Guide To Hip Hop Producers And The History Of Hip Hop Music

By Jeff L. Robertson

Hip Hop is not just a form of music, but a culture that originated among the African-American residents of New York in the early 1970s. A decade later, it attracted the attention of large parts of the U. S. Population. By the early 90s, the music genre had spread around the world. The Hip Hop producers in Los Angeles face a very competitive environment, where musicians fight for status by exercising five basic components. Hip Hop is not in the classical sense, a culture, but a subculture.

Since the late 1990s hip hop has gradually turned into a prominent part of the music industry, and by the middle of the first decade of this century, the subculture has become fashionable and mainstream. It is divided into a plurality of directions. Each trend independent enough to carry its own meaning.

Graffiti - spraying on walls, trains and everything else. Behind it there is often a philosophy that if the streets can be filled with graffiti and other junk, you fill it with art. Beat Boxing - performing instrumental music beats with the mouth, which in many ways may sound as though it is being played on real instruments. Some talented beat boxers sing or rap even while they make a rhythm.

The task of composing includes DJ rhythm on a drum machine, sampling (use of fragments of other songs, particularly bass and synth), manipulation of vinyl records and sometimes beatboxing (vocal imitation). Currently, hip hop is one of the most commercially successful forms of modern music, stylistically represented by numerous characters within the genre.

First MCs were literally typical entertainers, they were able to capture the attention of audiences through their energetic tirade. It should be noted that Jamaica had a similar style of performance that was developed at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. The popularity of music at these parties meant local DJs could to sell cassettes with recorded live performances, which skillfully mix rhythms and bass lines taken from compositions in the styles of disco and funk over the recited rap. It was purely an amateur occupation, and during that period (1974-1978) no formal releases or studios existed.

The word hip used in African American dialect meant moving parts of the human body. The word hop points to the movement (jump). According to philosophy behind the subculture, this means intellectual movement. Rapper Keith Wiggins, with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are linked to the formation of hip hop. When teased by friends who were drafted into the army, they sang in a jazz manner of speech, thus simulating the rhythm of marching soldiers. Keith later developed a rhythm of hip hop as part of his stage performance.

DJ Kool Herc introduced this form using his microphone and space players, however, rap was not entirely unknown in United States, instead it was a case of rediscovery in a new guise, this inspired many to get up and participate as Masters of Ceremony also known as MCs. In addition, DJ Afrika Bambaataa, the Black Panther Party mentioned that he could see the violent approach did not help people in his block and created The Zulu Nation, thereby helped to create the foundation of hip-hop culture.

The former gang leader set out to clean up all the violence in predominantly black ghettos. The Zulu Nation was a peaceful alternative to violence and gang warfare. He went on to use the energy and passion on something positive instead. For example, through B-Boy competitions. He is also seen as a founding father of underground Hip Hop producers.

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