5-2-06 - Early Rap

5-2-06 - Early Rap - Title Date American Rap Kool Herp...

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Title Date American Rap Kool Herp – Important early DJ o Extends breaks to mix in new things Street poetry + culture, ghetto culture House party rap Africa Lamada – rhymes on top of records “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugar Hill Gang (1979) Novelty song Word games Pre-copyright issues, sampling of Sheik’s “Good Times” Groups of rappers replicating street competition, boasting, playing off of different vocal styles Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five First rap group with multiple MCs (5 MCs and 1 DJ) Creates a collage of beats Great density of sampling Line end in unison (telescoping of call and response) Progession to less emphasis on the couplet and more emphasis on speech-like rhythm Stage rap battles within single song Adding texture to rap: line-end unisons and alternating phrases New interest in blending beats for smooth transitions o 2 channel headphones; 2 turntables wired to a single mixer “Freedom” 1980
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course MUSIC 221 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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