Hip hop is a musical genre that has an image of the ’90s through the popular music videos of artists like Tupac Shakur and Public Enemy. However, at the time these artists weren’t that popular and had a very poor recording skills, which made them an ideal way to tell stories about black people. People were listening to them and seeing them in their music. The music industry had been slow to embrace these artists as they had a very poor reputation.
However, Hip Hop is an art form so music has a huge impact on society. For example the term urban revolution came after the success of rap music in the 1970s. Since then rap has gained a significant amount of respect and has become a worldwide phenomenon.
What are some artists that influenced Hip Hop?
A lot of people would like to say that it was Eminem, but he was mostly one part of a series of rappers – NWA had Jay-Z but they also had Biggie; Jay-Z was an older generation rapper but he had so many influences throughout his career. As for Biggie, his career started out really great and he got a lot of success due to his charisma. It also helped that he did all his music in LA. As for The Notorious B.I.G, he was the main rapper in a series of artists that started off with him, The Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie left. That’s why Eminem’s “Gangsta Gangster” has been around since the 90s, as you have got the biggest names of hip hop all together.
If you want to listen Hip Hop in more detail, check out the playlist below!
What is hip hop like in 2017?
In the US things have changed. You’re seeing more artists who are taking risks and creating what are still very black and hip hop-y tunes. For example, Kendrick Lamar became the first African-American to win a Grammy but his music has a dark tone whereas most other artists are very upbeat.
With the rise of pop music, which is popularized by celebrities, the popularity of this genre has risen, but hip hop has remained strong in the world.
Do you consider yourself to be an hip hop artist or is it difficult because of being a woman in hip hop?
I never label this question, but I was introduced to Hip Hop a few years ago by a local school teacher. Although I am not a musician, I can
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