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Lecture 8

Lecture 8

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MUSC 2150
Shannon Carter

Music and Popular Culture Lecture NotesGuest Lecture Dr Mark CatsThe art and culture of the HipHop DJDisc Jockey Someone who selects plays andor announces recordings for an audience Term emerged in the 1940s it was originally derogatoryPerformance DJ A DJ who not only selects recordings but manipulates them in real time for audiences eg mixing and scratchingTurntablism A musical performance ort in which the turntable is treated as a musical instrument Hiphop cultural phenomenon that emerged in the Bronx in the 70s and includes DJ MC Bboying girling break dancing and graffiti artBreak A short percussion solo found in funk soul or rock songs The repetition and manipulation or breaks is the basis of hiphop sceneMicrophone Controller MCs began as simple announcers for DJ battles and shows however they later began incorporating rhymes into their routines This phenomenon eventually evolved into rap music Thus rap music is a byproduct derived from DJ culture not the other way aroundLooping technique created by Grandmaster Flash
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