Analysis Paper (Hip-Hop)
Hip-hop music or rap music is an admired and famous style or genre of music in the USA. This well-known music genre is made up of two components, rapping and record scratching. Rapping is also known as MCing and DJing, which comprises of audio mixing. These two main components combined with graffiti and break dancing form the four core elements of hip-hop. Hip-hop is the way of portraying skills, creativeness, teaching righteousness and feeding the listeners with knowledge of self. In this analysis paper I would like to discuss: How hi hop started, the origins of hip-hop, the pioneers, and the styles of hip-hop.
It all started in the summer of 1973 in New York City. A young man named Kool Herc, having come from Jamaica three years earlier, began spinning in the parks in the South Bronx. What made Herc different than most DJs was his "looping" of certain parts of records. What he would do is take the phattest part of a song (called a "break") and replay it back and forth using two turntables and a mixer. A new song of sorts was created; a repeating groove that kids in the parks would dance to. Hip-hop was initiated as a cultural movement by inner-city youth, mostly Latinos, Hispanics, and African Americans in New York City, in the early seventies. The word "rap" was derived in the sixties, from a slang word that meant conversation. Hip-hop has two main historical eras, the
old school hip-hop era from 1970-1985 and the golden age hip-hop era from 1985-1993. The golden age of hip-hop began only when it entered the
mainstream of music and it consolidated the sounds of the West Coast and the East Coast.
The origin of hip-hop music is from African American and West African music. Contributions of griots like The Last Poets, Jalal Mansur Nurriddin, and Gil Scott-Heron were significant in a big way for the advent of hip-hop in the 1960s. Hip-hop had originally begun in the Bronx. Funk and soul music were played a lot in block...