Lecture 5 - Disco Pt. 2 and the Sugarhill Gang - Blondie Rapture Combination of new wave rap jazz and a little bit of pop Rap was a lot of practicing

Lecture 5 - Disco Pt. 2 and the Sugarhill Gang - Blondie...

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Blondie – Rapture - Combination of new wave, rap, jazz, and a little bit of pop Rap was a lot of practicing and determination back in the days Blondie rapping, surprised everyone because she was a Caucasian Deborah Harrie (Blondie) The ‘Tide is High’, went number 1 in the US, her first single - It was a rock and roll hit, and also included reggae (which is why it was such a hit) - Rapture was her second single, topped the US pop charts and top ten in the UK The first single that incorporated rap into the music that was very successful (not the first song with rap in it though) Rapper’s Delight peaked at number 36 in the US charts - The first rap record to be certified as gold. I’m an idiot. - The second one was the Breaks that was certified as gold (1979-1980ish) One other factor that allowed Blondie’s record to go gold and number 1 after its debut, - The first time rap was on MTV in 1981 was Blondie’s Rapture. Punk rap and hip hop were competing against each other When Blondie saw rap and she got excited and she incorporated it into her music - She became an ambassador of rap. - She helped take it out of the ghetto and she exposed to all of North America, not only did she do rap in her songs, she paid tribute to a legendary rap singer named Grandmaster Flash. - Grandmaster Flash in 1981 opened up to Clash with rap and no one liked them because the crowd was not ready. The problem about Rapture is that the rap sucks, it doesn’t make any sense – she was on acid when she wrote the lyrics – lyrically disappointing o The way she sings – no emotions, monotone, no one to look after Grandmaster flash is a DJ
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In the Sequence, one is named Cheryl the Pearl, Blondie, and Angie B - They’re from South Colombia - Everyone wanted to be signed by Sugarhill Records - Wrote their own lyrics – in a male-dominant industry, a big deal because these women were in charge of themselves – involved in production -
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