Hip Hop vs. House

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House and Hip Hop, are two very similar genres of music. However, no matter how similar these two types of music sound, they are still very different. Hip Hop and House music are two very popular kinds of music today. Some Hip Hop artists that you might be familiar with are MosDef, The Roots, De La Soul, Jurassic 5. Some House music artists are Mark Farina, Chemical Brothers, Inland Knights, JT Donaldson and Deadmau5. All of these artists and groups have left their lasting mark on the ears of millions throughout the world. As far as parallelisms go, both types of music were conceived in the late seventies and early eighties both are derived from the Death of Disco, which happened at Cominskey Park where the Chicago White Sox play in 1979. The Death of Disco which was originally titled “Disco Demolition” which was originally suppose to be a bonfire of disco records between a double header. It quickly turned into what you could describe as a mob scene which can be blamed on the hands of Steve Dahl creator of this ridiculous movement. Anyway, the two types of music were created when predominately Black and Latino young adults from the inner cities of the United States started to manipulate, which is also known as sampling old Dance, R&B, and Disco records, thus creating a sound that they would later transform into the music that we love and appreciate today. Both House music and Hip Hop borrow or sample excessively from many different types of music such as Disco, Jazz, Soul, Blues, Rock, Alternative, R&B in addition to live instrumentation. This could not have been done without the help of the turntable, which in both genres is the cornerstone to the music, and the starting point for many artists of both genres. Hip Hop was created in the Bronx, neighborhood of New York City, and was performed on street-corners, house parties, and block parties. House Music, was created in the gay night clubs of...
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