Trap Music has gained a humungous following in the past few years based on its popularity in today’s youth. Chief Keef is a rapper from Chicago, Illinois, he is widely known for involvement in the famous trap songs that were featured on his album Finally Rich that was released in 2012. Those critically acclaimed songs where known as, “Love Sosa”, and “Don’t Like”, which catapulted his career into the limelight. Chief Keef’s Love Sosa is an accurate example of Trap Music that shows the true meaning and purpose behind the music genre.
At the age of 16 Kendrick Lamar came out with his first office mixtape entitled Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year(2003) under the name K-dot. This mixtape allowed him to
The Motown Museum in Detroit is truly a motivational part of America’s history; it stood for another way for African American voices to be heard on a much greater scale both national and even world wide. Motown has become America’s pop soul music for anyone and everyone.
Around his neighborhood, Biggie Smalls, as he called himself then, began building a reputation as a musician. After a tape of his landed in the hands of Mister Cee, a DJ, Smalls was featured in the hip-hop company, The Source. That article soon caught the attention of Sean "Puffy" Combs, “a young producer at Uptown Entertainment, a New York-based label expert in hip-hop and rhythm and blues (Google/bio/biggie smalls/.com).” Uptown to start his own label, Bad Boy Entertainment, he brought Smalls with him.
Kendrick Lamar grew up in the city of Compton. Lamar’s father was a member of a gang in Chicago before they moved to Compton. His mother’s brothers had ties to the notorious gang the Compton Crips. When Lamar was eight
Tupac Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks in Brooklyn, NY, on June 16, 1971. His mother Afen Shakur changed his name when he was a small child to Tupac Amura after an Inca-Indian revolutionary, "Tupac Amura," meaning
Davis is a platinum selling rapper he began writing his remarkable music. His music altered the course of hip hop. Every success was followed by a setback. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, and drug addiction all took place in Gucci’s life. But Gucci Mane has learned from his mistakes and is changing for his future. Throughout his life, he loved to rap with his friends and cousins but never actually tried to career in music since he was into all the bad stuff in Atlanta. One day, he decided to go check out the rap “game.” He feel in love with rap and made many mixtapes. Many people began to recognize him and started to listen to his music. His friends would help him out by selling drugs and giving the customers a free CD. Some of the Atlantic people would not want the CD but eventually ended up hearing it. Gucci has been nominated in the BET awards 3 times. In 2017, he collaborated with Fifth Harmony and won a VMA award for best pop video for the song “Down.” Gucci Mane has also collaborated with many other artists such as Migos. Migos is a trio; Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff. Gucci met them long before they were really famous. He really liked their vocals so Gucci invited them into his squad “The Brick Squad.” Gucci Mane had 11 albums and many mixtapes. His recent album came out on October 2017 “Mr. Davis.” Since then, Gucci has been a successful
I do believe that Kendrick targeted the African American population with the song but the song could be for all races and minorities. I don’t think the song excluded anyone. Police brutality can happen to any race and it has happened to just about every race. African Americans just have been the most talked about and more frequently abused lately. Kendrick doesn’t put himself upon a pedestal or imply that he’s above
Kendrick brings rap back to its “roots” by reintroducing the narrative aspect of old school rap. When rap was first taking off in the late eighties, one group in particular helped mainstream it, N.W.A. Consisting of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Easy-E, this group
Also by releasing a series of increasingly popular Mixtapes, which brought him to the attention of hip hop producer Dr. Dre. Lamar's debut major-label recording, Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, was released to great success and impressive sales for an up and coming recording artist.
Dr.Dre, one of the biggest producers in the history of hip-hop, signed him to his independent record label named Aftermath Entertainment. In October 2010, his major labelled debut album, "good kid, M.A.A.D city" was released. In that album, he told a story of himself when he was a teenager. He was named lyricist of the year after the many success he had for the album. That year he had three hit singles “Swimming Pools (Drank),” "Good kid M.A.A.D city" and “Poetic Justice”. Those three songs got him to the spotlight and to popular TV shows such as Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Last year, 2015, he released his second hit album "To Pimp a Butterfly" with artists like Bilal, Snoop Dogg, and Pharrell Williams. He was nominated for eleven grammy awards and took five home with him. The last time anyone got nominated for that many grammy awards was Michael Jackson and he had twelve nominations. Kendrick Lamar is now considered one of the best rappers ever because he released another album in 2016, that has already reached the billboard's number one spot. Kendrick wants to spread the idea of positivity throughout the world because he grew up in a violent city but he is showing people that they can change
When I was younger my mom always played music loud around the house while cleaning up. She kept stacks of cds in the car. Majority of the time we listened to female r&b artist. Growing up I was exposed to female singers like Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, and Erykah Badu ect. The song I always enjoyed singing was “Tyrone” because it’s funny. The live performance for this song is very entertaining too because she’s a great performer and the band is great. Badu is very lyrical and some of her songs can be described as poetry. Her amazing creativity really stands out in the Def Jam Poetry. This is a performance I’ll always enjoy watching.
Alex Kendrick was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Smyna, Georgia. Kendrick graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. He served as a minister to college students in Marietta, Georgia for four years. He then married his wife Christina and relocated to Albany, Georgia. One he settled down he then began preaching at Sherwood Baptist Church for several years in Albany, Georgia. During the years of preaching, he began writing , directing feature films, and producing.
Michael Jackson is arguably the most well know celebrity figure in the world today. Michael Joseph Jackson was born in August 1958, in Gary, Indiana. Jackson has spent almost his entire life as a public performer. He was a member of the Jackson Five at the age of four, soon becoming the group's lead vocalist and front man. Onstage, he modeled his dance moves and vocal styling on James Brown, and portrayed an absolute self-confidence on stage that belied his shy, private personality. Throughout his life the media has dissected his personality and projected his image on a worldwide screen. The progression of his image has been a fascinating phenomenon, and his current taboo
When thinking of the Hip-Hop industry, one of the first names that comes to mind is Tupac Shakur. Shakur was born in the Bronx on June 16, 1971. He was reared by his mother Afeni Shakur who was an active member of the Black Panthers. Tupac's family later relocated to Oakland, California, where he spent much of his time on the street. As a kid, he was always getting himself into trouble, and he was very lonely. He started writing songs to keep himself out of trouble. An article from VIBE magazine "Troubled Times for Tupac Shakur" quotes Tupac. "'I was lonely, I didn't have no big brothers, no big cousins until later. I could remember writing songs.... I remember writing poetry.' " 1 Tupac was talented in the areas of