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Music Genres

This paper gives a critical analysis of Gangster and Country music genres. These have become some of the most popular musical genres in the contemporary society.  Gangster rap music is believed to have originated in the United States of America (USA) in the mid 1980s. This was after its promotion by Ice-T and N.W.A. who made it the most lucrative hip hop subgenre. Since then, it has become popular with the urban population mainly because it reflects on the violent urban life demonstrated by many youths. On the other hand, Country music is believed to have originated in 1920s in the rural regions of southern USA (Darwidoff, N., 2007).

As already highlighted, Gangster rap music is reflective of the violent urban lifestyle of the inner city dwellers. It has become factious on the urban criminal activities. It involves the use of accompaniments like a drum machine, beat boxing and sampler. These enables it to produce melodious rhythms appropriate for subjects like crime, sex, racism, promiscuity, drug abuse, theft, street gang and homophobia. These are typically issues.............

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