Hip Hop Music: The Evolution Of Rap Music

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Hip Hop or also called Rap music, is a music genre formed in the United States in the 1970s that consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping; a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. Hip hop has changed in ways making people believe that it is dead and needs resurrection. From young groups like NWA and solo artists like Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G to Young Money and J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. The evolution in hip hop such as topics, tones, and the desire for money and materialism have changed due to time.
From discussing the problems in the hood and eye witnessing things to rapping about things that don’t matter like drugs and sex, hip hop has evolved and may as well said is dead. In the 90s, hip hop began
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When R&B music was created, it was made by jazz and blues, making it its own new creation. R&B branched off and created hip-hop from jazz and blue meeting something completely unique. From then to now, it continues to change into something unrecognizable. From slow to Twista fast, to rapping to singing in rap, the genre continues to morph. Now, the rhyming is changing; before artists would compare things that match or sound alike, but now rappers say anything. For example, I was riding in the car with my stepdad and Bandz A Make Her Dance by Juicy J featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz was playing, and 2 Chainz says “2 Chainz, four bracelets,”. He asked me, “That’s what rap has come to. No rhyming, just saying whatever.” Yes, 2 Chainz is referring to his jewelry but what he says does not rhyme which was the main hip-hop music was born. During an interview with G-Unit and Snoop Dog, 50 Cent says when someone tries to be themselves they offer something new to the industry and culture. Snoop then says once you’re you who can be you. He believes everyone is trying to rap the same style and sound the same to fit in with what is trending. After Future or Migos started the trend of rapping in gibber jabber, a lot of artists began to follow the trend. With these changes, hip hop is losing its diversity and creativity making every song sound alike and people are choosing to find an interest in other genres or start to think this style of music is okay, when it isn’t. Jaden Smith also says that sampling is a must in the industry. Individuality is nearly impossible because all ideas branch off another one. But since hip hop in the earlier times used samples from R&B, now they use those samples from the music created then. The industry has become a recycling bin. Rap now and rap then are

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