Music Hip Hop & Rap

15 04 2008

Rap/Hip Hop Background Information

Rap/Hip Hop Videos

http://www.wildstylethemovie.com/Wild Style homepage 

http://www.fast-rewind.com/Beat Street movie review 

Rap/Hip Hop Description

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_hop_musicAn encyclopedia entry describing hip hop music 

Rap/Hip Hop Origins

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GriotsA wikipedia entry about Griots 

http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/griotimages.htmlAfrican Griot Images 

http://www.psu.edu/ur/archives/intercom_2000/Jan27/griots.htmlAn article by Vicki Fong from the Pennsylvania State University 

http://www.psu.edu/ur/archives/intercom_2000/Jan27/griots.htmlDefinition from Merriam Webster online dictionary 

Hip Hop Culture 

http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/special/hiphop/A PBS special examining Hip Hop Culture 

The Evolution of Rap Music in the US in the last 20 years 

Jamaican influences

http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1993/4/93.04.04.x.htmlA lesson on the evolution of rap music in the US 

http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761563537/Rap.htmlAn Encarta encyclopedia entry 

http://www.rhino.com/Features/liners/72851lin.htmlKurtis Blow Presents: The History Of Rap 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/documentaries/rap.shtmlA brief history of rap by Mark Lamarr 

http://www.digital-daydreams.com/enc/history/show_history.php?id=44A music history of hip/hop rap 

http://www.colum.edu/SpecialEvents/hiphop.phpThis web page provides a list of resources relating to rap music and hip hop culture

Rap Records

  • Sugar Hill Gang, “Rapper’s Delight”, Sugar Hill Label, 1979.

  • Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, “The Message”, Sugar Hill Label, 1982.
  • Lightin’ Rod, “Hustler’s Convention”, United Artists, 1973.
  • The Incredible Bongo Band, “Apache”, Pride Records, date unknown.
  • Tom Tom Club, “Genius of Love”, Sire, 1982
  • Herbie Hancock, “Rockit”, CBS, 1983

Differences between Hip Hop and RapFashion

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_hop_fashion

Wikipedia entry for Hip Hop fashion

http://www.hiphopcloset.com/

A site to view or purchase hip hop fashion

Graffiti

http://www.hiphop-network.com/articles/graffitiarticles/hiphopgraffiti.asp

A perspective on hip hop graffiti by Kevin Element

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graffiti

Wikipedia entry for graffiti

 Artists

http://keithharing.com/cgi-bin/exhibition_works.cgi?exb_id=36&exb_title=Keith%20Haring

http://www.haring.com/cgi-bin/essays.cgi?essay_id=07 

http://www.renaissancesociety.org/site/Exhibitions/Images.123.0.0.0.0.html?image=3001

Themes

Types of raps:  boast raps, insult raps, news raps, message raps, nonsense raps, and party raps.

 Books

  • Hagar, Steven, “Hip Hop; The Illustrated History of Break Dancing, Rap Music, and Graffiti,” New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1984.

  • This book is an excellent source on the history of rap music that can be used by both teachers and students. It one of the few books that have been written on this subject.

  • Hebdige, Dick, “Cut ‘N’ Mix; Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music,” New York: Methuen & Co., 1987.

  • This book gives an excellent history on Caribbean and Jamaican music. This book also has an excellent chapter on the history of rap and hip hop.

  • Toop, David, “The Rap Attack; African Jive to New York Hip Hop;” Boston: South End Press, 1984.

  • Good source for the history of the early years of rap and the influence African music had on rap.

Magazine Articles/Newspaper Articles

  • Cooks, Jay and Koepp, Stephen, “Time”: “Chilling Out on Rap Flash;New city music brings out the last word in wild style”, March 21, 1983, U.S. Edition.

  • Good source for explaining some hip hop terminology and dress.

  • Hager, Steven, “Village Voice:” “Afrika Bambaataa’s Hip Hop”, September 21,1982.

  • Good source on one of Hip Hop’s leading spokesmen.

  • Samuels, David, “The New Republic”: “The Rap on Rap: the Black Music that Isn’t Either”, November 11, 1991.

  • Excellent source on the history of rap music. Must be edited before student use.

  • Simpson, Janice C., “Time”: “Yo! Rap Gets on the Map; Led by groups like Public Enemy”, February 5, 1990.

  • Good source for information on rap groups such as Run-D.M.C. and Public Enemy.

  • Thigpen, David, “Time”: “Not for Men; Women Rappers are Breaking the Mold with a Message of their Own”, May 27, 1991.

  • Good source on female rappers.