How Did Nas Change The Hip-Hop Music Industry?

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How did Nas Change the Hip-Hop Music Industry? Hip Hop is a music genre that was developed in the 1970's. It consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted (Encyclopedia Britannica Online). This type of music has changed drastically over the past four and a half decades. It is now the most listened to music genre in the world, but it had a large leg up during the early 1990's because of the music coming out of New York City during that time. One artist in particular is the reason some people believe this music scene became so popular. His name is Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known as Nas. Nas was born in 1973 in the Crown Heights neighborhood of New York City, but moved to Queens as a young child. His father was a Jazz musician and he was heavily influenced by the musical talent of other artists. He began rhyming as a young kid and dropped out of school at the age of 13 to pursue his dream of becoming an influential rap artist. That same year there was a major dispute over the true birthplace of hip hop, Queensbridge or South Bronx. This caused a rivalry between these two boroughs and it inspired Nas continued making music.…show more content…
During the time that his friends weren't recording, Nas would go in and record himself, but nothing was ever released. He was finally featured on a Main Source track in 1991 and what came was unexpected. “...when I was twelve, I went to hell for snuffing Jesus...police murderer, I'm causing hysteria...kidnap the President's wife without a plan and hanging niggas like the Ku Klux Klan...I'm iller than a AIDS patient...” (Nas). This illustrates how extreme his rap lyrics were. People were speechless and now they knew who he

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