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  1. 1. Task 6Choose a musical genre/ genres to feature in your magazine. List the names of bands/artists that are part of this genre, a brief history of the genre and the type of imagery associated with it.
  2. 2. I am going to relate my magazine to Q magazine as this magazine focuses on the genres- R&B/Hip-HopIt also has an extensive review section, featuring: new releases (music), reissues (music), musiccompilations, film and live concert reviews as well as radio and television reviews. It uses a star ratingsystem from one to five stars, indeed the rating an album receives in Q is often added to print andtelevision advertising for the album in the UK and Ireland. It also compiles a list of approximately eightalbums, which it classes as the best new releases of the last three months.Much of the magazine is devoted to interviews with popular or new musical artists. The magazine is wellknown for compiling lists; it has made lists ranging from "The 100 Greatest Albums" to the "100 GreatestRock Lists". The most famous of these is the classic "50 bands to see before you die". Every other month Qand its sister magazine Mojo have a special edition magazine — these magazines have been about musicaltimes, genres, or very important musicians. Often promotional gifts are given away with the magazine,such as cover-mounted CDs or books. The January 2006 issue included a free copy of "The Greatest Rockand Pop Miscellany … Ever!", modelled on Schotts Original Miscellany. Every issue of Q has a differentmessage on the spine. Readers then work out what the message has to do with the contents of themagazine. This practice — known as the "spine line" — has since become commonplace among Britishlifestyle magazines, including Qs movie-centric sister magazine Empire, and the football monthlyFourFourTwo. Usual features include The Q50, wherein the magazine lists the top 50 essential tracks ofthe month; Cash for Questions, in which a famous celeb answers question sent in by readers, who win £25if their question is printed; Ten Commandments, where a particular singer create their very own tencommandments by which to live; and Rewind, in which the magazine takes us back in time through thehistory of music through archive issues of Q. On March 4, 2007, "Q" named Elvis Presley the greatestsinger of all time. Qs current editor is Paul Rees, former editor of the UK edition of Kerrang!, anothermusical Emap publication based on heavier rock/metal music. In 2006 Q published a readers survey; the100 Greatest Songs Ever, won by Oasis Live Forever. In the April 2007 issue, Q published an articlecontaining the 100 Greatest Singers, won by Elvis Presley
  3. 3. EXAMPLE- Hip hopHip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music or hip-hop music, is a music genre consisting of astylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that ischanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements:MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling(or synthesis), and beatboxing.While often used to refer to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entiresubculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, thoughrapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elementsof hip hop culture, including DJing and scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.Hip hop as music and culture formed during the 1970s when block parties became increasinglypopular in New York City, particularly among African American youth residing in the Bronx.[17] Blockparties incorporated DJs who played popular genres of music, especially funk and soul music. Due tothe positive reception, DJs began isolating the percussive breaks of popular songs. This technique wasthen common in Jamaican dub music,[18] and was largely introduced into New York by immigrantsfrom Jamaica and elsewhere in the Caribbean, including DJ Kool Herc, who is generally considered thefather of hip hop. Because the percussive breaks in funk, soul and disco records were generally short,Herc and other DJs began using two turntables to extend the breaks.Hip hop music in its infancy has be described as an outlet and a "voice" for the disenfranchised youthof low-economic areas,[22] as the culture reflected the social, economic and political realities of theirlives.
  4. 4. Hip hop Artists Kendrick lemar DrakeChris brown Jay-z Kanye West
  5. 5. Rihanna
  6. 6. Example of hiphop magazines
  7. 7. One of the things that VIBE consistently do throughout their various editions of magazineis that they will always use the large, bold and thick title VIBE. Also this form of title is onethat is used with other music magazines such as ‘NME’ this clearly demonstrates that alarge title must be a lot more appealing to the audience while it is on the shelves. AlsoVIBE will have one or more famous artists on the front of their cover, more often than notthe artists they use are generally hip-hop, rap and R&B. This immediately shows to thereader what type of magazine it is just from it’s front cover, making it very clear from thefront that the magazine is based on music, specifically in the Hip-Hop, Rap & RnB area.VIBE always make the image of the artist/s the largest one on the magazine cover, thisdemonstrates that they want to make it clear to the reader what the magazine will specifyin for its best and main story. The purpose in doing this is that VIBE believe in theypromote their most interesting story on the front cover and give the reader just a taste ofwhat is inside.
  8. 8. Latest songs the hip hop artistshave released maybe upcomingtracks Gossip stories about artists Upcoming shows events ReviewsHip hop style- images of theartists and what trend they aregoing for
  9. 9. Google research on HiphopHip hop music has spawned dozens of sub-genres whichincorporate a domineering style of music production orrapping. The diversification process stems from theappropriation of hip hop culture by other ethnic groups.There are many varying social influences that affect hip hopsmessage in different nations. It is frequently used as a musicalresponse to perceived political and/or social injustices. InSouth Africa the largest form of hip hop is called Kwaito,which has had a growth similar to American hip hop. Kwaito isa direct reflection of a post apartheid South Africa and is avoice for the voiceless; a term that U.S. hip hop is oftenreferred to. Kwaito is even perceived as a lifestyle,encompassing many aspects of life, including language andfashion