Message of Hope in Rap Essay

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Message of Hope in Rap

The three-year anniversary of Notorious B.I.G's murder is fast approaching and many people still rave about his music. What made him so special was the connection he had with his listeners. He found many ways to incorporate his life stories into his music that relates to every other "thug" growing up in the streets from New York City to Los Angeles. The perfect example of this is his double CD, "Life after Death" where most of his songs are about death and how people deal with it. Its quite ironic how he sort of predicted his own death in the album but by doing so, it helped his fans and family deal with his death better. To understand his songs, you have to understand the life he grew up in. Raised in
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The chorus of the song has 112 singing,
"Sky is the limit and you know that you keep on
Just keep on pressing on
Sky is the limit and you know that you can have what you want, pressing what you want
Sky is the limit and you know that you keep on
Just keep on pressing on
Sky is the limit and you know that you can have what you want, be what you want, have what you want, be what you want"
This chorus gives hope to the other struggling people to have faith and not to give up on life because anything you want, you can have. It just takes the effort to be proud. This is what Notorious was special at doing. He could deliver the message better then any other person out there, because he is a prime example to all the people that they do have a future. Although he does talk about being rich and leading a good life now that he has the money, he also realized the problems of having money. In his song, "Mo Money Mo Problems" he talks about how money brings the downs as well as the ups. In the intro of the song, Puff Daddy says how money makes you the perfect target of everyone who is envious and jealous of what you have gained and that if you're not careful of what you do, you can end up "D.O.A". And most people believe this is what caused Biggie's death. Biggie in the song says,
"I don't know
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