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  Rapping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rap music is one of the elements of hip hop; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs.
Rapping began as a variation on the toasting found in reggae and dub music, mixed with influences from radio DJs and playing the dozens.
Rapping can be seen as one of the four elements of hip hop: MCing (rapping), DJing (mixing, cutting and scratching), graffiti, and breakdancing.
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 Hip hop music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The terms rap and rap music are often used to describe hip hop music; the terms rap music and hip hop music are generally synonymous, although rap music is usually not used to describe hip hop songs without vocals.
Glam Bling-bling rap, which first appeared in the mid-to-late 90s, had replaced gangsta rap as the dominant form of hip-hop by the year 2000, although whether the two are really different genres is debatable.
Hip hop music is a part of hip hop, a cultural movement that includes the activities of breakdancing and graffiti art, as well as associated slang, fashion and other elements.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rap_music   (5221 words)

Writer John Pareles suggests, "In its structure and its content rap is the music of the television age, and the first truly popular music to adapt the fast, fractured rhythms, the bizarre juxtapositions, and the ceaseless self-promotion that are as much a part of television as logos and laugh tracks."
Rap reflects racial confusion as well as cultural innovation in an age of cable television, digital technology, and marked class stratification.
Rap had begun as a homemade music, and its commercialization did not steal it from the streets.
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 An Analysis of Rap Music as the
Rap music is defined as "a form of rhythmic speaking in rhyme, usually from its culture"(Basu 4).
Rap music has emerged as a way for our nation’s fl youth to express a voice about their feelings, problems and community, that otherwise wouldn’t be heard at all.
Rap music is a loaded gun of lyrics and language that used to shoot at and protect against White America’s racism and cultural dominance.
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 mumia abu-jamal on the roots of rap music
When rap music arrived on the scene, it came like a crazy uncle; loud, unkempt, and uninvited, yet still family.
Disco was the electrification, computerization, prettify-cation, and de-escalation of a quickening social consciousness that was trending in urban music.
It was the commodification of R & B and funk, by sweetening its bark and bite.
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 Rapping - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rythmically[?] over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing[?] by DJs.
Early rap music did not contain any sampling, probably due to the fact that at the time (1979-1985) the equipment was not available.
In the 1980s, rap became increasingly politicised, through the works of Public Enemy and others, and tended to chronicle the fl urban experience.
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 NTU Info Centre: Rapping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs.
Rapping began as a variation on the toasting found in reggae, funk and dub music, mixed with influences from radio DJs and playing the dozens.
Battle raps can be written with complex rhyming techniques easier than raps that tell a story or convey a message because a battle rap can employee a vast array of metaphors to conjure images of rapper to rapper combat.
www.nowtryus.com /article:Rap_music   (985 words)

 Hip Hop Thoughts
The paradox of rap music is that while it often alerts the public to problems concerning Black Americans, the values and behaviors frequently promoted in rap lyrics and hip-hop culture may actually exacerbate those very problems.
Rap music and hip-hop culture can be agents of change if people are willing to look beyond its hard façade and inelegant language in order to fully examine what really needs to be done in America.
The reason is that rap reflects some of the most serious dilemmas facing these young African Americans—such as the staggering incarceration of young fl men (and, increasingly, women), the persistent lack of meaningful opportunity, and the casual veneration of violence, misogyny, and other forms of social pathology.
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However, in the course of rap's history, new musical styles developed that use rapping - especially rapcore, also known as rap/rock or rap/metal, first introduced by crossover pioneer Run-DMC's collaboration with Aerosmith in 1986.
The instrumentation of rap is descended from disco, funk, and RandB, both in the sound systems and records sampled, and session musicians and their instrumentation, used.
Some early recorded rap music does not contain any sampling or DJing, however; for example, none of the members of the Sugarhill Gang were actually involved in the DJing scene in the Bronx and thus couldn't have done any, which explains the session player remake of "Good Times".
www.askfactmaster.com /Rap   (700 words)

 Roots of Rap...Interesting. - Clubplanet Nightlife Community
The first rap recording was made in 1979 and the genre rose to prominence in the United States in the mid-1980s.
Although the term rap is often used interchangeably with hip-hop, the latter term encompasses the subculture that rap music is simply one part of.
CPopular Rap and Gangsta Rap 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.
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 Rap Music: From Obscurity to Prominence
Music has evolved as a form of pop-culture, from the beginning of its roots, and rap music is no different.
Rap music did not only become popular in the 80's; artists began to send a cultural message as well.
music began to consist of the struggles of the ghetto, the problems of race and police, and a life of urban poverty.
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 rap music controversy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rap or Rap Music, genre of rhythm-and-blues music (RandB) that consists of rhythmic vocals...
The most popular new music to emerge from the 1980's was rap music.
Rap music is a form of popular music that is generally spoken or chanted at a fast pace rather than sung.
www.spectrumunited.ca /rap-music-controversy.html   (496 words)

 Encyclopedia: Roots of rap music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lil Rodney Cee, of Funky Four Plus One More and Double Trouble, cites Cowboy, of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, as, "the first MC that I know of...He was the first MC to talk about the DJ." (Toop, 1991)
scat singing, using the voice to imitate a musical instrument.
Custer", the tale of a reluctant Indian fighter; "All American Boy", the story of Elvis Presley, "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens, "He's free as the breeze, He's always at ease, He lives in the jungle and hangs by his knees".
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Roots-of-rap-music   (941 words)

 Music Feature | Roots and Routes: The connections between dancehall and rap
Of course this is a gross over-simplification and it is impossible to truly separate music from the culture that generates it, but for purposes of introduction, we'll look at the formal musical traits that rap and dancehall share.
Rap and dancehall both share this reliance on rhythm, offering their lyrics over heavily laden bass tracks full of drum machine sound effects, handclaps, and even traditionally melodic instruments like the guitar or the horn used as rhythmic accompaniment.
The music industries in both Jamaica and the U.S. are deeply affected by this informal economy in all kinds of ways, from bootlegs, to artists' individual connections to organized crime.
www.jahworks.org /music/features/rap_dancehall.html   (2007 words)

 rap music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rap Industry - premiere source for hip hop music, including all of the latest music developements in the rap industry..
Rap music is truly an American minority artist creation of which students need to be proud.
(Redirected from Rap music) Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and...
www.music-resources.org /articles/85/rap-music.html   (261 words)

 On Track Magazine- Head Feed
Watching rap develop over the years from some of its early beginnings to its present form has given me a few insights about it that I think are worth mentioning.
Oh please… A lot of rap these days is obviously just a bunch of arrogant crap accompanied by some of the poorest quality of “music” I have ever had the displeasure of hearing.
One’s musical taste in the privacy of their own home is one thing, but personally, I’m completely sick of hearing it from the persons car next to me on the street, and I’m sure plenty of other people are sick of this as well.
www.ontrackmagazine.com /headfeed/rap.htm   (688 words)

 Roots of rap music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first rap record is generally acknowledged to have been "King Tim III" by the Fatback Band in 1979, but there were many predecessors and early indicators of the possibilities of chanting rhymes over a musical background.
The block parties were closely related to sound systems in Jamaica, which were large parties, originally outdoors, thrown by owners of loud and expensive stereo equipment which they could share with the community.
Rap emerged from block parties after DJs isolated percussion breaks and began speaking over the beats; in Jamaica, a similar vocal style called dub developed from the same isolated and elongated percussion breaks.
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 San Diego Music Scene > Fun . Sign On San Diego . Com : Live music event listings, ticket alerts, reviews, venues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Inventive and challenging, yet inviting to anyone who values quality music, its 14 songs provide a heady aural experience that provokes and captivates in equal measure.
The Roots do, and make it all sound as natural as the fact that this is one of the few hip-hop acts that's always provided its own live instrumental accompaniment, rather than relying on samples and vinyl-scratching DJs.
And don't overlook the album-closing "Something in the Way of Things (In Town)," which combines a snappy jazz-funk beat by drummer (and Roots mastermind) Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson with Ben Kenney's spiraling guitar lines and Amiri Baraka's alternately poignant and withering observations on the sad legacy of racism in the 21st century.
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 The Roots of Rap Music
In this project you will search the web to find out about all the styles of music and culture that were the forerunners to rap music.
What are the essential elements of music that make up the roots of rap.
Create a rap song demonstrating the history of rap music and perform it for the class.
www.geocities.com /Spiritdrum1/LauraSherman/Raproots.html   (950 words)

 Learn more about List of poems in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Where verse is set to music, the distinction between poem and song may become artificial.
Nursery rhymes may be songs, or doggerel: the term doesn't imply a distinction.
See rap, roots of rap music also, on the boundaries: verse+music against verse against verse set to music.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_poems.html   (439 words)

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Rap music was >prevalent amongst "slaves" working in the fields in the South.
Broadly speaking, the earliest evidence we have of something that resembles rap music...that is a spoken/sung statement of some length couched in rhythmic and/or rhyming terms, accompanied by some sort of musical accompaniment...would have to be the art of the bards of Greece, such as Homer.
The intent of rap music as I see it is to present a view of a world to the listener other than the one in which the listener lives.
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As the Womadelaide festival of world music begins in South Australia this week, African artistes are lining up to showcase their work.
And just to spice things up a little bit, Daara J, the Senegalese group which is making its Australian debut, wants to mix contemporary raps with the African tribal rhythms; introducing the Adelaide audience to the true history of rap and hip-hop music.
In fact, thinking about the real roots of rap is a great deal of excitement in its own right.
africanrefugees.blogspot.com /2005/03/true-history-of-rap-music.html   (144 words)

 Tatet - roots music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Join music artists across the world in their pursuit to music stardom.
Music wasn't enough to satisfy the goals of Rankin T.'s cultural mission.
The actual definition of music is hotly contested; one definition of music may include only those sounds which are considered "pleasant"...
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 CHATROOM EVALUATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Quality of entries: must be opinions about rap music and the history/evolution of rap music
Are the entries opinions about rap music and the history/evolution of rap music?
Do the entries reflect an understanding of the roots of rap music?
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 rap music - Masses of information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We have collected together, here, an incredible resource site devoted purely to rap music, here you will find quality resources, articles, links, news items, and masses and masses of information all about rap music
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www.musiclopedia.net /articles/rap-music.html   (270 words)

 Amazon.com: Concrete Roots: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
THe best Rap CDs Of Tha NEw SChool..in no order: by L-dat, For the love of rap In no specific order
Indie Music > Rap & Hip-Hop > General
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 Amazon.ca: Music: Old School Rap: The Roots of Rap [Import] [Compilation]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amazon.ca: Music: Old School Rap: The Roots of Rap [Import] [Compilation]
Listen to Samples from Old School Rap: The Roots of Rap [Import] [Compilation]
Styles > Rap & Hip-Hop >; Compilations > General
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 Blogcritics.org: Category Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although rap and electronica are not my usual beat, I think I manage to explain why I like...
A "musicians' musician" is one known primarily as a virtuoso sideplayer rather than an artist in his or her own...
In the latest in a series of criminal and civil setbacks, rap mogul and felon Marion "Suge" Knight was slapped...
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