Fort Valley State University Hip Hop Influence. Terrance Barnes Professor Hall English 1102 12 8 November 2012 Hip Hop today is seen as the voice of a generation demanding to be heard. It is considered culture. Hip Hop culture includes not only music; it includes fashion, sports, TV programs, and even advertising. All of these things have great influence on the youth.
Another rapper, Dr. Dre, released his album, "The Chronic," in 1992 and helped establish West Coast gangsta rap as more commercially viable than East Coast hip hop. The style of his album founded a style known as "G Funk," which soon came to dominate West Coast hip hop. This style was even more popularized by Snoop Dogg's album "Doggy style" which came out in 1993. The midwest rap scene was flourishing with the fast vocal styles from artists such as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Tech N9ne, and Twista. By the end of the decade, hip hop was an integral part of popular music.
Hip hop emerged in the 1970s on the streets of South Bronx. Powered by DJs such as Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa, the new genre became popular throughout the city's neighborhoods. The New York City area remained the forefront for rap music throughout the mid-80's, becoming home to numerous stars like Run-DMC, LL Cool J, KRS-One, Dougie Fresh, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, Salt-n-Pepa and others. In the early 1990s hip hop functioned to give the black community a voice in the public sphere.  Hip hop gained appeal within the black community because of the authentic and relatable nature of the lyrical content.
Originally rap has dissented from Jamaican tribal chants and slave chants. It also comes from blue, the improvisation part of it. Most people across America and the world would just be a quick fad but it has last over 30 years and today is the biggest selling solo genre around the world. After a couple year people especially African Americans had really bought into rap as a genre All of America and new york had embraced this new style it quickly spread around the world. The founding rappers were all new millionaire and no were near the ghetto living.
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is probably one of the most influential rappers alive, and more than likely one of the most well-known across America. Dwayne, aka Lil Wayne, is the one guy I would sponsor to be my “National Living Treasure” out of any other American, no doubt. Lil Wayne landed in the rap scene when he was at the young age of eleven years old. Ever since the day he was signed by Cash Money Records in nineteen ninety-three, he has exploded and become one of the most successful artists Hip-hop/Rap has come across. With nine studio albums and twenty-five mixtapes, all eyes are on Lil Wayne to see what is bound to come next.
In the 20’s this music was Jazz. In the 80’s America saw the same urban African American culture embrace the hip hop movement. Similar in many respects with their secular themes, improvisation, polyrhythm, and use of call-and-response, hip hop became the new way to express the struggles while carrying on the tradition style of African American music. One of the most visible examples of hip hop’s roots in jazz is the basis of the art form, the beat. Hip hop originated when New York DJ’s began isolating the percussion breaks on funk and rock records.
Major Writing Assignment: Tupac and Hip-hop Every musical generation has had its pioneers that have left an impact on the genre and all its constituents. For hip-hop, there have been a couple of pioneers, but one that will never be forgotten is Tupac. Tupac’s ideologies and the way he incorporated these ideologies into his music became the voice of, not only the black or poor community, but also to those who had goals of changing the world. His music stood out from the rest because of its controversial subjects, Tupac’s straight-forward attitude, and the realness of his rhymes. Tupac addressed the street’s problems in his rhymes and was a voice for the ghetto.
Many of my friends and acquaintances have also taken a liking to hip hop. How has hip hop transformed from a genre of music almost exclusively enjoyed by African Americans to a genre that has now permeated into white America? The transformation is the direct response to the commodification of African American leisure in urban areas. Recognizing this transformation is an example of displaying a sociological imagination. Let us first explore what brought me to question the transformation of hip hop.
This mainly consists of wealth, power and beautiful women which are the goals of most youth in today’s contemporary society – in other words: The American dream. There are several codes and conventions that make up this genre of music video and my main example of this is ‘In Da Club’ by 50 Cent. [Image 2] In 50 Cent’s music video he directly addresses the audience with his lyrics. In hip hop music videos there is a frequent use of low angled/close up shots. The sole purpose of this is to demonstrate the power
We hear it everywhere: in movies, on popular television programs and TV ads. We see its influence in the types of clothing we wear, the brands we indulge in and especially in the way many of us communicate with each other. Young people embrace it and older people seem to be intrigued by what it represents. There is no doubt that Hip Hop music has been an integral part of popular culture in America for some time. Since the mid 1980’s, it has been deemed as a way for individuals of particularly urban backgrounds to express themselves and has also been embraced by those of non-urban backgrounds.