Welcome to day nine of the Createyou86 May A-Z Blog Challenge. Today's post is based on my humble opinion about something that has helped mold me as a human being....music.
In this article written by Jethro Mullen on CNN
Is rap the most important music since 1960? Scientists say they have proof. it is discussed that rap is in fact the most revolutional music since 1960. However, it is also discussed that the group of scientists who performed this study, or any scientist for that matter no matter how smart they are can never specifically pinpoint what each song or genre means to each specific person.
Music has molded my life. From the early age of 4 (although my mother will tell you it was younger than that), I began to sing. I sang karaoke in our friends family room to the 1989 favorite "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler, and began taking voice lessons per my request at the age of five. I had no idea that fourteen years later I would have been in every choir from fifth grade on (when we were allowed to start choir in school). In my senior year in highschool alone I sung over 100 pieces of music (that year I was in 3 choirs!).
⬜ I have been in multiple competitions (one at Epcot in Disney).
⬜ I have been directed by Eric Whitacre who is one of the most popular and performed Grammy winning composers of our time.
⬜ Sang for four years with the Delaware Orchestra.
⬜ Competed as the youngest competitor ever at the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition at University of Delaware.
⬜ Recorded my own song with a producer in Florida when I was 18. (completely over the internet).
⬜ Recorded my own versions of songs.
Music is IN ME! Take a look at my Google Play account, or my iTunes account, and you are bound to see a wide variety. Music ranging from Classical, to Etta James, to The Roots, to Britney Spears, Michael Jackson (I idolize both of these performers!), to Eric Whitacre, Panic! At The Disco, Walk The Moon, Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Avicii, Bellarive, Ben Harper, Boy George (yes the 1980's popstar), Breathe Carolina, Christina Aguilera, CHVRCHES, DMB, Deadmau5, Demi Lovato, Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Jason Mraz, Jeannie Ortega, Kesha, Joss Stone, Timbaland, Justin Timberland, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Lights, and those are among the many 1,622 songs just on my iTunes account.
I have tattoos that are lyrics based, and title based as well, because certain songs have made a profound impact in my life. It would take me more than this blog post to tell you exactly how I felt about music, or the impact that it has made on my life, and I believe that is the poi t of the above article. That no matter how scientific you get, everyone is always going to have their own feelings about what music has made the most impact on their world. Has hip hop and rap done that for me? Yes, I love a good rap or hip hop song, and I know most of the words to any popular, and even some less popular Eminem songs, but I don't define my love for music with one genre. As you can see from the above post I love a diverse array of music.
⬜ Is hip hop the most revolutionary music for you? Let us know in the comments below! Are you following along with the challenge on your blog? Let us know in the comments as well!
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