80s Music Rap Music
Rap style of music was another new style to be invented in the 80's. The style was more of a culture in South Bronx, New York, in the 1970's, but in the 1980's Americaís mainstream got their first taste of it. Rap became very popular and kids all across the country were trying to rap. Some with success, some not so successful. Rap seemed to be a challenge for some to try to rhyme anything to a beat. It didnít matter much if it made sense or if the words were real words or just something made up so it would rhyme. The younger generation fell for it and absorbed the words of the rap songs. Some of the songs were not appropriate for young people to hear but they heard them anyway unless their parents banned them from listening to it. There were other new styles of music in the 80's that was not appropriate for young people to listen too either. Some of the hard rock, heavy metal, thrash metal, hair metal, and others, had lyrics to their songs that were not good for young ears to hear. There was talk about killing, shooting cops, stealing, suicide, drugs, alcohol, sex, anti-Christian, devils, demons, cult talk, and vulgar language used. Much of the music was also very loud and obnoxious, with screaming, yelling, growling, and the making of other noises.
There were some rap stars who were very successful and the lyrics were safe enough to listen to. Many of them didnít make much sense but many of them also told a story of sorts. Some of the most popular rap (or hip hop) artists were, Kurtis Blow, Queen Latifah, Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, LL Cool J, Too Short, Run D.M.C., Public Enemy, N. W. A., Salt-N-Pepa, and 2 Live Crew.
Some of the rap examples were, Rock the Bells (by LL Cool J), Paid In Full (by Eric B and Rakim), and Paul Revere (by Beastie Boys). There were many more that were also popular and if you need more info about rap and hip hop music, you can find it online by doing a quick search on a search engine. You can also listen to the music online or download it to your computer or mp3 player, etc.
Rap music was just one of many new styles of music which was invented in the 80's. The 80's was the era for the change of rock and roll as it was known in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Some of the other styles of music invented in the 80's were, disco, hip hop, heavy metal, hair metal, thrash metal, soft rock, hard rock, synth pop, college rock, heartland rock, New Wave, and New Wave of British heavy metal, just to name a few.
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