What is Rap / Hip-Hop? Hip-Hop was originally known as the cultural movement that involved rap, deejaying, graffiti playing and break-dancing. Now rap and hip-hop are used to define the same type of music. Rap and Hip-hop is defined as a musical style in which rhythmic and/or rhyming speech is chanted (also known as rapped) to musical accompaniment.
The History of Rap and Hip-Hop Music 1970’s DJ KoolHerc moved to the Bronx and introduced the musical innovations that developed into what we now know as rap. He used two turntables to manipulate records to create longer dance segments for listeners while shouting out comments during instrumental breaks. Urban deejays began to team with “rappers”, and the shouts turned developed a rhyming, rhythmic pattern that was spoken/chanted over the percussive backing music.
History (continued) 1979 Rap became more well known with the release of “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugar Hill Gang 1980’s “Gangsta Rap” was created from rappers that had lyrics that were misogynistic or that glamorized violence, sex, and drugs. Some of these stars include Eminem, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, etc.
Different Types of Rap and Hip-Hop West Coast East Coast Dirty South Gangsta Rap Pop Rap Christian Rap Jazz Rap Conscious Rap
Famous Rap and Hip-Hop Artists Run DMC 2 Live Crew Fabolous Jay-Z Lil Wayne Tupak Shakur Notorious B.I.G. Eminem
Examples of Rap and Hip-Hop Rap & Hip-Hop in the classroom