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...Despite beginning his career as a rapper, Dr. Dre evolved to become one of the most successful hip-hop moguls and producers. Born Andre Romelle Young in Compton, California in 1963, he attended junior high in the suburbs but returned...

New Jack Swing

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...New jack swing is an African-American dance music that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s, driven by an emerging generation of young songwriters and producers influenced by urban street culture. Although relatively short-lived...

Funk

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Funk music is commonly thought of as a style of energetic dance music, driven by hard, syncopated basslines and drum beats, and accented by any number of instruments involved in rhythmic counterplay, all working toward a ‘groove.’ While...

Hip-Hop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Hip-hop can be defined as a mass cultural movement that emerged among black and Latino youth in New York City during the 1970s and has since spread around the world. It is identified by four key elements – breakdancing (a distinctive style...