Gangsta Rap Promote Violence
1,289 wordsRap music began in the mid 1970 's with artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Africa Bambaataa, and Kurtis Blow. According to the encyclopedia based web site infoplease. com " the word rap is derived from a 1960 's slang word for conversation. (web). This extraordinary style of music served as a form of street poetry for most artists. With a mixture of jazz, disco, and funk rap became extremely popular within the African American and Hispanic communities. Some of the artist spoke of only fiction st...
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Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru
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Young Black Men Young Black Man
1,253 words... had time to realize any of these embodiments. Shakur himself often said that he expected he'd die by the sword before he reached thirty. He died at the age of twenty five. Following his passing, Shakur's label released an album, The Don K illuminati, under the pseudonym "Makaveli. " The cover depicted Shakur nailed to a cross under a crown of thorns, with a map Of the country's major gang areas superimposed on it. Shakur was upfront about his troubled life in the 1995 release "Me Against The...
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Parents Music Resource Center Types Of Music
1,522 wordsIn today's society, all types of music artists are expressing their views, opinions and feelings in their songs about what they see and what they know. This is on of the great things about this country, the freedom to express yourself. It is not fair, nor is it constitutional that music should be censored in anyway. It is not only rap music trying to be censored it is in all types of music. They are taking away their rights and it isn't fair. As reported in the New York Times. "Wall-Mart CD stan...
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Gangsta Rappers Ice Cube
2,192 wordsNWA was a gangsta rap crew who told stories of the hustler lifestyle where life aint nothin but bitches and money. As such, they relied heavily on being as offensive as possible. The cover of their 1988 album, Straight Outta Compton, features a power-emphasising low-angle shot of the band members looking down into the camera, which places the audience in the position of the defeated enemy. A gun is pointing straight at us. Each man is wearing street clothes, and one has a chunky gold necklace sh...
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Gangsta Rap Rap Artists
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American History Of Hip Hop Culture
1,378 wordsHip-hop culture developed during the seventies. Throughout its formation, the various elements were at some time or another, deemed unacceptable. Graffiti artists faced jail sentences, break dancing became illegal in some areas, and rap music has been severely criticized for various reasons. These elements were never analyzed in an oppositional manner until recently, however. Hip-hop culture represented the claiming of urban communities by the residents. Writers decorated the empty walls of thei...
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4,219 wordsStacey Hawkins English 2 sec. 34 11 - 21 - 96 Gangsta Rap and Violence Go Hand in Hand Mr. Officer, I want to see you latin in a coffin, sir, from The Chronic and F the police, from N. W. A. , are few lyrics from the music genre gangsta rap. This kind of music is being sold to young children without any thought of concern. When many children listen to this kind of music they think that was being said in the songs is not wrong or against the law. The lyrics in many songs contain violent and expli...
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Hip Hop Culture Gangsta Rap
5,376 wordsTHE EVOLUTION OF RAP MUSIC Rap is a form of urban music, which emerged from the? hip-hop? movement of the South Bronx, New York, in the early 1970? s. The hip-hop culture was comprised of the popular street activities of African-American youth during the 1970? s such as: styles of language, ? street-slang? colloquialisms, graffiti, break dancing, music and their colourful attitude and fashion. Rap music is therefor a subculture to the hip-hop movement, or what many describe as? the soundtrack to...
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Rock N Roll Type Of Music
2,750 wordsRap music as a musical form began among the youth of South Bronx, New York in the mid 1970? s. Individuals such Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash were some of the early pioneers of this art form. Through their performances at clubs and promotion of the music, rap consistently gained in popularity throughout the rest of the 1970? s. The first commercial success of the rap song? Rappers Delight? by the Sugar Hill Gang in 1979 helped bring rap music into the national spotlight. The 1980? s saw the co...
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Martin Luther King L A Times
3,042 wordsValues and Censorship Stacey Hawkins Values and Ethics 2 - 11 - 99 Censorship In the Media and In Music Censorship is not always protected by the first amendment. Obscenity is just one of the action not protected by the first amendment. There are limitations on the right of free speech. ? The word? censorship? means prior restraint of First Amendment rights by government. ? (Enforcement) Some say that there are some things that people should not know about situations that are going on in the wor...
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U S News Tipper Gore
2,599 wordsAs you read a newspaper or watch the news on T. V. , you probably have come to the conclusion that violence is becoming a real serious problem in the world were we live. The nation has witnessed many acts of violence through the past few years. Some prime examples would be: O. J. Simpson, who was accused of murdering Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson; Susan Smith, who was found guilty of killing her own children; Timothy McVeigh, who is accused of the divesting Oklahoma City bombing of a f...
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2,439 wordsI d like Gangs Gangs I d like you to take a journey with me, would you please close your eyes and imagine yourself cruising along the streets of Oakland. You are driving and the light just turned yellow, you stop at the stoplight. You see a little kid walking towards you, while he crosses the crosswalk. You take special notice of him because he was around the age of about 11 years of age, but had a thick gold necklace around his neck. He looks at you, you smile politely at him as if to give a sm...
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Young Black Men Young Black Man
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Hip Hop Culture Gangsta Rap
2,844 wordsHistory of Rap By: Jiggalow-B E-mail: Rap music as a musical form began among the youth of South Bronx, New York in the mid 1970? s. Individuals such Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash were some of the early pioneers of this art form. Through their performances at clubs and promotion of the music, rap consistently gained in popularity throughout the rest of the 1970? s. The first commercial success of the rap song? Rappers Delight? by the Sugar Hill Gang in 1979 helped bring rap music into the nati...
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Gangsta Rap Interpersonal Violence
1,218 wordsThroughout history the human populous has been attracted to music. Whether it be part of a ritual, an emotional release, religious reasons, or just for listening pleasure music has been at the center of our society. We have used music to express ourselves, tell stories, and let others into our thoughts. However, we often wonder whether what we are saying has an effect on the listening audience. Recently, in the 1990 s references have often been made to link violent and deviant behavior to music ...
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Hip Hop Culture Young Black Men
1,143 wordsWalking the tight rope The recent murder of Tupac Shakur is a great tragedy and a waste of a young, promising life. Shakur at only 25 years-old had come to represent a volatile mixture of youthful energy, exuberance, arrogance, self-confidence and, at times, foolishness. He represented possibility on the one hand and self-destruction on the other. What mustnt be overlooked as the Hip-Hop Community mourns his loss is that there are many young Black men like Tupac Shakur who although less well-kno...
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Hard Core Pornography Age Of 21
2,527 wordsPornography 038; Ethics Pornography is a social problem and is a commodity brought into existence by certain characteristics of a highly developed civilization. The problem with pornography is that any form of censorship or suppression cannot solve it. These aggressive methods would merely aggravate the disease and create other deplorable consequences. Prevention is better than cure, and by diagnosing the psychological motives of those who consume pornography, we may be able to change the ins...
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Rock N Roll R 038 B
3,304 wordsRap Music; It s impact on society since it s birth. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines rap as a rhythmic chanting of usual rhymed couplets to a musical accompaniment. The purpose of this paper is to show how rap music has come to be. Also, citing the many performers who have mad this form of music what it is today. Rap is a large part of our society and its evolution is proof that this personal style of music will be around for a very long time. Rap music as a musical form began among the yo...
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B I G Morals And Values
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