5-4-06 - Recent Rap - 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Recent...

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Recent Music Date 1. Review Session – 3:30 – 5:30 Monday – Location TBA a. Review sheet online on Monday 2. Rap or rock influencing racism? a. Prescriptive or descriptive? Window into issues or creating issues? – Probably a window b. Gives us a forum to discuss these issues c. Forces us to think about these issues d. They can indirectly aggravate 3. Women in rap? a. Culture of sexual boating in rap from the very beginning b. Model rapper or issue rapper? Often women rap as issue rapper 4. “Lady’s First” by Queen Latifah a. The first women’s rights rap song 5. Neo-Soul or Nu Soul a. Hip hop sounds and soul, i. Late 1990’s – about reviving older styles b. Immergence of boy bands – white soul 6. Doo-Wop (That Thing),” Lauryn Hill (1998) a. Nostalgic return to southern soul sounds and doo-wop vocals i. No dense sampling or collages b. Speech-like irregular pacing; dense rhymes c. Syncopations and enjambment d. “Polyphonic” choral punctuations i. Heterogeneous sounding of voices – as opposed to the Beastie Boys
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