Hip Hop And Rap Hop Essays

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Everyone has listened to some sort of hip hop music. Not everyone loves it, not everyone hates it. Hip-Hop/Rap is probably one of the newest forms of music, and through it recent year it has taken the world by storm. From the 70s through the 2000s Hip-Hop/Rap has changed its style of tone from the political and social point of view, to just trying to tell a story about where they come from. It might say it in the best way, but neither are the lives that they live. Hip-Hop or Rhythm and Poetry also know to the world as RAP is a music genre consisting of stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. There are four key stylistic elements that are part of the hip hop culture which are MCing/Rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Hip Hop as music and culture was formed in the 1970s from block parties, particularly in young African American youth residents in Bronx, New York. According to studies the first person to be credited of using the term hip hop was Keith Cowboy, however the Lovebug Starski, Keith Cowboy, and DJ Hollywood used the term when the music was still considered to be Disco Rap. Hip hop music was to be described as an outlet and a voice for youths of low economic areas, as the culture reflected the social, economic and political realities of their lives. The roots of rapping can be found in African American music, particularly the West African culture. Rapping also referred to…

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