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  Jazz rap
Jazz rap is a fusion of alternative hip hop music and jazz, developed in the very late 1980s and early 1990s.
Known for intellectual, often socio-political or Afrocentric lyrics and jazz beats (sometimes performed by a live band, instead of sampled), jazz rap has never become a mainstream success, nor has it been a consistent seller among hip hop fans.
Though some claim the proto-hip hop, jazzy poet Gil Scott-Heron the beginning of jazz rap, the genre arose in 1988 with the release of the debut singles by Gang Starr ("Words I Manifest", which samples Charlie Parker) and Stetsasonic ("Talkin' All That Jazz", which samples Sonny Liston-Smith[?]).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ja/Jazz-rap.html   (340 words)

 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns Classroom: Rap, Jazz, and Hip Hop
Students of grades 11-12 explore poetry, jazz, rap and hip hop music and discover the common threads that run through the poetry and music, and how the themes and subject matter of the poetry and music reflect the lifestyle of the period.
A culminating activity provides an opportunity for students to write their own lyrics to a jazz, rap or hip hop selection and share their songs with the class.
A modification of this lesson could be to use the recorded music of rap, jazz and hip-hop for warm-up.
www.pbs.org /jazz/classroom/transcend.htm   (1673 words)

 Rap - MSN Encarta
During the mid-1980s, rap moved from the fringes to the mainstream of the American music industry as white musicians began to embrace the new style.
According to advocates, rap serves to engender self-pride, self-help, and self-improvement, communicating a positive and fulfilling sense of fl history that is largely absent from other American institutions.
Defenders of gangsta rap argue that the music is a legitimate form of artistic expression and accurately portrays life in inner-city America.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563537_2/Rap.html   (873 words)

 Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jazz is a musical art form rooted West African cultural and musical expression and the African American blues tradition with diverse influences over time characterized by blue notes syncopation swing call and response polyrhythms and improvisation.
At the root of jazz is the the folk music of former African slaves the American South and their descendants heavily by West African cultural and musical traditions evolved as fl musicians migrated to the -- most notably the Storyville district of New Orleans -- in the late 19th century.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream in the marching band music of the which was the standard form of popular music at the turn of century.
www.freeglossary.com /Jazz   (2669 words)

 Rap Music
The major difference between the criticism on jazz and that of rap music is based on the timing of the musical movement.
Jazz critics were “motivated by political and racial concerns, many jazz critics during the Harlem Renaissance publicized their dislikes of jazz music in order to express their dislike of African Americans”.
Rap music will continue to have an impact and influence on the current generation because they feel that no one better understands them like the rap artists who know and sing about their stories.
facstaff.elon.edu /festle/hst363/RapMusic.htm   (1425 words)

 AllRefer.com - rap music (Music: Popular And Jazz) - Encyclopedia
The word rap, derived from a 1960s slang word for conversation, generally consists of chanted, often improvised, street poetry accompanied by a montage of well-known recordings, usually disco or funk.
Detractors have criticized most rap music as a boastful promotion of violence and misogyny; others have admired it as an inventive manipulation of cultural idioms and credit many rappers with an acute social and political awareness.
Rap has influenced many forms of popular culture, particularly film, and has been increasingly incorporated into pop music.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/R/rapmusic.html   (278 words)

 Jazz rap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Known for intellectual, often socio-political or Afrocentric lyrics and jazz beats (sometimes performed by a live band, instead of sampled), jazz rap has not become a huge mainstream success; it instead sells primarily to a small specialized fan base.
Though some claim the proto-hip hop, jazzy poet Gil Scott-Heron the beginning of jazz rap, the genre arose in 1988 with the release of the debut singles by Gang Starr ("Words I Manifest", which samples Charlie Parker) and Stetsasonic ("Talkin' All That Jazz", which samples Lonnie Liston-Smith).
Though jazz rap had achieved little mainstream success, jazz legend Miles Davis' final album (released in 1992 posthumously), Doo-Bop, was based around hip hop beats and collaborations with MC Easy Mo Bee.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jazz_rap   (742 words)

 90.3 WCPN: Jazz Tracks Interviews
Young jazz musicians that not only have one foot in the past and the other in the present, but also are also informed by the music of their time which may very well represent the future; hip-hop.
Brown discusses jazz, today's young players and the situation of playing jazz in a world that is rapidly looking to hip-hop as the language of the future.
It is that sensibility about the marriage jazz music and lyric content that makes Hendricks such a compelling person to speak with about the connections between jazz and rap.
www.wcpn.org /jazz/jazztracks/interviews/hiphop.html   (3952 words)

 Jazz | All About Jazz
That same wooden spoon has whipped the jazz stirfry up into a fresh and funky format, continually evolving, mixing in the old with the new, and connecting the dots of the past masters to the numbers of the present innovators.
Rap had emerged from urban culture as a hugely commercial and unifying musical phenomenon that captured the essence of the streets and in order to achieve even greater exposure, acid jazz embraced it.
As a genre acid jazz is somewhat indefinable, but as a stirfry, it is one where any ingredient will do, as long as the stirring is jazzy, the serving plentiful, the taste kicking and the feet leading the way.
www.allaboutjazz.com /articles/a0899_06.htm   (744 words)

 Jazz: The First Century--Discussion Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jazz was a music of young people -- musicians and dancers -- and many older people didn't like it.
Unlike previous styles of jazz, bebop was a music intended not for dancing but for listening.
The image of the jazz musician as a doomed genius was fed by Charlie Parker.
www.jazzfirst.com /jazques.html   (1607 words)

 Acid Jazz
Jazz seemed to have lost its social relevance, record sales slumped, clubs closed, people began muttering that jazz was dead and by 1968 even big names were drawing only handfuls of people.
Acid jazz is the new soul, anything with its head and mind in the history and the feet to the dancefloor, eyes to the future, whether it's a band or a d.j.
Acid jazz is a buzz-word to give a definition for all those people who have listened to the gamut of music and found one thing in common (for their favorite bands) -- a deep, jazzy, groovy sound.
tesla.rcub.bg.ac.yu /~erika/acid.html   (3687 words)

 HeadBob - Hip-Hop - History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the mid-1980s, rap moved from the fringes of hip-hop culture to the mainstream of the American music industry as white musicians began to embrace the new style.
Alongside the rise of political rap came the introduction of gangsta rap, which attempts to depict an outlaw lifestyle of sex, drugs, and violence in inner-city America.
As rap became increasingly part of the American mainstream in the 1990s, political rap became less prominent while gangsta rap, as epitomized by the Geto Boys, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Tupac Shakur, grew in popularity.
www.headbob.com /hiphop/hiphophistory.shtml   (1443 words)

 Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jazz is rooted in the blues, the folk music of former enslaved Africans in the U.S. South and their descendants, which is influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions that evolved as fl musicians migrated to the cities.
Jazz as a genre is often difficult to define, but improvisation is a key element of the form.
Brazilian jazz is synonymous with bossa nova, a Brazilian popular style which is derived from samba with influences from jazz as well as other 20th-century classical and popular music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jazz   (5894 words)

 IAJE: Programs - Featured Research Paper - Baszak, Vol. 24
Jazz reissues were a big portion of the releases, and combined with an increased interest in the media for younger jazz musicians, a handful of labels that had been inactive or mostly dormant sprang back to life.
Not so long ago, jazz and the blues also were criticized, in these cases because of their real or alleged associations with urban nightlife, gangster-run clubs, and the worlds of drugs, alcohol and prostitution.
Rap and hip-hop broaden the conventional definition of music in their unique ways of organizing sound, ways that affirm and pay homage to fl music history by relocating the music of the past in the present.
www.iaje.org /iaje.aspx?pid=69   (3970 words)

 .:Cyber Portal - Jazz-Rap:.
Jazz-Rap was an attempt to fuse African-American music of the past with a newly dominant form of the present, paying tribute to and reinvigorating the former while expanding the horizons of the latter.
While the rhythms of jazz-rap came entirely from hip-hop, the samples and sonic textures were drawn mainly from cool jazz, soul-jazz, and hard bop.
During the mid- to late '90s, as alternative rap moved into a wider-ranging eclecticism, jazz-rap was not often pursued as an exclusive end, although the Roots frequently incorporated it in their live-instrumentation hip-hop.
princeigor.narod.ru /english/jazz.html   (265 words)

 Rap's Origin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But it was in the early 70s, in New York's inner-city neighborhoods in the Bronx and Brooklyn, that mcs began rapping spoken rhymes about street life to the beat of dj-manipulated drum machines and turntables.
Rap and hip-hop's quotations evolved into ever more highly coded communications as more and more layers piled on-they were a means of giving props, part of a dialogue or argument (think LL Cool J versus Kool Moe Dee), or simply the funky breaks-sometimes all three at once.
The rapping of this era was often edgy and political: In particular, the raucous Public Enemy and the cerebral Boogie Down Productions took a didactic Afrocentrism to the streets and to the suburbs.
www.compufield.com /uday/rapsorigin.htm   (581 words)

 Spritis Within, Bounce, the Dustin Garlitz Quartet
Jazz is in need of a face-lift, and I feel that a mixture of hip-hop beats and lyrics could really advance the music.
Jazz and rap are both African-American cultural developments and the histories of each music can be compared in order to predict stylistic shifts.
There are several generations already that can be accounted for hip-hop, where as jazz is in the end phase where musicians are free to pick a certain style or era to mimic.
www.jazzable.com /bounce.htm   (358 words)

 Rap on Rap Music
Rap music may be the ultimate oxymoron, while jazz is American classical music.
The word "rap" itself has turned into a sort of "hep" majority-culture synonym for talk or discuss, as in "let's rap about it" (usually accompanied by high-fives).
It's just possible that rap's computer-generated groove with electronically sampled sounds and geto voices putting a new spin on language on top adds up to a new kind of swing adults have trouble relating to.
www.culturekiosque.com /jazz/comment/rap_rappers.html   (832 words)

 "Let's Rap" - JAZZ
I use the word generalize because I wish it understood that jazz is very complex indeed, and that it is necessary that the student do much serious study on many different points.
Well, the art of jazz is involved and demanding, and its needs require such characteristics from those who would practice it.
Instead of a brush, palette, and paint, the jazz musician uses his brain and fine technique, his instrument, and just twelve notes to put on a "canvas of sound" his feelings, thoughts and emotions.
janpress.freeservers.com /LCtito2.htm   (703 words)

 Jazz Was Denounced by Some Black Leaders, too
This is unfortunate because rap, like older forms of fl popular music now considered to be "America's classical music," is distinctive and important because it differs from the norms of "respectable" culture.
In fact, blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues were all denounced by advocates for racial integration, and for the same reasons rap is now under attack.
Many scholars argue that the creators of jazz, blues, rock and RandB were great because of their willingness and ability to work outside European cultural forms and to speak about elements of the human condition that white artists would not, such as sex and violence.
hnn.us /articles/14310.html   (726 words)

 DJ Smash: Phonography 2
The early experiments with combining rap and jazz or jazz and dance music suffered a bit from the fact that there was no real middle ground: those who tried putting jazzy riffs over electronic dance beats had little real understanding of jazz music, and few “legit” jazz musicians were even attempting the mix.
The jazz vibe is what holds the whole thing together, despite the fact that the remixes are done in a variety of styles, including drum ‘n’ bass, techno, hip-hop, and house.
It seems that jazz has found its latest musical traveling companion in the electronic sounds emerging from DJ culture, and that culture has found jazz and its relatives an excellent way to expand its sonic vocabulary and speak to an ever-widening circle of listeners.
www.jazzitude.com /djsmash_phonography2.htm   (1075 words)

 Antipop Consortium: Antipop vs. Matthew Shipp
The structure is much more of a jazz structure, and it builds momentum over the course of the track just as a series of jazz solo choruses might.
If rappers and turntablists want to play with jazz musicians and be taken seriously by other musical genres, they must approach their music with the same craftsman like approach, developing over time and absorbing new influences.
Their approach to rapping is based not just on what the MC says but on how he sounds and how the sounds that he creates with words fit into the overall sound of the music that is being created.
www.jazzitude.com /shipp_antipop.htm   (816 words)

 Central Harmony -> English -> Rap
To the untrained ear, all rap and hip-hop may sound the same, but there's a number of different levels in even the simplest rap song.
Early rap records, commonly called "old school," were made by DJs scratching records and playing drum loops, with MCs rapping over the resulting rhythms.
By the '90s, gangsta rap, which originally was in direct opposition to such pop-oriented rappers as MC Hammer, had become smoothed over and stylish, and consequently was more popular than ever, as evidenced by the success of pop-gangsta Puff Daddy.
web.singnet.com.sg /~oceanus/music/english_rap.htm   (206 words)

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