Hip Hop And Rap Hop

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“Hip-hop/rap is a subcultural movement that formed during the early 1970s in the Bronx, New York” (“Hip hop”). Hip- hop has changed the way we speak, dress, think, and has even altered the way artist make music. Traveling all around The United States, Hip-hop has made many different names for itself. There is MC Rap, Gangsta Rap, Conscious Rap, and Old School Rap sprouting from the meaning of Hip-hop, all urban genres using different types of dialect. According to Oxford Dictionaries, dialect is “a particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group” (“Dialect”), they decide on the type of message they want to convey to the listener through the rap. The two rappers I have chosen to show the growth in Hip-hop language history, are Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg. Lamar is considered as an American influential rapper. Whereas, the west coast godfather, Snoop Dogg, falls under the genre of gangsta rap. These West Coast rappers are from the same area, but when it comes to Hip-hop, they seem to speak a different language. The evolution of the world changes the topics discussed in Hip-hop, these two artists promote similar messages in their music, such as gang affiliation, unity, and politics.
Snoop Dogg who is from Long Beach, California speaks a blend of gangsta and West Coast dialect in his music, which has an urban feel relating to the streets. West Coast Rap took over the hip-hop scene for the '90s, creating the new genre of gangsta rap.

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