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  • Ice Cube ( O ' Shea Jackson

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    Gangsta rap originated in the late 1980’s. “Ice Cube (O 'Shea Jackson) of the rap group NWA (Niggaz with Attitude) wrote the song "Gangsta Gangsta," and it shocked America with its violent, sexist, and obscene lyrics. "Gangsta Gangsta" ushered in a new genre of hip-hop music called gangsta rap, which became identified with Compton, a predominately black and Latino working-class and working poor neighborhood in Los Angeles”. Many people did not agree with the sexist and indecent lyrics in gangsta

  • What Has Hip Hop Ever Done?

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    still had a huge impact for it showed that any race could stand up for they believe in. As the ‘golden age’ came to an end at the start of the 1980s, a new type of hip-hop was developed, it’s called “gangsta rap” and was created by artists such as N.W.A, Schoolly D and Ice T. This variation of rap was different because of the violent lyrics and inappropriate

  • Rap Music And Its Effects On Society

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    Who some call the call the godfather of rap, Eazy E, once said, “Who gave it that title, gangsta rap? It 's reality rap. It 's about what 's really going on.” There has been a great injustice done to the form of expression called rap. In essence rap is just lyrics over a basic beat or rhythm. Many members of society today assume that rap is a dangerous and violent influence, however what they seem to be ignorant of is the fact that rap music is actually beneficial. The majority of the world we live

  • The Legacy of NWA Essay

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    generations to come. Niggas with Attitude, otherwise known as N.W.A, was comprised of the rappers; Ice Cube, MC Ren, Easy E, Yella, and Dr. Dre. Theses rappers spoke the truth about life in the streets; the hustling, the trapping, the sexual encounters, the gang life, and the most important, the racism. They shined a light on these issues in a violent, sexually explicit, yet intelligent and revolutionary way. The Facebook page, *N.W.A* creates an environment that connects people of all races, backgrounds

  • The Movie ' Straight Outta Compton ' Directed By F. Gary Gray

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    article published in 1981; showing that America has not changed for the better for minorities. In the film Straight Outta Compton, directed by F. Gary Gray is a biopic film about the rise to fame and demise of the highly controversial hip-hop group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). Depicting the lives of its members, Straight Outta Compton address the issues that were facing America during that period of time; most of them racial issues. The film addresses issues such as Capitalism in terms of the group’s

  • Thesis About Ice Cube

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    wanted more from this world and wanted to become great when he was a teen because of all the violence and all his friends being killed in the hood and that's just what he did. Ice Cube went to fame in 1980s as a member of the controversial rap group N.W.A. when him and some other rappers began writing raps in 1980s. In high school before enjoying success as a solo artist and actor in 1989. Two of his greatest successes were in the beginning of his career the Barbershop (2002) and 21 Jump Street (2012)

  • Essay on THE NWA

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    N.W.A (an abbreviation of Niggaz Wit Attitudes)[1][2][3] was an American hip hop group from Compton, California, widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap and west coast hip hop sub-genres, sometimes credited as the most important group in the history of rap music.[4] Active from 1986 to 1991, the rap group endured controversy due to the explicit lyrics that many considered to be disrespectful to women, and glorifying drugs and crime. The group was subsequently banned from many

  • Straight Out of Compton Review

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    Jacques Baynes ENG 101 October 2, 2015 Brad Baumgartner Straight Out Of Compton “Any publicity is good publicity. “Aspiring rapper Eric “Eazy-E” Wright states to the rest of his fellow N.W.A brothers as they sit to discuss the police and F.B.I threats that they have been receiving in the mall. The movie Straight Out of Compton is based on the true story about six troubled some young black men residing in Compton, California who rise unexpectedly to fame, using their viciously honest rhymes

  • Violence In Rap Music Essay

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    Hip-hop wasn’t a new form of music in 1989, in fact it started in 1982 with Run DMC, but nobody was ready for this form. The police and politicians didn’t like what N.W.A was saying in their lyrics, but all of the things they were rapping about were things that were going on around them on a daily basis. They were seeing people being shot, drug deals going down, and women being called b*tch*s. "I remember when

  • Drugs in Popular Culture

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    Academic Writing & Presentation Word Count: 1099 The Relationship between marijuana use amongst teenagers and the popularity of West Coast Rap Music Introduction Marijuana has been around for hundreds of years and the use of marijuana has been becoming more and more popular especially among teenagers (Lee, 2012). Music has also been around for a very long period of time, in a vast aray of genres. What has changed in music however, is the references to drugs (specifically marijuana)