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How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music?

There's a hip hop relationship with the blues, but perhaps a distant one and not too evident. There aren't many traces, if any, of the more traditional blues in hip hop. No 12 bar form and no blues ...
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Missy Elliot's "Work it" lyrics meaning

Like any historical artifact, this song can be difficult to judge from outside of it's own time and context. The things that made Missy Elliot revolutionary at the time of her peak popularity don't ...
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2Pac vs. The Notorious B.I.G. - objective comparisons

Notorious BIG 3 studio albums + 3 posthumous studio albums (including collaborations) 3 #1 albums, 2 #1 singles Subject of 4 documentaries and 1 feature 2 Billboard Music Awards, 4 Grammy ...
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What is the origin of Biz Markie's stage name?

Some sources, that seem to have all copied themselves (e.g. here or there) say: Born Marcel Hall in Harlem USA, Biz Markie stepped onto the scene in 1985, at age fourteen, as the beat box backup ...
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What did Donald Glover mean by "Migos are the Beatles of this Generation"?

As the Beatles are widely considered the greatest artist of their generation, Glover is saying that Migos is the greatest artist of this generation. This is actually a pretty common way of comparing ...
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Didn't Cassie's 'Me and U' (from 2006) have deep bass notes in it?

Putting the song through a frequency analyser shows nothing unusual in the frequencies of this song. The synth kick-drum sounds are at about 50Hz. It doesn't sound particularly bass-heavy. It seems ...
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Should we consider Audioslave a continuation of Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, or neither?

Any band that takes members from multiple previously established bands should always be considered a new band. If Cornell wanted these songs to be Soundgarden songs, he'd have done them with ...
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Beastie Boys' "An Open Letter to NYC"; reference to the "number ten bus"?

I think the are referring to the M10 bus line that runs along 8th avenue from Columbus Circle at the southwest corner of Central Park up to 158th street in Harlem source: https://genius.com/203208
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How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music?

This is mainly intended as a supplement to @JoséDavid's excellent answer. Nearly every indigenous American musical form (other than Native American music) descends or was in some way influenced by ...
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Who are the dignitaries representing in the DJ Shadow / Run the Jewels 'Nobody Speak' video

It wasn't always blurred. The first one is United States and the other was United Kingdom. Its been blurred since it first release. Probably for international political reasons. Ha! Here's the ...
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Did Eminem actually compose the song "Stronger Than I was"?

From what I've found, Eminem (or Mathers) is credited on this song as Writer and Producer. From Discogs and Wikipedia: Eminem is an American rapper, record producer. Also, about his own producing ...
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What is the definition of Trunk Music?

Well, "Bumpin" is a term for "selling". It's also a term for playing loud music. And it's well known that Eminem literally sold CDs out of his car trunk after shows. So it's very possible that he's ...
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Does rock + rap/hip-hop genre have a name?

Nu Metal is more similar to Alternative Metal than to Rap-Rock, but they all have distinct characteristics. To me rap-rock was rap music that was played by metal musicians, Limp Bizkit's Chocolate ...
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Does rock + rap/hip-hop genre have a name?

What you're describing (and the little I know by Static-X) is nu metal. It typically incorporates elements of hip hop and metal (Korn or Linkin Park) but the instrumentals tend to be a bit simpler ...
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How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music?

I see a direct lineage from Blues and Gospel to Rock'n'Roll, Soul, Funk and Rap. This first is an example of the time old tradition of 'playin' the dozens' Bo Diddley &...
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musicians always having face covered

Several artists have put on masks and face coverings as part of their acts, hoping to not be identified. Masks and such can aid performance for specific artists because it can create a boundary ...
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Hip hop instrumental track used on "Freerunning Bangkok's Ghost Tower" video

This song is from the music Library Epidemic Sound and is called Big Plans, by Jan Chmelar. The genre is 2000s Hip Hops and the tag is "Chasing", with 100 bpm and "High" energy, so it fits well the ...
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Sugarhill Gang - Apache (Jump on it) - real title?

The original song "Apache" was an instrumental, inspired by the film of the same title. A cover version by the Incredible Bongo Band became part of the foundational sound of hip hop after being ...
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Jazz and hip hop aren't genres but approaches to music?

A common answer you'll get is that hip-hop is a culture with 4 pillars: breakdancing, graffiti, MCing, and DJing. The musical side of things is only one part of the entire culture. Afrika Bambaataa, ...
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Similar artists to rising crimson?

I listened to the piece World Is Not Enough. It reminds me of 90s "industrial rock". Groups like Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, and some of the harder stuff from Aphex Twin (eg. Bucephalus Bouncing Ball). ...
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Hip hop lyrics - "You’re just a little guy"

It seems to me it is... 2pac - I Get Around From a lyrics page we can see something related to what you mention in the question: You picked the wrong guy, baby, if you're too fly You need to ...
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Did that kid rapper "Lil' Bow Wow" really not release his iconic "That's My Name" song in the mid-1990s?

Possibly you heard George Clinton/P-Funk's "Atomic Dog" (1982), which first introduced the "Bow wow wow" line. It also could have been Public Announcement's "D.O.G. in Me"...
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Did that kid rapper "Lil' Bow Wow" really not release his iconic "That's My Name" song in the mid-1990s?

As @Aaron mentioned, you're almost certainly thinking of Snoop Dogg's 1993 hit, "What's My Name?". Snoop was Lil Bow Wow's early mentor --he was even the one who gave him his stage name (as ...
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Why did Nas skip out "Bonjour" from his Nasir Film?

It is most probably because the song doesn't fit with the film. The film is described as: The images are mostly overtly dramatizations of the sociopolitical lyrics and themes in the songs, ...
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Is there a genre name for these new hip hop like songs with clicking drum machine?

I think you are referring to Trap Music genre. It is, like you said: typified by double or triple-time sub-divided hi-hats
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Is there a term that describes such songs?

I believe the term would be trap music. Trap is a subgenre of hip hop music that originated in the Southern United States during the early 1990s. The genre gets its name from the Atlanta slang word &...
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Is there a term that describes such songs?

I would say mostly downtempo then chillout Here is a sample https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw4_KmnnH6c
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What rap subgenre is T.I. "Do Ya Thang"

T.I.'s music is generally characterized as "trap music," an increasingly popular subgenre of rap that he popularized on his album Trap Muzik. Trap is a style of southern rap tunes that was ...
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Black Beatles and the Mannequin Challenge

I've seen articles that suggest that the craze originated from a segment of the original "Black Beatles" video where the band freezes like mannequins, but upon investigation, this seems to be ...
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Akon: name of cities of origin and languages spoken at home by his parents

Cities of Origin From his Wikipedia page. born in St. Louis (MO) [childhood until 7] Senegal At 7 ( . . . ) Union City (NJ), splitting his time between the United States and Senegal Settling in ...
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