Rap is an exuberant genre- it is much more than just rhymes and beats. An indispensable part of youth tradition and culture, rap songs are loved by people all across the globe because of its mesmerizing ideas and extremely effective impact. These songs make you think, smile, cry, move, laugh, and shake your leg to some of the best numbers.
There was a time when rap songs were limited to just the urban culture, but today these numbers have become stronger, and also reached to the people of the rural regions. It is one such genre that is a little different from other types of musics- the numbers enhance your level of energy, and create a positive vibe in you.
Some of the best rap songs of all times that touch your soul include, Trap Queen by Fetty Wap, Know Yourself by Drake, Watch Me by Silento, Legend by Drake, Time Of Lives by Pitbull & Ne-Yo, and many more!
Old school rap refers to the primary commercially recorded hip hop music (around 1979-1984), including the music in the period prior to it from which it was directly inclined. The music genre is believed to have ended around 1984 because of changes in both rapping style and the accompanying music including rhythms. The styles, sounds and images of the genre were exemplified by music icons like Ice Cube, Spoonie Gee, DJ Yella, The Sugarhill Gang, Arabian Prince, Kool Moe Dee, and Lovebug Starski.
In summary, old school rap is characterized by the simpler rapping styles of the period and the entire focus on party linked subject matter. However, there were some exceptions, for instance Kurtis Blow’s “Hard Times,’’ and Brother D’s “How We Gonna Make the Black Nation Rise,’’ (all released in 1980) that explored socially significant ideas. In 1982, the release by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five signaled the entrance of hip hop as social commentary, making it easier for upcoming artists like N.W.A and Public Enemy develop an identity based on socially conscious themes.
Gangsta rap is a subgenre of rap that started in the early 90s and gained great popularity due to the celebrities such as Ice T and N WA. The gangsta rap songs used to depict the hard life black men in the poor areas of the United States faced. As the genre grew bigger, the celebrities started using vile messages that promoted violence and hatred against the whites, females and those who disliked the genre gangsta rap and the celebrities who were of it. Here are the essential features of gangsta rap;
The performers showed a sense of them suffering from severe mental retardation from their activities and the message in their songs.
The performers mumble words as they perform their music thus some people find it hard to get the message. This was evident in some music that featured Lloyd Banks
Extreme use of profanities such as bitch that meant female, nigger that meant friendly black male or female and the cracker or the white devil that meant the white males. Moreover, there poetic lines entail more of the profanities and a vulgar language. They also make substantial use of words such as ??aha’ and ??what’
They use expensive jewelry as well as expensive cars when shooting their videos and their worth is always mentioned in the lyrics.
There are fewer females involved in the genre and those that do the gangsta rap always talk of the material things and brag of their love for thugs and their thug life. Furthermore, many black beautiful black ladies are featured in videos so that they satisfy the high sensual desires of those celebrities who are performing.
The performers make great use of ballads that are based on love and non-violence and this was first greatly used by Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
In conclusion, these are the features that made gangsta be attributed to drugs and drug dealing and many vices in the United States.