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Alex Forbes How Hip Hop affected the world Mrs. Nickell 28/2/2012 Table Of Contents: 1. Title page 2. Essay 3. Conclusion 4. Bibliography 5. Appendix Alex Forbes Essay 22.2.12 Mrs. Nickell Hip hop/Rap Even though rap music is one of the least listened to genres of music it has still affected most people around the world. Rap is even part of its own culture, but since its origins rap hasn’t had the smoothest of lives. Surrounded in violence and discrimination from the general public, ever changing languages and style best is rap just a misunderstood art form people faced with a life on the streets. Rap music is one of the most simple but A picture depicting the effective genres of music. To make a rap song you seven Pillars need two things a beat (background music) and a of the hip hop voice. Even though it is very simple it became one of culture the biggest genres of music. Rap came around as a part of the a new sub-culture, The Hip Hop culture, The Hip Hop culture is an culture of artistic expression primarily from the streets. Outline by a local Bronx (a northern district of New York City) DJ called Africa Bambara, the four pillars of hip hop are Ding (Scratching a disc on the pin to make a song last longer), MCing (Rapping), B- boying (break dancing) and Graffiti writing (the hip hop years) Rap music began its life in the mid-seventies. It was mostly practiced in the African American communities of America’s major cities. The First ever Hip Hop or Rap song ever recorded was called Rappers Delight released in 1979 by the Sugerhill Gang, but the song wasn’t very popular outside of the Hip Hop community ( at the time it was only Queens and the Bronx. The first ever popular semi rap song recorded was by a pop artist called Blondie. The song was called Rapture released in 1981. Toward the end of the song the singer starts rapping, Inspired by friend and Hip Above: A boy standing on Hop pioneer Fab Five Freddy. The song became very popular Charlotte Street in the Bronx the Home of Hip Hop hence rap music started to grow big in the mid-80s when it spread to the west coast of the US. Nowadays there are rappers from all cites in the U.S.A. Groups and single artists started to emerge from all around America; Rap was starting to get on the world wide music scene. By the 90s rap was one of the biggest music genres. Artists where beginning to emerge around the world, the second biggest country for Rap was France (even though France was years behind the US). By the 00s had over taken most music genres topped only by Rock and Pop. There are now 1000s of rap recording companies which is a lot considering there was none until the late 70s. Rap has also changed a great deal since its origin, nowadays raps are much quicker and the beat is much more intense. (the Hip Hop years) Having been music from the toughest and most dangerous streets in the U.S.A there was always going to be violence involved with the music genre. Violence in hip hop is probably never going to go away. Many rappers have been shot because of their violent up bringing in gangs that has led to rappers being killed by rival gangs. Some examples of rappers killed before their times are: MC PROOF who was part of Eminem’s group D12 was shot in a club in Detroit 2006 Notorious B.I.G was murdered during a war of words with fellow rapper 2pac who Left: A murdered him and why is still unresolved memorial 1998 statue to Tupac 2pac who is the highest selling rapper of all Shakur or time was shot in las Vegas after he had been 2pac caught on tape beating up a rival gang member 1997 The main reason for the death is their past connections to gangs. Even though most rappers leave their past behind them some just can’t get away from the violence. Even some recording companies where fiercely Blood or Cribs (the two biggest rival gangs in the U.S.A). The Recording Company called Death Row was extremely involved with the Bloods fierce rivals of the Cribs. Death Row was home to arguably the 3 biggest rappers of the 90s 2pac, Dr.Dre and Snoop Dogg. There are conspiracies that this lead to the murder of 2pac .Many rappers have also survived multiple gun shots famously 50 cent or Curtis Jackson survived 9 gun shots, and 2pac or Tupac Shakur survived 5 shots in one day but was shot two years after the incident. Rappers have stressed how terrible the murdering of fellow rappers is. In Eminem’s music video of “like toy soldiers” he acts out a story of a rapper who has been shot. The rapper playing the corpse called MC PROOF was shot just months after filming. Even though Violence in Hip Hop terrible most rapper deal with, but are left with mourning the death of fellow artists. Hip hops and raps will always be embedded deep in the streets. Many people have discriminated rap because of profanity and violent lyrics, but is rap discriminated against because people don’t understand the culture of the streets. Profanity is used frequently in rap, this is because curse word will rhyme and also make sense to the consumers of rap music because they will have many different meanings. Another reason is this is a sort of slang used by most rappers and on the streets. Violence is also an issue in rap music but is this because rappers are trying to get a message across? (Tupac Shakur, Tupac resurrection) “One of the main reasons the Vietnam War was ended is because they released footage of the horror going on out there, so I put violence in my videos so people would realize the horrors of the streets and try to stop it”. Many people worry (mainly higher middle class families and the higher class) that Rap music is affecting their kids. “Of course, this isn't the first time that rebellious music has been blamed for society's ills. From Elvis to Columbine, the songs of music-obsessed youth have often been blamed for anti-social behavior. But rap and in particular, the especially violent and sexually-explicit gangsta variety has raised special concern” (Sid krichheimer). "We know that with any type of repeated media exposure, desensitization can occur that makes these behaviors seem normal. So this finding doesn't surprise me at all." (Susan Buttrose). This basically means that even though rap is an obvious factor in the behavioral issues in a child, there would probably be another leading factor to be found on the internet or the television. Bur even though money rap songs do include violent or sexual lyrics there are also many songs that have none of them and a theme no one can dislike. Songs such as Dear Mama by 2pac, which is a song about thanking his mother for being there though out his life even though he was a difficult child. Also Mocking Bird by Eminem which is a song about explaining the reason him and his wife are divorced to his daughter. Without a doubt rap is or one of the most controversial and ever changing genres of music. Rap has one of the most humble beginnings. Starting in the Bronx in the north of New York City rap grew to be one of the biggest music genres, exploding onto the music scene in the 80s rap continued to grow until where it is today, in the top three biggest music genres ( Rock and Pop are the other two). Even though rap is a great music genre it has been surrounded by constant gang violence, murder of rappers or general explicit content. But all the violence is because rap is an art from the streets and most of the artists who make rap have had violent upbringings on the street. Even though rap is ever-changing there is one thing for sure, rap will be in the headlines and in the music charts for years to come. Bibiographies: Online 1. "Articles - The History Of Rap." WELCOME TO HIPHOP-NETWORK.COM. Crayone. Web. 29 Feb. 2012. <http://www.hiphop- 2. "Hip Hop Music." Mr Wiggles Splash Page. Web. 08 Mar. 2012. <http://.mrwiggles.biz/hip_hop_music.htm>. 3. Summers, Chris. "BBC NEWS | UK | Is It Wrong to Blame Hip Hop?" BBC.co.uk. Www.BBC.co., 13 Nov. 2007. Web. 09 Feb. 2012. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6938411.stm 4. Kirchheimer, Sid. "Rap Puts Teens at Risk." Www.webmd.com. 3 Mar. 2003. Web. 28 Mar. 2012. <http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20030303/does-rap-put-teens-at- risk>. 5. Vineyard, Jennifer. "DMC on Violence in Hip HoP." MTV. MTV, 13 Apr. 2006. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1528673/dmc-violence-hiphop-has- stop.jhtml?headlines=true>. Film 1. The Hip Hop years. Perf. DJ Kool Herc. 1993. Youtube. The Hip Hop Years. Maja21, 6 Jan. 2011. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhrSlOa2bsA>. 2. Tupac: Ressurection. Dir. Lauren Lazin. Perf. Tupac Shakur ( Archive Footage). MTV, 2003. 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