Within any craft, there are three types of people; pioneers, innovators, and thieves. And sometimes the lines that divide each of them can become blurred. This same concept certainly applies to this craft we love and know as "rapping". But at times it can be difficult to pinpoint where you personally fit into all of this. Are you a pioneer, an innovator or just a thief that's bitting off of other rappers hard work? Well, after reading this you might have a slightly different perspective on all of this. Let's first take a look at each of these roles. PIONEERS Pioneers: "a … [Read more...] about A Case For Biting Rappers: Pioneers, Innovators And Thieves
So there seems to be this myth floating around that there's an age restriction for rapping. I've heard it on both ends from people inquiring if they're too old to be rapping as well as kids thinking that perhaps they're too young. Interestingly enough I've discovered through conversing with these age conscious creatives that their concerns have been triggered for several underlining reasons. And it's likely you have had some of these insecurities as well so let's take a look at them and see if we can't put these myths to rest. Are You Too Young To Start Rapping? I'm Not … [Read more...] about Are You Too Young To Start Rapping?
Every so often we'll witness the emergence of the next big thing to hit the scene that sends shock waves throughout the entire world. During it's infancy we can't predict the scope of it's magnitude nor the length of it's presence. We just simply bask in it's greatness and enjoy it while it lasts. Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives is a new Hip Hop documentary about a college radio station ran by two quirky friends in the 90's who became unlikely legends by engaging their listeners and helped break the biggest rappers ever! History In The Making Adrian Bartos (Stretch … [Read more...] about Stretch and Bobbito – Everything You Need To Know
In Hip Hop every so often someone will come a long that takes the music industry by storm. In modern times you may consider such people to be the likes of Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, and Jay Z just to name a few. But one artist all of these rappers pay homage to is Big Daddy Kane and here's why. Reminiscing In the early days of Hip Hop rappers rhymes where not as complex as they are today. This is simply because in the mid to late 70's Hip Hop music was still in it's infancy stages and was only a few years old at the time. Just like anything else in life things need time in order to … [Read more...] about Big Daddy Kane – A Legend Among Us
Before I disclose which artist released the first rap song I gotta set it up some quick rap history for you. See before there were rap songs there was emcee's. An emcee's job was to be the voice of the party while the DJ focused on spinning records. Emcees would recognize special guests at the parties, make announcements, and often would spit short freestyles about what was going on at the party. Coke La Rock is known for being the first rapper to ever spit rhymes after teaming up with DJ Kool Herc in 1973 and both are recognized as the original founding fathers of Hip Hop. Rap music was … [Read more...] about Was The First Rap Song Really Rappers Delight?
Rap music is undeniably one of the most popular music genres to date but how well do you know the history of rap? Join me as I take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the origins of what we know today as Hip-Hop. What does rapping mean? Rap is actually a very old word. You can find the term popping up as early as the 15th and 16th century in Britain. Initially the word rap meant to strike or to hit. A few centuries later a slight variation of this definition appeared which meant to speak or talk. In America around the 1960’s it began to pop up in the black community and was used as a … [Read more...] about History of Rap – The True Origins of Rap Music