Ciera Mcclenton May 29, Senior Imani Berry listening to music in the library. Berry, like many students, enjoys listening to music and can be seen sporting headphones during lunch and in the halls. Photo Credit, Ciera Mcclenton Music has always been emotion evoking. It can help you get through seemingly any situation or mood, either through expressing your emotions or coping. Everyone has go-to songs that they listen to during good or bad times. Musical taste has evolved, for better or for worse. Loy Norrix biology teacher Valerie Long and senior Imani Berry were asked to reflect on the music they listened to throughout their teenage years. During that decade she describes her music as roller skating solid gold, electric boogaloo and pop-locking music.
They are just a couple of the thousands of popular singers and rappers of old school music. I believe old school is much better than the music today. I think the biggest reason is there's a story in old school music. The story is usually something the world is going through, something the singer or rapper went through, or some story to which people can relate. I think it's very rare if you hear a song nowadays that has a movement to it.
By: Jennifer Telles. Some of the old school music bands and rappers are Notorious B. Some people say this kind of music is lame, but why? The survey statistics also found that the most popular old school band was The Beatles. In the LASGS survey, only 5 people out of 33 said they like new music better than old music, and the most popular rapper was Drake. New school music is commonly known as mainstream, and it not liked as much as old school music.
Hip-hop has arguably been the best genre of music in the past two decades. As hip-hop maintains its title, a lot has changed about the genre, such as the lyrics. Hip-hop has two phases, old school and new school each of which give off a different vibe. Artists such as Tupac, Biggie Smalls, and Eazy-E often rap about the struggles of growing up in a racialized environment and the work they put in to get where they are today. The hardships they rap and sing about include how they grew up facing racial discrimination, poverty, and doubt from the people around them. Some even sing about how they do drugs, drink alcohol, and party which sets a bad example for some listeners. Some of these rappers today did not have it as hard as rappers back in the old days. Also Hip-hop artists now are racially diverse, so African American culture is not necessarily found in music today.