood of the 17th ward. (About.com) When Lil Wayne was 8 years old, he started to rap. He joined the Cash Money Records at age 9 and became the youngest member of the label. At 11, he was introduced to Bird Man, who let Lil Wayne record freestyle raps on his answering machine. Bird Man was the owner of Cash Money Records who treated Lil Wayne like a son.
Often political, some of rap's most famous stars have come from street gangs. Its combination of gritty urban storytelling and beat-driven, technologically sophisticated music has gained popularity worldwide. Famous rappers include Run D.M.C, Rick Ross and Jay-z. African American music has influenced many modern musical styles. For example Chuck Berry (1926-) and Little Richard (1932-) transformed urban blues into what we know as rock ‘n' roll; rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) began his career in a rhythm and blues band; and Stevie Wonder (1951-) and Marvin Gaye (1940-1984), transformed the sound of Motown into soul music.