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Thanks to “Fresh Air” on NPR Weekdays 1 and 7 p.m. on OPB In their own words Rap and the hip-hop culture African Roots of Rap Emphasis on rhythmic momentum and creativity Preference for complex tone colors and dense textures (were do we hear this before?)

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in their own words
Thanks to “Fresh Air” on NPR

Weekdays 1 and 7 p.m. on OPB

In their own words

Rap and the hip-hop culture

african roots of rap
African Roots of Rap
  • Emphasis on rhythmic momentum and creativity
  • Preference for complex tone colors and dense textures (were do we hear this before?)
  • Appreciation of improvisational skill (like what genre?)
  • Toasting developed from trickster stories of West Africa
early rap
Early rap
  • Neighborhoods
  • Break Beats
  • DJs
  • MCs
  • Mixing and scratching
cool herc
Cool Herc

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4821646

rapper s delight
Rapper’s Delight

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4823677

the message
The Message

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4821652

run d m c
Run D.M.C.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4823680

“You Be Illin’”

“Walk This Way”

chuck d and public enemy
Chuck D and Public Enemy

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4823686

gansta
Gansta

Ice Cube

Ice T

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4824700

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4824690

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How did hip-hop begin? What was it about? What were its roots?
  • What are the elements of hip-hop?
  • Why is “The Message” significant?
  • What are the hallmarks of Run D.M.C’s sound? What makes them significant in music business?
  • What defines Public Enemy’s sound? What defines their lyrics?
  • What defines the west coast gangsta style?
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