The History of Heavy Metal Part I: The Difference Between Metal and Heavy Metal

Heavy metal may be the most misunderstood and misrepresented form of music in Western culture. From the widespread misuse of the term to the insistence by fans, journalists, and musicians that bands playing in seemingly hundreds of different musical styles be included under its canopy, heavy metal causes confusion almost everywhere it goes. Despite common use,…

Hip-hop MUSIC AND CULTURAL MOVEMENT

Hip-hop, cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and ’90s; also, the backing music for rap, the musical style incorporating rhythmic and/or rhyming speech that became the movement’s most lasting and influential art form. Origins And The Old School Although widely considered a synonym for rap music, the term hip-hop refers to a complex culturecomprising four elements: deejaying, or…