Hip-hop music and culture have had huge success in the United States and other parts of the world. Hip-hop music is composed of rhythmic lyrics that use techniques such as assonance, alliteration, and rhyme.
This genre is widely popular around the world and it has evolved significantly since its origin in the 1970s. It has for a long time remained a point of contention as to where this form of music originated. It most likely came from the South Bronx region of New York City. As time has progressed, new hip-hop styles have emerged.
Here’s a list of the various diverse elements of hip-hop music.
MC stands for Master of Ceremonies. It is also called emceeing. It is all about the analysis of rhythmic voice, poetry, and divine speech and their application. Its practitioners are known as emcees or rappers.
The emcee is a hip-hop artist who uses rhythmic rhyming in spoken words to guide and take the audience on a ride. Talking of rhymes and rappers, Civy C-del’s “My 2 Cents”, “Civilian”, and “Civilian 2” are some of the most popular hip-hop tracks. All Civy C-del’s albums and songs are available on the official website.
Boom Bap is a heavy kick drum “boom” accompanied by a crisp “bap” of a snare, normally at a moderate tempo. This type of music is mixed so loudly and perfectly that it’s almost impossible to listen to it without bobbing your head.
It rose to prominence in the 1980s and remained a successful hip-hop style well into the 1990s. Its origins can be traced back to the early hip-hop practices of rapping over breakbeats, scratching, and combining old records to make new music.
Beatboxing is a type of body music that involves the creation of new sounds and music using only the mouth, throat, and nose. Beatboxing, contrary to popular opinion, is still an increasingly growing art form that extends beyond the simple reproduction of drums and sound effects to complete musical performances.
Beatboxing is a primal human art form in which the physical body is used as a flexible instrument. Most hip-hop artists today use audio editing software to produce beats that then combine with their lyrics.
Grime is a form of electronic music with an emphasis on rough, uptempo beats that emerged from the council estates of early 21st century East London. Rapid and syncopated breakbeats at about 140 beats per minute are characteristic of this style which also has a bellicose or jagged electronic sound. Emceeing is a big part of this style and the lyrics are mostly about gritty depictions of city life.
When we talk about modern hip-hop artists, a name that stands out is that of Civy C-Del. He became an instant hit with his first album, “My 2 cents“. His ability to catch and hold the attention of listeners with his diverse lyrics and innate storytelling abilities set him apart from his contemporaries.
His latest album “The Civilian 2” is a testament to his gift of music. Hip-hop lovers look up to him as the future of hip-hop music owing to his ability to carry his unique style with confidence. He is a modern artist in the truest sense. He is active on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. Music lovers can listen to his audio tracks on SoundCloud.
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