A hip hop environment is described as intimidating Hip hop is also known as a

A hip hop environment is described as intimidating

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A hip hop environment is described as intimidating Hip hop is also known as a youth movement in a time where there was a large gap between the older and younger generations’ views and feelings o Wasn’t necessarily meant to spite parents like rock was Hip hop is political – the most political black music in the history of black music because it is raw o It has an uncensored nature – offers social and political commentary regarding the hardships of black and Hispanics in the late 70’s and early 80’s – voice of those that refused to be silenced by poverty, inequity, and injustice Many didn’t listen to what was being said and only saw rap and an act They didn’t interpret the message Hip hop was an outlet for ghetto people, for promoting and teaching knowledge, self- wisdom, unity, love, etc…  was their outlet to the world Hip hop doesn’t change for you, but you adapt to it – it is uncompromising The music has spread itself internationally though fashion, movies, TV, etc… in a relatively short amount of time o Recognize hip hop as a specialist in communicating aspiration, frustration, aggression, etc… Frustrations could be let out without violence, but instead through artistic expression o There was an understanding in those days where if you wore the b-boy uniform you chose to withstand violence and express through art o Battling those that frustrated you was more rewarding than violence Graffiti is another form of expression Started by Blacks and Latinos in the Bronx but has expanded internationally where race poses no boarders No other form of music has made the same impact as hip hop – it impacts world trends and tastes and has its own language and style of dress Hip hop is a genre that is not afraid to offend others 80% of hip hop’s target group are Caucasian and it appeals to people ages 13 to 35 in some way Online Notes Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin founded Def Jam Records in a New York University dorm room with a $5000 investment Hip hop CD sales hit $1 billion in 2003 thanks to Eminem and 50 Cent When rap music began it was distributed through cassette recordings Music on early rap records sounded like heavy funk or disco
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Basic function of rap music was to serve as dance music as did the Jamaican “toasting” music from which it originated
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Lecture 3 (Wednesday, May 8 th , 2014) – Monica’s Notes (Missed Class) Genesis of Rap II DJ Kool Herc  image to the right o Responsible for creating the blueprint of hip hop o He used to see the instrumental parts of the music as boring, so he would toast over them o Media uses him as a reference point o Seen as the grandfather of hip-hop o He said there was a connection between hip hop and disco  hip- hop was a response to disco Disco involved classism as you needed money to buy the lavish costumes to get into the disco clubs Hip hop is hard core while disco is fun – opposite sides of the spectrum o
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  • Winter '11
  • RonWestray
  • Music, Hip hop music, James Brown, Bronx

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