The influence of N.W.A on Hip-Hop and culture N.W.A (abbreviation for Niggaz With Attitudes), was an American Hip-Hop group from Compton, California widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre, sometimes credited as the most important group in the history of Hip-Hop. It was active from 1986 to 1991, the rap group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics, and was subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S radio stations. In spite of this, the group has sold over 10 million CD units in the U.S alone. The unapologetic violent and sexist pioneers of gangsta rap, is in many ways the most notorious group in the history of rap. Emerging in the late '80s, when Public Enemy had rewritten the rules of hardcore rap by proving that it could be intelligent, revolutionary and socially aware, on the other hand N.W.A.
The Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys are one of the greatest rap/hip-hop groups in the history of the genre. They mastered their own style and influenced many other groups throughout their history in the music industry. For more than 25 years they have been performing and putting out records. They are one of the longest lasting rap groups, continuing to be successful to this day. The group was nominated for the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 2007, for the year of 2008.
Then came in Rolling Stones to rock the scene! A graphical presentation shows in detail how Rock music evolved since 1940s to date. Rock music dealt with a wide range of themes such as romantic love, rebellion against the established system, sex, social concerns and life styles. Addressing such a wide variety of concerns made this popular music even more liked around the globe. Rock is now one of the most listened to music genre in the world and some musicians believe that it can bring peace to the
Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. This “rock and roll band with horns” (Wikipedia) began as a strong emotional, sometimes experimental, rock band and later moved to a softer sound, making several popular ballads. They had a steady making of hits throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. Second only to The Beach Boys in Billboard singles and album chart success among American bands, Chicago is considered to be one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups in history. (LyricsFreak) According to Billboard, Chicago was the leading US singles charting group during the 1970’s.
Parents, peers, and the entire media can be blamed too b. How we can help make it positive “Starships were meant to fly!” sung by Nicki Minaj, one of the most known music artists in the hip hop industry. What is a starship anyways? These days you can’t tell what artists are thinking when they wear the clothes they wear and say the things they say, but adolescents seem to love it, or even find it amusing. The hip hop culture started back more than a few decades ago, in the late 1960’s.
In 1970, Andrew Lloyd Webber teamed with Tim Rice to create the very first true rock musical or rock operetta Jesus Christ, Superstar. In the operetta all the dialogue of the characters comes through song. It uses the heavy rock sounds of the late sixty's to bringing a very old story to life in a very new, unusual and controversial way. When it was first produced, Jesus Christ, Superstar was a concept album that was released and quickly climbed the charts. Many of the songs on the album even reached Top 40 status.
Hip hop originated when New York DJ’s began isolating the percussion breaks on funk and rock records. Pioneering DJ’s such as Grand Master Flash, Africa Bambataa, DJ Jazzy J started scratching jazz and jazz funk records creating a new sound with immense energy. DJ’s and hip hop producers have always gravitated to jazz records for their richness and flexibility due majorly to jazz’s instrumental based structure. This makes a song ideal for sampling. In its early days
The band developed a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. The band went on to be discovered by DGC Records, a major label who recognized and appreciated the band’s unique sound. After signing with DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, the first single from the band’s second album Nevermind in 1991. There possibly isn’t an album in
Led Zeppelin did not release songs from their albums as singles in the UK, as they preferred to develop the concept of "album-oriented rock". Thirty years after disbanding following Bonham's death in 1980, the band continues to be held in high regard for their artistic achievements, commercial success, and broad influence. The band have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, including 111.5 million certified units in the United States, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. They have had all of their original studio albums reach the top ten of the Billboard album chart in the US, with six reaching the number one spot. Shortly after their first tour, the group's eponymous first album was released on 12th January 1969.
The music and its technology have influenced many musicians right through the decades. The 70’s music had seen the rise of disco music in the later years of the decade. Disco had been around for years before it peaked in popularity in the United States. Many of the fans of disco music went to the clubs to enjoy this music. Because of all the fighting from the previous decade, people went to the club to get away from all the conflict going on in the United States.