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  • Lyrical Component Of Rap Music
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    The History of Rap and Censorship The beginnings of rap are believed to based on African rhythms that were used as a form of communication by the native peoples. The lyrical component of rap music is thought to have been greatly influenced by Cab Calloway with his repetitive chants and scats, along with his call-and-response technique with the audience. Rap evolved and gained in popularity in the 1960's when a few revolutionary 'DJ's,' including Kool DJ Herc, DJ Love bug S tarski, and DJ Hollywo...
  • Record Industry Officials And Some Lawmakers
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    Title: Industry Slow To Reform Marketing Violence To Kids. (cover story) Subject (s): VIOLENCE in mass media - United States; SOUND recording industry - United States; ADVERTISING & youth - United States; UNITED States. - Federal Trade Commission; LIEBERMAN, Joseph - Political & social views Source: Billboard, 05/05/2001, Vol. 113 Issue 18, p 1, 2 p, 1 c Author (s): Holland, Bill Abstract: Looks at reaction to a follow-up study released by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which c...
  • Granz's New Record Label
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    Singer. Born April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. (Though many biographical sources give her birth date as 1918, her birth certificate and school records show her to have been born a year earlier.) Often referred to as the "first lady of song", Fitzgerald enjoyed a career that stretched over six decades. With her lucid intonation and a range of three octaves, she became the preeminent jazz singer of her generation, recording over 2,000 songs, selling over 40 million albums, and winning 13 ...
  • Deal With A Major Label
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    Indie vs. Major A good thing to remember, there are (of course) pros and cons to both major and indie labels, and questions you should consider before signing any kind of deal. Before signing any kind of contract, consult an attorney. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING. This is especially true when signing a deal with a major label. You must have, at least, a general knowledge of the workings of a contract (i. e., options, publishing, merchandising, coupling, etc.) to even THINK about signing a deal. (Ma...
  • Musical Recordings
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    While the censorship of art is not a new phenomenon, recent years have witnessed renewed and intensified attempts to control popular culture. In particular, rap and rock music have come under increasing attack from various sides representing the entire left and right political spectrum, purportedly for their explicit sexual and violent lyrical contents. In this paper is investigated which moral codes underlie these claims against popular music, how social movements mobilize actions around these ...
  • Record Deal With A Major Label
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    Everyone has a different concept of what reality is. It would seem on the surface that this should not be the case since, by definition, reality would be an absolute constant in any situation. Good on paper but not in fact. As always, the truth is never so simple. Everyone has their own take on what is real and what is not. Those who have a sense of reality most similar to our own are those we eventually think of as friends or compatriots. We tend to avoid those who disagree with us, while anyon...
  • Beatles Rise To Fame
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    The Beatle's incerdible rise to fame, was a very gradual process which expanded over 4 years. The Beatles from 1958 till 1962, were continuity rejected by record labels and were confined to playing very poorly managed clubs and were subject to low pay. During the early years of 1958 and 1959, the Beatles who comprised of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison were just 3 young hopefuls, who were dreaming of fame. They played in small cafes and clubs around Liverpool recieving very littl...

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