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  1. 1. RAP By: Joshua Ng Lam Zhi Yuan Kerk Pei Yong Zheng Yu Bo
  2. 2. What is rap <ul><li>Aka </li></ul><ul><li>E mceeing , MCing, spitting (bars) or rhyming </li></ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>to perform a rhythmic monologue with a musical backing </li></ul><ul><li>Often related to Hip Hop </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is rap <ul><li>The use of the word to describe quick speech or repartee long predates the musical form, meaning originally &quot;to hit&quot;. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century, and specifically meaning &quot;to say&quot; since the 18th. It was part of the African American dialect of English in the 1960s meaning &quot;to converse&quot;, and very soon after that in its present usage as a term denoting the musical style. Today, the terms &quot;rap&quot; and &quot;rapping&quot; are so closely associated with hip hop music that many use the terms interchangeably. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Associated with gangsta rap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graffiti, vulgarities…… </li></ul></ul>West Coast Customs- Car Tuning Garage
  5. 5. Types of rap <ul><li>Freestyle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The creation of lyrics of the rap on the spot. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Battle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Th e competition between two or more rappers in front of an audience </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Freestyling <ul><li>T he improvisation of rapped lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>S ome rappers reuse old lines from raps </li></ul><ul><li>They &quot;cheat&quot; by preparing segments or entire verses before the battle </li></ul><ul><li>F reestyles with proven spontaneity are valued above generic, always usable lines </li></ul><ul><li>Rappers often reference places or objects in their immediate setting, or specific characteristics of opponents, to prove their authenticity and originality. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Can be freestyled </li></ul><ul><li>T radition ally to insult the opponent’s friends or acquaintances while rapping one after the other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>portrayed famously by Muhammad Ali in his boxing matches. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. RAPPERS
  9. 9. Some rappers <ul><li>Dr. Dre </li></ul><ul><li>Eminem </li></ul><ul><li>Snoop Dogg </li></ul><ul><li>Lil’ Wayne </li></ul><ul><li>Young Jeezy </li></ul><ul><li>Kanye West </li></ul><ul><li>50 cent </li></ul>
  10. 10. Dr. Dre <ul><li>key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats. </li></ul><ul><li>founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>former co-owner and artist of Death Row Records </li></ul><ul><li>produced albums for and overseeing the careers of many rappers signed to those record labels, such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent </li></ul><ul><li>Songs: Still D.R.E., Forgot about Dre, I Need a Doctor, Fuck Tha’ Police… </li></ul><ul><li>Created a brand of headphones known as beats </li></ul>
  11. 11. Akon <ul><li>Name: Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam </li></ul><ul><li>Is a Muslim </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not smoke or drink </li></ul></ul><ul><li>worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Quincy Jones, Eminem and Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Snoop Dogg <ul><li>one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés </li></ul><ul><li>Debut album Doggystyle was a No. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>coaches a youth football league and high school football team </li></ul><ul><li>Songs: Drop it like its hot, Gin and Juice… </li></ul>
  13. 13. Eminem <ul><li>American rapper </li></ul><ul><li>one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés </li></ul><ul><li>Not to be confused with M&Ms </li></ul><ul><li>one of the best-selling music artists in the world </li></ul><ul><li>founded his own donation charity named The Marshall Mathers Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Songs: Like Toy Soldiers, Not Afraid… </li></ul>
  14. 14. SONGS
  15. 15. Oldies <ul><li>can be traced back to its African roots </li></ul><ul><li>Usually blues </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Dollar Mamie, Deep Down in my Heart, Small Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Slightly like Jazz </li></ul>
  16. 16. Present Raps <ul><li>Often include vulgar words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>!@#$%^&!^@%#&@#%#%@!& </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Used to express emotions/hatred </li></ul><ul><li>Usually sung by African Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Can include names of other rappers </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of short-forms used </li></ul><ul><li>Rappers write their own raps usually, if not, the writers spend lots of time writing them </li></ul>
  17. 17. Forgot about Dre ft. Eminem <ul><li>Classic Rap by Dr Dre </li></ul><ul><li>Basically talks about his whole life story as a rapper in the 1980s to now </li></ul><ul><li>Rappers rap very fast </li></ul><ul><li>Some vulgarities (as usual) </li></ul><ul><li>Goes to the beat set at the start of the rap </li></ul>
  18. 18.  Tha Police - N.W.A Dr Dre was part of it <ul><li>A protest song by Gangsta rap group NWA in 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>#417 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time </li></ul><ul><li>Still has a great influence on rap culture now, name appearing on many different media </li></ul>
  19. 19. Rapping to pay tribute <ul><li>I Need a Doctor-last scene in music video </li></ul><ul><li>- lyrics talks about Dre helping Eminem </li></ul><ul><li>- Shows scenes from old music videos </li></ul>Eric Wright- Easy-E, who started NWA with Dre and Ice Cube, had a feud with Dre
  20. 20. Controversy <ul><li>Bad influence </li></ul><ul><li>Can cause bad behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Not healthy influence </li></ul><ul><li>Songs talk about poverty, crime, violence, racism, poor living conditions, drugs, alcoholism, corruption, and prostitution </li></ul>
  21. 21. THE EnD