Essay about Hip/Hop Versus R&B

921 WordsJul 23, 20124 Pages
Hip-Hop versus R&B Rhythm and blues was considered strictly black music. The black culture is a phenomenal subject representing the life style, imagination and accomplishments of people. One of the most outstanding and unique characteristic that makes this culture one of a kind is the music I has produced. Music has a common characteristic that is unique to all cultures throughout the world. Today, I want to focus on the comparing of two music styles Hip-Hop versus R&B and the influence that it has mad on the black culture. The four most popular categories of Black music are Blues, Jazz, Gospel, and R&B. Blues is an African American music that transverses a wide range of emotions and musical styles which is…show more content…
Southern soul had remained a significant presence in popular music throughout the 1970s. According to online data from Encarta, in the 1980s and 1990s disco gave way to other genres like Hip-Hop and Rap music. By the early 1990s, Hip-Hop had become a major force in music. Hip-Hop began when Djs such as Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Africa Bambaataa would mix beats or “breaks of funk and disco records so that people could dance the beat continuously. In 1991 Mary J. Blige teamed up with producer Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs and added the Hip-Hop attitude to R&B. Blige was one of the first artists to blend urban, contemporary R&B singing with hip hop beats, rhymes, and attitude. After a while people began to rhyme or “rap” over these beats. The first rap recording was “Rapper’s Delight,” by the Sugarhill Gang in 1979. Run DMC was largely responsible for the commercialization of rap; their collaboration with Aerosmith on the cover recording of the 1977 hit song Walk This Way introduced the style to white audiences. In the late 1980s rap’s controversial subgenres, gangsta rap raised with debut album Straight Outta Compton. (Encarta) Machlis and Forney states gangsta rap of the 1990s has further disseminated the style through graphic descriptions of inner city realities. The violent shooting deaths of Tupac Shakur in 1996 and Notorious B.I.G in 1997, has highlighted the violence associated with
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