Rap is a genre in music that consists of rhyming or being poetic over a certain unique beat. The origin of rap is significantly different from any other form of music. The flow, change, subject of the music, and the instrumentals behind the rapping has all changed with time. Most people would underestimate the complexity of the music and the evolution it has undergone. The real roots of rap music began in the late 1980’s with the “Golden Age.” It was innovative and mostly based around the party scene. Gangsta Rap followed the Golden age and was very impactful on the young culture. After the Gangsta Rap era came the time in rap referred to as Crunk Rap which combined the country sound with the party lifestyle. Conscious
Rap music is really popular to us, young people, and sometimes adults, too. In my opinion, I think that rap is a way to allow all of the rappers to express themselves, their voices, their experience, and their feeling from their life. And in some other people opinion, they also describe rap music as the story or the voice of the streets. According to a music articles “The birth of Rap: A Look Back” from NPR.org website, rap music was born and began to develop in the middle of year 1970s. They are firstly formed and played by the Black communities, and then slowly spread out to the world. In rap world, at first they are only male rappers who use music to express themselves and their pain towards the world. Then, women also began to rap to be able to express their thoughts more and more. Female and male rapper are sharing the same purpose of express themselves through their song but they are different in the way they use their lyrics, the subject they choose to rap on and the feeling they express to their fans and their songs’ listeners.
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The road of life can be a bumpy one. There will always be twists and turns that can alter a person’s life, changing the course of their destination. Even though life can be tough, you have to draw upon your inner strength in order to persevere. The songs, “Move Along” by The All-American Rejects and “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Greenday sing about this message. The lyrics in their songs have many literary devices such as personification, repetition, symbolism and juxtaposition. The personification will help you
Some of the greatest names in music have come out of these two genres, like Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Rakim, Nas, and Biggie Smalls. Rap and rock have changed the world and continue to influence the way people view politics and social issues. Rap and rock are different in their own ways, for example rap is focused around beats while rock is focused around the rhythm of a guitar and voice quality, but they also have distinct similarities, including their place of origin, the time they originated, and why they were created.
Through rap they are able to express where they come from, their surroundings, who they are and their people. The style or context of the music is always very similar, both genres have either a beat centric focus; which means the track is more focused on the beat rather than the lyrics and also Conscious focused; meaning they are more focused on the lyricism. Overall you can see how these similarities in the culture, lifestyle and the rap music can make it confusing for the listener to identify a difference between these two genres.
The style of music is very important to because it gives it an identity. This “style” is important in new music, old music, in between music, but it is especially important in modern music because it is what defines the different types. All styles have different beats, different lyrics, and are labeled as different “types” of music. For instance christian rock is known for having non-explicit lyrics and the use of traditional rock instruments. Classic rock is simply older rock and roll music. When it comes to rap there isn’t
What if someone would make a mash-up of the two music genres, jazz and hip-hop? Jazz music can date to the early 1900’s but there is no specified founder (www.jazzinamerica.org). Hip-hop can also trace back to an approximate start date, but there is not just one creator (Errey 1997). Jazz and hip-hop have many similarities along with their numerous differences. Jazz music and hip-hop music are both genres of music that have long histories and have lots of similarities and differences, too.
Rap is a language that is composed of rhyming lyrics that send a message in their verses. Though it “is often intended to confuse and even affront many members of the listening public” (Bradley xxxvi). It has become a voice that can be heard and express opinions. Like many male and female rappers who have used this form of language to get their point across. In where we will compare both genders in viewing their similarities and difference in how they portray rap.
Rap is like poetry. Now many people would argue it is not poetry and it is a completely different thing. But here's how rap is like poetry. First poetry and rap are forms of art. They both use rhyming and alliterations.
However, all of the students came to the conclusion that classical music was being played. This demonstrated how the style used to compose classical pieces is recognizable but moreover, that teenagers could identify classical music because of prior exposure. As pop culture has developed, classical music is often not front and center in popularity. Nonetheless, it is present in the realm of modern music and has found its place amidst other
The ultimate goal of this study was to see if there was a way to increase the understanding of classical style music to college students. The test subjects consisted of college students that voluntarily
Music has evolved in so many ways over the past few years. There are plenty of new genres and new elements of rhythm. Rap being one of the most popular genres in this generation, can be broken down into multiple types of origins, which you can classify into three main categories, R&B, Hip Hop, and Trap music. R&B is all about the soul, being a combination of different rhythms and blues, R&B is one of the most settling and reviving genres of music. Those who listen to R&B are usually the people who think of life, relationships and the world around them in a deeply satisfying way. The music itself almost speaks to you and it is as if you are experiencing life at the highest and most whole-heartedly intense way. Another kind of music of the Rap
Musical themes are extremely different between the two genres. Hip Hop is a lot harder and can have much darker and serious undertones. Social matters are common topics for rappers, they use their fame and music as platforms to address unjust actions in our society. Especially black social issues since the genre is dominated by black men. For example, in Kendrick Lamar’s album “To Pimp a Butterfly” he addresses racism that people still see on a daily basis. He also brings up the rampant rise of materialism in society and how its changing the people for the worst. There another facet of Hip Hop that is the exact opposite of what Kendrick Lamar is doing, many artists are just in the game for the wealth and luxury it brings. Many of the artists glamorize drug use, promiscuity and gang life. Pop is much different, the music generally much livelier and is crafted for the purpose of dancing and having a good time. It also tends to be much more radio friendly giving it a much broader audience. Pop artists also have the ability to use their platforms to speak up for issues they believe in, but it doesn’t always work in their favor. In 2003 the Dixie Chicks had spoken about their opposition to the war in Iraq and lost a huge part of their audience almost overnight. In
Funnily enough, it wasn’t until this class that I even started to consider which music therapy approach I wanted to take. In fact, it wasn’t until this class that I discovered all the approaches there were in music therapy. I always knew that I was interested in working with a population of children however this was an entire new depth level. Of all the interesting approaches, several stood out to me as ones that fit me personally and the career I want to pursue.