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Comparing and Contrasting the Music of the Soviet Era and Rap/Hip-Hop

Date

4-10-2021

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During the Soviet regime, musicians and composers especially were walking a fine line whenever they decided to try to write some music. They would have to make sure to exemplify the characteristics of power that the leaders of the Soviet Union wanted in all art that was produced during that time. Composers such as Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Khatchaturian would produce this nationalist music, but they would put their own pieces of individualism and political rebellion in their music that was detected by the people and composers, but seemed to fly under the radar. On the other end of the spectrum, rap and hip-hop artists have always been able to very bluntly address very specific issues with their music. Artist Joey Bada$$ in his album All Amerikkkan Bada$$ (2017) very clearly addresses issues of white supremacy, police brutality, and black identity. This is only one example of a more recent artist being politically active with their music. My poster will address the similarities and differences that are present in these two very different, but surprisingly similar genres share.

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Comparing and Contrasting the Music of the Soviet Era and Rap/Hip-Hop

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During the Soviet regime, musicians and composers especially were walking a fine line whenever they decided to try to write some music. They would have to make sure to exemplify the characteristics of power that the leaders of the Soviet Union wanted in all art that was produced during that time. Composers such as Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Khatchaturian would produce this nationalist music, but they would put their own pieces of individualism and political rebellion in their music that was detected by the people and composers, but seemed to fly under the radar. On the other end of the spectrum, rap and hip-hop artists have always been able to very bluntly address very specific issues with their music. Artist Joey Bada$$ in his album All Amerikkkan Bada$$ (2017) very clearly addresses issues of white supremacy, police brutality, and black identity. This is only one example of a more recent artist being politically active with their music. My poster will address the similarities and differences that are present in these two very different, but surprisingly similar genres share.