Rap music has become one of the most distinctive and controversial music genres of the past few decades. A major part of hip hop culture, rap, discusses the experiences and standards of living of people in different situations ranging from racial stereotyping to struggle for survival in poor, violent conditions. Rap music is a vocal protest for the people oppressed by these things. Most people know that rap is not only music to dance and party to, but a significant form of expression. It is a source of information that describes the rage of people facing growing oppression, declining opportunities for advancement, changing moods on the streets, and everyday survival. Its distinct sound, images, and attitude are notorious to people of all
Thesis:Rap music does not promote violent actions by teens because rap music is a very diverse genre, it is mainly for entertainment purposes only, and part of the music is involved in anti-violence efforts.
In Thugz Ville, North Carolina there lives four families. All four families consist of a mom, dad and five kids. The first family is Esmeralda and her husband Ben along with their five children Ashley, Jack, Brett, Jessica, and Cassie. The second family includes Mayra her husband Alex and their five children Bentley, Karmen, Cooper, Natalee, and Jackson. The third family holds Reagan and her husband Bailey and their five kids Camden, Brooklyn, Grayson, Mackenzie, and Bennett. The last family includes Krystal and her husband Collin and their five children Blake, Heather, Maddie, Tori, and Tyler. These four families live in a run down, sketchy neighborhood, and it includes top security to protect all vehicles and prized possessions; including
When you use somebody's fireworks you have to pay for them. Don't we all teach this to our children? That's right, you would think that some things would go without saying. Apparently not if your name is Lil Wayne, Mr. Carter, Weezy F. Baby, or whatever your being called that day.
Rapper beefs have been a huge part of the history of Hip-Hop. It has built and destroyed careers, made people money, lost people fortunes, changed the views of fans on their favorite artists , destroyed businesses and companies, and even cost people their lives. Beefs have brought people to the spotlight and sent others to the shadows. Hip-Hop wouldn’t be the same industry without rappers at each others throat every once in awhile. Some of the most iconic songs wouldn’t have been written if it weren’t for some feud with another rapper. It’s proven that beefs make and sell records and always leave people wanting more.
In her essay “Redeeming the Rap Music Experience”, Venise Berry explains her strongest points on how rap has made an impact in music; not only for being a necessary genre of music but also having effective form of communication throughout the black society. Rap has been known to be a communitive process in which their culture can express their thoughts and feelings. To Berry, rap represents itself as a symbol for those who write rap songs as if they were telling their own story about sex, violence and even racism and how they had become involved with either one. The words of rap music, such as “Nommo” for example, often express the writer's lifestyle and belief that “Nommo” has the power to change their attitude and bring other African American’s
In this article Robert Tinajero analyzes rap/hip-hop through its Christian religious ethos and the deception of how the media attempts to use rap/hip-hop for the reason why religion ethos in lyrics can change the views of young urban adults to be non-affiliated with a religion (Tinajero, 2013). Rappers use a form of religion in lyrics that have characteristics of the common suffering of Jesus and the mistrust of society with the goods and evils in urban communities.
When you listen to music today just know 9/10 they are influenced in some way by the “gangsta rap” group NWA. This group had formed in the late 80’s. Following they had made 2 of the most popular songs to this day “F#ck Tha Police” and “Straight Outta Compton”. The groups lyrics were real, brutal and in a way inspirational. They made others want to be themselves and not follow others, to be unique. Even after the split the men continued to influence and pursue in the hip pop world by finding more rappers who end up making a huge impact as well in the world. In a more simple example, NWA was a rap group of 5 men who wanted to voice what was happening to the blacks in america with brutal honesty and how they were being mistreated, little did
Throughout the past years hip hop and rap artists use their music to express their views, opinions, and how they feel in their songs. From the artist lyrics someone will have an understanding of what the artist is talking about; because either they have done the same things or they are having the same problem. The first amendment of the constitution is freedom of speech and that’s what a hip hop artist is doing. Hip hop music has influenced our culture in several ways. Hip hop perpetuates violence towards young people, because violent videos and movies are the number one cause of violent behavior in teens.
Snoop Doggy Dog and his wife; Mrs. Shante Broadus will be in Jamaica, December 24th, 2017 alongside DJ John for these years charismas Bankifest concert. For those of you who don’t know Snoop Dogg and his beautiful wife, this is a little story about them;
What they don’t tell you about modern-day rap music is the overuse of triplets. Triplets are a type of lyrical progression originally borrowed from the high hats section of common hip-hop drum beats. For every measure of a 4/4 beat, a line of lyrics are layered over the ¾ lines. When it was used first, this was a wonderful new way to add variation in a rap song. But with every new rap/trap song that came out eventually triplets were being used in the entirety of the songs that came out. This was just flat out lazy and brought nothing new to the table.
The notion of determination has established great importance in my life, as I believe I have achieved success and prosperity in my life through determination. Eminem is a prime example of reaching success via determination. His desire for success is displayed in his renowned hit song “Lose Yourself” released in 2002. Eminem demonstrated his persistence, as he “kept rhyming and stepwritin’ the next cypher”, although he has “been chewed up, and spit out, and booed off stage.” The lyrics suggest that even though he has been brought down by many, he has persevered and continued writing lyrics. He stated that he resides in a “mobile home”, and in order to provide a better living condition for his daughter, he decided “success” is his “only option…
Imagine an inner city kid having grown u in an environment where real life street violence is a way of life. His body, having survived personal experiences of violence, endured barely life sustained conditions, and many sleepless nights caused by the constant yet unpredictable call of death. His mind doubtful over where his next meal will come from, lost in search of some higher guidance, struggling through a world, not of innocent childish fantasies, but trapped in a forced reality. His only outlet is the loud blaring music coddling his already pent-up rage, an escape from these harsh realities, seducing him to a life of violence. In him is created a “me against the world” mentality that is manifested in
I changed my mind about rap music. Growing up, I never really liked it, the quick beats, the vast usage of inappropriate words not equipped for my adolescent ears disgusted me. I associated rap music as being "dirty," only discussing explicit topics and having no real meaning. While everyone else in high school was blaring Drake and Lil Wayne in the parking lots, I was perfectly okay with listening to Demi Lovato or John Legend. During my sophomore year of high school, my friend kept pestering me to listen to the Hamilton soundtrack, and even though the songs were raps, I realized I loved it. Eventually, I started to not associate all rap music as detrimental and discovered that some rappers rapped about important messages of adversity, conflict, and pain. This lead me to listen to Chance the Rapper's "Coloring Book, " Childish Gambino's "Red Bone and J Cole's "4 Your Eyez Only." I realized that rap is just poetry with accompaniment, poetry that has the rhythm and style to bring generations of people together.