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Contemporary Black Urban Music09/09/2014°°°*song list°Name °Record label °Year of release°Name of artist°°Journals°Half a page/song°Relate to themes°Up until the end of 1999, anything rap°Lyrical excerpts (+ top 4 ^)°Creative °10 categories, 8 songs
Class Notes09/09/2014°What is hip hop? A movement expressed through artistic forms called elementsWhat is rap? Talking in rhythm to the rhythm of a beat, “something you do” vs. Hip hop –a primarily musical culture, a way of life, “something you live” 4 Main Elements of Hip Hop1.Rapping2.DJ’ing3.Graffiti4.Break/Street Dancing °Hip hop is an attitude. Hip hop doesn‘t change for you, you adapt to it. Hip hop is music that doesn’t appeal to the mainstream. In essence, Hip hop is the voice of a generation refusing to be silenced by:°- urban poverty°- inequality°- injustice°*hip hop reflects the change in the world°°Almost everyone within the age range of 13-35 appreciates hip-hop in some form-- 80% of targeted group are Caucasian. Hip hop is a lifestyle with its own language andstyle of dress. When comparing other musical forms to Hip hop and the impacts on world trends and tastes; no music has made the same impact as Hip hop.°°In 1984, Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin founded Def Jam Records in a New York University dorm room with a simple five thousand dollar investment, and look where it has landed them today.Hip hop CD sales hit one billion in 2003 thanks to likes Eminem and 50 Cent.
*Top 2011/2012 Hits°°* hip hop began in the poor black neighborhood in NYC, The Bronx, 1979°°- Rap music was distributed through cassette recordings, sounded like the black music of the day which was heavy funk or more than often disco music°°Basic function was to serve as dance music as did the Jamaican “toasting” musicwhen it was originated °5thHip hop Element: human beat boxing, fashion, and activismHip hop is a cultural movement that began among urban African Americans and Latinos in the Bronx New York City in the early 1970s, and has since spread around the world.Some consider beatboxing the fifth element of Hip hop; others might add political activism, Hip hop fashion, Hip hop slang, double dutching (an urban form of rope skipping) or other elements as important facets of Hip hop.The term has since come to be a synonym for hip hop music (or rap music) to mainstream audiences.The origin of the term "Hip hop" itself is unclear; but, over time, the term has taken on a life of its own.The movement that later became known as "Hip hop" is said to have begun with the work of DJ Kool Herc, while competing DJ Afrika Bambaataa is often credited with having invented the term "hip hop" to describe the culture.
During the hip-hop block parties of the 1970s, the sounds of James Brown dominated the soundscape. Cuts such as Say It Loud, The Payback, Get Up, Get Into It and GetInvolved, Get on the Good Foot' and the B-boy anthem and sampling favorite Funky Drummer were staples.