Although some scholars suggest that the roots of rap music are in the tribal instrumental chants dating back thousands of years, most agree that it did not fully emerge as a music genre until the 1970s. It was created in direct response to disco.
Popular rap music videos include "California Love," "My Name Is" and "All of the Lights." 2Pac released "California Love" in 1995, Eminem released "My Name Is" in 1999 and Kanye West released "All of the Lights" in 2010.
History Channel documentaries such as "Bible Secrets Revealed," "America: The Story of Us," "The Men Who Built America" and "Last Days of the Nazis," are very well-regarded among both critics and television viewers. The History Channel makes an effort to cover all aspects and times of history, with
Some popular documentaries, based on box office success, include "Fahrenheit 9/11," "March of the Penguins" and "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never." In terms of popularity among critics, "Hoop Dreams," "The Thin Blue Line" and "Grey Gardens" are some favorites.
Neither the American Film Institute, BBC nor IMDb list any documentaries in their top 100 movies, as of 2015. Rotten Tomatoes lists one documentary in its list of the top 100 movies: "Man on Wire." It's ranked as the 61st best movie of all time.
Rap music often glorifies criminal and irresponsible behavior through negative images and messages. Such music sometimes has a significant negative impact on young, growing minds as evidenced by the number of incarcerated youths who listen to rap. According to RapRehab.com, young minds are heavily i
Although opinion as to whether rap music has a bad influence on children is broadly divided, many believe the genre's focus on street crime, violence and sexist portrayals of women to be negative overall. It has also been suggested that references to drug abuse, including alcohol and tobacco, increa
Some techniques to help aspiring MCs learn to rap include studying the works of more accomplished rappers, practicing freestyling, improving enunciation and writing rhymes every day. Employing these strategies can help rappers learn to rhyme and continue to improve their skills.
According to the most recent Recording Industry Association of America 10-year consumer poll (from 1998-2008), 10.7 percent of Americans bought at least one album or recording of rap music in 2008. This makes it the second most popular genre of music in that year (behind rock).
Country music is believed to have officially begun in 1927, when Victor Records signed the Carter Family and Jimmie Rogers. The genre became very popular in the 1940s and 50s, and many aspects of country music have influenced other genres, as well as American culture.