For other genres see Popular Music Genres. When hip hop music first developed in the late s, not many people knew about it.
Piano Guitar Microphone Drum History of Hip Hop Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with backing beats.
Hip hop music is part of culture, which began in the Bronx, New York City in the s, predominantly among African Americans and Latinos. The term rap is often used synonymously with hip hop music. Rapping, also referred to as MC-ing or emceeing, is a vocal style in which the performer speaks rhythmically and in rhyme, generally to a beat, recently, however, a difference has developed between "rapping" and "MC-ing".
Beats are traditionally generated from portions of other songs by a DJ, or sampled from portions of other songs by a producer, though synthesizers, drum machines, and live bands are also used, especially in newer music.
Rappers may perform poetry which they have written ahead of time, or improvise rhymes on the spot with or without a beat.
Though rap is usually an integral component of hip hop music, DJs sometimes perform and record alone, and many instrumental acts are also defined as hip hop.
Hip hop arose in New York City when DJs began isolating the percussion break from funk, or rock songs for audiences to dance to. The role of the MC was originally to introduce the DJ and the music, and to keep the audience excited.
The MC would speak between songs, giving exhortations to dance, greetings to audience members, jokes and anecdotes. Eventually, this practice became more stylized, and came to be known as rapping.
Byhip hop had become a commercially recorded music genre, and began to enter the American mainstream. It also began its spread across the world. In the s, a form called gangsta rap became a major part of American music, causing significant controversy over lyrics which were perceived by some as promoting violence, promiscuity, drug use and misogyny.
Nevertheless, hip hop continued to increase in popularity, and by the yearit was a staple of popular music charts. The roots of hip hop are found in African American and West African music. The griots of West Africa are a group of traveling singers and poets, whose musical style is reminiscent of hip-hop and who are part of an oral tradition dating back hundreds of years.
Within New York City, griot-like performances of poetry and music by artists such as The Last Poets and Jalal Mansur Nuriddin had a great impact on the post-civil rights era culture of the s and s. Hip hop arose during the s when block parties became common in New York City, especially the Bronx.
Block parties were usually accompanied by music, especially funk and soul music. The early DJs at block parties began isolating the percussion breaks to hit songs, realizing that these were the most dance-able and entertaining parts; this technique was then common in Jamaica and had spread via the substantial Jamaican immigrant community in New York City, especially the "godfather" of hip hop, DJ Kool Herc.
Herc was one of the most popular DJs in early 70s New York, and he quickly switched from using reggae records to funk, rock and, later, disco, since the New York audience did not particularly like reggae. Because the percussive breaks were generally short, Herc and other DJs began extending them using an audio mixer and two records.
Mixing and scratching techniques eventually developed along with the breaks. The same techniques contributed to the popularization of remixes.
Later, the MCs grew more varied in their vocal and rhythmic approach, incorporating brief rhymes, often with a sexual or scatological theme, in an effort at differentiating themselves and entertaining the audience. These early raps incorporated similar rhyming lyrics from African American culture, such as the dozens.The main objective of this paper is to closely examine the public discourse about rap and hip hop related topics during the study period of to Through content analysis and metaphor analysis of a sample of articles taken from the New York Times, I argue that rap music and hip hop culture is represented negatively by mainstream media outlets thusly impacting public perception of the music.
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