Week 8 Notes - MUS 360
Week 8 Notes - MUS 360 MUS 360
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Beyond Black amp White 111815 Day 16 jin vs Sterlin 2002 rap battle jin quotLearn Chinesequot 2004 jin b 1982 quotRather than downplaying racial differences as previous rappers had Jin strategically embraced them drawing attention to his race in an attempt to minimize itquot Oliver Wang The Streets of Cairo 1985 amp Yellow Man quotMr Chinquot 1982 Used quotorientalquot beat quotMr Chinquot has fake Chinese in the lyrics Mountain Brothers quotMicrophone Phenomenalquot 2003 quotBy focusing on individual abilities rather than origins contemporary Asian American rappers have found one way to cope with the expectations of the hip hop audiencequot Oliver Wang focus on skills instead of race Sounding Race in Latino LA Kid Frost quotLa Razaquot 1990 quotIt s in my blood to be an Aztec Warrior Go to any extreme and hold no barriers Chicano and I m Brown and proud Want some chingazos punches Simo n ese 0k friend let s get down quotViva Tiradoquot amp Black Brown LA quotHere was a song originally written by an African American in praise of a Mexican bull ghter remade by a Chicano jazz rock group given the name 39El Chicano by a white man then sampled by a Chicano MC mentored by a black rap icon as a way to instill pride in young Chicanos through an Afrodiasporic art form whose fans include black brown white and Asian youth across the nationquot Oliver Wang Banda Bass tuba Harmony quotE atquot horn Tenor trombone Alto trumpets Soprano clarinet saxophone Akwid Sergio AK amp Francisco quotWikidquot Gomez Beyond Black amp White 111815 Day 16 Brothers born in Michoacan Mexico Now live in S LA Combine rap w banda Akwid quotEsto Es Pa Mis Paisasquot 2010 Remake of quotLa Razaquot including a cameo by Kid Frost Shift from E LA Chicano culture to world of recent immigrants Released height of controversy over AZ SB 1070 Sergio quotAKquot Gomez quotIf you are paisa you might speak English or you might not You might mismatch your clothes You might not have a green card You will listen to banda but you might also listen to hiphop You might have a bald head but you might also wear a cowboy hat We are not diminishing Chicanos We re just talking about it from the other side the way LA looks through the eyes of a paisaquot Female MCs in a quotMan s Worldquot 111615 Day 15 Vanilla Ice To the Extreme 1990 Strategy of imitation Cultivating a tough macho image Tying upbringing in ghetto Miami Sold 11 million copies by 1991 CooAs Ice lm 1991 Ice Ice Baby is one of the most famous on the album However Vanilla lce s cred was compromised when his real name Robert Van Winkle was leaked due to a group of high schoolers Raised in upper class house in Miami suburbs Jim Carey s Parody quotWhite White Babyquot In Living Co0r1991 Pop Culture in Black amp White Vanilla Ice conjured memory of Elvis Presley as King of Rock Benny Goodman as King of Swing Paul Whiteman as King ofJazz quotblack roots white fruitsquot MC Hammer quotU Can39t Touch Thisquot 1990 Ill Beat comes from RickJames Superfreakquot Crazy pants in video From streets in Oakland CA Danced A s games for money Won Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance amp Best RampB Song from multiplatinum album Please Hammer Don t Hurt Em sold over 10 million copies in US 22 million worldwide 3quot I Bass quotPop Goes The Weaselquot 1991 MC Serch amp Pete Nice Criticizes MC Hammer amp Vanilla Ice Marshall Mathers Ill b 1972 Eminem From Detroit MI Eminem In nite 1996 His demo album Vinyl is cool to have not that many produced Themes are traditional to hiphop Female MCs in a Man s World 111615 Day 15 Eminem quotNever 2 Farquot 1996 Talks w friend if they have enough money for the bus keep your head up theme honest song Eminem In nite 1996 Knows how to make rhymes multiple word rhymes Accused of imitating New York sound Get trash talked because he is white New York Beats c 1996 8 count hihat syncopated kick drum amp snare rhythm quantized to 16th note triplet swing 1 Pete Rock amp CL Smooth Mecca and the Soul Brother 1992 2 A Tribe Called Quest Oh My God 1993 3 Nas Halftime 1994 4 JayZ Dead Presidents 2 1996 5 Eminem Open Mic 1996 The Slim Shady LP 1999 My Name Is hit song on album playing off white business meeting plays off stereotypes of white people in music video Eminem can be a pale imitation of other rappers Carefully chooses words in songs grass instead of marijuana so he couldn t be called a copier Labbi Siffre quotI39ve Got Thequot 1975 gay RampB singer in England JayZ Streets Is Watching 1997 Def Squad Countdown 1998 Covered in My Name Is Selected Beats c 1999 Contrast in rhythmic density amp syncopation 1 Dr Dre Still Dre 1999 2 JayZ Hard Knock Life 1998 3 Mos Def Mathematics 1999 4 Tupac Shakur Killuminati 1999 posthumorous 5 Eminem My Name Is 1999 quotMy Name Isquot Female MCs in a Man s World 111615 Day 15 use cartoon voices to be humorous children amp 3 Stooges 8 Mile 2002 biopic about Eminem s rise to fame people calling him out for being a white rapper nal battle scene BRabbit vs Papa Doc Class gt Race Eminem39s rise to stardom depended on 1 Using humor to get away from charges of intimidation pre emptive racialization 2 Playing up his otherness as a blue collar white emcee class gt race Key Points Eminem doesn t transcend race as some fans amp critics argued He negotiated amp rearticulated what it meant in the genre the time Prop 209 California Ballot Initiative 1996 The state shall not discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race sex color ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment public education or public contracting
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