1.)Define Hip Hop. Explain its popularity. Name 3 prominent artists. (250 words). 

2.) Discuss the importance of the electric guitar to rock’n’roll and popular music in general. Why did it become iconic of rock’n’roll? Name 3 famous guitarists. (250 words). 


3.) How has technology impacted the development and consumption of popular music? Use specific examples of technology and discuss three different time periods (ex. swing era, 1960s, 1980s). Make sure to define popular music and technology. Explain in detail how this technology was able to change popular music in its respective time period. (750 words)