Leny AyalaInstructor: Malcolm CampbellEnglish 1103
Spam Artist: Hip Hop Artists Using the Web to Reach Stardom
When you hear the word Hip Hop usually artists; such as, Tupac, Jay- Z, NAS and Biggie
Smalls are mentioned. What makes these rappers so “GREAT” is that they brought their own
unique style to the hip hop world and gave the audience something “NEW”, unlike rappers in
today’s society. Before the web was introduced to the world, musicians had to find other meansto get their music heard. Therefore, rappers were trying everything they could to get recognition, by trying to get their music aired on the radio or even by passing out demos to random people onthe streets.
All of these things were barriers between the musicians and a much-desired audience
that these pioneers of hip-hop had to overcome just to get their music listened to. Due to the web,anyone who proclaims himself a “rapper” can post their videos on websites, such as, YouTube or
Worldstarhiphop, for people to view. The web is now home to hundreds of up and coming artist
self- promoting their music. This is advantageous to the artists trying to gain recognition, but not
as convenient for the genre of Hip Hop as a whole. Most of the artist posting their music onlinelack originality and are still able to gain some type of recognition, positive or negative. Artistsgaining a bad reputation online for their lack of creativity are diminishing the overall quality of hip hop and are tarnishing the genre, as oppose to what it used to be. People want to hear something unique; now all that is found online is rappers trying to mirror the rappers who became famous by using the web. Creativity is the key to success in the music industry and
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Sentence doesn’t make sense I feel likeyou should say…When you hear the word Hip-Hop artist such as,Tupac, Jay-Z, NAS and Biggie Smalls are who youthink of.
Who says there great?
What Kind of Style did they bring..maybe explain what you mean right here
Why do you say that? What dotoday’s’ rappers bring to the rap game
All of what things?
This sentence sounds awkward to me
Right here you should explain whatthose two things are.
Reread this part…
Talk more about how it use to be incomparison to how it is now to better show and prove your point.