Monday, February 1, 2010

Hip Hop

The Hip hop/rap music is one of the most popular music styles. Hip hop and rap world is a vibrant and powerful cultural movement that seems unstoppable. Hip hop culture has grown out of its original home in New York City, and has taken over the whole United States - from the East Coast to the West Coast from the Dirty South in Atlanta to the new mecca in Houston, all the way to the great white north in Detroit and Chicago.

In 1979, when The Sugarhill Gang released their song "Rappers Delight," introducing white and black audiences across the United States, and around the world, to the beats, rhyming, and rapping that had been so big in New York for nearly a decade.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the gangsta rap craze got its big start, and it hasn't stopped since. First came Ice-T and NWA, who showed later hardcore artists how to rap about their real lives on the streets, all to thumping beats. From this genre, you have Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, the Notorious BIG, Tupac, Wu-Tang Clan, Eminem, 50 Cent, and so on and so on.

Top 10 hip hop songs:

1. BedRock - Young Money & Lloyd. Album- We Are Young Money
2. How Low - Ludacris. Album- How Low - Single
3. Drop the World (feat. Eminem) - Lil Wayne. Album- Drop the World
4. Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) - Jay-Z. Album- The Blueprint 3
5. Tie Me Down (feat. Ray J) - New Boyz. Album- Tie Me Down - EP
6. On to the Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz) - Jay-Z. Album- The Blueprint 3
7. Shut It Down (feat. Akon) - Pitbull. Album- Rebelution (Bonus Track Version)
8. Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West) - Jay-Z. Album- Run This Town
9. Money to Blow (Street Version) - Birdman, Lil Wayne & Drake. Album- Pricele$$
10. Right Round - Flo Rida. Album- R.O.O.T.S. (Deluxe Version)

Hip hop Dance:

Hip-hop dance refers to social dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music. This includes a wide range of styles notably breaking, locking, and popping which were developed in the 1970s by Black and Latino Americans. These styles were developed by technically trained dancers who wanted to create choreography for hip-hop music from the hip-hop dances they saw being performed on the street. Because of this development, hip-hop dance is now practiced at both studios and outside spaces. Hip-hop dance may only be a form of entertainment or a hobby. To others it has become a lifestyle: a way to be active in physical fitness or competitive dance and a way to make a living by dancing professionally.


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