Originating in the sass’s among the African American and Latino communities, Hip- hop was born in South Bronx, New York City. Hip hop Is a music genre that has a consistent backing beat, while the beat Is playing the lyricist rhythmically speaks over the beat, which has become known as rapping. Throughout the ass and ass hip-hop gained popularity with major artists such as OPAC, Biggie Smalls, Dir Deer, and The Sugar Hill Gang. In the early days of hip hop, rappers primarily speak of their struggles in life.
Several actors lead to the popularity and wide spread of hip hop, primarily the fact that many people could relate to the lyrics. Being brought up in a community where it’s generation after generation of poverty, lyricists rap about their drug use, troubles with police, and their inability to leave the vicious cycle. A prime example would be “OPAC Shakers changes”. Over time the hip hop Industry has changed, “new school” was born in the late ass and early sass until the present time. It appears artists and listeners have lost sight f what hip-hop originally stood for.
Songs are primarily about three things, drugs, money or women. A few examples of artists that have adopted this style would be – Ill Wayne, Soul]a Boy and Young Jeez. Bone Thugs N Harmony was a popular “old school group”, they had attempted to make a comeback recently with the release of their album “Strength and Loyalty”. However, they maintained their previous style, which the mainstream did not adopt. As a result, the album was not very successful and the band has fallen to mediocrity. In my opinion I prefer “old school” hip hop rather than “new school”.
It Is very apparent that artists of the older generation are more creative than the newer. They rapped about a broad range of topics, making each artist sound different and unique. To some extent It Is evident In “new school” hip hop; however, It Is not emphasized or appreciated. Today’s hip hop lacks the creativity, as every song is generally about the same topic, just different beat. All in all, I remain a hip hop fan whether it is “old school” or “new”, my preference is clearly the former.