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”.
The night club is a far less menacing place and serves as a refuge for Sonny where he can forget about his drug addiction. The selection of the city Harlem for this particular short story most likely came from James Baldwin’s personal experience. James Baldwin grew up in Harlem, New York and so he most likely knows the setting very well. Harlem has a reputation of being a dangerous and undesirable place to live. The fact that Sonny is a heroin addict would not be surprising to a reader of this short story if they were educated on the city of Harlem.
Kayla Nguyen Mr. Stewart AP Language & Comp. 11 September 2014 Dreaming America Ms. Hip Hop tells us about stereotypical New York and California today. Are they really all they are cracked up to be? Many people, like Ms. Hip Hop, dream of going to these places because of their story, but don't know what the real legacy behind each of them are. 1.
The Beat Generation was a significant cultural movement of young people formed in the 1950s after World War II. They rejected conventional society and favoured originality, individuality, experimentation with drugs, free sexuality, modern jazz and eastern religion like Zen Buddhism. Many famous people have emerged from the movement like Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Gregory Corso who are well known examples of beat literature. When comparing Beat poetry to songs in the last decade surprisingly they explore similar topics, use comparable sound techniques and share relevant styles. ‘Howl,’ by Allen Ginsberg, ‘Bowery Blues,’ by Jack Kerouac and ‘Bomb,’ by Gregory Corso share familiar traits with the lyrics from ‘Where is the love?’ by the Black Eyed Peas.
He was a transitional musician between the classical and the romantic periods and therefore his music was a distinct split from the past. His compositions were different and cutting edge. Love the Way you Lie, was written by three different people. The Chorus, sung by Rihanna, was co-written by Alex da Kid, an English songwriter and producer, and Skylar Grey, a young female musician; the words of the verses were written by Eminem, a successful rapper. This song combines traditional pop music with that of hip-hop, a style that became popular in the eighties in the African American community and is characterized by poetry performed in time to a distinct beat.
How does an awareness of the social and cultural context of music help to inform our understanding of music history? Understanding the social and cultural factors such as technology, production and politics all play a key role in helping people today understand the history of music. In this case, popular music is a prime example. Popular music is an extremely hard term to explain. Its often tied up to commercialism, however, not all popular music is commercially successful and this can be for a number of reasons.
I can truly say that I am guilty of not knowing the historical background of it even thou it has been a part of me from birth. This paper will cover the history of Salsa music as well as the queen of salsa Ms. Celia Cruz. Many people will disagree where Salsa music originated but most can agree that the birthplace was Cuba. As stated in just salsa.com, “Salsa music is a synthesis of European and African musical influences that was born in Cuba. The European part being mainly the melodies and harmony of the Andalucia region of Spain (the homeland of the Conquistadors), while the African part in Salsa is mainly from the western coast of Africa where the slave trade was most prevalent.” ("Justsalsa.com," n.d, p. 1) It is said that “Between 1930 and 1960 there were musicians from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico and South America coming to New York to perform.
The other factor that takes away from this album is the two rock-rap songs, (She Watch Channel Zero!? & Party For Your Right to Fight). Maybe it’s a personal bias, because I never really like when rap and rock fuse, but I totally think they are in much better form when rapping over James Brown samples. Otherwise I can’t see any other flaws with this album. Chuck D performs like no other, and the Flavor Flav element is unique and essential to this album’s
I think American culture and social behavior has been shaped in many was by some of the music I listen to like the rap music has shaped the way some people dress they see how the rapper’s are dressed and they want to look like them. I know many people might say that the music has not influenced then but you see everyday. Some people might just want to do the things they here in the music. Other might use the music to help with stress I know I am one of them people who tends to listen to listen to music just as a pick me up. But you have to think about how music has influenced such things as movies.
In debating terms this is a variant of the more general debates over the use of language, free speech and obscenity which carries a very specific contextual background. While the ban carries no legal punishment, it was a symbolic move that represents a tide of opposition to the use of the N-word in America. “In March of 2007, for example, the N-word was banned by the New York City Council” (Pilkington).Its roots come from the word "negro", Spanish for ‘black’ which was commonly used to refer to people with dark skin. Today, it is highly taboo for a Caucasians to use the N-word, even in reference to its offensive usage. The use of the N-word is a highly contentious issue in American society Some within the ghetto subculture try to rationalize the continued use of the n-word by claiming that an alternate spelling - "nigga" - signifies a positive meaning.