What are some suggestions for Rap songs to analyze ?
I am taking a virtual class run by a local school for adults. The class I am taking is called history of Hip hop. We have to pick two songs to analyze. Any ideas?
- Mr.412Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Get Low by Lil Jon - discuss the history of crunk and make arguments for the songs importance to the sub-genre. Also touch on the Chris Rock skit about defending hip hop.
NY State of Mind by Nas- discuss its lyrics and how illmatic impacted the genre.
Beef to analyze:
Jay Z and Nas
50 Cent and Ja Rule
Ruthless and Death Row
- WokazLv 61 month ago
My choices would be:
• "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang - first hip hop song to gain mainstream attention
• "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - first known hip hop song with a focus on conscious lyrics
• Any song from Eric B & Rakim's "Paid in Full" album, Rakim's lyrical ability changed the game