The group was nominated for the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 2007, for the year of 2008. In 1979, in New York City the musical group called The Young Aborigines was formed. They were originally a hardcore punk group, and sounded nothing like the up beat hip-hop that they are renowned for today. Originally, the members consisted of John Berry on guitar, Kate Schellenbach on drums, and Michael Diamond on vocals. In 1981 they were joined by Adam Yauch, who played bass.
A song by 50 Cent Bad News contains a sample from the Nina Simone's version as well, as does Lil Wayne's "Birds Flying High." The song is also sampled in the song "New Day" from the debut collaborative studio album by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne, released August 8, 2011. The song is also sampled in the song "How I feel" by Wax Tailor, on the album Tales of the Forgotten Melodies. In April, 2011, PBS used the song to promote their airing of the remake of "Upstairs, Downstairs". The vocal from the Nina Simone recording is also sampled in numerous house and dubstep tracks.
A lot of hip-hop artists degrade women and use strong references to drugs and money. Hip-hop is also strongly connected to violence and having parties in strip clubs. Joseph Schloss wrote a great paper on B-Boys and B-Girls and he said: “It is a multibillion-dollar industry based on debauchery, disrespect, and self-destruction.” This big industry began in New York City and it has changed drastically since its origins. The hip-hop culture consists of four basic elements: rap, graffiti, break dancing, and DJs. To start this story you have to talk about DJ Kool Herc.
Once back in the United States, Benson and Motown songwriter Al Cleveland prepared an initial rough version of the song, and invited Marvin Gaye as a third collaborator on the song. Marvin Gaye depressed from the death of singing partner Tammi Terrell and strongly considering a retirement from performing, planned to produce "What's Going On" as a single for The Originals, but Benson and Cleveland convinced Gaye to record it himself. On the finished track, Gaye musically ponders on the state of the world and the Vietnam War. The song is notable for its heavy use of major seventh and minor seventh chords, a fairly uncommon occurrence in popular music of that era. Also, notably for this record, Marvin Gaye sings both lead and background vocals himself.
Run DMC was the first hip hop act to successfully make headway in the mainstream market. Their manager, Russell Simmons, was a visionary when it came to marketing a hard nosed, gritty sound to the masses. Run DMC's sound was a very influential rap group within the genre itself. Before Run DMC, most of the releases by hip hop artists were based on 1 or 2 singles combined with a bunch of filler. When Run DMC came along, they were the first to create a full album.
Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” is a rap song released n 2009. The video features many photographs of multiple locations in New York, short video clips of Jay-Z rapping and Alicia Keys playing the piano. The song is mainly a low and mass culture text, but also has some high culture aspects. Folk culture is difficult to find in the video or lyrics. Because of the way Jay-Z presents the song, it becomes clear that there may be a postmodernist undertone taken in the song and music video.
With the music of bands such as: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, The Grateful Dead, Janus Joplin, and Country Joe McDonald and the Fish helped pave the way to the modern of rock (Zychowski 2). All of these bands had different sounds that had never been heard before, therefore changing the music that has been written today. Also Woodstock changed the way people thought about musicians. Jersey Shore Bulldawg 33 from yahoo.com says, “Most musicians, and I say MOST, are potheads,” (Jersey 1). This shows that since many performers at Woodstock used drugs, mainly marijuana, musicians have been labeled as “pot heads” even if they do not smoke marijuana.
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
Shakur was also part in the East Coast – West Coast hip hop rivalry in the early 90's where he got involved after the 1994 shooting. Shakur was friends with the East Cost rapper Biggie Smalls or also known as Natorious B.I.G. That night he came to New York and was about to meet up with Biggie, on the way Shakur got shot five times by two armed men in army fatigues, he accused Biggie and Sean Combs (P.Diddy) whom he saw after the shooting of setting him up. He went to the hospital and survived the shooting. In the following years Shakur released three albums which all went Platinum and the most famous one was "Me Against the World".He became the first artist ever to have an album at number one while serving a prison sentence.
The hippie subculture is a youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s. This culture has been spread worldwide through a fusion of rock music, folk, blues, and psychedelic rock and it also found expression in literature, the dramatic arts, fashion, and the visual arts, including film, posters advertising rock concerts, and album covers. The word ‘hippie’ is from hipster, and was originally used to describe ‘Beatniks’ who had moved into San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. In early 60s, hippies found to free themselves from societal restrictions, choose their own way and find their own meaning in life, listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual revolution, and used drugs such as cannabis, LSD and magic mushrooms to explored altered stated of consciousness. This hippie subculture influenced on contemporary mainstream fashion today and Nicole Richie is one of the contemporary hippie fashion designers who influenced.