Eminem is one of my favourite rappers of al time. Dark, violent, complete difference to what other artists were spittin' in his day. Many were gangsters, and the ones after although much lighter in theme, still carried the same emotional impact as what Eminem did in his rhymes. Eminem was one of the greatest rappers, coming from humble beginnings in Detroit Michigan, he would rise up, get discovered, and be immortalized in his own city, and to the world.
Eric Clapton is one of my favourite artists of all time. Nicknamed Slowhand, he is one of the most prolific blues artists in popular music. Making the Stratocaster popular, he ripped through the 60s with his stint with the Yardbirds, following with Cream. Eric Clapton has always been at the forefront of traditional blues, as well as acoustic singles like the ever so popular Tears in Heaven, this is his story.
Through the Wire is one of the most pivotal moment in rap, it help usher in a new style of rap music, a more emotional, more human, and less gangster. It also help bring in the next newest rapper onto the scene Kanye West. However the journey for Kanye was never easy, and Through The Wire is where he would make that story heard.
She is one of the most important figures for female rappers. Growing up in a terrible neighbourhood, Lil Kim would meet Biggie Smalls another prolific rapper, and would work with her in developing her career. Now Lil Kim has sold millions of records around the world and is currently working on releasing a new album this 2019.
The PMRC was a Parental governmental but not governmental body that advocated for regulation of profane lyrical content in popular music. During the mid 1980's society saw a rise this new music called heavy metal. This kids loved it, parents not so much. It got to a point where government became involved, to a point. Artist dressing up in attire they wouldn't typically wear, and stand in front of council to promote the right of free speech.
There was no other label as prolific as MoTown Records. Bringing about 2 decade of some of the most important popular music ever played. They're system of pumping out hits was like no other, perhaps only the Brill Building could relate. However they had shown what commercial pop music can produce, and how it can impact.
With rap being the defacto mainstream genre of music in todays music, it's important to know it's roots. Grandmaster Flash is one of the most prolific DJ's in history. Bringing samples and beats to the fore front of our ears.
New artists are all a dime a dozen, but artists like Bebe Rexha who put in that hard grind is someone worth looking and talking about.Talented at a young age, and going to raves just as young... Not to party, but to play. Bebe has finally made her mark on the world stage as a serious pop writer.
This is part one of looking at the History of Audio Reproduction. It's almost something that we don't consider as time moves fast, but it is all relative. About 100 years ago we were listening to music on wax cylinders. 100 years before that we were listening to the orchestras, and the first models of player pianos. Technology has influenced music so much that it has changed how we record, how we listen, and how music even sounds.
April 4, 2019
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