The Origin of Hiphop and How Music Has Changed

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Hip-hop is one of the most popular genres of music in the world today. However, the hip-hop of today’s world is very different from the hip-hop that started it all. Hip-hop has simply evolved to a different type of music than the hip-hop that started it all. Hip-hop started in Brooklyn in 1973 at a block party with DJ Kool Herc, known as the father of hip-hop, mixing the beats. However, hip-hop has changed. There are the advances in technology to help make different sounds for songs. There is the fighting between artists and rappers because of their geographical backgrounds, meaning the areas that they are from. There are many artists making breakthroughs with new styles and different types of lyrics, many of whom set the bar for…show more content…
Hip-hop is engulfed with violence, mostly pertaining to the geographical backgrounds of artists and rappers. The biggest rivalry is West Coast hip-hop vs. East Coast hip-hop. The headliners of this rivalry, and most famous of all hip hop controversies, was the controversy surrounding the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. These two rappers are enthroned as two of, if not the, greatest hip-hop artists of all time. Christopher Wallace, known by his performing name “The Notorious B.I.G.” was from New York. Tupac Shakur, performance name just Tupac, was from California. Big and Pac were actually really good friends before all of this West Coast/East Coast stuff started. It all started with Tupac thinking that Biggie and his crew set up the 1994 robbery that he was a victim of in New York. Tupac was shot that night, and being very ecstatic from being shot, blamed it on Biggie. He didn’t stop there. The feud between Biggie and Tupac would not stop. Tupac ran with the idea that the shooting was a setup by Biggie; and Biggie, as much as he tried to make Tupac understand, could not get through to him. That was not the end of the controversy. Biggie came later released the very controversial song, “Who Shot Ya?”, in which one of the lines is “Who shot ya? Separate weak from obsolete, hard to creep them Brooklyn streets.” The media

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