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  • Rap And Rock Music
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    Music has been around for thousands of years. Music appeals to everyone. When was the last time you have heard someone say, "I hate all music". Lately though music has been criticized for corrupting teen's minds. Rap is being blamed for all the crimes and murders in cities all over America and heavy metal is being blamed for giving teens only dark images and thoughts in their minds. Although the media and public criticize rap and rock music and blame the music for influencing teens negatively, t...
  • Beats Of Rap Music
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    The Development of Modern Rap Rap music as a musical form began among the youth of South Bronx, New York in the mid 1970^aEURTMs. Individuals such Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash were some of the early pioneers of this art form. Through their performances at clubs and promotion of the music, rap consistently gained in popularity throughout the rest of the 1970^aEURTMs. The first commercial success of the rap song Rapper's Delight by the Sugar Hill Gang in 1979 helped bring rap music into the nat...
  • Importance Of Rap In Black American Culture
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    Rap music originated as a cross-cultural product. Most of its important early practitioners-including Kool Herc, D.J. Hollywood, and Afrika Bambaataa-were either first- or second-generation Americans of Caribbean ancestry. Herc and Hollywood are both credited with introducing the Jamaican style of cutting and mixing into the musical culture of the South Bronx. By most accounts Herc was the first DJ to buy two copies of the same record for just a 15-second break (rhythmic instrumental segment) in...
  • Control In Rock And Rap Music
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    Many young people of this generation between the ages of ten and twenty live for music. They have become infatuated with music as if nothing else matters. After reading Allan Bloom's essay Music, Venise Berry's, Redeeming the Rap Music Experience, and Barbara Dority's The War on Rock and Rap Music", I was opened up to new ideas which previously had not occurred to me. When people are reading and listening to lyrics or going to concerts they are exposed to sex, violence, and drugs which have a ne...
  • West Coast Rapper Tupac Shakur
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    Throughout the past years, rap and all other types of music artist use their music to express their views, opinions and feelings in their songs. From their lyrics, you will have a little understanding towards what they see and feel about the society. The artists should be happy because this is a freedom of speech country and they can compose any types of music to express themselves. Although there are voices saying rap music should be censored and it has been influencing youth's mind, but is rap...
  • Most Moving Characteristics Of Rap Music
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    Running Head: MUSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF RAP Musical Characteristics of Rap Paper 1 Jesse Lipscomb e Morehouse College Musical Characteristics of Rap Hip-hop culture, once confined to the streets has broken into the commercial realm with force. Hip hop records top the charts week after week, rap videos have taken control of MTV, BET and the BOX, and there are dozens of hip hop magazines on the newsstands. A stroll on any city street in the United States reveals the proliferation of hip-hop style...
  • Rap As A Form Of Music
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    Rap music is on its way to becoming one of the most popular forms of music on the market today. Although rap has only been popular for the last 15 years, it can be traced back to the days of slavery and even further to the tribes of Africa. Rap is used now as it was used for the past few centuries, as a form of communication. This music has been a way for the young African-American's to speak out about their lives and the struggles they go through. Like rock-n-roll and other forms of music that ...
  • Mid 1980's Rap Music
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    History of Rap Rap Music, a genre of R&B that includes rhythmic poetry put over a musical background. The background consists of beats combined with digitally isolated sound bites from other recordings. The first recording of rap was made in 1979 and the genre began to take notice in the U.S. in the mid-1980's. Though the name rap is often used back and forth with hip hop. The name hip-hop comes from one of the earliest phrases used in rap on the song "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang. "I sai...
  • Rap Music In The 1980's
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    Fran King. History 10 H 4/01 History Of Rap The most widely excepted definition of rap music is spoken words with a rhythm of bass, drums, and keyboard sounds. The words are spoken over the music and the accents and emphasis on words is important. Hip Hop is defined as the accompanying background music but is often used as a synonym to rap music. 1970's Influences on rap music started as early as the 1940's when Rhythm & Blues and Jazz included many of the elements that make up rap music. Rap mu...
  • Violent Rap Music
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    Rap is Crap " She ain't nut tin but a hooch ie mama... Smackin' on your lips, put your hands on your hips... She ain't nut tin but a hooch ie mama... Oh I love those big brown eyes and the way you shake your thighs, acting like you " re so damn cute... ". Rap music with lyrics like this play on the radio and in home stereos every day. Rap music pounds messages of sex and violence into the minds of young adults leaving behind their sexist and repetitive influential messages. Music has a very powe...
  • Rap And Soul Music
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    Music has always been around from the beginning of time. It has grown from stage to stage over the past decades. Different decades carry along their different memories of music. The type of music listened to in the seventies, eighties and nineties, have their obvious differences. Nowadays, in the 21st century, the two most popular forms of music are Rap and Soul. Although rap and soul both require a lot of time, money and talent to create, soul music is more complicated, influential, and demandi...
  • Language Use In Musical Practice
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    In talking with Malawian youths about language choice in rap music, the concept of "message" comes up again and again, emphasizing the perceived social function of the music and the importance of language as a vehicle for transmitting meaning effectively. Performers constantly refer to their efforts at conveying messages in their songs, and hip hop supporters often speak about finding and enjoying messages in the mainly American rap music they hear on radio or cassettes. Within the discursive fi...
  • Does Rap Music And Rock Music
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    "ROCK MUSIC AND RAP MUSIC IS SUPPOSED TO DESTROY THE MIND" An idea believed by many people is that music has a significant effect on the way people think. Professional psychologists say that the lyrics used in music today has a brain washing effect. This brain washing effect is supposed to make the listener become so overwhelmed with the lyrics of the song, that the person feels that they have to act on what was heard. Act on what they heard means, that they do what the music tells them to do. W...
  • Rap Music And The Renaissance
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    Renaissance vs. Rap Everything is relative. In the latter part of the 15th century, there began a cultural revolution known as the Renaissance. This artistic rebirth changed the way people lived and thought for the next century and a half. In the last decades of the 20th century, a new voice in music has arisen. This voice called Rap represents the cries that emanate from the urban areas of Western civilization. Superficially, no comparisons can be drawn between Rap music and the Renaissance but...
  • Rock's Musical Sound
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    'Mainstream Face-Off' There may be a great deal of differences between rock and rap music, but believe it or not, they are really very much alike. Rock has been around as a form of mainstream music since the 1950's, as to where Hip-Hop never made it into mainstream until the 1980's. Even though Rock is generally thought to be a white person's music, and rap is thought to be African American music, they were both originated from the same source. That source was African American blues and jazz. Ro...
  • Old Music Into Some Type Of Hip
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    Juan Estrada Basically, My taste in music very much, I grew up with my parents old spanish music such as nortenas, folklorico, and tejano music I myself enjoy the tejano music. Tejano music is a kind of country mixed in with some polka together or that's my opinion anyway, my mother and father like the old folklorico music it's a kind of music that started out in or around the early 1800's and it just progressed to a newer more kind of hip music which pretty much turned out to be tejano music, t...
  • Rap Music Spurs Violence
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    Rap is a popular type of music in today's society, but it didn't just come to be. In the 1970's rap emerged from other types of music to become what it is today. Rap is influenced and inspired by other types of music. Its influences are closely related to each other. Rap music has derived from various types of music. In a world in which people are constantly confronted with violent acts such as rape, assault, murder, school shootings and other violence's, society is eager and anxious to find and...
  • History Of Rock Music
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    History Of Rap In the 50's it was Rock'n'roll, in the 70's it was folk music and disco. But in the 80's it was rap. Rap evolved from African people in general, and black people who were born in U.S.A. Rap began in inner city school yards and street corners in the 1970's. This music style was slowly growing in popularity amoung black teens in New York City, Washington D. C and Philadelphia. As early as 1974, neighbourhood block parties in New York featured early forms of rapping. But it wasn't un...
  • Types Of Rap
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    There are many different types of music out there; jazz, rap, classical, rock, r&b, and many more. My favorite type of music is rap, not because it is presently very popular in the media, but because of the art and devotion that is put in to it. When I speak of rap, I am not talking about "my bitches and my hoes". I am speaking of other types of rap. Such as Tupac or Nas. They put many different meanings about life and the world. Nas even has a song dedicated to the children of America called "I...
  • Their Music Rap Artists
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    Rap music has received lots of criticism for often containing obscene language, and shocking themes of homicide, drug use, rape, guns, violence, and murder (Robert 2). Many people believe that rap music has had a negative influence on today's youth, causing listeners to be anti-social or even violent (Hip-hop 1). One source talked about a thirteen year old student at West Side Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas who shot fifteen people at his school. A teacher at this school, Debbie Pelley, tes...

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