Since the establishment of Hip Hop, the amount of female rappers that have been able to thrive in the mainstream music industry, have been relatively little in comparison to their male counterparts. Women such as Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, Lil Kim, Queen Latifah, Eve, Trina, Salt-N-Pepa, Monie Love, Da Brat are all recognized and heralded as the earliest pioneers in female rap. Each woman named brought talent, skill level, creativity, and groundbreaking archetypes that resonated with Hip Hop lovers. One particular woman became a household name with her striking looks, designer fashions, sultry deep voice, distinctive flow, delivery, and sharp Mafioso-influenced lyricism drenched in sexuality.
Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 6, 1978. Marchand was only 17-years-old when she became known to the world as Foxy Brown, as a…
IT’S COMMON THAT BLACK PEOPLE ARE OPPRESSED & LIMITED TO GANG CULTURE, CARIBBEAN CULTURE, & HIP HOP CULTURE WHILE WHITE PEOPLE ARE WELCOMED IN ALL CULTURES WITHOUT SO MUCH QUESTIONING & REJECTION COMPARED TO A BLACK PERSON TRYING SOMETHING NEW & UNIQUE LIKE SKATEBOARDING OR SOMETHING THAT IS SADLY WHITEWASHED.
MUSIC CULTURE IS SOMETHING THAT’S NOT BASED ON THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN BUT THE EXPRESSION OF YOUR TRUE AND RAW EMOTIONS & THAT’S WHY MUSIC IS SO ATTRACTIVE NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF MUSIC UNLESS YOU ARE BIASED OR WHITEWASHED. IT IS TRUE SOME MUSIC IS AN ACQUIRED TASTE, BUT IF YOU ARE OPEN-MINDED AND WILLING, YOU WILL LEARN TO LOVE A MUSIC CULTURE JUST LIKE HOW WHITE PEOPLE LEARN TO LOVE OTHER PEOPLE’S CULTURES. THAT WAS A JOKE, BUT IT IS TRUE. WE HAVE TO REALLY EDUCATE OURSELVES & REALLY LEARN OTHERS AS MUCH AS WE SHOULD LEARN OURSELVES AND APPRECIATE ONE ANOTHER.
BUT, GOING BACK TO MUSIC CULTURES. BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING DIFFERENT KIND OF MUSIC CULTURES FOR A LONG TIME. THE CREATION OF SCATTING INSPIRED JAZZ & BLUES, & OTHER MUSIC CULTURES. PRAYER AND COMMUNITY SONGS DURING SLAVERY INSPIRED GOSPEL MUSIC & OTHER SING ALONG KIND OF MUSIC LIKE THAT. JIMMY HENDRIX, JAMES BROWN, BAD BRAINS & OTHER OLD SCHOOL BLACK ARTISTS LIKE THEMSELVES INSPIRED HIP HOP, PUNK, METAL, AND SO MUCH MORE!
BLACK MODERN ARTISTS LIKE AARON HEARD & ANDRE 3000 ARE CARRYING THE TORCH FOR THE PROGRESSION OF BLACK PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT CULTURES.
AARON HEARD IS A VOCALIST FOR A HARDCORE BAND NAMED JESUS PIECE(WHICH STARTED OUT AS A SUB-GENRE OF PUNK MUSIC BUT NOW HAS ITS OWN CULTURE AND AESTHETIC & GOT COMBINED WITH METAL MUSIC AS THE MUSIC GOT HEAVIER SOUNDING & LESS TRADITIONAL PUNK-ISH, SO SOMETIMES CAN BE REFERRED TO AS “HEAVY METAL” EVEN THOUGH HARDCORE IS MORE OF ITS OWN MUSIC CULTURE BUT YOU CAN LEAVE A COMMENT AND WE CAN DISCUSS THAT. NOW ENJOY THIS VIDEO!
ANDRE 3000 IS A HIP HOP ARTIST. HE IS PART OF A HIP HOP GROUP CALLED OUTKAST. HE’S NOT A NEW AGE HIP HOP ARTIST LIKE TRAVIS SCOTT OR LIL UZI VERT BUT HE IS STILL A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS “BLACK EXCELLENCE” AND WHAT HIP HOP IS TRULY ABOUT OR AT LEAST WHAT IT ORIGINATED FROM AND HE IS STILL MAINTAINING AND SHARING THE TORCH AMONGST HIS PEERS NEW AND OLD NO MATTER WHAT CULTURE THEY FEEL LIKE THEY BELONG TO.
MUSIC IS LIKE A NOTEBOOK, IT CAN BE OPENED AND WRITTEN BY ANYONE THAT WANTS TO WRITE IN IT.
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