The legend said that the origin of the word Hip-Hop is due to Keith Cowboy, a rapper who invented it to tease a friend doing the rhythmic cadence of the soldier's march. At that time the Hip-Hop was known as rap disco. Born in the late 70's, in the Bronx, in New York City, the well known music which is part of the "Urban art? with graph, street wear, break-dance, beat boxing, rap music, r'n'b, dj's and producer started to grow. According to the French dictionary "Le Petit Larousse? this music is a type of music which is accompanied with lyrics improvised or not, which are said in a rhythmic way generally to a beat. Taking its roots from the disco, the reggae and in some way the funk, the Hip-Hop is in constant evolution and development in the Whole world. "Street music? has entered the charts of music, put rock' n Roll into second place and changed the way of life of the new generations. Often judged in a bad way, criticized by journalists and men of knowledge: will performing rap music just be a trend; a type of music which will die in a few years; youthful and unintelligent music? Seen as violent music, doing the apology of "street life?, the popularity of the music must mean than Rap could be analyzed in another way. Hip-Hop has different characteristics and though it is shown in the media as the music made by minorities for minorities it has evolved to a greater way.
[...] Who they gonna blame when I'm back number one on the billboard again 50 Cent Get Up (cf a picture of 50 cent) According to Chuck the leader of Public Enemy Sampling basically comes from the fact that rap music is not music. It's rap over music Hip-Hop was seen by its detractors as a youth game, not a music, because the rappers were not musicians, they were not playing music with an instrument and singing on it. That critic shown how different was and still is the Hip-Hop from other music due to the fact that rapper were not composing music. [...]
[...] (cf a picture of Outcast) To Reggaeton which is a mixture of reggae, rap and Latin music thanks to Papa A.p. (cf a picture of Papa A.p) To Bling Bling rap born in the South in the beginning of the new century with 50 Cent and other artists like Ying Yang Twins in the Us and Booba as the first representative of that type of songs in France. (c.f a picture of Booba) To Lyrical Rap with the new issues that came after 9/11 to accuse the system with Nas in the US and Medine in France. [...]
[...] A youth and unintelligent music? Seen as a violent music, doing the apology of street life the popularity of that music must mean than Rap could be analysed in another way. The Hip-Hop has different characteristics and even if it is shown in the media as the music made by minorities for minorities it has evolved to a greater way. Different elements may explain the development of Hip-Hop and especially rap music in the past decades. Like Blues or Jazz that music came out of nowhere to make the people express themselves about their situation and their environment. [...]
[...] The work of the Mc is clearly music; it is like singing cappella” with the only power of your voice, rhymes and lyrics. At that time they thought that rap was not music ( . ) we cannot talk about music forbidden anymore Kool Shen - L'avenir est à nous Dj's started to develop techniques of scratching and mixing in a different way to make the sound goes faster and powerful. Their role is to create a melody that can be rapped over by Mc's. Dangerous! [...]
[...] In France one of the best seller of rap music is Diam's, a girl rapper who imposed her style. As Rock'nRoll, Hip-Hop is often in conflict with the laws of the freedom of expression and the governments everywhere in the world. In the US most of the album's covers are followed by the mention Parental advisory because of the content. In France, Nicolas Sarkozy, made a complaint in 2006 against Sniper French rap group) because he judged their texts anti-Semite, racist and insulting according to him the democracy, is the right to talk, to create, to say what you think, it is not the right to insult and humiliate To answer to that complaint the group made a song called France 2 to explain that they were mad against the French system because of the racism, the difficulties to find a job and why they had said : France is a bitch Once more the interest of the government for the lyrics shows the popularity of Hip-Hop in France and its power of controversy. [...]
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