Hip Hop Soul

What is Hip Hop Soul? Hip Hop Soul is a Subgenre of R&B music made most popular during the 1990s. Hip Hop R&B fuses the soul of singing with hip hop productions. Origin Story Hip Hop Soul evolved from new jack swing, another form of R&B popularized by artists and producers like Keith Sweat, Bobby […]

Egomaniac or Hip Hop Genius? The Controversial Side of Hip-Hop

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Tupac Shakur (Hip Hop)

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A Tribe Called Quest

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“Mos Def”initely An Icon

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Sierra Foster- Commodification of African American Music

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90s: That’s A Rap

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2010s Hip Hop- Kaia, Allison, Sierra S.

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J. Cole Artist Project by Kaia Bruce

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The Cause & Effect of 90’s Hip Hop

The Cause & Effect of 90’s Hip Hop Kayce Pritchett, Nala Childs, Lani Howard, Lexcia Carr, Cameron Rawls, Ashlynn Gray Introduction The 90s was a transitional period for black people around the world, specifically hip hop. Hip hop began to expand in ways we could not imagine from fashion to dance to lyrical styles. Black […]

Artist Paper: :Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill: The Artist Paper Artist History      Lauryn Noelle Hill was born on May 26th, 1975 in Newark, New Jersey. She is the daughter of a teacher and a computer management consultant. Although it was not their professional careers, her family was very musically oriented. Her mother played piano and her father sang. […]

Earth to André

Earth to André Real guys go for real down to Mars girls. André 3000         André Lauren Benjamin, popularly known by his stage name, André 3000, is one of most modern rap artists to positively expand the creativity and depth of the hip-hop genre. With his eccentric aesthetic in the rap group, […]

Trap Music: Group Presentation

For my group project, I presented on Trap music. Here, i have attached the link that leads you to the project. Click the title “What is Trap Music Anyways” to access the project.

KSR: 40 Years of Hip Hop

“Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Much like this quote, The KSR documentary teaches us that Hip Hop serves as a representation of the Black community and we should cherish and educate ourselves about it.

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, more commonly known as her stage name Megan Thee Stallion, signed to her first label 300 Entertainment in November of 2018. She is the first female rapper to sign to this specific label and released her first full-length album “Fever” on May 17th, 2019. Since the release of her first album, she has become a figure for independent women, women’s education, and coined the popular term “Hot Girl Summer”, which is still widely referenced and used to this day.

White Romanticization of Hip Hop Culture

The Whitewashing of Hip Hop Culture The debate of cultural appropriation still rages on, from hair to clothing, to tattoos, and even evolving into music genres as well. Not too many years ago, Miley Cyrus sang along to a deep beat in her “rap debut” We Can’t Stop, which added the question of what to do […]

The How-to Guide to Being a Hip Hop Scholar

KRS-One uses the documentary, 40 Years of Hip Hop, to discuss what it means to be a true hip-hop scholar. Everything from the culture to the influence of black individuals, hip hop has been a solid staple in the African American community. From there KRS-One fully defines what it means to be a hip hop […]

MCing – The Art Of Hip Hop

What is MCing? MCing is another term given to someone known as the “Master of Ceremonies.”  MCing is seen as the oral aspect of Hip Hop, and the MC typically presents performers, and keeps the audience engaged.  This idea was stemmed from various social conditions and changes over time.  This art is seen as a […]

The Power of Hip-Hop

The Beat is Hot! The term “Hip-Hop” was first used by the South Bronx community leader Afrika Bambaataa . “Hip”, meaning ‘current’, has been a part of the African American vernacular english language since 1904.  Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds to create music and the simultaneous looping of the upbeat drum. This technique […]

Drop The Mic: Hip Hop

What is Hip Hop? Hip-hop, cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and ’90s; also, the backing music for rap, the musical style incorporating rhythmic and/or rhyming speech that became the movement’s most lasting and influential art form. Hip-hop refers to a complex culture comprising four elements: deejaying, or “turntabling”; rapping, also known as “MCing” or “rhyming”; graffiti painting, also known […]