What is hip hop music?
Hip hop is more than a genre: it is a cultural movement that encompasses music, poetry, dance, art, fashion, and political philosophy. Many people use rap and hip hop synonymously, but specifically hip hop is a cultural movement (including music), while rap is a specific musical technique often used in hip hop music.
Hip Hop Musical Instruments
The instruments used in the hip hop style and its compositions are taken from the styles of disco, funk, rhythm and blues and include singing, guitar, keyboard, drums and percussion instruments.
In the early 1990s, there was a close and special connection between hip hop music and sad music.
Hip hop is a culture and an artistic movement that emerged from the Bronx in New York City in the early 1970s. Its development reflected the negative effects of post-industrial degeneration on a rapidly changing political and economic discourse.
Looking at New York City at this time, we are witnessing an economic collapse. The city’s economy was collapsing due to the decline of the cross-Bronx highway manufacturing industry. Most of the white middle class moved to the suburbs to escape social and economic challenges. Conditions worsened in neighborhoods dominated by African-American, Puerto Rican, and Caribbean immigrants. Urban frustration also led to increased crime, gang violence and poverty.
As a result, businesses closed their doors, destroying many economic opportunities and sources of entertainment. As a result, urban youth took to the streets for fun and expression. Abandoned buildings and parking lots paved the way for parties. These parties provided the foundation for the early hip hop culture. DJs and MCs brought music by launching “sound systems” introduced by Jamaican culture. Cardboard sheets became the stage for dance, dancers became the walls, and brick walls became the canvas of murals.
Since 1979, hip hop has become a popular genre. This popularity continued and spread throughout the world.