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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/24/11 Rap: More Than Just Entertainment Brandon Ford WRA 150 Section 15 Project 4-Remixing Popular Culture 3/24/11 A Long Road 3/24/11 What is Rap? Rap is music that consists of topical rhyme verses recited over a recorded or live instrumental background. Developed by urban African Americans, its format originally consisted of a disk jockey (D.J.) alternating and mixing small excerpts of recorded music and adding rhythmical scratching sounds, while a rapper 3/24/11 History Rap evolved from African people in general and black people born in the U.S. in particular. Its origins can be traced to West Africa where tribesmen worshipped "men of words". Later when slaves were brought to America, they mixed American music with the beats they remembered from Africa. Another origin of rap is a 3/24/11 History Over a hundred years later, rapping was a street art. Rap began in inner-city schoolyards and street corners in the 1970's. Early raps were put-downs directed at other rappers....
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