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What are the three revolutionary waves of music?
1. Jazz
2. Rock & Roll
3. Hip-Hop
Poets in West Africa speaking for hours over a beat.
Griots
Japanese and European equivalent to griots.
epic poems
DJ's
selectors
very best records
specials
battles between selectors & their sound systems
clashes
instrumental music, no lyrics, unfinished
dub plates
DJ rapping over song (Jamaican term)
toasting
Who was the link between Jamaica and Bronx?
DJ Kool Herc
Long moment in the song, usually just the groove
break
2 turntables setting one to the break and keep playing the break over again
Merry-go-round
Style of street design, visual asthetic of hip-hop
Italian for scratch
Grafitti
break dancing, urban jazz dancing and martial arts
way to fight without fighting
b-boying
the selector, picking/manipulating the records
DJ-ing
host, the person rapping
MCing
group born out of a gang but they tried to do something positive
Zulu Nation
moving between tracks exactly on the beat
cutting
turning records back to get to break
scratching
playing records @ different effects
phasing
theme of Michael Jackson's music
i'm trying to be a good person but there's evil inside me
Reagan rules
1. "us" vs. "them"
2. image trumps reality
2. violence rules
4. money, money, money
well fare queens
a black woman who found a way to cheat the system--> used them as an argument against well fare.
Willie Horton
convicted prisoner who was released and then he killed someone
When did you have to start paying for sample?
mid 1990's
What critical mistake did Public Enemy make?
the defended the Nation of Islam at all costs
Term for the private communities in CA
Fortress L.A.
Dr. Dre's prodigy
Snoop dog
Bill Clinton
changed tone of race relations but didn't actually really do anything
OJ Simpson was the mirror image of
Rodney King
Term for rap coming out of middle class in the 80s
Alternative or conscious rap
neo-soul
integrating soul into modern hip-hop
retro-soul
wanted to sound teh same as old soul music
name of the movie we watched
beyond beats and rhymes
New Orleans high hat beat
triggerman beat
Name of first Jamaican rapper
Afrika baambata
the call
interconnectedness