A History Of Hip Hop by yurtgc548

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									A History Of Hip Hop
By Courtney Owens
Rap Defined


  A rhymed form of storytelling and
  expression that articulates the black
  urban experience, and is accompanied
  by cutting edge electronically based
  music.
Links To African Culture
  Toasting
  Signifying
  Griots
  Rhythmic Layering
  of Music
  Repetition of Music
Historical Backdrop
 Economic Changes
    Urban Renewal
    Job Market Shifts
    Information Flow Disrupted
    Everything from music to advertising
     geared for suburbs
The Result

  Many people mostly Blacks and Latinos
  are relocated to overcrowded areas in
  the South Bronx NY
  Youth are cut off from aesthetic and
  economic resources
  South Bronx: Example of “American
  Woes"
Hip Hop Emerges In Response


  Rapping
  DJ’s/Scratching
  Break Dancing
  Graffiti
Started By Taki
Uses themes, formats, and styles
Work Crews
Exposure
Physical manifestation of Hip Hop:
Response to DJ’s beats
Resembles African dances/Capoiera
Crews competed for territory by
dancing
Toasting and dub     • Battles for territory
talks over Reggae.   •    DJ battles
Party Shout outs.    •    Club gigs
Call and Response.   •    Tape Circulation
Emceeing.
Rap Hits the Mainstream


  Block party battles    1st Artists to Hit it
  attract attention      Big
  “Rappers Delight” by      Kurtis Blow
  the Sugar Hill Gang       Grandmaster Flash
                             and the Furious Five
  Unfair recording
                             Afrika Bambaata w/
  contracts
                         

                             Soul Sonic Force
Female Rappers


Heavily                 Hurricane Gloria.
 discriminated          Funky Four Plus One
 against in Breaking     More.
 and Graffiti.          Roxanne Shante 1st
Male/Female battles     “queen of rap.”
 get lots of airplay.   Sha Rock: beat box
Have a unique style.    innovator.
Commercial Status Rises
  Themes          Run DMC
  Complexity      KRS One
  Story Telling   Public Enemy
                  LL Kool J
Rap Expands
 Gansta Rap.                       Different Styles
     Economic Problems               New Jersey:
      in Compton?Watts             Naughty by Nature
      Districts.
     Stories about Black
                                      Bronx: Redman
      experience in LA.               Detroit: Boss
        Snoop Dog.                   Atlanta: Outkast
        Dr. Dre.
        Ice Cube.
        South Central Cartel.
Rap Is….
  A response to         Promotes
  political changes.    Understanding
  Revolutionary.        Makes lots of Money
  Redirected            Uses “Contemporary
  Frustration as a      issues and ancestral
  form of expression.   forces

								
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