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It's probably worth mentioning what "rock and roll" actually is. There are two definitions of "rock and roll". The first definition is a genre popular of music that originated in the early to mid 1950s and ended in 1959, because of the following events: The drafting of Elvis into the army (1958) Little Richard retiring to become a preacher (1959) The ...


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Hip Hop is not a musical genre (although many people consider it to be so). It is a cultural movement characterized by four elements, all of which represent the different manifestations of the culture: Rap music [oral]; Turntablism or "DJing" [aural]; B-boying [physical]; Graffiti art [visual]. So basically, when someone refers to Hip Hop this is ...


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From my understanding Rap Music and Hip Hop music are the same, however Hip Hip music and Rapping are different. Hip hop music: Hip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music, or hip-hop music, is a music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. Rapping: ...


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Mixing rap and rock is about as old as rap. Take Run-DMC's version of Aerosmith's "Walk this Way", or the early Beastie Boys, or Public Enemy recording with Anthrax, or Ice-T's Body Count project. I think some people would put the groups you list in different categories. There's Rap rock and Nu Metal, and some alternative metal has rap/hip-hop components. I'...


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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 harmonic structure (hip hop harmonic structure is usually fairly flat and static). But the more primitive forms of blues where also rather static harmonically, ...


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"Mustard on the beat" usually refers to the fact that the beat (the instrumental track to which the artist is rapping over) was constructed and produced by DJ Mustard. They are literally saying "This beat was made by DJ Mustard"


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The term "Crossover" generally denotes music mixing two or more genres, but was used more specifically in the nineties for bands combining (hard) rock and hip-hop elements - like Rage Against The Machine, Urban Dance Squad, Such A Surge etc.


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The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame covers a multitude of "popular" music that is legendary and groundbreaking. Their inductees range from Jelly Roll Morton to Metallica. The Hall seeks to induct artists who have influenced the evolution of music, and there is no doubt NWA (as both a group and individually) have changed the face of music. <Soapbox> They ...


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Rapping is a style of long-form narrative poetry recitation with a strong and regular rhythmic beat, typically spoken, but occasionally delivered in a sing-song fashion (Nelly, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony). Rap is most closely associated with the hip-hop musical genre, which often includes sampling, vinyl scratching, rapping, a distinctive beat, a ...


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It all started when Nas was supposed to appear on Jay-Z's debut album. Jay-Z had used a sample from one of Nas' song on his cut, "Dead Presidents", and asked Nas to come in and lay down some vocals on another track. Nas blew Jay-Z off, and then there was an issue with payments for the sample that Jay-Z used. As is often the case, it escalated with each of ...


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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 for Roxanne Shanté of the “Juice Crew.” He then adopted his alias–“Biz” a name his mother used to call him because he was such a busybody and “Markie,” short for ...


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See Tim Minchin's 'Prejudice' for a full explanation of the concept of taking ownership of something initially used as an insult. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVN_0qvuhhw


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According to Wikipedia: "Before the Great Collapse" was the first JMT single to be solely performed by group vocalist Vinnie Paz, who uses the track as a suicide letter, written to his mother.


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This is probably Dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K0q74jtV8s It was one of The Game's first big hits, and featured production by Kanye West with a distinctively mournful vocal sample of Jerry Butler (the "old man") from his song No Money Down.


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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 artists, albums, etc., and such comparisons even extend beyond music. More examples: NME calls Radiohead the "Beatles of the 21st Century" Chris Martin says ...


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The song you're looking for is: Future - Selfish (feat. Rihanna). Future is a male rapper and you may find that he sounds like Sean Paul. The chorus has a line sung by Rihanna and repeated by Future that says: Let's not be alone The word "alone" is indeed sung with multiple notes by Rihanna.


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According to Genius, that snippet of dialogue is taken from the 1983 hip-hop movie, Wild Style. Here a video of this sequence.


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Was it The Feeling by Simon Blaze (feat Razah)? It has the Push The Feeling On sample, with a slower tempo. It does have several different male voices.


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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 nominations, a MTV Music Award, and a Soul Train Award described by AllMusic as "the savior of East Coast hip-hop". Named greatest rapper of all time by The ...


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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 stand out now because they've become commonplace. When Elliot first debuted she was a larger black woman (years before Lizzo!) who was noted for being ashamed ...


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The actual line is I'm in the zone going full throttle meaning all out, top speed. "In the zone" is sports lingo for being in an altered state of consciousness resulting in peak performance.


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Blackstreet is an R&B group most popular in the 90s. Their most well-known song is probably "No Diggity", a number one hit featuring Dr. Dre. The lyrics annotation of "Downtown" on Genius.com confirms this as well.


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To my understanding, rap music is usually all about the lyrics, while hip-hop can simply be a 'street' style of house beats or other genres.


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I know this is late but you're looking for ScHoolboy Q - JoHn Muir. All these elements match: Video shot from the side of a car They rob stores They end killed Cops come at the end


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The rise of Rap, Hiphop and its derivatives has largely been due to its compaction of recording setups. It is much more inexpensive to record hiphop and trap, as well as other electronic genres. It saves on space, if not instruments and equipment, which turns out to be the dealbreaker. Studio time is expensive and practice space can be difficult for some ...


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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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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 Starfish.. album for example. Nu metal incorporated certain rhythmic elements of hip hop and rap, but didn't necessarily vocally "rap" in the traditional sense. ...


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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 than traditional rock. I don't really know the distinction of rap rock or rap metal but I tend to associate Rage Against the Machine in this category - more ...


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