A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro
Everytime tha Beat Drop
"Everytime tha Beat Drop" is a song by American recording artist Monica from her fifth studio album The Makings of Me. It was written by Johnta Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Robert Hill, Charles Hammond, Deangelo Hunt, James Phillips, rap group Dem Franchize Boyz, while production was hemled by Dupri and LRoc. Musically, the downbeat uptempo track was influenced by crunk and snap music, incorporating beats of Nelly's 2005 single "Grillz" and containing a vocal sample of Dem Franchize Boyz' 2006 hit single, "Lean wit It, Rock wit It."A lyrical and musical departure from Monica's previous singles, the uptempo record was released as the album's leading single in the United States in July 2006, gaining mixed to negative reviews by music critics who called it "untypical" and "avoidable". On the charts, it became Monica's tenth top twenty entry on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but failed to reach the top forty on the official Hot 100, becoming her least successful lead single since 2002's "All Eyez on Me.""Everytime tha Beat Drop" was performed along with Dem Franchize Boyz on several television, such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Show with David Letterman, MTV's Total Request Live, BET's 106 & Park.
An accompanying music video for the song, directed by Ray Kay, was filmed in Monica's hometown Atlanta, Georgia. The singer voiced her remorse towards her record company bosses for subsequently deciding to release "Everytime the Beat Drops" as a single, wishing for a more typical record to be released as the first single instead, dismissed the song as a wrong interpretation of her artistical status. "Everytime tha Beat Drop" is one out of three tracks Jermaine Dupri contributed to The Makings of Me and among the last songs on the album Dupri and co-producer LRoc worked on in the SouthSide Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Recorded for a shelved So So Def mixtape, Monica has described the snap inspired song as a pure fun record without any special lyrical message but with the attempt to show "something that appears on the outside to be different from" her and, "a real good representation" of where she's from and what she's listening and dancing to in private. "Snap music originated on the West Side of Atlanta," Monica said in an interview with the People.
"If you listen to the sound, you'll always hear a snap somewhere in it. Most of the time, whatever stop at the snap." The song incorporates beats of Nelly's 2005 single "Grillz" produced by Dupri, while sampling from Dem Franchize Boyz's "Lean wit It, Rock wit It"'s line in which it says "Rock bend my knees everytime the beat drops."On May 21, 2006, an unmastered clip of the song was leaked onto the internet, by June 6 the entire track had leaked edited. The first version had different vocals from the one on The Makings of Me, features less of Dem Franchize Boyz' vocals. A remix version of "Everytime tha Beat Drop" featuring rappers T. I. and Young Jeezy leaked the following month. The song was released on July 24, 2006 to U. S. radios and debuted at number 68 on the U. S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart after only four days of airplay. Afterwards it jumped from number sixty-eight to number forty-eight on that particular chart, before entering the top 30, reaching its peak position of number eleven.
The song became Monica's tenth top twenty entry on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks chart. On August 3, 2006, "Everytime tha Beat Drop" debuted at number six on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. While it entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number ninety-four in the following week, the song failed to enter the top 50 until its tenth week on particular chart – the same week The Makings of Me became available via digital download; the single reached a peak position of number 48 on the official Hot 100, becoming Monica's least successful lead single since 2002's "All Eyez on Me."Looking back, Monica admitted she would have re-worked her strategy following the mediocre success of the lead single. Instead of allowing her label to influence the selection of her singles, she would have looked more to her fans for opinions: "If I had to do something over again, I'd release more than one single and let the audience choose which one they would have wanted to hear," she admitted to SOHH, adding: "I don’t regret doing the song, I regret not fighting with them about making it the first single.
We told the label don’t put that out as a first single because it’s a poor representation of the album. The music video for "Everytime tha Beat Drop" was filmed by Norwegian director Ray Kay and shot at the PC&E Sound Stage in Atlanta, Georgia on July 7 and 8 2006, it was Monica's first video to be shot in her home town since her first video for "Don't Take It Personal" in 1995, features appearances by guest rappers Gerald Tiller, Maurice Gleaton, Jamal Willingham, Bernard Leverette, producer Jermaine Dupri, Chyna Whyte and Monica's younger brother Montez Arnold. The video does not have a substantial plot but portrays the singer while performing and dancing in front of grey and black colours. Monica and Dem Franchize Boys' scenes are incut by several computer animations and single dance sequences; the clip world premiered at the end of BET's Access Granted and Yahoo! Music on August 2, 2006, it debuted at number sixteen on the U. S. Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks chart on the September 6, 2009 edition of Billboard charts, before falling to number twenty-two on the chart the next week, leaving it off in its third week of release.
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Everytime tha Beat Drop" Monica.com — official Monica site Monica music videos — watch "Everytime Tha Beat Drop" at LAUNCHcast Lyrics of this
Bow Wow (rapper)
Shad Gregory Moss, better known by his stage name Bow Wow, is an American rapper and television host. As Lil' Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog, in 2000 at age 13, followed by Doggy Bag in 2001. In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, the first album released after dropping the "Lil'" from his stage name; as of September 27, 2015, Bow Wow has signed a management deal to Bad Boy Records. Bow Wow made his first movie appearance in All in 2002 as a cameo. In the same year, Bow Wow made his debut as the lead role in Like Mike, he began to undertake lead roles in movies, such as Johnson Family Vacation in 2004 and Roll Bounce in 2005. He played a supporting role in the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006. Bow Wow appeared in five episodes of the television series Entourage, starred as Brody Nelson in CSI: Cyber until the show's cancelation in 2016. Bow Wow was born Shad Gregory Moss in Columbus, the son of Teresa Rena Caldwell and Alfonso Preston Moss. At age three, he became interested in rap.
Under the moniker "Kid Gangsta", he began rapping recreationally at age six. W. A at that age. In 1993, he performed at a concert in Los Angeles, was noticed by rapper Snoop Dogg, who subsequently gave him a stage name, "Lil' Bow Wow". In 1998, at the age of eleven, Bow Wow met record producer Jermaine Dupri, who helped shape his career. In 1999, the soundtrack to the movie Wild Wild West featured his song "The Stick Up" with his mentor Jermaine Dupri. At the age of 13, in 2000, he debuted with Beware of Dog under the stage name Lil' Bow Wow, its debut single was "Bounce with Me". The album included "Bow Wow" featuring Snoop Dogg, which topped the rap chart, "Puppy Love", "Ghetto Girls"; the Recording Industry Association of America certified Beware of Dog double platinum on March 5, 2001, signifying sales of two million copies. In a 2009 interview, the rapper claimed that the album had sold over 3 million copies since its release. In 2002, his second album Doggy Bag was released with singles "Take Ya Home" which peaked at #72 on the Hot 100 and #21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, "Thank You" with Jagged Edge, #1 on the R&B chart.
Doggy Bag peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and was certified platinum. Lil' Bow Wow performed the track "Basketball" for the soundtrack of his film Like Mike. Bow Wow dropped the "Lil'" from his stage name in April 2002. All these Lil' rappers, I'm just kind of getting real irritated by it. I said,'You know what? Drop the Lil'. Forget it. I'm Bow Wow. Besides, I'm growing up, I'm not little anymore. Two weeks ago. I got irritable. It's all these Lil' cats. I'm Bow Wow now. Everything is just'Bow Wow,' no'Lil' Bow Wow.'" The first album released under his new name was Unleashed in 2003. Its first single was "Let's Get Down" featuring Birdman, the founder of Cash Money Records, which reached #14 on the Hot 100 and #6 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts; the second single was released, "My Baby", featuring Jagged Edge. Unlike his previous albums, this one was not produced under the mentorship of Jermaine Dupri. Guest appearances include Jagged Edge, Birdman and Amerie.
Unleashed was certified gold on September 25, 2003. Bow Wow appeared on the remix of JoJo's single "Baby It's You" in 2004. Wanted was released in 2005, its first single was "Let Me Hold You", featuring Omarion, peaked at #1 on the rap chart and #4 on the Hot 100. The next single, "Like You", featuring Ciara, coincided with the beginning of Bow Wow's relationship with the singer. "Fresh Azimiz", featured J-Kwon and Jermaine Dupri and peaked at #23 on the Hot 100 and #6 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The album was certified platinum, he appeared on the remix of Dem Franchize Boyz' "I Think They Like Me", which peaked at #15 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks. Bow Wow ended his relationship with Ciara in 2006. In 2006, The Price of Fame was released with the lead single "Shortie Like Mine", featuring Chris Brown, peaking at #9 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks. "Outta My System", which featured T-Pain, reflected on Bow Wow's break-up with Ciara. It peaked at # 2 on the Rap chart; the Price of Fame was certified gold.
Bow Wow and Omarion released a collaborative album on December 2007, Face Off. The first single was "Girlfriend", which peaked at #33 on the Hot 100; the second single was "Hey Baby". He released a mixtape title Half Man, Half Dog Vol. 1 that year. Half Man, Half Dog Vol. 2 was released as a sequel to the mixtape in February 2009. New Jack City II, his sixth album, was released in March 2009 was his first album to include a Parental Advisory: Steven Roberts of MTV News observed that this album explored "the influence of crack cocaine in inner-city communities", featured such guests as T. I. Three promo singles were released in late 2008: "Marco Polo" featuring Soulja Boy, "Big Girls", "Roc The Mic"; the first official single, "You Can Get It All" featuring Johnta Austin, samples TLC's "Baby-Baby-Baby" and peaked at #55 on the Hot 100 and #9 on the Hot Rap Tracks. On July 4, 2009, his new song "I Know I'm The Shit" off his DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, makes a references working on his new album Underrated and that it is in production.
On August 16, Bow Wow announced his signing to Cash Money Records, joining an all-star roster that includes Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Birdman, among others. Bow Wow p
Christopher Maurice Brown is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year, it peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, selling an overall three million copies worldwide. With his first single "Run It!" Peaking atop the US Billboard Hot 100, Brown became the first male artist as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart. His second album Exclusive spawned his second Hot 100 number one "Kiss Kiss", in addition to "With You" and "Forever"; the album was certified double platinum by the RIAA. In addition to his solo commercial success, Brown has been featured on several singles such as "No Air", a duet with singer Jordin Sparks, "Shortie Like Mine" with the rapper Bow Wow and "Shawty Get Loose" alongside Lil Mama and T-Pain.
The songs have peaked at number three, number nine, number ten and eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 respectively. His third album Graffiti was released that year, included the top-twenty single "I Can Transform Ya". Brown's fourth album F. A. M. E. Became his first to top the Billboard 200. F. A. M. E. Earned Brown his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 54th Grammy Awards, his fifth album Fortune was released in 2012, with X, Royalty and Heartbreak on a Full Moon being released the following years, all peaking in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 charts. Alongside his work in the music industry, Brown has pursued an acting career. In 2007, he made his on-screen feature film debut in Stomp the Yard, appeared as a guest on the television series The O. C.. Other films Brown has appeared in include This Christmas, Think Like a Man, Battle of the Year. In 2009, Brown received significant media attention after pleading guilty to felony assault of his girlfriend, singer Rihanna. Brown has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists.
Throughout his career, Brown has won several awards, including a Grammy Award, 15 BET Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, 6 Soul Train Music Awards. According to Billboard, Brown has the seventh most Hot 100 entries on the chart with 90. Christopher Maurice Brown was born on May 5, 1989, in the small town of Tappahannock, Virginia, to Joyce Hawkins, a former day care center director, Clinton Brown, a corrections officer at a local prison, he has Lytrell Bundy, who works in a bank. Music was always present in Brown's life beginning in his childhood, he would listen to soul albums that his parents owned, began to show interest in the hip-hop scene. Brown taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and cites Michael Jackson as his inspiration, he began to perform in several local talent shows. When he mimicked an Usher performance of "My Way", his mother recognized his vocal talent, they began to look for the opportunity of a record deal. At the same time, Brown was going through personal issues.
His parents had divorced, his mother's boyfriend terrified him by subjecting her to domestic violence. At age 13, Brown was discovered by Hitmission Records, a local production team that visited his father's gas station while searching for new talent. Hitmission's Lamont Fleming provided voice coaching for Brown, the team helped to arrange a demo package and approached contacts in New York to seek a record deal. Tina Davis, senior A&R executive at Def Jam Recordings, was impressed when Brown auditioned in her New York office, she took him to meet the former president of the Island Def Jam Music Group, Antonio "L. A." Reid, who offered to sign him that day. "I knew that Chris had real talent," says Davis. "I just knew I wanted to be part of it."The negotiations with Def Jam continued for two months, Davis lost her job due to a corporate merger. Brown asked her to be his manager, once Davis accepted, she promoted the singer to labels such as Jive Records, J-Records and Warner Bros. Records. According to Mark Pitts in an interview with HitQuarters, Davis presented Brown with a video recording, Pitts' reaction was: "I saw the potential...
I didn't love all the records. It wasn't a problem because I knew that he could sing, I knew how to make records." Brown chose Jive due to its successful work with then-young acts such as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Brown stated, "I picked Jive because they had the best success with younger artists in the pop market, I knew I was going to capture my African American audience, but Jive had a lot of strength in the pop area as well as longevity in careers." Brown attended Essex High School in Virginia until early 2005, when he moved to New York to pursue his music career. After being signed to Jive Records in 2004, Brown began recording his self-titled debut studio album in February 2005. By May, there were 50 songs recorded, 14 of which were picked to the final track listing; the singer worked with several producers and songwriters—Scott Storch, Cool & Dre and Jazze Pha among them—commenting that they "really believed in ". Brown made some input on the album, receiving co-writing credits of five tracks.
"I write about the things that 16 year olds go through every day," says Brown. "Like you just got in trouble for sneaking your girl into the house, or you can't drive, so you steal a car or som
Mariah Carey is an American singer, actress, record producer, entrepreneur. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by the Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic style, signature use of the whistle register, she rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the US Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Soon after, Carey became the first and only artist to have their first five singles reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, from "Vision of Love" to "Emotions". Following her marriage to Sony Music head Tommy Mottola, Carey became the label's highest-selling act with the follow-up albums Music Box, Merry Christmas, Daydream; these albums spawned some of Carey's most successful singles, including "Hero", "Without You", "All I Want for Christmas Is You", "One Sweet Day". S. number-one single in history, with a total of sixteen weeks. After separating from Mottola, Carey adopted a new image and incorporated more elements of hip hop into her music with the release of Butterfly.
Billboard named her the most successful artist of the 1990s in the United States, while the World Music Awards honored her as the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s. After eleven consecutive years charting a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, Carey parted ways with Columbia in 2000 and signed a record-breaking $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records. However, following her publicized physical and emotional breakdown, as well as the critical and commercial failure of her film Glitter and its accompanying soundtrack, her contract was bought out for $50 million by Virgin and she signed with Island Records the next year. After a unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi, it became the world's second best-selling album of 2005 and produced "We Belong Together", which spent fourteen non-consecutive weeks at number one on the US charts and made her the only artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 Decade-End chart twice. With the release of "Touch My Body", Carey gained her eighteenth number-one single in the United States, more than any other solo artist.
Throughout her career, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, she is the third-best-selling female artist in the United States, with 64 million certified albums. In 2012, she was ranked second on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. Aside from her commercial accomplishments, Carey has won five Grammy Awards, nineteen World Music Awards, ten American Music Awards, fourteen Billboard Music Awards, has been credited with inspiring a generation of singers. Mariah Carey was born in New York, her father, Alfred Roy Carey, was of African American and Afro-Venezuelan descent, while her mother, Patricia, is of Irish descent. The last name Carey was adopted by her Venezuelan grandfather, Francisco Núñez, after he came to New York. Patricia was an occasional opera singer and vocal coach before she met Alfred in 1960; as he began earning a living as an aeronautical engineer, the couple wed that year, moved into a small suburb in New York.
After their elopement, Patricia's family disowned her for marrying a black man. Carey explained that growing up, she felt neglected by her maternal family, which affected her. During the years between the births of Carey's older sister Alison and herself, the Carey family struggled within the community due to their ethnicity. Carey's name was derived from the song "They Call the Wind Maria" from the 1951 Broadway musical Paint Your Wagon; when Carey was three, her parents divorced. After their separation, Alison moved in with her father, while the other two children and brother Morgan, remained with their mother. Carey would grow apart from her father, would stop seeing him altogether. By the age of four, Carey recalled that she had begun to sneak the radio under her covers at night, just sing and try to find peace within the music. During elementary school, she excelled in subjects that she enjoyed, such as music and literature, but did not find interest in others. After several years of financial struggles, Patricia earned enough money to move her family into a stable and more affluent sector in New York.
Carey had begun writing poems and adding melodies to them, thus starting as a singer-songwriter while attending Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York, where she graduated in 1987. Carey excelled in her music, demonstrated usage of the whistle register, though only beginning to master and control it through her training with her mother. Though introducing her daughter to classical opera, Patricia never pressured her to pursue a career in it, as she never seemed interested. Carey recalled that she kept her singer-songwriter works a secret and noted that Patricia had "never been a pushy mom, she never said,'Give it more of an operatic feel.' I respect opera like crazy, but it didn't influence me."While in high school, Carey began writing songs with Gavin Christopher. They needed an assistant who could play the keyboard: "We called someone and he couldn't come, so by accident we stumbled upon Ben. Ben came to the studio, he couldn't play the keyboards well – he was more of a drummer – but after that day, we kept in touch, we sort of clicked as writers."
Carey and Christopher began writing and composing songs in the basement of his father's store during Carey's senior year. After c
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
"Fresh Azimiz" is a single featured on rapper Bow Wow's 2005 album Wanted. It is the third song after his chart topping singles "Let Me Hold You" with singer Omarion and "Like You" with Ciara, it features Jermaine Dupri. The song was produced by Jermaine Dupri; the song became his third Top 40 single from his 2005 album Wanted, peaking at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although released through Columbia Records, the lyrics on the 2nd verse of the original song explains that Bow Wow still has close ties to So So Def Recordings. Rumors circulated that the song was meant to attack rapper Romeo Miller, with the line, "18 nigga, making more than your Dad." The line in question is borrowed from LL Cool J's song, "The Do Wop" on the classic album Bigger and Deffer. Bow Wow confirmed that the line was not aimed at Master P or Romeo Miller; because that Romeo dedicated the song of "God's Gift" entitled "U Can't Shine Like Me" with the line "You a Mama's boy I'm a son of a hustler". On April 1, 2006, Bow Wow performed "Fresh Azimiz" at the 2006 Kids' Choice Awards as part of a musical duel with singer Chris Brown, inspired by the 1986 Run-D.
M. C. Music video "Walk This Way". A remix of this song features rapper Mike Jones. There is a video for the remix, with additional scenes with Bow Wow & Jones throughout the video and Bow Wow's verse removed and Mike Jones' instead comes in and raps. Jones makes an appearance on the original version's video. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics "Fresh Azimiz" music video on YouTube "Fresh Azimiz" music video on YouTube