Day: May 9, 2018

Evolution of Hip Hop

The poster I created to depict the evolution of hiphop shows the Black power flag as a background this represents the origins of the genre. Hip hop was a genre we controlled. We used it

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Oh Hip Hop, You Don’t Stop

Oh Hip Hop, you don’t stop. Since the late 70s you have boomed boxes, graced radios and even today you’ve been played across phones everywhere. Hip hop is the product of Black communities within the United

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Chicago v Earth Wind and Fire

In 2004, two bands, Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago joined together at the Greek Theatre in LA for a concert. The joint performance made the many differences in music and style very apparent. You

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Sound Gumbo: Jazz Music

Having it roots in New Orleans, jazz music stared in the early 20th century. After ragtime became white washed, Creole citizens were forced to create a new genre of music. Buddy Bolden was first known

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Funk it up!

Funk music is like the crazy child of soul music. Soul music was made to make people feel good and funk took that to a whole ‘nother level. Funk music was made to make you

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The Story of the Gospel

Because of the religious nature of gospel, it has so much meaning. It is truly music that moves people, and is arguably one of the most emotion evoking genres. No other music can make people

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Musical Theatre

During the origination of the Musical Theatre genre. There were still strong ties to minstrelsy in the performances. Performers often still performed in Black face and made overtly obnoxious implications about Black people. Choreographically the

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‘Hip Hop Hippy’

Hip-hop and rap is today’s most widely consumed music genre. Coming from the black communities in New York City, hip-hop was a genre entirely unique from any genre we’ve seen in the past. Hip-hop and

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Feelin’ Funky

Funk music came off the heels of Soul music filling and creating a genre entirely unique. It became popular in the early 70s, encompassing elements of soul, jazz, and R&B. Funk is the all encompassing

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