The song “Freedom” by Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar provides the central idea of redemption through the use repetition. The singer repeats the word “Freedom” to express that the black community needs to be freed from oppression. This is illustrated by Beyonce singing “Won’t let my freedom rot in hell.” This
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, today we have the great privilege of being able to listen to a man that I like to refer to as the new rap royalty. Picture driving in your car and let’s say you’re stuck in traffic and you’re looking for something to listen to on the radio to buy the time, you can turn on just about half of music stations nowadays and you’ll find one rapper that happens to be everywhere you turn, Drake. Drake has become one of the fastest growing and interesting empires that we have seen from the hip-hop scene in a long time.
You may know him from his Lisa Simpson haircut or his mouth full of 24-karat gold teeth; he is the 19-year-old rapper that is taking the music industry by storm. In the past, two years his music has gained national recognition and appealed to all types of fan bases. He is a force not to be reckoned with and his name is Kodak Black. He is the self-proclaimed “Project-Baby” from South Florida that is giving rapper a run for their money. Jon Caramanica, from the New York Times, described Black as “an unlikely savior for a hip-hop industry that has lately been preoccupied with melodic-minded Drake clones. Instead, he’s an old-fashioned literalist and represents the perennial power of grit even in a time that’s squeaky clean.” Kodak Black is an
Black pathologies include characteristics such as rising rates of poverty and crime, selling of drugs, and being unemployed. It appears that some elements of Jay Z’s biography fit this “tangle of black pathology” stereotype. Jay Z was born into poverty, and his father left his family when Jay Z was younger; the idea of poverty and of the father figure leaving are black stereotypes. Jay Z would also go on to become a hustler, selling drugs to others in his community. Some might argue that the actions blacks undertake result in characteristics such as unemployment. However, there are also several aspects of Jay Z’s biography that do not fit the “tangle of black pathology” stereotypes. Today, Jay Z is a very successful man who escaped poverty.
Jay Z The legendary Jay Z is given recognition for being the King of Rap. But is best recognized for his songs as Reasonable Doubt, In My Lifetime and The Blueprint.
“And the hip hop community responded as Lil Wayne went on to become one of the most useful artist of all time selling millions of albums. The flood doors were now open and southern hip hop influence was only growing and producers such as Lil Jon and artists such as Young Jeezy and rick ross began to appear. With that generation we started to see more and more southern artists. With this increase of artist came a drastic increase in influence within the hip-hop community. These artist pale in comparison when it comes to the artist that have been coming out of the south in todays south, some of the most famous people in music not just hip hop have come out of the south and names such as Future, the migos group, bankroll fresh, young thug etc. Are known as some of the most important artists in hip hop today and the list only continues to grow longer as the stronghold
"Can you still be a rapper at 50-years-old?," my father asked in reference to hip-hop paragon Jay-Z, who'll be 48 in a few months. I said "Given that rap is young in comparison to the other genres, there's not a precedent for what would be odd in regard to age." Jay-Z's laid the groundwork for many things in his career; now, he shows what it looks like to still be thriving in a "young man's game" on the cusp of a golden anniversary with his 13th album, 4:44. Developmental psychology submits that the late 40's to early 60's is a time of reflection that often leads to self-loathing, a "midlife-crisis" and/or a needling desire to contribute to the next generation. 4:44 seems to be the "middle-adulthood" stage on wax. Jay-Z mulls over his egomaniacal
The black community is changing and the hip hop is changing as well. Many of the founders of this genre have found success and fame. They have become producers and have their own recording label. This is the case of Jay Z who is has a music service designed to put the power back into the hands of the artist. This is very encouraging because it will allow the artist to be true to his art and not hold back because he needs to follow what the big corporations feel is profitable. In the case of singer, actor and producer, Ice Cube, his attitude toward his art have changed. At the beginning, he was angry and wanted to express that frustration through his music and he wrote the song, “Fuck Tha Police”. Now, he understands that saying fuck
Jesse- Jay Z may have more money right not but very soon Drake will pass him. Their age differences are extreme and drake will be more successful by certain age landmarks than Jay-Z was.
Hip hop has been amongst the music genre for many years. From club bangers to raps of success, hip hop was lit in the past years. While many of today’s rappers try to keep this tradition alive, there are others who lower the success rate of the rap genre. Rappers like Young Thug and Birdman give hip hop a bad sound. Sometimes, it makes people wonder how they even got into the rap business in the first place. Is it that easy? Is hip hop so desperate that they’ll just accept anybody who knocks on the door? Luckily, there are other rappers like Drake, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, and Kevin Gates, who keep the hip hop ratings up. To these rappers, we salute you; keep doing your thing. To Young Thug and Birdman, the music industry is not for you.
1. Throughout the article Lisa Robinson exhibits that Jay-Z is very giving. In the sports business many basketball players look to him as a mentor. In the article Jay-Z is quoted saying “Do you know how many athletes go broke three years after they stop playing? I want to help them hold on to their money” (Robinson, 2013). This shows Jay-Z as a very genuine person. He wants to give back to those who do not have a mentor. The author also states that “Everyone knows he is really smart, really talented, really rich, and wildly successful. But in his private suite …he’s extroverted, curious, gregarious, hilarious, and downright chatty” (Robinson, 2013). The author truly uncovered Jay-Z personality and characteristics that other people did not know about
Moreover, the father-of-three made noise when she broke up with Kourtney in July and often spotted in various nightclubs. After his split, he even managed to go on a vacation with his pals in Mexico.
The relationship between the Usher family and the family mansion is very strong in the fact that the damage and appearance the happens to the family happens to the house. This story of a man with a serious mental problem and how his fastly fading family tree is costing his whole life is ending.
In the 80s hip-hop musicians and Basquiat influenced each other and worked together; because of the higher status Jay Z represents today and the idea of celebrity that currently inhabits our media, these historical aspects tend to
Jay Z is effectively able to utilize not just one but three different archetypes- the gangster, the businessman/ruler and the reformer in order to build a large following, achieve massive success in the music industry and become the de facto leader for the black community.