From Motown to Hip Hop 2

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Growing up in the City of Detroit during the early sixties became a great period for music. It had been a time period wherein the 1 of the type sounding records of Motown were being played and heard throughout the streets, nightclubs, house parties and radio stations everywhere. It had been prevalent to have the soulful R and B records playing around the jukeboxes while individuals were dancing in the streets or singing in the barber stores and beauty parlors to the love tunes that eventually captivated the hearts of countless people all throughou the globe. Music cds and hip-hop music were not heard during that time period, it was all about the plastic records and rhythm and blues soul.

The tunes which were produced by Motown songwriters during the 60’s and 70’s had thus much meaning. They were tunes that talked concerning real love, present occasions and the heartache and pains of lifetime experiences. Oh yes, Motown had it going on! Their music grew to become universal music. Many of the soulful tunes crossed over into different markets like pop, jazz, blues, etc… But only like George Benson mentioned in 1 of his recordings “Everything Must Change”, and certain enough, he was correct about the music.

After offering a lot of years services and excellent music to the City of Detroit, Motown moved out and Rap/Hip Hop moved in. Instead of hearing someone singing My Baby Loves Me or My Girl, you started to hear new sounding lyrics of street experience indicated in rhythms with all the mouth, torso, hands and feet as a result had not been heard before.

This completely brand-new music well-known as Rap evolved in the early 80’s and became prevalent as a sky rocket in the late 90’s and New Millennium as Hip Hop/Rap. Even now Rap/Hip Hop music has been a multi billion dollar genre. Millions of cds, videos and dvd’s are available every year in the Hip Hop genre of music. And there is not a signal that Hip Hop is scaling down or taking a back seat to anybody anytime shortly.

What precisely occurred to the Motown sound…. did it die out? No! The Motown sound may by no signifies die out. It might usually play a considerable piece in the hearts and minds of millions who appreciated it’s sound back in the early 60’s, and continued to pass that sound on to their kids throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Occasionally you really need to move over and permit the unique kids found on the block have a turn in expressing their musical abilities, tunes and tips. That is what Motown did…moved over-not out. And today the Hip Hop artists are not the brand fresh kids found on the block anymore, for they’ve taken their position to express themselves musically, simply like the rhythm and blues artists took their position to express themselves in the Motown era.

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  • Robert Watts
    17 October, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Motown is as a part of hip hop as the dj itself. The motown sound has helped shape hip hop into what it is today. If you listen closely to the chord progressions in hip hop from the early days to now you can clearly hear the motown influence in so many ways. My wife and I produce hip hop together and we sometimes use the reverb effect from the motown sound on our snares and claps. The Motown Sound has and will continue be instrumental in hip hop production.
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  • Manuel Marino
    21 November, 2014 at 2:11 am

    many thanks :), Robert, for this kind explanation. Do you have demos to listen to?
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