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    Abe, Daudi J. 6 'n the Morning: West Coast Hip-hop Music, 1987-1992 & the Transformation of Mainstream Culture. United States: Over the Edge, 2013. Print. Daudi Abe is a Seattle-based professor, writer, and historian who has taught courses on culture, race, gender, communication, education, hip-hop, and sports for over 20 years. In his article, he discusses how west coast hip-hop during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s heavily impacted societal views on hip-hop and music entirely. In addition, he explains how this new and innovative form of hip-hop established cultural norms that resonated into the 21st century. The book was published in 2013 by Over The Edge Books and includes biographical information of many hip-hop artist during the 20th century. This book is beneficial to my paper, because it will provide me information on how gangster hip-hop was dominated throughout the early ‘90s. Breihan, Tom. "Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Turns 20." Stereogum. N.p., 26 Nov. 2012. Web. Tom Breihan is the senior editor of Stereogum who has written for Deadspin, Pitchfork, Grantland, and Vice. This article was published on November 26, 2012, celebrating its 20th anniversary. The article provides a historical perspective on how the…

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    tuning into the hottest radio station in the streets of LA. Up next we got N.W.A. with their new single Appetite for Destruction!” Gangster rap seized radio stations, causing such trunk-rattling, synthesizing, and minimalistic sounds to become inescapable for young individuals who lived in Los Angeles or those who desired to live there. One was bound to encounter the songs of artists such as Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube. During the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, hip-hop music West of…

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    Hip Hop Style Analysis

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    Rappers today all have, or should have, their own unique style. If not their own unique style, they should come with their own sound, look, and background. For example, five names which I selected tend stand out among others in the Hip-hop community. These names being: Drake, Future, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, and Eminem. Drake, a Canadian rapper-singer, is currently one of the highest selling artists today. His style and pop-rap sound has found a way to produce hit after hit. Future is a southern…

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    Biggie Smalls Biography

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    Several responses were made from West Coast rappers, including “Fuck South-Bronx” by Tweedy Bird Loc. The conflict continued to escalate gradually. Meanwhile, West Coast rap, through Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, continued to grow in popularity and became the focus of rap music. When Bad Boy Records and Biggie released Ready to Die, the East Coast got back into the spotlight. However, just two months after the release, Tupac was shot at the New York studio and blamed Biggie, Combs, and Bad Boy…

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    often live a millionaire lifestyle. Beginning on the East Coast, the genre disseminated to the West Coast and developed another type of genre called gangsta rap. Gangsta rap is known mostly for its explicit and violent lyrics. The music genre rap had a gradual beginning that led into the golden age of rap and rap nowadays ("The History of Rap”) If you didn’t know, rap music didn’t start in America. More than a century before rap exploded o­nto the American music scene, West African musicians…

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    Hip-Hop Music Origin

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    What was the original purpose of Hip-hop music? The original purpose of Hip-hop music was to dance at get-togethers and other occasions like birthday parties or dances. It all first started on August 11,1973, DJ Kool Herc, a building resident, was entertaining at his sister’s back-to-school party. He tried something new on the turntable: he extended an instrumental beat to let people dance longer because he began to take notice that people got up on the part they like to dance on. Then he began…

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    In his essay, The Hip Hop Nation. Whose is it? In the End, Black Men Must Lead, Toure defines the complexity and selectivity that associated with the hip hop nation. I like his writing style, in the begging of his essay when he said that no map maker would respect this nation because it has no fixed boundaries, no physical land, no single chief, and no exact date of origin. Rather, hip hop nation is a state of mind. And he credits Muhammad Ali, Bob Marley, Huey Newton, and James Brown as being…

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    Rap Culture Research Paper

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    form that has affected millions of people across the wold. Rap and Hip Hop are no longer just a music genre it 's a art form and a way of life. Rap music is still a fairly new genre in music starting off in '70s but didn 't really kick off until the '80s with big name artist like N.W.A and the Beastie Boys. The '80s were a big time for Hip Hop groups like Beastie Boys. N.W.A brought forth a new kind type of rap, Gangsta Rap which is a type of rap music featuring aggressive lyrics, often with…

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    Hip hop is a subcultural movement that originated in the early 1970’s by groups of young African-American, Latino, and Caribbean teenagers living in South Bronx, New York City. Though it made its way towards the western coast of the United States of America, Hip hop did not gain popularity until the 1980’s. It can be divided into four sub-groups. Each of these groups represent hip hop in a unique way. In terms of orality, hip hop heavily relies on rap music, which involves speech, writing, and…

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    Hip hop music has helped to culturally mold an entire generation. Although it started in the late 1970s with roots in rock & roll, reggae, jazz, blues, and funk, people still feel its effects to this day. Nearing its 4th decade, its rhythmic influence has spanned nearly the entire globe. However, the spell that it has placed on the masses over the years has not always had the best of outcomes. It is true that many artists have used the platform of the genre to profess violence, among other…

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