The Evolving World of Music Article Review by Peter Pen

The Evolving World of Music
This paper looks at Neil Strauss' article "A Land with Rhythm and Beats for All" and offers a personal view on today's mixing of music styles.
# 100781 | 702 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008
Published on Feb 01, 2008 in Music Studies (Contemporary) , Music Studies (Blues, Jazz)

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The writer discusses how artists are joining together to produce a music style that integrates many different types of music. The writer examines Neil Strauss' "A Land with Rhythm and Beats for All," agreeing with Strauss' argument that hip-hop has a sound for everyone. The paper explains Strauss' assertion that artists are singing about their lives and personal situations, expressing the pain they have experienced in their lives. The writer disagrees, however, with Strauss' contention that the best hip-hop performers will always be black.

From the Paper:

"Today's music has become rather evolved, mixing different sounds and styles together to create new forms of music. It has become rather difficult to find just one sound or type of music on a radio station these days. Neil Strauss, author of "A Land with Rhythm and Beats for All," says that he is in favor of this new mixing of music styles."
"I had a music appreciation class at Weber State and I agree with Strauss that hip-hop has had an influence on many different people. Even in the beginning, the blues had an enormous influence on other styles of music being created such as rock, etc. Hip hop is continuing to have an effect on music today. It is merging different styles together and creating new types of music."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Strauss, Neil. "A Land with Rhythm and Beats for All." Reading Culture: Contexts forCritical Reading and Writing. New York: Longman, 2001. 534 - 538.

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