Clive Campbell, known as DJ Kool Herc, is the credited as being the pioneer of hip hop in the United States. “Kool Herc was inspired by the Jamaican tradition of impromptu poetry during toast, and thus decided to accompany it with rhythmic beats generated by sampling. “ (Chan) Hip hop offered the youth a way to express themselves and bought forth new ideas. Hip hop was a way youths in black inner city neighborhoods to express what they were feeling, seeing, and living and to many it became a form of entertainment. Back in the days as some people may call it hip hop was a way that a certain person felt and the things that they would say was things that happens in real life everyday situations.
What is Hip-Hop? Hip-hop is a cultural movement best known for its impact on music in the form of the musical genre of the same name. It has its origins in the Bronx, in New York City, during the 1970s, mostly among African Americans but with some influence from the Latin American population of the area as well. The culture has gone from being a relatively underground style to being a major style throughout the world, and it has been commercialized and popularized, especially in the United States. The four traditional pillars of hip-hop are DJing, rapping, breakdancing, and graffiti art.
3. The audience are people that believe in the stereotypical ideas of what New York and California are like and what they have done for hip hop. People knowledgeable about those who were influential in music, particularly in hip hop and bebop. 4. Smith finds many rhetorical devices that grabs our attention i make us catch his message.
When compared to the other rap hits of the time, Run DMC's sound was very unique in the sound of the beats and the skillful, push it to the limit vocals. By the mid 80's, Simmons had founded the hip hop record label Def Jam, and Run DMC became the most powerful group in hip hop. Run DMC then started to experiment mixing their sound with samples of heavy metal guitars, basically combining the sound of each genre to create a gritty, street savvy sound. Run DMC's success showed the rest of the hip hop world that success could be achieved by delivering constant new material that challenged the status-quo with unique sounds and challenging lyrics. Their 1986 album Raising Hell was preceded by the top ten hit “My Adidas”, and then the release of a cover of Aerosmith's “Walk This Way”, off the same album, became the groups biggest commercial hit.
Joey Bada$$ 25th November 2014 I went to see Joey Bada$$, supported by fellow Pro Era artist Kirk Knight at Shepherd's Bush on the 25th of November 2014. Jo-Vaughn Scott, who goes by Joey Bada$$, was born in the East Flatbush section of Flatbush, New York on January 20, 1995. He chose to rap under the name Joey Bada$$ as he noticed the media focused on rappers with more cynical names, and that it was "what sounded cool at the time, what fit [his] mood" (Isenberg, 2012). He formed the hip-hop collective Progressive Era more commonly known as Pro Era with high school classmates Capital Steez, CJ Fly and Powers Pleasant. They have now expanded with more than 20 members including graphic designers, producers, singers and rappers.
The MC began as an individual who would announce the DJ and hype the crowd, but over time developed into the rapper who would grow to play a much larger role in the production. Figure 1: The 4 Elements of Hip-Hop Over the past forty years Hip-Hop has gone through some drastic changes in all of its elements. Hip-hop has evolved from a New York City past time to one of the biggest businesses in the world today. In this paper I will pay attention to the more musical elements of Hip-Hop, focusing solely on the DJ and the MC and how their roles have completely changed over time. With specific example from the Hip-Hop industry and the elements of both the MC
This forced Kool DJ Herc to find another appealing sound in order to please his audiences, which he did. Kool DJ Herc adapted a new style, which involved him by chanting over the instrumental or percussion sections of the popular music of the day. He learned that by taking two identical records using an audio mixer, that he could play any segment over and over, there fore extending one segment for entire song (Light, 1999). In the early 1970’s and with the emergence of disc jockeys such as Kool DJ Herc, hip-hop began to spread through urban areas of New York like “wild fire.” Kool DJ Herc, who actually coined the term “hip hop,” began to realize that this was the beginning of a new genre (Light, 1999). As this phenomena evolved the party shouts became more elaborate, d jays began to incorporate little rhymes such as “throw your hands in the air and raise ‘em like you just don’t care.” With regards to Kool DJ Herc, as he progressed eventually turned his attention to the complexities of d-jaying and let two friends Coke La Rock and Clark Kent handle the microphone duties.
Ronnie Brown 6/10/11 How Has Rap Impacted Society It is safe to say that Rap music has been an influence to society, and still is influencing society as we speak. How Rap music has influenced society can be examined from both good and bad angles. Rap is known to be a controversial topic, and will immediately ignite conversation. Evolving and changing over the years, Rap has been able to affect the entire world in more ways than one. Good or bad, it is still pretty impressive to witness how one of the youngest genres of music has grown and is still growing.
As I researched on what Hip Hop is, I found out that it isn’t just a music genre, but a massive culture that originated within the Bronx during the 1970s. Hip Hop was established to stop gang violence on the foundations of expression, peace, love, unity, and having fun with the addition of having four elements: Graffiti art, DJ-ing, breakdancing, and rapping. These four elements, together, acted as positive pastimes to keep kids from becoming involved with gangs by organizing artistic “battles” on who’s the better person. These Hip Hop battles take place in organized events, promoting a positive and peaceful way to resolve conflict, while also providing a safe, friendly community for urban youth. This surprises me because I never would’ve thought that Hip Hop is a culture, especially the fact that it started out as a peaceful youth community.