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?

2 Answers

  • Mr.412
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favorite 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

  • Wokaz
    Lv 6
    1 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

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