Origin and History of Rap Music Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Origin and History of Rap Music
A look at the history and origins of the contemporary rap music style.
# 115235 | 1,099 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 13, 2009 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , African-American Studies (General)

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The paper discusses how rap music can be traced back to the African cultural traditions of oral story telling, vocalization and other cultural aspects that were retained by the slaves who went to America. The paper also explains that the political and social desire for freedom from oppression shaped many of the characteristics of rap music. The paper therefore shows how te issue of cultural domination in the United States as well as in many other countries brought about a movement of resistance which, to a large extent, is voiced and expressed in the contrary and unconventional styles and lyrics of rap music.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • KEYES C. L. ( 2002) Rap Music and Street Consciousness . Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
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