Module 02 Course Project: Popular Music And Cultural Impact

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Module 02 Course Project - Popular Music and Cultural Impact | Joy Boothe Rasmussen College Author’s Note This research is being submitted on July 14, 2012 for Marek McKenna, MAG380/AMH3304 Section 05 Visions of America Since 1945 - Summer 2012 at Rasmussen College by Joy Boothe. Module 02 Course Project - Popular Music and Cultural Impact This is a very interesting essay for me to write. When hip hop came out in the late 1970’s, about 1977, I was only 14 years old, a teenager. It was something new for my friends and I to listen to and even though we liked Disco music, we could relate to the new music coming out and we just swallowed it up like there was no tomorrow. I bought the an album called “The Sugarhill Gang inaugurated…show more content…
These distinctive beats and bass lines became the foundation of a new type of music in these clubs, and Djs can be seen as the prime movers of hip hop.” “MCs (Master of Ceremonies) in the clubs were there to introduce the hot new DJ. Between songs, though, MCs began to talk to the crowd. Like MC's even today, this talk varied between jokes, biographical anecdotes, as well as attempts to excite and energize the audience. Eventually, some local MCs began to talk over the music, and this talk soon became part of the music performance. 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…show more content…
My little brother who is 8 years younger than me was into playing every kind of gangster rap he could listen to and it drove me crazy. It is not to say that I did not like some of the artist like Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, Ice Tea, and Ice Cube just to name a few of the artist that’s music did not bother me the most even though sometimes that could be course with their words. Here are some of the Difference In "Rap" And "Hip Hop"? “"Rap music" and "hip hop culture" are roughly synonymous in the minds of many Americans, though there are differences. Hip hop was originally a combination of rap, DJing, breakdancing and "tagging", which was the hip hop name for producing graffiti. Therefore, "rap" is the most famous part of hip hop culture, but "hip hop" comprises more than just rapping and rappers. These days, though, people often use the term "hip hop" when discussing music which combines rapping and Dj, and the term "hip hop" can be considered a proper definition of rap. “Rap had antecedents in African-American culture going all the way back to the spoken-word artists of pre-slavery West Africa, the griots. Some of today's rappers, academics and media commentators are on record calling today's rap artists "modern-day

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