Rap and Hip-Hop Dominate FAHS Preferences

Posted on March 8, 2012 by

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Music has always been a big part of high schoolers’ lives. The FASD music department has an acclaimed past when it comes to competitions. The band and chorus have both traveled to many beaches and cities for competition. Some of the bands that come from the Fleetwood area include Dreamland Park, United We Fall, and Have Faith Within. These bands have had success through shows and benefits. FASD is proud to be a school full of musical talent.

But what do Fleetwood students like to listen to outside of the halls of the school? An informal polls was taken during the school day. Although the data points are not statistically significant, they do offer a cross-section and basis for discussion.

Rap and Hip Hop were the front-runners with a 53% rating. Rock came in second with 22% of the vote. Hardcore music came in third with 10%. Surprisingly, other types followed closely at 8%, beating out country music, which only boasted a 7% rating.

Rap and Hip Hop have certainly come a long way from what they were in the 80s. Current rappers and hip hop artists do not tackle all the political and social issues of the day. Instead, current artists rap about eccentric lifestyles and women. Recently, covers of songs have been very popular among rappers. Lil Wayne, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, and Mac Miller are a few of the more popular contemporary rappers.

More and more rap artists are venturing into more of a singing style instead of just rhyming. Wiz Khalifa is known to sing his own choruses.  Drake has taken a more R&B standpoint on his new album, where he is singing more than rapping. These changes are what people like to see. This helps everyone to believe that music keeps getting better and better due to innovations.

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