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What is Hip Hop?
Hip Hop is more than music; It is a cultural movement that integrates different elements of art. Four fundamental elements characterize hip hop culture. The original four main pillars of hip hop include DJ/turntablism, MCing/rap, B-boying/breaking, and visual art/graffiti. These forms of expression have also evolved into other subcultures with lasting legacies.
“Rap is something you do; hip hop is something that is lived. KRS One
Who is the king of rap?
Eminem was crowned king of hip-hop by Rolling Stone magazine. The magazine looked at solo rappers who have released albums from 2009 to the present, taking into account album sales, R&B/hip-hop and rap charts, YouTube video views, social media, Unedited concerts, awards and critics’ opinions. .
Other than that, who was the first girl to rap?
The golden age is coming
Until 1984, rhymes and raps were relatively simple. The progression of sound and techniques mastered by previous MCs allowed for the birth of a new generation of rappers, commonly known as the “Golden Era”.
This is the time in New York where each new single seemed to shape the sound and direction of rap as we know it; each rapper’s art is more innovative than the last.
The main cast included Eric B. & Rakim, Run-DMC, A Tribe called Quest and Public Enemy. Rhythmic productions were thicker, raps were faster, and sampling technology was skyrocketing. It also coincided with the time when the lyrics turned into a more vocal form of protest, focusing on the plight of social injustice, which was brought about by Melle Mel and Duke Bootee.
The roots of rap
Thousands of years ago in Africa, “griots” were village storytellers who played basic handmade instruments while telling stories of their families and local news. This style of speaking while music is playing is rap music as we know it in its root form. Griot is still an important form of communication in Africa today.
This griot tradition continued when Africans were captured against their will, transported to America and forced into slavery. One way to deal with the enormous amount of pain and sorrow of slavery would be to sing. While working in the fields, they often sang using “call to answer.” A leader would call out a certain part of a song, and the rest of the slaves would respond with the following line. In modern times, performers call this the master of ceremonies or crowd turnout.