Daily Warm Up.
Why do you believe that hip hop and rap music are most popular amongst teenagers your age? Many believe that African Americans appeal most to the music but it is obvious that all ethnicities enjoy hip hop and gangster rap. What are the characteristics that come to your mind when you think of rap music and why does it appeal to you?
Early Rap / Hip Hop
Shug Knight and Dr. Dre
Most influential hip hop group
From Queens New York
Named the greatest Hip Hop band by VH1
The three moved hip hop and rap music away from the funk and disco sound of the 1970’s.
-Came out of Compton California during the rise of popularity in Hip Hop.
-controversial due to the harsh explicit lyrics
Your assignment is to overcome the stifling of creativity that many of today’s artists suffer from. You will be given a rap song with multiple expletives. Your job is to rewrite the lyrics with no curse words at all. BE CREATIVE! Take it in a totally new direction. GOOD LUCK!