Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Emotional Music

Emo is a genre of music that originated from hardcore punk and later adopted pop punk influences when it became mainstream in the United States.
The genre of EMO, or Emotional, music has been around for longer then many people seem to believe. Originating in Washington, D.C in the early 80’s, Emo music is now listened to and played by millions of sensitive teens all over the world. The typical Emo fan may be described as a boy who wears tight jeans, dyed black hair, and black fingernail polish, but this is not what Emo is all about. Emo is about the music, and the music only. Emotional music is extremely lyrically centered. The song lyrics are often overflowing with anger, happiness, and sadness, but almost every song is about the sensation of love.

Fall For YOU

Emo Band

Second Hand Serenade
Matchbook Romance
Moss Icon
of Caterpillar
Rites of Spring
Poison the Well
The Rocket Summer
Tommorow's Last Hero
Senses Fail

Monday, December 8, 2008

Chris Brown "The Prince of R&B"

All it took was three years for the kid to take the crown. With a go-getter mentality, the then 16-year-old came, saw, and conquered the R&B game. Right now, Chris Breezy is sitting comfortably at the #1 spot. Breezy has gained love from different facets of the music industry. Brown recently was featured on Nas' "Make the World Go Round," off of Nasir's Untitled album, and was anointed as the "young Michael Jackson" by the legendary MC. Brown continues to have fans oozing and gushing for more as his last CD, Exclusive, which wheeled in almost 2 million copies, and three Top 5 Billboard hits. Though Brown has recently embarked on acting, he has recently re-released Exclusive with four brand new songs.

* Voted as the Sexiest Male Musician in Victoria's Secret 2008 "What Is Sexy?" list, unveiled in January 2008.
* Ranked 8th on Yahoo's annual list of Popular Search Terms in 2006.
* His favorite TV series is "Entourage" (2004).
* Likes playing basketball, dancing, and designing his own shirts.
* His debut album's producers included Scott Storch, R. Kelly, and Jermaine Dupri.
* The single "Run It!" has a remix version which featured rapper Juelz Santana.
* Used to be a point guard in his school's basketball team.
* Has several nicknames of Sizzle, Charlie Brown, and Booboo.
* Is a baseball fan.
* Describes himself as a creative, talented and humble person.
* His favorite music artists are Rakim, Run DMC, Lil Wayne, Sam Cook, and Michael Jackson.
* Had an embarassing moment on one of his shows as his shirt and hat came off when being pulled by fans into the crowd.
* Learned dancing by watching Michael Jackson on TV.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

R&B Princess

Trivia about Rihanna

Was signed to Def Jam Records.Her musical inspirations include Alicia Keys, Beyonce Knowles, and.Attended Combermere which is a sixth form school similar to technical school in America. Performed Mariah Carey's "Hero" at her school's talent show. Won a beauty pageant at her school. Born to a black Barbadian father Ronald Fenty and a black Guyanese mother Monica Fenty. She has two younger brothers Rorrey and Rajad. Stated in an interview that her friend and former Island Def Jam record label artist Fefe Dobson was someone that she admired and looked up to. Having a fellow black artist writing, singing, and performing the music she truly loves.Ranked #8 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.Sampled "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' " by Michael Jackson from his " Thriller" album in her song "Please Don't Stop the Music". Ranked #15 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Rhythm and Blues

Rhythm and Blues also known as R&B, R'n'B or RnB it is a style of music developed by African Americans that combines blues and jazz, characterized by strong backbeat and repeated variations on syncopated instrumental phrases.The term replaced ‘race music’ and was supplanted by ‘soul’. Rhythm-and-blues grew out of the blues and related styles but is played by an ensemble, typically of a lead singer or instrumentalist, a rhythm section (bass, drums and some combination of piano, electric organ and electric guitar) and a group consisting of voices, wind instruments, guitar or organ.

Rhythm and Blues Artist

1. Ne-Yo
2. Rihanna
3. Usher
4. Justin Timberlake
5. Chris Brown
6. Keyshia Cole
7. R Kelly
8. Beyonce Knowles

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rap/Hip Hop Music

Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a music genre and cultural revolution typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with backing beats. The term rap is often used synonymously with hip hop music.

Rap/Hip Hop Music Artist


The most controversial rappers to ever grace the genre. Using his biting wit and incredible skills to vent on everything from his unhappy childhood, to his bad relationship with his mom, his contempt for the mainstream media, his success became the biggest crossover success. The controversy over his lyrics was the best publicity any musician could afford, and being the first 'white' rapper to make a significant impact ever on Hip Hop may have given him a platform not afforded t
o equally talented African-American rappers.

Missy Elliot (Gossip Folk, Work IT, Back in the Day, Funky Fresh Dress, Slide)
Under Construction
Supa Dupa Fly

LL Cool J (It's Time for War, Old School New Scholl, Feel My Heart Beat, Get Over Here)

It's LL and Santana/What You Want
Exit 13

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Paul McCartney

Significant Facts About Paul McCartney:

  • Has written or co-written more than 50 Top 10 hits, landing him in the Guinness Book of World Records for that and other songwriting milestones
  • Has released 24 albums as a solo artist and 11 with his group, Wings since the breakup of the Beatles in 1970
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: in 1988 as a member of The Beatles and in 1999 as a solo artist
Top 10 Rock Solo Artist

1. Paul McCartney
2. Elton John
3. John Lennon
4. Bruce Springsteen
5. Eric Clapton
6. George Harrison
7. Rod Stewart
8. Bob Dylan
9. Jimi Hendrix
10. Janis Joplin

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pop Music

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is a Solo Pop Music Artist and one of their music hit is "Beat It"

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What is Music?

Music can be defined as an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.

There are lots of kind of music one of this is Pop Music. Pop Music is a style that is enjoyed by many people and it is a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element, melodies and hooks, it is mainstream style and conventional structure. Primary examples of Pop music are Rock with you, Billie Jean, Beat It by Michael Jackson Border Line and Like a Virgin.
Jazz is also a kind of music it is a popular music that originated in New Orleans. It can defined as dancing or a dance performed to such music, as with violent bodily motions and gestures.

Rock music a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.

Rap/Hip Hop and classical music are two very different types of music. The difference is very noticeable in sound, and the music’s characteristics. The listeners and audience of the two types of music are very different as well. Classical music and rap music are also both viewed very differently in society. Producers and composers of these two styles of music present themselves differently also. Rap artists write their own lyrics. Because of this most rap songs are unapologetic, direct, and often very personal. Most rap music’s instruments are electronic, and computer generated.

Classical music is most often played before bed, or anytime during the day for relaxation purposes. Classical music also has a less complicated texture and is more homophonic. programmed rhythm and syncopated chant; such as beats and rhymes—drum and voice. This type of music is also often misunderstood because of the difficult-to-decipher phrases, and the slang used. When classical is mostly just instrument playing, the very talented composers, like rap artists, write their own music, and lyrics. Harmony and melody are often excluded from Rap/Hip Hop songs. The audience may use classical music as a prop to relaxation.