After watching the making of Jay Z’s album

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FYE-1220-01F – FYS: History of Rock & Roll

 

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 After watching the making of Jay Z’s album

UNIT 2- DISCUSSION POST

1.       After watching the making of Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt album, what are your thoughts on:

a. The process of how he and his producers created this album? What did you find interesting? What was something that you did not know before you watched this video concerning how a hip hop album is produced?

b. Hip-Hop. Do you find this music original and/or creative or not? Should hip-hop be considered an important contribution to popular music? Why or why not? Please use specific examples to back up your point.

c. What were some of the themes that Jay Z wrote and rapped about concerning his reality and the reality that he saw around him? What other kinds or music and bands/artists you have heard are writing and singing about similar themes in society?

****Please use specific examples from the film as well as your own experiences to back up your points.

2. After watching the making of Nirvana’s Nevermind album, what are your thoughts on:

a. The Grunge scene? Why do you think this genre of music caught on and took off into an international phenomenon? What was special and/or not special about this style of music?

b.       Kurt Cobain… What are your thoughts on the words that he wrote as well as the music he created? Do you think his words and music were original? Why or why not? Was Nirvana and other Grunge bands influenced from past genres of music and if so, who were they influenced by?

3. After listening to Dr. Dre, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, and Prodigy, please write your thoughts on the music scene of the 1990’s. What are these musicians writing about and what kinds of sounds are they creating that give you a sense of what was happening in both the United States and England in the 1990’s? Is this music original? Why or why not?

****Please use specific examples from the film as well as your own experiences to back up your points.

****Please write AT LEAST 3 FULL paragraphs (at least 1 full paragraph for each question) in your post.

****Please respond to at least 2 other students as well as answer any questions asked of you.

 After watching the making of Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt album

 

 

 

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