Create The Music The genre called Rap originated in the Bronx, New York, in the mid 1970’ (Howard). Of the many legends of how Rap came to be the most popular has to do with the humble DJ’s and MC’s of the underground clubs. While the DJ spun the track, the MC would entertain the crowd with simple rhymes (EZ Track). Over the years, Rap Music has become the theme songs of most young African American men in the United States. However the genre has broke boundaries and entered almost every culture outside of the states. Nonetheless a Rapper, along with Rap Music, is stereotyped to be associated with the thug life. Most individuals think that a Rap song is no more than a guy spitting rhymes about how much money he has, how many women he has slept with, or how low a girl can get. Yet they neglect to mention the Rappers such as Tupac Shakur, Nas, or Ice Cube who didn’t flaunt, but instead made poetry. Tupac was one of those artists that took his gift to alter the entire Rap game (Howard).
Music is a large field made of many types each having a character and a color. Through it audience is selected and the taste is acquired. Music genre differs and new styles get born. Few pioneer some what reached perfection and become legend in the genre they play, such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd took psychedelic rock to a next level and became icons in their field. They lead flourishing years in the early 60’s and stayed on track despite the various problems they went through. Here is a glimpse of pink Floyd’s stages from early 60’s till present time.
The inhabitants of the Island of Puerto Rico, known by the name of Borikén to its natives, possess a strong passion for music. To understand the root of this passion it is necessary to explore some of their history and culture. It is also essential to understand some of the basic key elements of the music that Puerto Rican folk and classical music has derived from. This will help the reader to better appreciate the contributions that Puerto Rican music has made to modern music.