Mos Def

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  • Mos Def: A Poet, Lyricist, and Actor Essay

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    the hip-hop world as Mos Def. He is known for being a superb lyricist, poet, and actor. We are doing two of his works named “Hip-Hop” from off his album Black on Both Sides and a poem he wrote regards to the Barclays Center named “On center.stadium.status”. Before I talk about these two works of art, let me give a brief background on Mos Def. Mos Def parents named him Dante Terrell Smith on the 11th of December in 1973. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Mos def is one of 12 siblings

  • Hip Hop Racism

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    Since its early days Hip Hop has been in the midst of political and racial violence here in America; sometimes not good, but always real. Nocella II et al. (2017) article stated that: Hip Hop was founded as a response to faulty urban policy, poverty, and social rejection. The culture is founded upon the principles of community and resistance to the status quo. The theme of anti-colonial and anti-racist practices connects Hip Hop culture/activism to the work of food justice and environmental justice

  • The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West

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    The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West Kanye Omari West, an icon of hip-hop, pop culture, fashion and music in general. Kanye Omari West, a person belittled against and a person subjected to a life of racism and hate. Born on June 8th, 1977, Donda West, West’s mother, always knew he was destined for greatness, but did she know her son would turn out to be the Kanye West, a man lacking the respect he deserves for transforming a big part of the music we listen to on this very day? West came onto

  • The Popularity Of The College Dropout

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    It’s been almost twelve years since “The College Dropout” hit the airwaves. An album that would go on and mold so many artists of today’s rap scene. Since then we have seen Chicago’s beloved Kanye West, the “I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye” slowly transform into the egocentric Yezus persona that we have amongst us today. Not to say that Kanye has stopped making his all-world beats and delivering Grammy worthy albums. He has just evolved. And with his evolution, a void was left in

  • Male And Female Rapper Through Their Music

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    Male vs. Female rapper through their music Rap music is really popular to us, young people, and sometimes adults, too. In my opinion, I think that rap is a way to allow all of the rappers to express themselves, their voices, their experience, and their feeling from their life. And in some other people opinion, they also describe rap music as the story or the voice of the streets. According to a music articles “The birth of Rap: A Look Back” from website, rap music was born and began to develop

  • T. J Cole: An Exciting Influence Of Rap Music

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    Music is a path of relaxation and happiness. Rap music has an interesting and exciting effect. Rap music has an amazing talent of narrating a life story, thought or emotions to a rhythm of sound. Rap artists create music that is not only great, but also meaningful. Yes, rap songs may contain violent and insulting lyrics, and rap artists living violent s lives. Rap music could be considered a negative influence on teenagers and young adults. However, unlike most rappers today J Cole isn’t your typical

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' Gangs Of New York '

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    Positive Criticism - Warping you into Manhattan’s Five Points, an area in New York City upon which seemed as a place with no law during the mid-19th century. The drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, Gangs of New York, provides us an account of the anarchy that occurred; following the life of a man named Amsterdam, the son of a popular Irish-American leader, Priest Valon. Supported by the extraordinary acting performances by Daniel Day-Lewis (aka Bill the Butcher)

  • Is Chicago A Serious Problem?

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    Chicago is facing a serious problem. Over this year 's Fourth of July Weekend, eighty four people were shot resulting in fourteen deaths. After this violent weekend, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel nearly called for total martial law, calling upon United States Military 's support to help protect Chicago 's citizens and patrol Chicacgo 's streets. So far in 2015, over 2,300 people have been shot in the city of Chicago, and it is only a matter of days until the death toll surpasses four hundred on the year. There

  • Black Stars : An Extension Of Slick Rick 's Original Composition

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    Growing up in run-down neighborhood can have various effects on an individual. Getting involved in illegal activities, albeit easy and rewarding at the time, can lead an individual to a jeopardizing ongoing cycle. Illustrated in both Slick Rick and Black Stars “Children’s Story,” a young man has been led down a wrong path, where each of their lives were dominated by illegal acts. This was consuming to the individuals, and ultimately lead to tragic outcomes. Black Stars rendition of “Children’s Story”

  • Rap Music : The Most Influence Of Rap Music

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    “Politically Incorrect ” is a term that describes language, ideas, policies, or behaviors that bring offense to groups of people based on gender, race, culture, age, religion, physical or mental capability, etc. People could argue that rap music fits into this category or others that it should be respected as a form of art. In an article written by Lawrence Downes called “A Word Gone Wrong” he writes, “In cases of discrimination, it’s probably best to let those affected speak for themselves.” When