“Lyrics to Go:” Hip Hop Music

Hip-Hop made its way to scene in the late 1970’s. It rose to prominence through the 1980’s and 90’s. Hip- Hop told stories of what was happening in Black communities, but also uplifted the Black community. As it’s popularity rose, women became a part of Hip-Hop as well as some children. In the beggining, Hip-Hop artist were making money, but as it gained popularity, many jumped on the bandwagon and it became more mainstream. The once important messages that resignated with its listeners became less educational and more superficial. Hence, why Hip- Hop is not as prominent, due to rap.

 

 

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George Duke: bibliography

Keyes, Cheryl L. “Sound, Voice, and Spirit: Teaching in the Black Music Vernacular.” Black Music Research Journal, vol. 29, no. 1, 2009, pp. 11–24. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/20640669.

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IME: Imani Clincy

I am Imani Clincy, a junior English major. Because of my love for music, I felt this class would be wonderful for me. I always

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