East Coast hip hop

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  • The Golden Era of East Coast Hip-Hop

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    of east coast hip-hop This piece will demonstrate an understanding of the golden era of East coast hip-hop, from 1986 to 1993, focusing and analysing the historical roots, influences and inspirational individuals, giving reference to musical examples that shaped East coast hip-hop. Attention will also be centred on the legacy left, concentrating on the music that was influenced as well as the resulting change in fashion and political views. Historical roots & influence The East coast was

  • Hip Hop Music: East Coast, West Coast, Dirty South, and Midwest Rap

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    The beauty of hip hop is that it is malleable. It is not defined by strict boundaries but by multiple characteristics. Young artist J. Cole (2013) explains this best by stating in an interview, “I think there’s no rules [in rap]. You can say what you want. That’s your poetic license: to test people’s boundaries.” (p.1) The results of such malleability and the need to experiment within the unwritten boundaries of hip hop are the birth of different styles and sectors/scenes in America. These sectors

  • Negative Effects of Rap Music Essay

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    This stirred up a coast to coast war which leads to the death of two of the greatest rap musicians considered in history Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur. Rap groups such as BDK and 3hunna are prime examples of such violence, showing guns and weapons in their videos warning

  • The Music Of Hip Hop Essay

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    Since the birth of Hip Hop in the 70s, controversial topics have always been one the forefront of discussion. Media sources, like The Source, founded in 1988, have been a platform to broadcast the triumphs and disasters that face the hip hop community has faced. In addition to displaying media, they have made a platform where they also broadcast some of the letters that their audience wrote back about their content in a section titled “Letters.” With each decade since having its own set of issues

  • Hip Hop Cultural Movement

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    Hip – Hop is both a cultural movement as well as a music genre. Hip-hop originated in the predominantly African American economically depressed South Bronx section of New York City in the late 1970s. As the hip-hop movement began at society’s margins, its origins are shrouded in myth, enigma, and obfuscation. (Alan Light, 2016). In the mid-1980s the next wave of rappers, the new school, came to prominence. At the forefront was Run-D.M.C., a trio of middle-class African Americans who fused rap with

  • Negative Effects Of Rap And Hip Hop

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    made much more recently is Rap/Hip Hop. There are many components of rythmes strung together over musical beats. There are extra loud bass and various drum beats that are commonly incorporated. In the early stages of hip hop, raps were performed by DJs. The beats, drums, and sounds were comprised from turntables and mic checks have been incorporated into many rap songs. “The majority of early raps were live, performed at parties instead of concerts which is why, Hip-hop is a form of popular music that

  • What Is The Difference Between Rap And West Coast Rap

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    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 in race, style, and culture. West Coast and East Coast rap are very different and some people

  • Ice Cube ( O ' Shea Jackson

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    originated in the late 1980’s. “Ice Cube (O 'Shea Jackson) of the rap group NWA (Niggaz with Attitude) wrote the song "Gangsta Gangsta," and it shocked America with its violent, sexist, and obscene lyrics. "Gangsta Gangsta" ushered in a new genre of hip-hop music called gangsta rap, which became identified with Compton, a predominately black and Latino working-class and working poor neighborhood in Los Angeles”. Many people did not agree with the sexist and indecent lyrics in gangsta rap even though

  • 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

  • Rap Music And Its Effects On Society

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    Who some call the call the godfather of rap, Eazy E, once said, “Who gave it that title, gangsta rap? It 's reality rap. It 's about what 's really going on.” There has been a great injustice done to the form of expression called rap. In essence rap is just lyrics over a basic beat or rhythm. Many members of society today assume that rap is a dangerous and violent influence, however what they seem to be ignorant of is the fact that rap music is actually beneficial. The majority of the world we live