Class Notes (806,624)
Canada (492,358)
York University (33,488)
Music (245)
MUSI 2520 (87)
Ron Nelson (34)

Class 2.docx

2 Pages
Unlock Document

York University
MUSI 2520
Ron Nelson

Class 2:  Hip hop: “A movement expressed through artistic forms called Elements"  Rap is "something you do" whereas Hip Hop is "something you live" (culture)  4 Elements of Hip Hop: o Rapping o DJ'ing o Graffiti o Break/Street Dancing  Hip hop is an attitude. It's not mainstream. Hip Hop is the voice of a generation refusing to be silenced by o Urban Poverty o Inequality o Injustice  Almost everyone within the age range of 13-35 appreciates hip-hop in some form -- 80% of targeted group are Caucasian  Hip Hop's top earners o Jay Z, P-Diddy, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Eminem  The most political/social type of music  Several so called "fifth elements" of hip hop o Fashion o Beatboxing o Political Activism o Knowledge o Slang & Rope Skipping (double dutching)  Hip hop is a youth movement & it communicates emotion (expel aggression)  Rap music was born in the Bronx, New York City  In the 70's, NYC was full of crime, violence, & as a by-product; rap  Jamaica played a big role in developing hip hop  Early Traces of Rap: Skip Rope, cheerleading, military chants, jailhouse rhymes, speakers such as Martin Luther King
More Less

Related notes for MUSI 2520

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.