Civil Rights Movement Types Of Music
1,462 wordsIn this day in age rap has changed in so many more ways then one. From its start in the 80 s on the East Coast, to its explosion and transformation on the West Coast. Today RAP has earned itself a first name, and as you all may know its gangster RAP. Gangster Rap today has become a way of life for many fans. Often being misunderstood gangster Rappers have been blamed for glorifying the gangster way of life. Gangster Rappers such as Snoop Dog, 2 Pac, Ice T, Ice Cube and the Get Boyz have been har...
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Cop Killer Political Correctness
1,104 words... of free thought, tell me: Why did political correctness originate on America's campuses? And why do you continue to tolerate it? Why do you, who " re supposed to debate ideas, surrender to their suppression? Let's be honest. Who here thinks your professors can say what they really believe? It scares me to death, and should scare you too, that the superstition of political correctness rules the halls of reason. You are the best and the brightest. You, here in the fertile cradle of American ac...
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Snoop Doggy Dogg Marshall Mathers Lp
1,402 wordsMy words are like a dagger with a jagged edge, and Ill stab you in the head whether youre a fag, or les (Eminem Criminal). Rap music today is becoming more offensive and more violent than ever before. Musicians are not only rapping about violent acts, but they are now committing them. They are on radio and television promoting violence, and people are indulging in their music. Musicians are considered role models to many people. They have fancy cars, big houses, and enormous amounts of money. Th...
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Type Of Music Limp Bizkit
1,046 wordsMusic has been around for thousands of years. Music appeals to everyone. When was the last time you have heard someone say, "I hate all music. "? Lately though music has been criticized for corrupting teen's minds. Rap is being blamed for all the crimes and murders in cities all over America and heavy metal is being blamed for giving teens only dark images and thoughts in their minds. Although the media and public criticize rap and rock music and blame the music for influencing teens negatively,...
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People Can Relate Back And Forth
935 wordsIn the past couple of years, the rap genre of music has slowly but surely taken over the music industry. Today rappers talk about prostitution, drugs and diseases. When will a rapper rap about real life situations that catch society's ear? Eminem (aka Slim Shady) has accomplished just that. Although people may think that Eminem's lyrics are inappropriate, it is absolutely necessary that a man, who has experienced such a burden on his life, be able to share his problems with the rest of the world...
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Hip Hop Unknown Author
546 wordsThe music genre defined as hip-hop, or rap, has been gaining a lot of attention over the past twenty years. In their articles, J. Victoria Sanders (Horizon), Allison Samuels, N'Gai Croal, David Gates (Newsweek), and an unknown author (Time), discuss the changing faces of hip-hop and its effects on today's society. One specific aspect of hip-hop music that all of the writers agree on is that the references to sex, violence, and the bad attitudes towards the female species are getting worse and so...
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Runnin' Down Some Lines Book Review
1,387 wordsDeprived of opportunities for advancement in mainstream society, [black ghetto] teenagers elevate their personal style into a philosophy of life. Their exemplars are pimps and gangsters... Gangs develop to bolster self-identity through psychological control of the streets; hip "threads" and "freaked out" cars also serve as outward signs of inner creativity. Both sexes consider coitus ("doin' the do") a natural and desirable part of adolescence; soft drugs, primarily marijuana ("tea"), also offer...
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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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Rock Band Years Ago
335 wordsMusic today is not segregated against by most people. Not only is it not segregated, it is joining. One example of that is the relationship between black rappers and white rockers. The distinct line of rock and rap is now turning into a blur. The first point that rap and rock is not segregated against is that whites buy more rap music than blacks. That shows that whites do not discriminate against blacks in music. The second point that rap and rock is turning into a blur is that when rap first s...
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Lifestyle Of A Rapper The Life Tupac Shakur
1,114 words... and that this is a black man that's still tryin' to grow, you know?" By December, Singleton, who Tupac considers his "one friend in Hollywood" and was planning to cast the rapper as the lead in his next film, Higher Learning, was forced by Columbia Pictures to drop his star because of Tupac's recent arrests in Atlanta and New York. "Basically, since all this stuff is happening, the media is trying to play 'good nigga vs. bad nigga' and say I don't want him in the movie, " Singleton says. "Th...
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Jesus Walks Hear Ye Lyrics
613 wordsHe may just seem like another rapper to you but if you actually listen to his lyrics you can see he's not like any rapper out there. His name is Kanye West and he was born in Chicago Illinois. He grew up in the "ghetto" and learned to appreciate life. He didn't learn to really, truly appreciate life until October of 2002. Driving back to his hotel late one night after a recording session, the new-coming rap / hip -hop artist was involved in a devastating, near fatal car accident. The crash left ...
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Point Of View Hip Hop
1,411 wordsGotti Case It is very evident that modern life is full of contrast. Very often we cannot give a certain estimation to different processes which happen in our life. The case with famous rap singers (Gotti) can be treated to those cases. There are several approaches to the problem. Lets try to examine it from different point of view (realistic, surrealistic and absurd). Realistic approach can be defined as a concern for fact or reality. The facts are that hip-hop singers Irving Lorenzo and Christo...
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Rage Against The Machine Chili Peppers
780 wordsThe Hip-Hop/Rock Phenomenon It seems as though you can barely read a magazine or flip on the television without hearing about one of these new hip-hop / rock groups. Media outlets such as Rolling Stone and MTV treat these bands as though miraculously created this? new? genre of music. Acts such as Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock and Sugar Ray are treated though they are creative geniuses when in reality they are only doing things that have already been done before. True some of these new bands are very ta...
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Gangster Rap Hip Hop
723 wordsRap singles are all over the music charts, the hip hop subculture has hit mainstream big time. Rap has always been associated with the black community, rap was known as their music; this has changed because more and more Caucasian are entering the industry. Emerging and standing out from the crowd these hip hop artist have acquired tremendous popularity and recognition. One rapper that has made it big his Eminem, his rise to stardom is due to 2 main reasons; his association with rap legend Dr Dr...
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Slim Shady Marshall Mathers
1,872 wordsControversy of the lyrics of Rapper Eminem In a few short months, Eminem has gone from being one of the most liked emcees in independent hip-hop to one of the most provocative, controversial rappers in contemporary pop music. The overnight success of his debut album, The Slim Shady LP, topped the rap charts, making him one of the biggest music success stories of 1999. But Eminem is more than the latest rap artist to blow up. Hes spent the last several years paying his dues, and his lyrics, which...
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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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Gun Possession Hip Hop
606 wordsA jury acquitted Bad Boy Entertainment CEO Sean Puffy Combs and bodyguard Anthony Wolf Jones on all charges brought against them, after a 1999 shooting in a nightclub in Midtown Manhattan that injured three people. The verdicts finally ended a seven-week trial that produced the spectacle of two worlds in conflict: the gray bureaucracy of State Supreme Court in Manhattan and the flashy world of Mr. Combs, whose supporters filled the benches day after day. Before the verdict was read, Puffy stared...
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Shakur 1971 1996 Rapper Actor Tupac
259 wordsRIP Tupac Amateur Shakur (1971 - 1996) Bury me smiling, with Gs in my pocket, have a party a my funeral, let every rapper rock it, let tha hoes that I usta know from way before kiss me from my head to my toe... tell all my people Im a Rich, nobody cries when we die, we outlaws, let me ride. -Tupac Shakur (1971 - 1996) His name was Tupac Amaru Shakur he was born on June 16, 1971 he was twenty-five years old when he was killed In las Vegas, Nevada On 10 13, 1996 He measured 5 7 tall and weighed 16...
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775 wordsTupac Shakur, Tupac Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur, in my thoughts, is the best rapper there is. Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971. He was born in New York. Tupac Amaru are Inca words. Tupac Amaru means a shining serpent. Shakur means thankful to God, and that came from the Arabic language. When Tupac was 12 years old, his first performance was a play A Raisin in the Sun. In that play Tupac played Travis. In June of 1986, Tupac's family moved to Baltimore from New York. That is where Tupac...
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B I G Morals And Values
641 wordsI wouldn t talk about it if I ain t live it and I live a thug life baby I m hopeless, smoking on indo trying to keep my focus are just examples of gangsta rap music lyrics that are being blamed and targeted by American society and policy makers for the increase in violence within the American culture. Artist and record labels alike are having fingers pointed at them for our culture lack of parenting, of which, often results in a lack of morals and values in the younger generation. There has been...
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