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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Depending on your definition of "non-rap", I know for a fact that artists such as Girl Talk (along with others on the Illegal Art label) sampled plenty of rap for songs that weren't necessarily rap. Venturing into left field, there was a project called Kids & Explosions which put out an album of entirely sample-based stuff that I really couldn't pin down ...


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Rap music is the combination of rhyming and poetry to a beat. It is part of the Hip-Hop genre, which involves lyrics over fast-paced music. Some people have described Hip-Hop as a way of life and a subculture, while rap is a specific genre of music. The Grammys for the Hip-Hop category include R&B and Rap subcategories. From Diffen.


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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 style: Eminem is considered unusual in structuring his songs around the lyrics, rather than writing to beats. (...) After doing little production on Relapse ...


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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 the blues --it's the root of the family tree of American music. However, hip-hop is pretty far distanced from that ancestor --it's the child of rock / R&B, ...


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From what I searched on the web, Pitbull does that "woo" thing kind of to enhance his "PitBull" name, because the woo is supposed to imitate a howl or a yip from a dog. There is no real name for the woo. Many rappers or hip hop singers add vocal sound effects to the song or soundtrack to "spice up" the track. Hope this helps.


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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 original unblurred video. https://vimeo.com/180016993


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According to IMDB, he plays the Pastor. I checked, he appears arround 3:08, he wears a pink suit.


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