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RASE II / Blog

"HISTORY OF RAP AND HIP HOP MUSIC"

To understand and truly know about the music we in this Hip Hop and Rap genre rap about, sing about, live and breathe everyday we must first know what it really is, where, when and how it came into existence and that it is documented historically as Rap being talking in rhyme to the rhythm of a beat and that Hip Hop is a culture and an undeniable way of life for a society of people who identify, love and cherish Rap, break dancing, dj-ing, b-boying and graffiti, and was started by South Bronx teenagers who started to give and popularize block parties that sprang up all over the different borroughs of New York and introduced the now popular emcees and super skilled DJ,s. Taking rhythms and melodies from existing records and mixing them with poetry about life in the Hood, Hip hop and Rap made popular by ten different pioneer DJ,s and MC,s of this genre.(Pete DJ Jones, Kool DJ Herc, DJ Hollywood, Eddie Cheeba, Lovebug Starsky, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata, Kurtis Blow, The Sugar Hill Gang, and Run DMC)started to evolve! Today one of the most potent and financially successful genres of music around and made popular by the voices of a generation that refused to be silenced by negative media and other generations of peoples thinking; Hip Hop and Rap Music spread from its humbled but historic beginnings in the South Bronx of NYC to the ghetto filled cities and crime filled streets of the West Coast with it's own style then the world. Hip Hop and Rap music started in the early seventies and according to Kurtis Blow can be traced back even further than his hero DJ Pete Jones.(1972) All of the historic facts information comes from "The History Of Hip Hop Volume One( The Genesis) by Kurtis Blow. There are three volumes that cover Hip Hop and Rap musics growing culture up to now! You really need to read all three volumes. On Feb,1,2012 RASE II is going on a Historic Journey to the South Bronx where it all began to sit in and perform with other Hip Hop and Rap personality's where it all originated,to experience it's regional influence and enjoy other historic sites of NYC and celebrate the birthday of RASE II female vocalist Tiaona Loman. Finally on Feb 3,2012 RASE II has been blessed with an opportunity to participate in a one on one listening session with executive A&R representatives from RCA, Jive, and other members of the Sony Music Group that is sponsored by Sound and Image Showcase's Kal Nwanere at Sony Music Headquarters in NYC. Support Hip Hop Music and Rap Music. You just gotta love it's struggle and successful survival in a world that still has somedoubt about it! It,s not just baggy sagging pants, boomboxes and loud music. It,s a culture, a way of life yall. Credit for all Hip Hop history go to the Reverend (These Are The Breaks) Kurtis Blow. Wow!

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

MOST NEW RECORDING ARTIST THINK THAT ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS RECORD AND GET OUT THERE AND PERFORM. THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER THINGS THAT HAVE TO BE DONE BEFORE YOU TRUELY BECOME A BONIFIDED RECORDING ARTIST AND SUPER STAR PERSONALITY. FOR INSTANCE MOST NEW SINGERS WHO HAVE BEAUTIFUL REW TALENTED VOICES CANT BE UNDERSTOOD AT TIMES BECAUSE THEIR WORDS ARE SO MUDDY THAT YOU CANT HEAR WHAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY SAYING WITH THAT WONDERFUL VOICE. WELL THEY NEED VOICE LESSONS AND SOMEONE TO TEACH THEM WHAT VOWEL PHONETTICS ARE AND HOW TO PRODUCE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDABLE SOUND, HOW TO BREATH AND HOW TO SING IN PHRASES WHICH MAKE THEM SO MUCH MORE MARKETABLE. THIS IS ONLY ONE OF THE MANY, MANY THINGS THAT ARTIST DEVELOPMENT TEACHES THE NEW RECORDING ARTIST. BERRY GORDY INSISED THAT EACH AND EVERYONE OF HIS RECORDING ARTIST (NO MATTER HOW GOOD THEY THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE) GO THRU ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND IF YOU VISIT THE MOTOWN MUSEUM AND HITSVILLE U.S.A. IN DETROIT, MI. ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THE TOUR GUIDE WILL TELL YOU IS HOW THEIR ARTIST DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT WORKED AND WHAT IS IS THAT THEY DID IN IT.