10 Interesting Facts

10. I have freckles that I love!

9. I swam competitively for 6 years in high school and middle school.

8. In the summers I am a lifeguard

7. I love music of all types

6. My specific love of hip hop culture came from my parents as i grew up listening to it.

5. I’ve recently taken up photography.

4. My family is the most important thing in my life, we are very close and I value my relationship with each and every one of them.

3. Currently my “go to” song (because I cant pick a favorite) is and old school Ja Rule Always on Time ft. Ashanti

2. As much as this is about rap and R&B I listen to most every genre and do enjoy may types of music

  1. I AM AN OPEN BOOK! Just ask and you shall know

5 W’s

Who? The entire rap community i.e. rap and music enthusiasts, fans, and those working in the local music scene trying to make it.

What? The large effect that electronic music, styles and music making techniques have had on the rap culture.

When? Recently the effect that electronic music has had on the rap game has become far more noticeable

Where? Here, There, and everywhere, music has no place.

Why? Music is every where and has an influence on everyone life and personally rap music specifically is important to me and watching it evolve through the influence of other musical genres is and interesting and relevant topic.

March 21st Biggie Smalls

The anniversary of Biggie Smalls’ death, a legend in his own right in the rap community. With songs that play over in our heads day to day like juicy to hypnotized. His old school style of rap is a classic I can truly enjoy. Often times I miss this style of rap about struggle and self expression rather than rapping about drugs, woman, and money. For a real rap enthusiast I find it important to look back and appreciate the classics.

Facebook post on Chance the Rapper

this Facebook post had a catchy headline with just enough info to draw me in and click to the site and finish the article thus driving traffic to their site. this is a proud moment for us as a hip hop community being that chance is a breakthrough artist that wasn’t working under any label to have his freedom to write as he wishes and not to be driven by anything more than his passion.

https://www.facebook.com/forbes/posts/10155050995882509

NYC

Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay Z, DMX, Busta Rhymes,Public Enemy, Gang Starr and Notorious B.I.G… to name a few. are some of the most recognized east coast rap artists dead or alive. trail blazers! all referenced directly or indirectly through style or flow to this day, if not dead they may be past their prime. however clearly still making a huge impact on the industry.

We’ve Come so Far

Hip Hop and Rap culture have come so very far from its beginnings. Throughout the years it has has been frowned upon for causing bad behavior to being looked at as a great form of expression. The culture, the techniques used, and the followers have all grown and change to fit the times yet the roots remain. I think this is something we can all admire as music and hip hop lovers alike. They style has changed by far this is easily seen if you simply compare Nas to an artist today like lil uzi vert. Some might not like the new style saying it lacks depth and meaning but I think that it’s important to dig deeper and appropriate the music for much more than just its lyrics the tech used to make these songs has come long ways since it once began creating a unique new sound. However, there are still great artists very deeply into the roots of the industry with deep well throughout lyrics. As a culture, artists and followers alike we’ve all come so far.

C.R.E.A.M.

Cash, Rules, Everything, Around, Me
C.R.E.A.M.
Get the money
Dollar, dollar bill y’all

With one song in 93′ Wu Tang Clan revolutionized hip hop as we knew it. Wu Tang Clan still to this day has a lot of influence on hip hop ans rap. Many artist take small or even large pieces of inspiration from them or their music. Probably their most significant lyrics ever are the ones posted above from their song C.R.E.A.M. released in 1993 still plays on radio and in movie there is even a reference to it in the movie nerve release just last year in 2016

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