Hip Hop Will Live Forever
This is how I know we will always love hip hop no matter how old we get. Check out the video below.
Where did Hip Hop Come From?
The roots of hip hop are found in African-American music and ultimately African music. The griots of West Africa are a group of traveling singers and poets who are part of an oral tradition dating back hundreds of years. Their vocal style is similar to that of rappers. The African-American traditions of signifyin’, the dozens, and jazz poetry are all descended from the griots. In addition, musical ‘comedy’ acts such as Rudy Ray Moore and Blowfly are considered by some to be the forefathers of rap.
The key elements of true lyricism are – in no particular order – flow, content, creativity, consistency, staying on message.
West coast music production style, reminded you of cruising in your car or riding around on the city streets. Most notably was the smooth bass and clean drums. Think Dr. Dre’s album, “The Chronic”. Actually, for you West Coast or Hip Hop Heads in general, here is a link to a vinyl version of “The Chronic”.
East coast beats were grittier, and sometimes very lofi. Think about Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
No matter what kind of opinion Darrin Marion has, I will always have love for the music. Ain’t nothing like hip hop music.