From infancy to adulthood, music has been a huge part of our lives. Whether one is listening to their favorite song in the car or out at a social event, music not only is very entertaining, but possesses the ability to influence specific behaviors in an individual. With music, various emotions are triggered using schema’s and person-level and context-level construct’s. Schema’s are like a folder in a document that collects and combines a host of day-to-day interactions in the everyday life of an individual. For example, think about every time you have attended a birthday party. By attending multiple birthday parties, you then have a “schema” of what to expect and not to expect at a birthday party. This concept is also applied to music. Our …show more content…
Michael Jackson hoped that society would be aware about the mismanagement of the Earth. As a result, the “Earth Song” was given much attention. This musical piece was able to change many people’s perspective towards the Earth as the song raised awareness around the world just as Michael hoped for. However, when hearing his musical piece, individual’s reacted differently between one another (Barret et al, 2010). While many people finally became aware of how mistreated the world we live in is, not everyone was touched on an emotional aspect due to person-level constructs (Barret et al, 2010). However, even until this day, the “Earth Song” will remain relevant until the world is healed of our mismanagement. Also during the late 1990’s, another movement was starting to begin in the Hip-Hop industry between two prominent stars, Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G, also known as Biggie Smalls. Both were the biggest names in Hip-Hop. The rivalry split between the East Coast, led by Biggie Smalls and Bad Boy Records and the West Coast represented by Tupac and Death Row Records. Although the focal point between this feud was between the two Hip-Hop stars, the behavior of fans altered as they too were getting involved by choosing between the two sides. Nonetheless, both Tupac and Biggie lived a short life. Yet, the deaths of both Tupac and Biggie gave the real world of Hip-Hop pathos. After their deaths, both musicians emerged as one of Hip-Hop’s greatest icons. Due to
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Tupac seem to work a lot more on music, that’s the reason he had so many albums released then biggie did. Even after Tupac died, he still had albums being released as if was still alive. Tupac even stared in movies: Juice, Above the Rim (my favorite movie), and Poetic Justice, so he was just more than a rapper, he was an actor also. So, Tupac had more going for himself then Biggie. The big war with East Coast vs. West Coast really most people were on Tupac side because that’s who inspired them the most and whom believe that was the better rapper. Both Biggie and Tupac, in various interviews over the course of their careers, talked about their true colors. Biggie often said things like, "I just want to be able to feed my daughter" or "I want to make something of myself," whereas Tupac was notorious for saying things like, "I want to change the world. And if the world kills me in the process, so be it." But they say Tupac Was more of a “rap writer” and Biggie was a “rapper”, both were rappers regardless of the words that came out of their
The notorious B.I.G was a well-known rapper that represented the east coast area. As the rapper took set and headed off to many parties, little did anyone know of the trouble that was ahead. There has been beef with the west coast rappers and the east coast rappers for a good amount of time. Biggie was up against a lot even the world known rapper and librarian known as Tupac Schurz. There was neuromas amounts of people that was on the street past midnight, when B.I.G. was shot to death.
Tupac’s message and influence on many alternative rappers became well known through interviews, music, and poems. Not only was Pac an inspiration to rappers, but he was also a role model for many teenagers and young adults. He was known as a symbol of rap and it’s violence. More than anything, he was a martyr of this culture. Tupac started the rapid growth of the rap/hip-hop/pop culture. Through various albums from trust, to racial discrimination, Pac spoke passionately about how the society helped him grow as a man. This was the legacy that made Pac an influential character to the society we live in.
Music is a way for people to express themselves without having to make a drastic change. The reason I started to play music was because I love music in general to start off with and wanted the challenge of learning how to play an instrument. In sixth grade year there were probably 120 kids in band. Slowly through my band years many kids have dropped out. By the time I made it to the high school there were maybe 30 band students in, my grade and Mr. Rice the band director said, “They weren't able to handle it because band isn't easy.” One you have been in band you don't realize if you struggle or if you can't handle band and it's not a bad thing that students drop out of band. It just shows that they have decision making skills and don't want to hinder the other students acceleration in the class.
When I was in fifth grade, I was caught between two worlds, playing a woodwind or string instrument. If I played a woodwind instrument I would have to blow in it to make music, but string instruments are played with a bow to make music. After much thought, I decided that the violin was the best instrument for me, because it has a beautiful, unique sound, plus the possibilities are never-ending. I could receive a compliment from a teacher, or even get accepted to the symphony.
Everyone knows a guy by the name of Tupac Shakur, but how do people know Mr. Shakur? Maybe it is by the hardcore gangster and obscene rap lyrics directed towards people, more so aimed towards his east coast rivals. As years went on, more and more people viewed a handful of Tupac’s music as a true work of art, containing strong messages along with stories from his troubled childhood and young adulthood. Later on in both Tupac’s life and career, he began to realize the demise of the African American culture as a whole. During his last stint in prison, not only did he realized all of this wrongdoing throughout this life, but also the negative influence rap and hip hop had over the young African American community. What happened during his incarnation,
For as long as mankind has walked on this earth, music has been an important part of our culture and lifestyles. Each walk of life beats to a different drum. Different cultures use music for many aspects of their lives; for religious purposes, for celebrations, for comfort, for sorrow, for relaxation, for sports, for dances, for energy, for learning, for sleeping, and for sexual experiences. Everyone uses music for something. Music connects with people and reaches them in ways that words simply cannot. Music is a representation of what feelings sound like. It expresses emotion and brings that characteristic out from within us; it tells us a story. Every generation has its’ own sound and different music styles have emerged and become
To gaze into the lyrics of both Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur is like living in the ghettos of New York City where violence never stops. Both of these artists grew up seeing and living a life filled with violence. Gunshots and drive-byes, death and murder were a daily occurrence. Although the lyrics of both artists are simply telling their life stories and how hard it was to grow up in their “hoods” they contain vulgar, hateful, and sexual verses that send the wrong message to their listeners. Whether these listeners are teens or adults, white or black, they are continually sending notions of hatred and fear through their lyrics and actions. Ultimately,
Tupac and Biggie’s relationship began as friends, but ended in death due to Biggie’s ego and Tupac’s pride. Tupac and Biggie met at a club in New York, they were very good friends and hung out a lot. One day at a studio in a hotel in New York, Tupac was recording a song and Biggie was about to show up before Tupac went down stairs and got shot and mugged. Tupac got paranoid and thought the thugs that mugged him were sent by Biggie, that’s when the beef started between them both and where arch rivals since, until Tupac’s death in 1996. Their music told their stories and really impacted every rap artist today.
In this book written by Greg Kading a former LAPD officer who spent twenty-five years dealing with complex cases like this one retired to later write this book in 2010. He gives some interesting details and reflections from each person who accompanied Biggie and Tupac when they were murdered. Starting from small time rappers and drug dealers to big time musicians and actors, Hollywood sure can change the
The hip-hop icons Tupac and Biggie met in 1993. Tupac, though only a year older than Biggie, was something of a mentor to him. Tupac often gave Biggie career advice since he had a couple years more experience, and was more well-known when they met. Then a violent rivalry started. By the mid-1990s, the West Coast had proved itself in the hip-hop world with Death Row Records, the label that included Tupac and a few other hip hop artist.
Music is one of the greatest human creations (DeNora, 2000). It plays an integral role in human society worldwide irrelevant of race, gender, age, wealth or well-being (Kemper & Danhauer, 2005). Indeed according to Batt-Rawden (2010), playing different music in diverse situations can introduce listeners to the desired and relevant atmosphere. In most circumstances, music is played to entertain people, but it can also form part of an accompaniment in sad situations. Music is often the fulcrum that influences the listener by creating a unique ambience and atmosphere (Bernatzky, Presh, Anderson, & Panksepp, 2011). Chamorro-Premuzic and Furnham, (2007) adds that music can be a medium to enhance communication,
In 1984, an iconic song was created by two sensational artists Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. A song they created inspired millions, originally created for people of Africa during the time of a horrific famine, was later recreated for the earthquake of Haiti. And for many years our world has been through so much trauma, trauma such as diseases, shootings, and devastating natural disasters. That song we know as “We Are The World” created such an inspiring notion that sparks to change our perspective of the world, how it is ours the children like Jackson said’ “ We are the world, we are the children” meaning we are all connected and the lyrics of this song represents that.