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Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
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MTV, guitars, Bronx, Queen, remixing, inoffensive, women, Boone, bad, Power, commercial, Pusher, black, violence, suburban, disco, urban, Compton, socially, electronic
1980s: rap music became CNN for            people
as it becomes a bigger commercial entity
began to offer many various kinds
one version of rap music was                  conscious rap
realistic communication of what            life is really like for African American people
they didn't really didn't have a black news channel
had elements of good guys and bad guys as in other eras of Rock music
Elvis Presley was the        guy, the guy mothers didn't want their daughters going out with
Pat            was the good guy
Beatles the good guys
Rolling Stones the bad guys
late 1980s
some rappers were likewise funny and relatively                       
others were angrier
Gangsta Rap
Los Angeles
1988 "I'm Your             "
more graphic and angry way
created anger and controversy
1989 Straight Outta               
Dr. Dre
drew from Kool and the Gang, rather than rock samples
biggest album
Boogie Down Productions
South Bronx, New York
Criminal Minded (1987)
not a big                      success
influential for portraying ghetto life in New York
Public Enemy
Chuck D
Flavor Flav
Long Island, not too far from the           
1988: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
turning point for rap
raising of social conscience
interesting sampling
almost entirely                     
1990: Fear of a Black Planet
"Fight the           "
featured in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing
Queen Latifah
1989: All Hail the           
"Ladies First"
Latifah made her mark in hip-hop by rapping about issues of black women
her songs covered topics including domestic                 , harassment on the streets, and relationship problems
raps about the pleasures of womanhood
she is out to prove that            can rap
in a style that many people would consider rap misogynist: objectified, demeaned
MTV and Rap
1988: Yo! MTV Raps
quickly becomes the most popular show on MTV
rap has very effectively crossed over
                 kids are going off to their Target or K-Mart or wherever to buy up these albums which talk about world that their parents would never allow them to be a part of
a kind of voyeurism
controversy over rap
many rock musicians at the time really hated rap in the same way that they really hated            a couple of years back
it wasn't about the performing artists
no               , no guitar solos
but actually                  sounds had been being done since the 1960s
1980s: two scenes
Heavy Metal
increasing success through the 80s
develops out of the New York scene
as an        show as well
1970s: Hippie Aesthetic, Corporate Rock, Disco, and Punk
British Blues-Based Bands and the Roots of Heavy Metal
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock
The Era of Progressive Rock
Jazz Rock in the 70s
Theatrical Rock: KISS, Bowie, and Alice Cooper
American Singer-Songwriters of the 70s
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters
Country Rock's Influence on 1970s Music
Black Pop in the 1970s
Sly Stone and His Influence on Black Pop, Funk, and Psychedelic Soul
Motown in the 1970s
Philadelphia Sound and Soul Train
Blaxploitation Soundtracks
The Uniqueness of James Brown
Bob Marley and the Rise of Reggae
The Backlash Against Disco
1975-1980: The Rise of the Mega-Αlbum
Continuity Bands in the 1970s
Rock and Roll in the Second Half of the 1970s
U.S. Punk 1967-1975
1974-77: Punk in the UK
American New Wave 1977-80
British New Wave 1977-80
The Hippie Aesthetic: 1966-1980
The Rise of MTV
Michael Jackson: MTV's Unexpected Boon
Madonna as Disruptive Shock Artist
Prince and Janet Jackson
Other Groups Who Benefited from MTV
1980s New Traditionalists and New Wave
1980s New Acts, Old Styles and Blue-Eyed Soul
1970s Progressive Rock Adapts to the 80s
1980's Heavy Metal
1980s Heavy Metal and L.A. Hair Bands
1980s Ambitious Heavy Metal
The Beginning of Rap
1980s: Rap Crosses Over to Mainstream
Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
Punk Goes Hardcore
Late 80s Indie Rock Underground
1990s: The Rise of Alternative Rock
1990s Indie Rock and the Question of Selling Out
1990s Metal and Alternative Extensions
Hip-Hop in the 1990s
Classic Rock of the 1990s
1990s Jam Bands and Britpop
Female Singer-Songwriters of the 1990s
The Rise of Teen Idols in the 1990s
1990s Dance Music