According to Wikipedia, “Hip hop Jamaican born DJ Clive “kool
is a modern sub culture that Herc” Campbell is credited as
originated in the 1970s in the being highly influential in the
inner city Africa American pioneering stage of hip hop
communities of New York City. music, in the Bronx, after moving
The four pillars of hip hop culture to New York at the age of thirteen.
are MCing, DJing, break- Clive created the blueprint for the
dancing, and graffiti writing. hip hop music and culture by
Some other elements include building upon the Jamaican
beat boxing, hip-hop fashion and traditional of boasting impromptu
slang. Since hip hop emerged in poetry and saving over the
the south Bronx hip hop has music, which he witness as a
spread around the world. youth in Jamaica.”
Hip hop music makes me feel happy when I'm listening to it. Its like I
escape into my own world when its just me, raving to my tunes. Hip hop
has an effect on me because I feel that I can relate to some of the
issues that the artists have been through in their life. A lot of people may
think that its a person just saying random stuff that just pop out of their
mouths but to me it has a meaning and I am able to understand it.
If even I'm having a bad day, I always know that hip hop music can
cheer me up. I love what they do, and I aspirate to be like them; a strong
individual, who knows how to look after her self and works hard in life to
achieve the best of my abilities, to make something of my life. This
music makes me feel better about myself as it makes me think that
there are other people that are struggling just like you and I'm not the
only one in this world. I feel that I connect with the artist, that I share a
passion that nooone can take away. I transform from being Sasha, and
LL Cool J grew up in Queens, New York. His
parents divorces when he was four years old.
He was raised by his grandparents. He started
rapping at the age of nice in his youth. LL Cool
performances in the church choir, at the same
time he used to delivery newspaper. At 16, he
decided to sent off his music to various record
companies such as def jam recording.
Family life was very hard for him, as living with
grandparents he was always around younger
people. This was the kick start that made him
be determined to exactly do something with his
Rapping, according to wikipedia, is “also
known as emceeing, MCing, spitting
bars or just rhyming refers to spoken or
chanted rhyming lyrics with a strong
rhythmic supplement. The art form can
be broken down into different
components such as “flow” “content”
(rhythm and rhyme). Rapping is from the
spoken word poetry, this is performance
in the time of a beat of the music. The
word rap is described as slang, speech
long predates the musical form.”
Here is a hip hop that I have chosen to show. I feel that
this video is very good because its a music with a
meaning. Its by a artist by Guvan B
I have chosen this because, even though his child life
wasn't the best that never stopped him from doing what
he wanted to.
Its a religious song and at the same time its something
that is done in a way to make it appealing to me.
The media has many influences on the
way people act in today’s society. Media
such as music has a great impact on
young youth. The different genres of music
affect people in different ways. Today, hip
hop music has grown into a culture that
influences the way a person may
speak, dress, think and act. When we
listen to hip hop music, sometimes these
lyrics can influence you in a positive way
because they tend to talk about life
experiences. For example, rap artist may
talk about their struggles in life and how
they kind of had to think on their two
feet, everyday issues that we might be
facing at this time. This links to
representation, because there are certain
stereotypes attached to people who listen
to this kind of music.
Hip hop isn't just music. Hip hop is about dance, art, expressions, pain, love,
broken families, hard times adversity and the search for God. Its a culture, a way of
life, a language, a fashion, a set values, and a unique perspective. Through hip hop
i believe you are trying to live the dream, to control your life.
Hip hop culture is a unique event because it does integrate and affect so many
different cultures, ages and classes. Each element in this culture had its own
history and terminology contributing to the development of a cultural movement.
The culture is identified in the early 1980, since than hip hop has served as a
powerful voice and form of expression for young black audiences and has evolved
into a culture with its own language.
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