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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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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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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 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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What are the factors responsible for the rise of rap?

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 ...
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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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Is there really a rapper named Prix-Mo?

I have found a demo tape (a DAT from Windswept Pacific in Beverly Hills) with a 8 songs by PRIX-MO. It's a bunch of funky alt rock and a couple more acoustic tracks. He gets close to rapping at times, ...
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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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What genre is the music of Fetty Wap?

From this article http://masetv.com/fetty-wap-names-gucci-mane-as-influence-behind-his-ignorant-rb-music/ he refers to his music as "ignorant R&B" The Awards and nominations chart below on ...
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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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Jamaican influence on late 90s Cash Money music?

It's more of a general Caribbean connection than Jamaican. The Carribean has, and continues to play a significant role in many aspects (including music) of New Orleans area culture. Haiti probably ...
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Is there a connection between talking blues and hip hop/rap?

It's tempting to see a connection, but there's little evidence for it. While both, as you mention, may share distant ancestry in the oral traditions of West African --the famous poetic histories of ...
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Who is Eminem talking about in his song Lose Yourself?

The lyric is self-referencing; the character Jimmy Smith Jr. aka B-Rabbit that Eminem plays in the movie 8 Mile. The line itself specifically refers to an event in the movie, where he takes part in a ...
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Origin of the phrase "Mustard on the beat"?

It IS the signature branding drop for DJ MUSTARD, who produces these beats... BUT HOWEVER, it is actually the voice sample of rapper Y.G, who says it near the end of his "I'm Good" song, 2011. http:/...
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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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What genre is the music of Fetty Wap?

There is always a way to create a new genre, or stretch the sub genres in general. Look at metal for example, there are too many subgenres for everything. Fetty Wap is what I would categorize as ...
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'Woo' sound Pitbull makes in (almost) every song

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 ...
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Was Bruce Bruce in So Fresh, So Clean?

According to IMDB, he plays the Pastor. I checked, he appears arround 3:08, he wears a pink suit.
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Rap songs not having featured artist in title

This is a question that, in my point of view cannot be answered with hard facts, the reason behind the song-name is in the hands of the artist(s) and no artists are the same and all artists have their ...
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Seinfeld - The Wizard - What's the name of the rap song played as Elaine enters her boyfriend's apartment?

I'm pretty sure this is Kick Da Flow by M-Project. The lyrics match up well with what I could make out. I however can't find a video for it nor can find it on my music streaming service, so I can't ...
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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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Lonny Bereal's "Don't Play with it", on YouTube and nowhere else?

This song has been released in the promotional mixtape by DJ Roc One R'n'B Generation Vol. 9. The song is on the track #13 and the actual title is "Don't play wit it". "Where can I get" questions are ...
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