Funky Language Monday
There is no better way to tackle the topic of funky language than with rap music. Let me loosely define rap as “a tiny bit of history of words with a little bit of pop culture and music mixed in for good measure.” Also referred to as hip hop music or MCing, rap music originated as a peaceful means of “talking about” the social issues facing black people in the 1970s. The hallmark of rap music became rhythmic instrumental beats punctuated by “fast talking in rhyme with a beat.” The words in quotations are my interpretations of rap. You may have different interpretations. Now it’s your turn to define rap music in your own words.
Writing Prompt 019
- Step 1: Do basic Internet research on the history of rap. Be prepared to paraphrase your findings.
- Step 2: Define the history of rap music in your own words. Consider rap music from a historical context and modern trends in rap. How are both types of rap music different? Do they share the same characteristics?
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Amanda M. Socci, J.D., is a freelance writer with 14 years of experience writing professionally. Socci currently cuts her blogging chops on her personal portfolio blog, the Creative Idea Gal blog, and on an online news site, Mount Vernon Patch. Inspired by Nina Amir’s Write Nonfiction in November writing challenge, she created a unique 10-month training program for Writenonfictionnow.com and Writenonfictioninnovember.com blog visitors.
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