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Thesis-

My thesis is that hip-hop, R&B, and rap all come together as one. They all have something to do with each other and originated right after one another.

Research Questions-


  1. What is R&B,Hip-hop, and Rap?
  2. Where did it come from and how was it started?
  3. Who started it?
  4. How has it changed since it was created in the late 1960's- 1970's.
  5. Who are the big stars of today for these genres of music?

R&B
R&B stands for rhythm and blues. R&B was originated in the 1940's, but it became a big thing and influenced the end of the 20th century in a big way. It was a mixture of jazz and blues. Not only did jazz influence R&B so did gospel and disco music. Since R&B became about it has been a big thing in the US. The singers are getting better and some of them are rising stars.

Some of the rising stars are Usher, Mary J. Blige, and Beyonce. They have been singing in for a long time and has added there on sense of still since.Beyonce became a solo artist and has gotten 16 awards since she been singing, Ahe has released 3 single albums and was also in Destiny Child before going solo. Mary Jane ( or J) Blige has gotten nine Grammy awards and a lot of other honors. She has eight multi platinum albums and received an award for combining hip-hop and soul. Usher who is a single artist has won 5 Grammy awards, 4 World Music Awards, 4 American World Awards,8 Soul Train Awards, and 19 Billboard Music Awards. Usher is known as one of he world's best music artist and has released his new album Raymond vs. Raymond which made the number one spot in the Us Billboard 200 for the third time in a row,

Sample Songs-


Hood Love by Mary J. Blige and Trey Songz had recently came out in 2010. With this song it has a mixture of hip and R&B in it.


Halo by Beyonce came out in 2009.This song is R&B but has almost the same qualities of hip-hop


Papers by Usher came out in 2009. Papers as well has the same qualities to be confused with with hip-hop.

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Hip-hop had started in the late 1960's early 1970's. Hip-hop was made in the Bronx of New York. Hip-hop and rap have a lot of things to do with each other. The name hip-hop was a termed that was used when someone rapping or singing was performing. Hip-hop and rap came from funk, R&B, and disco. Hip-hop was created by someone called Kool Herc in the 1970's. The first hip-hop and rap song that came out was called "Rapper's Delight". Sugar Hill Gang was the first hip-hop group to make a top 40 hit. In their song they use the theme from the show "Good Times" to make there foundation.

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Sample Songs-


This song is by The Sugar Hill Gang. This was released in 1979 and was the first song. This song is considered old school hip-hop.


This is a song by Young Money. Young Money is a group that the rapper Lil Wayne signed many rappers. In this group is Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Gudda, Gudda, Lil Chuck, and many more. This song is hip-hop mixed with rap and came out in 2009.


The song Baby is by LL Cool J and it was released from his recent album Exit 13. This song is east coast hip-hop.

This was a signature song by Mc Hammer. It came out in 1990. This song is hip-hop mixed with a little bit of rap. It first came out on the t.v show The Arsenio Hall Show in the late 1989.

Rap-
Rap is a part of hip-hop, it's basically telling a rhythm in a lyrical way. Rap is spoken word that is put onto a beat. Some of the famous rappers are Tupac Shakur, Notorius BIG, Eminem, and Lil Wayne.
Tupac Shakur was started to become a rising star. He had released his album
2Pacalypse Now. In 1996 Tupac was shot and killed. He was just getting started on his life ream and it ended young.
Notorius BIG also known as Biggie. Raised in Brooklyn he started dealing drugs when his first album came out. Being involved in drugs before he could release his album he was shot and killed. When the album was released 15 days later he had made number 1.
Eminem had made won a Grammy award for the Best Rapper and has continued his high success. In his songs he raps about his daughter and family problemm. He also just made a song with Lil Wayne Called Drop the World.
Lil Wayne had started rapping young. He was the youngest person that was part of the Cash Money Records. As he kpt rapping some of his songs weren't as successful but when he came out with That Carter 1,2, and 3 he came back up. With Tha Carter 3 he sold over a million copies in the first week. He also had started of Young Money.

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Sample Songs-


This song drop the world was a collaboration with Eminem and Lil Wayne. It was released in 2009. It is a mixture of Rap and hip-hop.

This is one of Tupac's hit "Dear Mama". It came out in 1995 a year before he died. It was an old school hip-hop mixed with rap.

Hpnotize came out in 1997 by Biggie Smalls. It is old school hip-hop mixed with rap.


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