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The Elements of Music: Genres (Hip-Hop)

Updated: Feb 25, 2023

Hip-hop music is a genre of music that originated in African American and Latino communities in the Bronx, New York City, in the 1970s. It is characterized by its use of rapping, beatboxing, and sampling, along with its strong emphasis on rhythm and percussion. Hip-hop music often features lyrics that address social and political issues, including poverty, inequality, and racism. It has evolved over time to include various sub-genres, such as gangsta rap, conscious hip-hop, and trap music. Hip-hop music has had a significant impact on popular culture and has become a global phenomenon, influencing not only music but also fashion, art, and language. Today, hip-hop music continues to be a major force in the music industry and a vital form of artistic expression for many musicians and fans around the world.

Music Lesson Plans: Genres (Hip-Hop)


LP 'Genre-Hip-Hop' (NCCAS_PYP_MYP) PDF
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Presentation: Genres (Hip-Hop)

Musical Genres-Hip Hop PDF
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