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
In a recent interview with Lupe I asked him what was an interesting project or project that he has done in the past and he said, “An interesting project that I have worked on in the past would be when my very first solo album Food & Liquor was released on September 19, 2006.” The main effect it had on his career was that when the album got released and a lot of people kept on buying it because they liked it and it made me want to create more music because my music is different than other rappers. People wonder who influences these rappers and singers, well for Lupe Fiasco Nas, Kanye West, Crucial Conflict, Spice 1, 8Ball & MJG and Jay-Z influenced him. Prominent hip hop mogul Jay-Z describes him as a “breath of fresh air” in a new hip-hop world characterized by mainstream pop and glamour, a sharp
According to Wahl (1999), consumption and commerce interface with rebellion and expression in the case of hip hop in ways such as the hip hop group N.W.A (Niggaz With Attitude) rebelling against the LAPD for example in the content of their lyrics, which is how they express this feeling. The fans liked this because it was expressing similar feelings of theirs which increased their popularity. This was also a reason why N.W.A was an underground or alternative hip hop group because of their lyrical content not being aloud to play on radio stations which veered them away from mainstream hip hop and attracted a select audience of mainly teenagers and college students. Underground and alternative music can also be paralleled in other genres such as punk and indie rock. The term “selling out” plays a big role in the dichotomy of underground and mainstream music across all genres and I will explain more about this term further on in the essay.
It is considered by many critics as the very first gangsta rap song. The LA gangsta rap scene exploded afterward. A young drug dealer named Eric Wright saw the potential profits and fame of the hip hop lifestyle, so he began recording songs in his parents' garage. Wright, going by the name Eazy-E, befriended two local artists named Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. Along with locals DJ Yella and Arabian Prince, the group became N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitude).
The next song, “N.Y. State of Mind” by Nas. As shown here, I have a wide ranging taste in music that notably includes hip hop. Why do I find myself as a suburban, white teenager listening to artists such as Nas and Kendrick Lamar when hip hop has historically been predominantly connected to black America? Many of my friends and acquaintances have also taken a liking to hip hop.
Why Rap Music Provokes Violence Arthur Baker once said, "I remember being told 'someone’s gonna make a fortune out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way',". Arthur Baker was one of the first most widely-known hip-hop producers. Little did he know what negative effects rap music would have on today's youth. With violence and drug use rising, one must wonder, what could cause all of this. Though hip-hop is definitely not the only cause, it doesn't help (Monk).
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.
Jay Z Chapter 1 Grant Matherly 1) How smart is Jay Z? In my mind, even at a young age Jay Z was a very talented and smart individual. He was able to create lyrics and use them for his raps. He was so talented at doing this that even his friends would try to steal his lyrics from him and recite them like the lyrics were their own. This shows that even though you may grow up in a rough part of the world, that there are still very gifted and intelligent people wherever you go; Jay Z is a prime example of this.
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.
West coast hip hops effect on music Purpose: Explain to audience how the influence of rap music more especially from the west coast has on music today Introduction: Many people enjoy music today; the artistic expression of sound has proven to have an effect on people. This is most true when it came to west coast hip hop which featured explicit lyrics of rebellious inner youth that gave voice to the ghettos of America. No previous form of rap or music came with such an attitude and controversy, artist like ice t and n.w.a spoke of the trials of living in tough neighborhoods, crime and social injustices.. West coast hip hop for one made music listeners politically conscience of social injustices such as flagrant abuse by the police, perpetuation of racial discrimination. Secondly they were pioneers of self promotion i.e. mix tapes and other means independent funding.