Discusses how race is a conceptualized concept most often through stereotypes of different groups with the presence of a systematic structure of racism where the dominant group has placed themselves as superior and all other groups are deemed inferior. This structure often produces a negative impact on same race relations. Identity, according to this theory is created due to psychological enforcement of repeated racial oppression. The movie “Boyz N’ The Hood” demonstrates the effect of this enforced systematic structure and its negative impact on same race relations which lead to the ultimate death of some of the characters in this film (Singleton,1991). The movie takes place in impoverished South Central Los Angeles and depicts scenes of violence perpetrated by gangs against the main characters of the movie. Janet Helms points out that racial theory consists of four models White Identity, Black Identity, People of Color, and the Racial interaction model. She points out that the more an individual becomes aware of the social constructs of race and the racist system the closer
“Boyz n the hood” takes place in South Central Los Angeles in 1984. The main actors in the movie are Cuba Gooding Jr as Tre, Morris Chestnut as Ricky, and Ice Cube as Doughboy. In the beginning of the movie it says, “One out of twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime” followed by “Most will die at the hands of another black male”. Later it shows the main characters in the movie Tre, Ricky and Doughboy as kids each of them having plans in life. Ricky’s dream is to become a football player and Tre going to college and doughboy still not deciding what he wants to do in life.
The title of John Singleton’s film speaks volumes itself and paints a clear picture of the film without viewing it. When reading the title, Boyz n the Hood, you can imagine young African-American men in urban neighborhoods where there is crime and poverty. Singleton use this setting of an urban South Central area to demonstrate how young African-American men are hindered by the unpreventable crime all around them. In this film, each of Singleton’s characters are portrayed as a typical American teenager rather than thugs that are living in the reality of their surroundings. Without the proper guidance in this type of setting, there is no chance of survival when it comes to adolescents.
Snoop Dogg was briefly detained on suspicion of illegal drug use in Sweden on Saturday night. Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr in real life, he insisted that he was a victim of racial profiling.
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
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known as Lil Wayne is an American hip hop artist from New Orleans, Louisiana.He was born on September 27, 1982. At the age of 9, Lil Wayne joined the Cash Money Records. Lil Wayne has been creating music since he was 8 years old. He also grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in New Orleans, Hollygrove.
John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood is an American teen drama film released in 1991 that focuses on three black teens who live in the dangerous neighbourhood of Crenshaw, Los Angeles. The main characters Doughboy, his half-brother Ricky, and their friend Tre grow up together but meet drastically different fates as young adults. As Swanson (2011) points out, it is important to understand the tension within black communities in Los Angeles at the time of the film’s release; the Rodney King beating had taken place only months before and LA’s gang wars were reaching a peak. As a Los Angeles native, Singleton’s goal with the film was to alert people about the situation around them, as he said: “I couldn’t rhyme. I wasn’t a rapper. So I made this movie” (Swanson 2011). To reflect the environment as accurately as possible, the film was shot on the streets of South Los Angeles, so the crew was just as on edge as their characters would be; there were even threats of gun violence from local gang members.
The Lodz Ghetto was located in Poland. During its time throughout the events of World War II, it was the second largest concentration camp in construction, only to Auschwitz-Birkenau located in southern Poland and opened up in 1940. We also saw the railroad tracks that were at the concentration camp during the tour at the Holocaust museum. The Lodz Ghetto was started one week after capture on the date of September 14th, 1939. It was as well one of the first camps to be started under Germanic reign during World War II as well. Over 160,000 Jews were stuffed into to the poorly sanitized area. On November 7, 1939, Lodz was incorporated into the Third Reich and the Nazi's changed its name to Litzmannstadt, named after a German general who died while attempting to conquer Lodz in World War I.
For any kid that was born in the 1990's, it's rare that you will find a person that doesn't mention Lil Wayne in the greatest of all time conversation. While many older fans seem to have a negative reaction to that claim, it's hard to deny the impact that Wayne has had in hip-hop. Wayne in his career has created the term "bling", made mixtapes a popular trend, and one of the few rappers to sell a million copies in a week without the benefit of streaming. Though Wayne is one of the most influential rappers in history, his career as of late has struggled to rival those of his peers in the "greatest" category. Let me explain.
Some challenges between anti-social behaviors and geographic are evident in the film Boyz n the Hood. It a 90’s films created by John Singleton, about a boy Tre styles who is sent to live with his father Furious styles in South Central Los Angeles after he got into a fight at school. At his father 's house, he is taught morals and values of being a respected man. On the other hand, his friends Ricky and Doughboy who are half-brothers has a different upbringing with no real support system, resulting in forming a gang, involvement with drugs and a tragic ending. This film is based on the African American experience in terms of environmental conditions which results in a great deal of African American males being pushed into the criminal justice system.
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.
Kody Scott grew up in South Central L.A. during the nineteen-sixties and seventies, soon after the creation of the Crips. Raised in poverty without a father, and a full family raised solely by his mother, Kody Scott led the stereotypical “ghetto” life, a poor and broken home. However he does not blame this on his own personal decision to join the Crips while only eleven year’s old. The allure of the respect and “glory” that “bangers” got, along with the unity of the “set”(name for the specific gang) is what drew him into the gang. Once joined, he vowed to stay in the “set” for life, and claimed that banging was his life. After many years of still believing this, he eventually realized that the
For all time the United States media illuminate the American open about the narco-trafficking associations that exist in our nation and about the danger postured by the Mexican Mafia for the United States.
Graffiti provides people with a creative art form outdoors. Many people want to get rid of graffiti but it is what represents lives, thoughts, and even culture. If you get rid of graffiti you are getting rid of these too. Art is expressing how you feel through color, picture, and even deep messages and graffiti is an art form.
“They say they learn from mistakes so that's why they mistake me.” Mr. Carter could not have said it better, because when you think of a rapper with face tattoos, a criminal record, and a past addiction to an opiate, you don't think of poetry. But, Lil Wayne is a perfect embodiment of “don’t judge a book by its cover”. As the idol of Drake, Chief Keef, Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Ace Hood, G-Eazy, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Gates, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and Young Thug, just to name a few. Lil Wayne might be considered one of the most influential and talented rappers of our century. In addition, Lil Wayne’s lyrics can be considered modern-day poetry and literature.