Music Discussion

Music   Discussion

1. In your own words, define ‘flow’ as it relates to hip hop. Is there a specific rapper who’s flow you particularly like? What about their flow is appealing to you?

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2. Adam Krim suggests three categories of flow which he calls “Sung Flow”, “Percussion Effusive Flow” and “Speech Effusive Flow”. Professor Babin offers a detailed discussion of how rappers flow using rhythmic placement which he terms “Regular”, “Regular Syncopated”, “Irregular Syncopated”, “Parallel” and “Divergent”. In your own words, define all of the types of flow listed above. How might Professor Babin’s rhythmic specific types of flow relate to the three categories suggested by Adam Krim? Can you think of any other ways to describe and distinguish an artist’s flow?

3. In 2-4 paragraphs, address the following prompt:

Why would there be resentment between one location and another when one appears to be becoming more popular than the other, especially since we all agree that popularity is not the most important thing in terms of “art” . Think about the question not just in terms of East vs. West but in terms of the rise of the South. Does this same kind of issue arise in other genres of music, and, if it does, does it come from the same mental place ?

 

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