Monday, November 8, 2010
Last week, we read about the origins of hip-hop and the connection between the inner city music of the 1970's and the rise of hip hop in Africa today. To get a feel for the music scene of the 1970's and 80's, you are each going to research a hip hop artist mentioned in the article we read.

Here is the list of artists:

Kurtis Blow

Melle Mel

Grand Wizard Theodore

Kool DJ AJ

Cold Crush Brothers

Spooney Gee

Rock Steady Crew

Afrika Bambaataa

Lovebug Starski

In today's class, you're going to google your hip hop artist. After you do this, you should find at least one video for your artist. Play the video(s) and choose one to upload on your blog. In your post, write about the music and the style that's represented in it. What's different about the music in the 1970's/ 1980's versus today's hip hop? What about the styles?

If your artist does not have a video with footage, you can still upload it in your post and write about the song itself.

Also, please include a list of

4-6 facts about your artist. (4-6)

It'll be interesting to see what you all come up with!

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