Rap Music and Freedom of Expression

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Unformatted text preview: of the Titanic, the Dozens, school yard rhymes, prison 'jail house' rhymes and double Dutch jump rope' rhymes are some of the names and ways that various forms of rap have manifested. History of Hip Hop History of Hip Hop Rap is not a new idea that sprung up in the music industry in the 80's and 90's. In fact, it has been evolving for decades. Rap's roots can be traced to the following influences: ► Cab Calloway. Known for his signature "Hi­de­hi­de­hi­de­ho" chant from "Minnie the Moocher". Starting back in the 1940's, Calloway used a call and response format with his audience, which is one of the foundations of rap. Other musicians who have utilized this technique, or have utilized a monologue­style in their music, include the following: Lou Rawls Charlie Daniels Bo Diddley Arlo Gutherie Peter, Paul, and Mary ► African rhythms. These complex rhythms have long been a form of communication. The very root of rap and hip hop is the rhythm ­ in the words as well as in the music that accompanies it. ► The DJs...
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