Old School

Hip Hop is a popular genre of music that was originated in the 1970s Bronx, New York. This style of music was created by African, Latin, and Caribbean Americans. During the 1970s, block parties were very popular. Block party Dj’s played funk and soul music then decided to isolate the track with percussive breaks. A popular song that Dj’s used was “Good Times” by Chic. This technique was created by Jamaican dub music.  Caribbean immigrants later introduced it to New York. An example is DJ Kool Herc who pioneered hip hop. Hip Hop consists of MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, and break dancing. 

Bounce Music

Bounce music is a style of hip hip that originated in New Orleans. The backbone of the music is a song know as “Triggerman”. Triggerman is actually a song called Drag Rap from the Showboys. Triggerman is a 1-bar Drum Loop of Drag Rap that became popular. 



G Funk

G Funk was started in the early 90s and was inspired/influenced by Parliament/Funkadelic. G Funk consists of “multi-layered and melodic synthesizers, slow hypnotic grooves, a deep bass, background female vocals”. Rappers also slurred  their words in a “lazy” or “smooth”  way in order to stay in a rhythmic cadence.

Trap

Trap music originated in the South in the late 90s. It gained popularity in the early 200s. Trap coined its name as a slang term in Atlanta, Ga. The themes of trap usually revolve around the Trap House. A Trap house is a place that cooks and sells narcotics. Young Jeezy and T.I. from Atlanta popularized and gave exposure to the music. 

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Desirae Banks

Desirae Banks

Funk

Funk music is a genre that was started in the 1960s. There are about 10 different variations of funk. There is Avant-funk, Boogie, Electro funk, Funk jam, Funk metal, Funk rock, G-funk, Go-go, Psychedelic

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First Post

Choir Boy Choir Boy is a musical about Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys. The Prep school has been known for half a century on educating black

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Music Industry in 2010

In the 2000s, music had evolved to technology, downloading, and streaming. By 2010 there were 5 major digital music distributers.  Amazon Amazon is a company

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