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  • Dre's Records With N.W.A.
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    More than any other rapper, Dr. Dre was responsible for moving away from the avant-noise and political stance of Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions, as well as the party vibes of old school rap. Instead, Dre pioneered gangsta rap and his own variation of the sound, G-Funk. BDP's early albums were hardcore but cautionary tales of the criminal mind, but Dre's records with N.W.A. celebrated the hedonistic, a moralistic side of gang life. Dre was never much of a rapper -- his rhymes were simpl...
  • 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...
  • Large Part Of Hip Hop
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    Hip Hop is an art form that includes deejaying, rapping, break dancing, and graffiti art. Hip Hop originated in the South Bronx section of New York City around the mid 1970's. It been strong for years in black and Puerto Rican communities in New York and has recently started gaining success from widespread exposure. A large part of Hip Hop is rapping the origination of this gets its roots from a Jamaican art form known as toasting. Artists like James Brown, The Last Poets, and Gil Scott Heron al...
  • Snoop Doggy Dog And Tupac Shakur
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    Recently we have been hearing a lot about the need for censorship of television and recording industries. Whether it is the cartoon Beavis and Butthead, the controversial television drama NYPD Blue or rap recording artists, someone always seems to arguing about their negative effects on society and the need for government regulation. Being a fan of rap, I am particularly interested in issues effecting regulation of the recording industry and rap artists. Popular "gangsta rappers" include Dr. Dre...
  • 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...
  • East Coast Rap
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    By the 1940's and 1950's, black disc jockeys were adding to the language and style of jazz. Deejays attracted huge audiences in cities across the nation. Between spinning records and instrumental breaks of songs, deejays passed messages between lovers, commented on local affairs all while keeping listeners entertained with catchy lines and phrases. Such talk became known as jive talk. The jive and rhyming skills of deejays had a great deal to do with their individual popularity. In this sense, t...

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