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MUSIC & SPORT Hip Hop, Rap and Trap Music WARM-UP SPEAKING Guarda queste immagini e indica a quale genere di musica appartengono. 1 2 3 4 5 famous rappers. Some of them were killed in gang gunfights , like The Notorious Big, Tupac Shakur and Fat Pat. Trap music was born in the 1990 s in the southern part of the US, especially in Georgia. The word trap comes from the slang of Atlanta and refers to the place where drugs are hidden in a car. It is characterised by aggressive lyrical content and sound, and electronic music is normally used. Trap is similar to rap, but the words do not necessarily rhyme, and melody is more relevant than words. Celebrities 57 50 Cents is an American rapper, hip hop artist and actor. Critics believe that he is the most outstanding figure in the hip hop industry, and he has been described as a master of lyrical brevity . Get Rich or Die Tryn is a famous movie about his crazy life. Nikki Minaj was the first American female rapper to be considered one of the best rappers by MTV. She is known as the queen of rap but also as the queen of hip hop and one of the best-selling music artists, with 100 million records sold worldwide. The New York Times has considered her one of the most influential rappers in the world. Hip hop, rap and trap make people think of fast rhythms and quick speaking, celebrities wearing sparkly golden jewellery , and big clothes. But where do these three types of music come from? Origins and features Hip hop, rap and trap have something in common: they complain about social injustice, violence, racism, poverty and exclusion, and, apparently, rap and trap music derive from hip hop. Hip hop has its origins in the USA in the late 1960 s and was inspired by African dancing. Hip hop is more than just music: it is a culture, a way of living which has its roots in the Bronx, New York City. It is characterised by three elements: rapping, dancing and graffiti, the art of writing and drawing on street walls. Rap music has its origins in New York City in the early 1970 s, when famous DJs started talking over disco songs to energise people. It is often associated with criminal gangs, whose bosses have often been worldwide GLOSSARY content: contenuto to complain: lamentarsi gunfight: sparatoria to hide: nascondere jewellery: gioielli 110 root: radice sparkly: luccicante outstanding: rilevante T.I. is maybe the most famous trap music artist in the world. He is often referred to as The King of Trap in the music world. His top-selling album, Trap Muzik, sold 10,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number four on the US Billboard.

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