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  • Rap And Rap Music

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    The majority of todays youth listen to a form of music known as rap/hip-hop, rap being the style in which the artists uses his words while hip-hop refers more to the beats which is then often accompanied by a rap from a rapper, they go hand in hand with each other to make this genre. When you hear today’s music in this genre you hear artists talking about materialistic things they value such as; cars, money, drugs, women, and often-about crimes they have committed. They do still talk about the struggle

  • Differences Between Rap And Rap Music

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    I. Introduction Rap music is defined as popular music advanced by disc jockeys and urban blacks in the late 1970s. This kind of music consists of a repeated beat pattern that provides the background for rapid, urban language, accompanied by a vocalist. Hip-Hop music is a genre that originated in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. The Difference

  • Gangster Rap : Rap And Black Masculinity

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    that gangster rap represents a masculinity that rappers portray themselves as in their songs. Dating back to its origins, African Americans had always been the face of gangster rap, with such names like Tupac, Biggie, Jay-Z, DMX, and much more, as covers of rap magazines. Gangster rap had always been seen as what people interpret it to be and that is a raw rhythmic and explicit version of poetry in motion, but gangster rap depicts more than what people interpret it to be. Gangster rap depicts the

  • Rap Music

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    have you believe that rap is a poetic way of expressing yourself through music”(Renae). Music is a form of expression and also a form of art. A child shouldn’t be listening to a song that has the F word multiple times but the type of music a person or a child listen to doesn’t not define or make and excuse for why they act the way they do. I have been listening to all different types of music, including Rap and Pop since I was very young. I listen to all kinds of rap Young thug, Drake, Jay

  • Alternative Rap Vs Southern Rap

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    Alternative rap versus southern rap The genre of hip hop has been around since the 1970s. Bronx, NY is the home of hip hop, and ever since rap left New York it has changed in many ways. A popular subgenre of hip hop is southern rap. Southern rap is rap music usually coming out of the southern United States. There has been many Southern states to have popularity in rap like Texas, Georgia, Louisiana and Florida. Alternative rap is another subgenre of hip hop it came into prominence in the 1990s

  • Gangsta Rap And Its Impact On The Rap Game

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    knowledge” (Rob,2002). Gangsta rap, music’s biggest rebellion formed from this “street knowledge.” “In a pop world where rap was still considered a novelty, it was a serious shock to the system” (Rob,2002). N.W.A short for N****s With Attitude affected the rap game in three ways, positively, negatively, and overall. It was twenty years ago that the rap group N.W.A with Ice Cube as its most vital lyricist released its album “Straight Outta Compton”. They called their music reality rap, everyone else called

  • Gangsta Rap: The Evolution Of Rap Music

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    The evolution of Rap Music 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

  • Rap Music Censorship

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    illustrated the relationship of the rapid growth of rap music and the development of censorship frame from the 1990s. Rap music, especially gangsta rap, usually connected with deviance such as crime and misogyny. The rap music received public negative perceptions and media discourse. With the rise of the rap music, the content within rap music is a concern in the music industry. The author also discussed the problem which perceptions and opinions of society to rap music are shaped by the mass media reports

  • Importance Of Gospel Rap

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    Gospel rap is a relatively new genre of music that has radically challenged the definition of Gospel music. Gospel music, itself, has its origins in the Negro spirituals, where slaves would sing songs of worship and songs of hope for their freedom. However, the blending of African and European musical styles contributed to new, expressive genres of music like the jazz, and the blues. These expressive genres inevitably found their way into the black church, as expression via music became a dominant

  • What Is The Difference Between Rap And West Coast Rap

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    people think that rap is rap; there is no difference. However there was a difference, the two rap styles in the late 80s and early 90s were East Coast rap and West Coast rap. Throughout this paper I will compare the lyrical side of both styles as well as the beat side. In the late 80s to early 90s, rap was looked at as a culture. The culture was usually about being a gangster and having a lot of money. However, others looked at rap as a way out of the reality of their life. The rap game is very diverse