Hip/Hop Versus R&B Essay

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Hip-Hop versus R&B Rhythm and blues was considered strictly black music. The black culture is a phenomenal subject representing the life style, imagination and accomplishments of people. One of the most outstanding and unique characteristic that makes this culture one of a kind is the music I has produced. Music has a common characteristic that is unique to all cultures throughout the world. Today, I want to focus on the comparing of two music styles Hip-Hop versus R&B and the influence that it has mad on the black culture. The four most popular categories of Black music are Blues, Jazz, Gospel, and R&B. Blues is an African American music that transverses a wide range of emotions and musical styles which is …show more content…
Rap in its diversified forms has continued as one of the most popular types of African American music. Rhthm and blues did more than just influence other music. It allowed African Americans to sing about their own experiences in their own style and in their own words. Rhythm and Blues and soul continue to thrive now even more so than rock ‘n’ roll, which dominated the mainstream for so many years. From the classic soul singing of artists such as D’Angelo and Maxwell, to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, to electric experiment of Andre’ of the hip hop group Outkast. Although R&B was considered strictly black music, it is loved today by people of all races. One thing we all know is that music of all kinds is the expression of emotion. From folk songs, to religious chants; the range and diversity of music is almost incomprehensible. Music is all powerful because it stimulates, manipulates and dissipates our moods through the emotions. Music can make hard work easier, or rather, make it tolerable. If you do not believe me next time you drive past a house that is undergoing construction or anywhere people are doing hard manual labor, stop and listen for music. Quite often there is a radio blasting. Rhythm and Blues music in the 21st century has been used to encourage a spirit of worship and to communicate with God. Works Cited * Handyside, Chris. A History of Soul and R&B. A history of American

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