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 gained appeal within the black community because of the authentic and relatable nature of the lyrical content. Over time, hip hop and gangsta rap became a tool for competing record labels and associated gangs. Record labels wanted to build up a reputation in order to achieve commercial success. Emergence of the West Coast In 1986, inspired by Philadelphia rapper Schoolly D, Crenshaw-based Ice-T released the song "6 in the Mornin'". It is considered by many critics as the very first gangsta rap song.
Hip Hop was formed in the early 1970’s. Artists such as James Brown, Grand Master Flex, Afrika Bambaataa, Fab 5 Freddy, and DJ Hollywood were one of the first to introduce Hip Hop. The origin of this music genre stemmed from block parties of the Ghetto Brothers. It was stated that the Ghetto Brothers used to plug their instruments and amps up for these parties and enjoy themselves. An artist people love to jam to during this period of time was a popular artist who is well known today as James Brown.
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.
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.
This was a time when rap was ‘a genre dominated by African Americans’ (Eminem.net 2004), and as such it was quite provocative to see a ‘white’ boy performing within this category. Eminem’s music and lyrics background the film. Even more effective than this backing is a scene where he is actually writing lyrics thus supporting his role as central character, ‘8 Mile’ is a brave film that is culturally and intellectually rigorous and an aggressive film that is emotionally intense. The film is very much informed and guided by the experiences of Eminem and his early career as a rapper in blue-collar and no-collar Detroit. (Wikipedia 2014) As a result of Eminem’s actual ‘telling’ of his story (life), realism is characterized through gritty undertones and allusions to both physical and emotional battles (and battle ‘scars’).
Rap the most controversial style of music ever. Some people say it encourages hate, others say it encourages self believe and tackle social/political issues. ‘How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white.’ | | Afrika bambaataa quotesThis is a quote from one of the founding fathers of all rap and hip hopHe believes that hip hop wasn’t just music it was a way of life, a state of mind,The way you should treat and respect others.
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.
Fight the Power, By: Jeff Chang The article Fight the Power by Jeff Chang is about the evolution of hip hop and the effect it’s had over the years. He first started talking about how hip hop was viewed in a negative way. Then he explained the positive things that came from rappers and the messages they were putting out through there music. And finally the end results of present day hip hop. Jeff Chang first started talking about the stereotypes that were accompanied by the new music genre.
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.