scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 605
Many different genres of music express different feelings and ideas about social behaviors Even if the ideas are not commonly accepted artists can use their music to express themselves One type of popular music that does just that is rap The beginnings of rap are believed to have stemmed from African rhythms which were used as a form of communication by the native peoples Rap evolved and gained in popularity in the 1960s when a few revolutionary DJs including Kool DJ Herc DJ Lovebug Starski and DJ Hollywood began to work block parties in the Bronx They would bring in large speakers hook them up to a turntable and play two of the same record at the same time repeating the same section of the vinyl over and over by scratching it Other performers would chant and yell to the crowd In 1979 music companies recorded rap for the first time Such acts as The Sugar Hill Gang The Fatback Band and Grandmaster Flash were among the first to gain popularity The early popularity of rap was hindered by an inability to reach new audiences After much controversy MTV began to run videos by black artists These artists were showcased primarily on the new program Yo MTV Raps The rhythms and the lyrics attracted a spectrum of listeners from inner-city minorities to suburban upper-class whites Even with rap musics relatively large following it is not commonly accepted by our society because many of todays rap artists use crude and offensive themes for their songs Some rap artists even express how they feel about sex roles through their music One such song by Too Short Better Player demonstrates how he truly feels about women Although his feelings do not represent the whole rap community many do accept and express them Too Shorts song describes how no one is a better player than him When he refers to player he is talking about how smooth he is
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA