Today, music plays a huge part in American culture. It's socially impactful with both influential and philosophical context; it also plays a huge economic role. One of the most interesting things I've read about music itself is in an interview where Moby, a singer and songwriter, replies with this to an interviewer asking what music is, "One of the really fascinating things about music is that technically- in a very literal way- it doesn’t exist. A painting, a sculpture or a photograph can physically exist, while music is just air hitting the eardrum in a slightly different way than it would randomly. If you were a space alien trying to define music- you would define it as humans manipulating the way in which air molecules hit someone’s eardrum. Somehow that air- which has almost no substance whatsoever- when moved and when made to hit the eardrum in tiny subtle ways- can make people dance, cry, move across country, go to war and more. It’s remarkable that something so subtle can illicit profound emotional reactions in people."
Personally, my favorite type of music is rap/hip hop. Some of my favorite artists being Chance the rapper, Drake, and Russ. Chance is an America hip hop artist who began to achieve popularity after his album Acid Rap. His career originally started in 2011, Acid Rap being released in 2013 only two years after. Russ is also an American hip hop artist and record producer. He's one of the fastest growing artists of 2016. He started all the way back when he was 7, writing raps and making beats when he was 14 years old.
What do you guys like?