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Album: Marshall Mathers LP 2, by Eminem - On November 5th, 2013 Eminem released his 8th and final studio album titled Marshall Mathers LP 2. This album has been highly influential since its release and will continue to be discussed for years to come. Eminem is regarded as one of the best rappers ever and he redefined the genre as one of the first white rappers to be successful. Because of his success, Eminem’s final album is bound to be studied and listened to for decades. The reasons for this stem from the artist himself, the album art and title, and the album’s unique style and lyrics....   [tags: Eminem Bibliography, Rap]
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The Life and Musical Career of Eminem - Eminem had a miserable childhood which he learned to thrive in and succeed to what he has become now. Marshall was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on October 17, 1972. He was the child of Bruce Mathers, Jr. and Deborah Nelson. Soon after Marshall’s birth his father left to California. His mother struggled to maintain a household, for which the result was frequent movement from Michigan and Missouri. The family then settled in Warren, Michigan in an African American middle-class neighborhood. The family was the only Caucasian tenants through the region....   [tags: rap, color, adversities, album, lyrics] 1154 words
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Life and Work of Eminem - To say that Marshall Mathers, otherwise known as Eminem, has lived a difficult life is a bit of an understatement. Though many of his experiences might shock those who read his poetry or listen to his music, he believes that people are united by their pain. He said, "I'm not alone in feeling the way I feel. I believe that a lot of people can relate to my shit--whether white, black, it doesn't matter. Everybody has been through some shit, whether it's drastic or not so drastic. Everybody gets to the point of 'I don't care’'." (www.eminem.net)....   [tags: Popular Culture, Popular Music, Rap]
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Eminem's Eminence - Despite taste in music, age or nationality, everyone is bound to know the famous rapper, Eminem. Many eagerly awaited his return to the music industry; while some hoped to never see his name on the charts again. After a long break from the industry, Eminem made his return in 2010, rising to the top of the charts once again. Critics have claimed his lyrical content is inappropriate and effects the nation’s youth negatively, but his fans argue that he and his 2010 return have been a source of inspiration and encouragement in their lives....   [tags: Biography ]
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Eminem's Lose Yourself - In famous rapper Eminem’s popular hit song “Lose Yourself”, the rapper combines poetry with his skill of rapping while implementing an urban twist on the art form. Eminem includes common poetic techniques such as plot, internal rhyme, assonance and couplets and manipulates them in order to emphasize the message of his song. Through these techniques, Eminem relays a message of persevering through the struggles of life in order to transcend from poverty to success. The use of poetic techniques enables Eminem to reach his audience in a way that encourages them to pursue their dreams and goals in the face of adversity that they may experience on a regular basis....   [tags: popular hit songs, lyrics analysis] 782 words
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Marshal Bruce Mathers III: Eminem - Marshal Bruce Mathers III who is also know as Eminem was born with great talent and determination. He faced many challenges in his life but his determination and commitment lead him to success. Eminem's life as a child wasn't easy since his father abandoned him when he was six months old. He lived with an abusive mother who never supported him and considered him as a worthless human being. According to Han Eysencks. Eminem would be categorized as extroverted because he was very active and energized....   [tags: psychoanalytic approach, persona, id, ego] 1942 words
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American Music History: Madonna and Eminem - Music is an important component in our lives, which is everywhere we turn to these days. Music has evolved and expanded from the 1960s to present day and we still have yet to discover the full potential and growth of music in the coming years due to skilled music artist in all music genres. One quality many people can share is their love from music regardless of what type of music is preferred by the individual. Music is powerful in itself because it helps communicate with other social groups, can have an influence on our mood, and portrays our culture or any other important aspects of our life....   [tags: rapper, schools, homes, crazy for you]
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Eminem - AKA Marshall Mathers - Eminem, born as Marshall Mathers, has proven that with a lot of desire, drive and dedication, anybody can accomplish even their greatest of goals. Eminem was raised in the ghettos of East Detroit. He was bullied and victimized by other students in school. He worked to achieve his goal, against the odds. As a result, what he has become is one of America's most popular and successful music artists. Marshall "Eminem" Mathers was born on October 17, 1974, in Detroit, Michigan. After moving to Kansas, he and his family returned to Detroit and settled in a Black neighborhood....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Eminem - For my research paper, I chose to write about Marshall Mathers. I chose to write about him because he is the best young rapper, and I like how he doesn’t care what happens, he just goes with it. He isn’t a very good role model, but he is funny, and couldn’t care less what anybody says about him. He had a rough childhood that reflects to now, and makes great records and songs that describe his life and what has happened during it. Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1974 in Kansas City, Missouri....   [tags: essays research papers] 949 words
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Eminem - Eminem In “like Eminem says, why all the fuss?” featured in The Age journalist Shaun Carney defends Eminem and his lyrics. Carny stresses that Eminem winning the category should not be so controversial when Mathers is clearly depicting a role. His contention through out the article is to convince the reader to refrain from reaching to eminem, as a parody. Carny effectively seeks the neutral role during the story. He leans neither way. Carny signifies specific word choice and language devices to shock his audience and to create an underlying sense of non-prejudice, realistic view on society perhaps to open up the views of a small-minded prejudice race....   [tags: essays papers] 698 words
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Eminem and Urban Nightmare - Alex Radovanovic uses some very successful persuasive writing in his article Eminem: an urban nightmare. He represents his views vividly with acute detail of his point of view on the issues. His main contention in the article is that Eminem the more he is ignored will not go away and the issues of violence, racism and sexism will fester in the minds of our youths. Alex’s opinion of Eminem songs and lyrics are as he refers to ‘make me uncomfortable – some of them are downright repulsive”. This use of strong persuasive language portrays to the reader that he thinks Eminem is not someone to be admired and that his lyrics are not peaceful but despicable and unacceptable....   [tags: essays research papers] 354 words
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Eminem - The Real Marshall Mathers What is the genuine Marshall Mathers like. If people look past the surface, they will find a nice person. It’s only when he’s backed into a corner that he retaliates. He’s one of the most controversial singers out there today. You don’t have to like him but you can’t ignore him. Eminem, (Em), a.k.a., Slim Shady, a.k.a. Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in Kansas City, Missouri but he and his mother shuttled back and forth between Missouri and Michigan, rarely staying in one house more then a year or two....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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I Love the Way You Lie by Eminem and Rihanna - In todays society poetry is all around us, we use it in music to deliver messages to the average radio listener. According to SelectUSA (The creative Media industry in the United States) The United States music industry in 2011 reached 15.2 billion dollars. With the information given a person can tell that a lot of time and money goes into music in today’s society. The music people listen to have many different elements that an average listener would not pick up. Many songs have poetic techniques that give great meaning to the song that makes the song unique....   [tags: music, violence, domestic violence]
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Eminem's Thievery - Eminem's Thievery Last night famous young rapper shocked fans by stealing golden statue. The statue Eminem stole was to be given to the "Best Male Actor". Eminem was found with the statue last in his hotel room in California. Police investigation The police said one of the room cleaners of this hotel was cleaning Eminem when she saw the statue in Eminem's bag. The cleaner, who's name wasn't found didn't open the bag she just saw it opened and she looked in and saw the statue and because it was already big news that the statue was stolen, she decided to call the cops....   [tags: Papers] 469 words
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Admiring Eminem - Admiring Eminem Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, has had many achievements in his life, but life wasn't always good. Growing up in a poor trailer park in Warren Mich. He failed out of ninth grade, which led to him dropping out of high school. He tried to go back but couldn't do it, he just wanted to rap and to be a star one day. Over the years he freestyle in some local clubs and participated in some competitions. It wasn't until 1997 that he was recognized, he won the Wake Up Show Freestyle Performer of the Year from L.A....   [tags: Papers] 394 words
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eminem auto biography - EMINEM The music business, how eminem got into the music business from his hard times living at home with his mother who was suffering from Munchausen Syndrome which means she was making Marshall (Eminem) take medicines he didnt need. First i will talk about eminems life when he was a kid and his relationship with his mother and uncle Ronnie. Eminems father left him when he was only 6 months old and his mother was sick and sort of retarded. Eminem was often left with his relative and he became realy close with his uncle Ronnie who was about the same age as he was, they became best friends....   [tags: essays research papers] 1479 words
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The Negative Effects of Eminem’s Lyrics - The Negative Effects of Eminem’s Lyrics Eminem is a name that most Americans have grown to know about in the last year. Not only for his music, but for the controversy that his music brings. Many people are offended by his lyrics and they believe that he should be regulated in some way. In my paper I will give some background on Eminem, some examples of his lyrics, different points of view, and my personal beliefs on this situation. Eminem is a character whose real name is Marshall Mathers III....   [tags: Music]
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Marshall Bruce Mathers III Life and Accomplishments - Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as rap performer Eminem, was born on October 17, 1972, in Kansas City, Missouri (Lane). From the very first days of his life, Marshall suffered many hardships. When Eminem was only six months old, Marshall Mathers Jr., Eminem’s dad left his family to move to California and contact between them ended. Eminem and his mom Debbie Nelson moved frequently and often lived in poor, crime- ridden neighborhoods (Lane). Eminem was born in Kansas City moved to live in detroit where he experienced a lot of violence and bullying....   [tags: eminem, rap performer, rapping]
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Eminem’s Life Story: The Way He Is - Eminem’s Life Story: The Way He Is For many years people have been associating young adult’s violent behavior to rap music. Artists such as Eminem, Jay Z, 2 Pac, and many others are being blamed for the acts that teenagers commit, but why do these artists have such an influential impact on us. In our research of Eminem, our group is studying three main controversies; his upbringing, his attacks against family members and other artists, and his political views, in hopes to understand why his words influence millions of children and young adults....   [tags: Music Rappers Biographies Essays]
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Changing The Rap World Today - Christopher wallace aka The Notorious Big or Biggie Smalls, a drug dealing seventeen year old rapper with an ambition to make it in life and get rich while doing so. Marshall Mathers, Eminem his stage name was just a young white kid in a black detroit community with a passion for rapping. Both rappers have changed the current and and will be changing the future rap with their songs, not only by just their rap but from their persona as well. Just think about it for a second, if you walk into the mall and look around at peoples shirts, go into stores and look around you will either hear or see something Biggie Smalls related....   [tags: Biggie Smalls and Eminem]
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Sticking Out like a White Guy in a Rap Group - Rap is a popular genre of music that is dominated by black artists like 50 Cent, Tupac Shakur, and Biggie Smalls. When flipping through faces of top rap albums, the color is monotonous until one white face with bleached blond hair flashes by. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, or better known as Eminem, is the top grossing white rapper in the music industry, breaking into the rap game like a bolt of white lightening and staying at the top for almost two decades. Eminem’s music career shows a creative lyrical genius that involves swear words, explicit content, and perverse meaning is shared through his three personas, “Slim Shady” the crazy, uncensored one; Eminem, the struggling rapper; and Marshal...   [tags: rap, rappers, eminem, slim shady]
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EMINEM: How Much Damage Can You Do With a Pen - EMINEM: How Much Damage Can You Do With a Pen "Damn how much damage can you do with a pen", says rapper Eminem in his song titled, Who Knew. This song is on Eminem’s most recent and most controversial album, The Marshall Mathers LP. If it possible for one single quote to sum up my research paper, then this quote does it. There exists an intense and extremely controversial set of circumstances surrounding Eminem and his music. Eminem’s lyrics have been intensely criticized lately and have been categorized as hate-filled and inappropriate by many gay organizations....   [tags: Derogatory Lyrics Bad Song Essays] 3780 words
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Why Be a King When You Could Be a God? - ... Then there’s Eminem, the funny one. Eminem is there when you need a good laugh or just something to vibe to. And finally, there’s Marshall. The man in love with his daughters; the man reflecting on the past 41 years of his life; the man being serious just when you need him to be. This trifecta has been everything to me. I guess I’m supposed to be trying to convince you to believe what I believe about Eminem, which is actually a lot harder than it sounds especially when he is my childhood and my life....   [tags: Marshall Mathers, Eminem, Rap God]
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Marshall Bruce Mathers III: The Rap God - Marshall Bruce Mathers III, more famously referred to as Eminem or his alter ego: Slim-Shady, is the iconic rap/hip-hop artist who failed the ninth grade three times and quit school to flip burgers at a family restaurant. Mathers doesn’t consider himself as stupid, instead he advises his wide range of listeners to not follow his path. So how does a short order cook become a rapping multimillionaire. Eminem’s early years, his road to glory, the subjects of his songs, and his glorious amount of fans make him one of the most recognized and respected artists in the hip-hop industry as well as the music industry in general....   [tags: Eminem, Slim Shady, Rap, Hip Hop]
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American Rap - American rap has changed very much over time. A big reason for that was the work of Tupac and Eminem. Although Tupac isn’t around anymore, Eminem is still changing the rap game forever. In the early stages of rap, it was mainly popular to african americans and performed by african americans but since the emergence of Eminem, rap music is more popular to all races and is being performed by all races as well. Rap has changed very much over time and the similarities and differences between Tupac and Eminem had a great impact on the American rap industry and American culture....   [tags: music, eminem, tupac]
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Marshall Mathers - Marshall Mathers Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, was born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri to a single mother. He spent the majority of his youth living in various states before eventually settling down in the harsh streets of Detroit at the age of 12. At age nine, Em was first introduced to rap by his Uncle Ronni who played the Breakin’ soundtrack for him and immediately Em loved it. He began obsessively studying and lip-synching LL Cool J‘s and Ice T’s skilled and complex rhyme schemes and styles....   [tags: Eminem Rappers Music Biographies Essays]
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Eminems Controversial Lyrics - The average rapper wouldn’t be able to grace the pages of Rap Pages, VIBE, Spin, The Source, URB and Stress and go on a national tour months before their major label debut album is released. Then again Eminem isn’t the average rapper. Marshall Bruce Mathers a.k.a. Eminem. Born October 17, 1972, grew up in Kansas City. From there he began his career as an individual white rapper. Not many white people are able to succeed in the rap industry, but Eminem has proved everyone wrong. He is now one of the most talked about persons on the earth....   [tags: essays research papers] 695 words
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Racial Discourse in the Film 8 Mile Directed by Curtis Hanson - ... This translates to Eminem’s career and his success in the industry. But Eminem’s success is ultimately due to his ability to encompass the characteristics of black culture while maintaining his position as a white male: “affiliations with black masculinity provide cultural acceptance and authenticity, which fuel his entry into hip-hop culture. White masculinity provides mobility, ambivalence from white audiences, and commercial success” (Dawkins 465). Therefore by “walking” the spaces between black and white masculinity and never committing to one, he masters the industry....   [tags: obstacles, evil, identity, biased] 2148 words
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Rap and Hip Hop Do Not Affect Society Negatively - ... Life got worse, and they both eventually moved out. Eminem was starting to get famous for his CD, and he had to start working for his rap career, distancing himself even further from his daughters. He is sorry that his kids had to go through this. He only wanted to make a good image for them. Now he is all alone in a house remembering the past of them. He finally reminds his daughters that Mom will not be gone long. ("Eminem – Mockingbird.") As with any topic, when an individual takes the time to do their research, usually they will appreciate the subject a little bit more than they used to....   [tags: music genre, sociological analysis]
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The Super Bowl Ads Can Change Public View - Super Bowl is one of the most watched American television broadcast. In 2011 Super Bowl become the most watched television program in the history with an average audience of 111 million. While Super Bowl get the attention of the audience and keep increased the viewership, the top company found their way to make commercial for their brand and products, and broadcast the commercial during the Super Bowl games domestically. Super Bowl commercial became a culture among the people. Most of the people even don’t watch the games but the commercial during the games....   [tags: Chrysler, Detroit, commercials]
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Is it right for celebrities to make a lot of money? - Over-Paid, Yet Under Rated Growing up in America, many people are unaware of what is really occurring around them. People are so into their televisions, and their jobs that they fail to recognize the amount of work that is put into making this country as wonderful as it is. However, many people complain about the wages they receive hourly at work, or the salary they earn every month. Some complain that it is too low, and others complain about the taxes that are deducted, and how they do not have money to spend for occasions like Christmas, or even vacations....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Effects of Explicit Music - The Effects of Explicit Music For years, popular music has involved pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and the negative effects of explicit music has outraged society. There is a fine line that divides vulgarity from artistic expression. Whatever the motive behind the explicitness of popular music, it has many negative consequences on our society and therefore should be stopped. One reason why the popular music should be less explicit is because this may trigger feelings of aggression....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Homophobic, I Think Not - We all know who Eminem is whether it be because we listen to his music or because of the huge controversy that seems to fallow his next billboard hit. Ever sense the release of his first album The Slim Shady LP in 1999 or the more predominate album under fire The Marshall Mathers LP released in 2000, and Encore in 2005 Eminem has been fighting off critics and gay and lesbian right activists because of his "lyrical content." People say that he is a homophobic gay basher with no respect for women....   [tags: Music] 734 words
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Politics and Modern Musical Artists - Politics and Modern Musical Artists Musical artists of the modern age have had a great affect upon the generation that the writers of the paper are a part of. Not only have the songs they produced brought us enjoyment and heightened our emotional states, they have also informed us of their opinions. One of the issues drawing the strongest opinions as of late is the American government, particularly the Bush administration. Some of the most popular bands and artists have made it a point to express their views on such matters through their music and concerts, rallying to fight or support a matter relating to the U.S....   [tags: Music Essays]
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Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco - Make a beginning This social issue has inspired many notable works in various forms such as literature, film and song. This includes the novel Please stop laughing at me by Jodee Blanco, the film Bully written and directed by Lee Hirsch, and in the form of lyrics from artists such as Jessie J, Lady Gaga and Eminem. The novel, Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco, is a memoir based on the bullying that went on throughout her years being school. (Take about the beginning- reunion) It all began when Jodee was in grade 5 and had offered to volunteer with the special needs students in her school....   [tags: bullying, bullies, school] 1432 words
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Finding True Identity - In The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride, exemplifies the struggles and obstacles he encountered in life while eager to find his true identity and purpose in life. In his journey of finding his true identity, James McBride faced erratic extent of preconception. Growing up, he had a rough childhood which resulted to the immoral decisions he made as a juvenile. A few of his decisions included skipping school, using drugs and getting incarcerated for larceny....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Should Music Be Censored? - Music censorship Should music be censored. When censoring music is talked about this can refer from muting the curses to controlling music content and if you want to censor music it depends on what music thats effecting people even though music has different effects on different people. There is more than one side of music either violent and profiling. Many people think that rap and rock in particular is too violent. People are concerned that music causes violence in the world and drug abuse while other types of music would help people through rough times....   [tags: curses, lyrics, drug, profanity, sex, violent]
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White Rappers - White Rappers Many white rappers have had a difficult time making it in the black industry of rap. Eminem, the most recent white rapper to hit the mainstream has had his own share of difficulties in this industry and in his life as well. The poem written my Marshall Mathers, now known as Eminem, entitled "Life," displays Eminem's views on his life, and just life in general. Eminem has continued on the legacy of the contact zone between the white men in the black man's industry, this being rap....   [tags: Papers] 1007 words
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Genres of Music - Genres of Music There are a lot of different genres of music. Each artist has his/her own type of music. Natasha Bedingfield is similar to Britney Spears as they both sing pop. Eminem has his own style of rap; this is because of his child hood and upbringing. All artists I believe try and send a message in their music and express there feelings. Ushers video is set in a big penthouse with a swimming pool and scantily clad women whereas the Eminem video is set in the back of a stretch limousine and then on the stage with D12....   [tags: Free Essays] 432 words
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The Rise and Fall of A Celebrity in Alice Walker’s Nineteen Fifty-Five - ... The reader learns nothing of his mother or father and the deacon that is seen at the beginning of the story does not appear anymore after that encounter in Gracie Mae’s home. This could be compared to the modern day artist Marshall Matthers or better known by his stage name Eminem. Eminem’s life has not been a smooth one due to where he grew up and the constant struggles his mom and not having a father in his life. The movie “8 miles” is a reference in which fans got to see the struggles of living in Detroit that Eminem had to survive every day....   [tags: music, death, marrige]
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The Influence of Celebrities and Television on Youth - Media is a powerful phenomenon that inevitably infiltrates our lives, influences our perceptions of the world and constructs the way we understand social reality. The concept of celebrity is expedient in demonstrating how this media power works in the influence and construction of contemporary life. Media industries have the ability to turn real people into celebrities and keep them in the spotlight by integrating them into media narratives for the purpose of media industry and entertainment (Ruddock, 2013)....   [tags: reality television, sociological analysis]
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Outliers-The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell - Outliers-The Story of Success is a sociological, and psychological non-fiction book, which discusses success, and the driving reasons behind why some people are significantly more successful than others. Malcolm Gladwell explains this by dividing the book into two parts, opportunity and legacy. Opportunity discusses how select people are fortunate enough to be born between the months of January through March, and also includes the idea that those who are already successful will have more opportunities to improve and become even more successful....   [tags: Outliers Essays]
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Rap Music Style and Its Interpreters - Rap music a style of music from the Hip hop genre has evolved over the years. Rap is spoken poetry; you come up with some nice rhythms and add a nice beat to back it up. No one can really say how rap started; some say “Rap received its roots in the beat poets of the 1950's. They would read their poetry over the beats of jazz musicians”. While some believe it started in the Bronx, “Rap was started in the Bronx, New York in the 1970′s. Because of personal recollections and the myth-making aspect of Hip hop.” Rap music is more than just a genre of music, it has become a way of life for many people....   [tags: Hip Hop genre]
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The Exploitation and Objectification of Women in Rap - Women have consistently been perceived as second-class citizens. Even now, in times when a social conscience is present in most individuals, in an era where an atmosphere of gender equality 'supposedly' exists, it is blatantly apparent that the objectification and marginalization of women is still a major social issue. In reality, progression in terms of reducing female exploitation has been stagnant at best. Not only is the degradation of women a major problem that to date has not been eradicated, but it is actually being endorsed by some music celebrities....   [tags: Music Sexism] 1182 words
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Disputing Affairs In The Public Eye - Disputing Affairs In The Public Eye An entertainer is one who is out to present themselves in order to be known and to fulfill their intended purpose. The life chosen consists of endless surroundings of viewers and the constant admirations received by fans. All entertainers set out the goal of attracting particular age groups and mainly accomplishing the glorious life, presented as “the rich and famous”; as well as achieving the goal of reaching the top seller lists. The career chosen is not easy to achieve, with the knowledge that many are competing for the rare position given to the “lucky” ones....   [tags: Papers] 1688 words
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Black Artists in Country Music - Charlie Pride did it in 1971. Darius Rucker did it in 2009. That’s it. Two black men, spanning thirty-eight years, are the only black artists to win a Country Music Association Award. With country music rooted in bluegrass and rhythm and blues, why aren’t there more black country music stars. When considering the roots of country music, and how closely related country is to blues, bluegrass and honky tonk music, an examination of what happened to all the black musicians seems warranted, no. This paper examines the dearth of black artists in country music and the careers of one of the few black artists who has had commercial success in this genre of music....   [tags: country music, black musicians, Darius Rucker]
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Hip-Hop Culture - ... His following album, The Marshall Mother LP, has a great success worldwide and breaks the fastest-selling record. Eminem won 13 Grammys in total in his hip-hop career and brought the hip-hop music to a new height. The song “My Name Is” is included in his second studio album “The Slim Shady LP”. “My Name Is” uses a sample of Labi Siffre’s “ I Got The…” for the rhythm track. Beginning at 0:09 in “My Name is”, Eminem uses sample appeared at 2:31 in “I Got the…” as a major rhythm for the whole song....   [tags: bronx, new york city, rapping] 997 words
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Taking the Rap - The role of rap as a music form and the perception of rappers as a whole has changed over the past ten years. It was a slow process for rap as a whole to be accepted as music and eventually be recognized by critics and award ceremonies. The advent of “gangster” rap brought about a new group of rappers with criminal histories and raunchy over the top lyrics. Many rappers today, like Eminem, have highly publicized criminal histories that overshadow the meaningful messages and damage the careers of otherwise model citizen rappers....   [tags: essays research papers] 603 words
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Music and the Sixties - Music and the Sixties What the music of the late 1960s and early 1970 are attempting to achieve is a protest to the U.S. government. From the lyrics of Neil Young's Ohio performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, the vocalists are memorializing the incident that occurred during a protest about U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War in Kent State University where nine students were injured and four students were killed by the Ohio National Guardsmen who opened fire on unarmed students: Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin,' We're finally on our own, This summer I hear the drummin' Four dead in Ohio Got to get down to it....   [tags: Music Politics History Essays] 921 words
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Creating a Music Video - Creating a Music Video In AS level production our chosen brief was to construct an opening sequence to a film based on the thriller genre that was no longer than 2 minutes long. This already differs to the brief chosen in A level as I chose to produce a music video based on the genre of my choice. A music video differs greatly to a film as I am concentrating on a completely different text within media. Different acknowledgement had to be considered when filming as a video uses different codes and conventions to a film....   [tags: Papers] 1341 words
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Marshall Mathers - Is rap poetry. Are we able to call rappers poets. The real question is what a poet is. A poet is a person who has the gift of poetic thought, imagination, and creation. So yes in the eyes of many rap is poetry and the many different rappers are considered poets in their own fields. One of the most renowned yet controversial rappers is Marshall Mathers or Eminem as many know him. Eminem has gone from an unknown youth on the streets of Detroit’s to a rapper that can jerk tears from anyone, but also make you laugh for days....   [tags: Biography ]
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Gangster Rap vs Hip-Hop - "Is gangster rap hip-hop. Sure. Does gangster rap involve talent. I think not." When people think of hip-hop music they think of violent rap that's talking about killing and raping. Not all hip-hop is like that though. It's not necessary to use obscenities or to speak of murder or drugs to be a good rapper. For some reason violence, sex, crime, and drugs are associated with rap. Rappers feel that they have to take on this gangster image in order to succeed. Not true. Violence is the main element of gangster rap....   [tags: Music, Argumentative] 317 words
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Protecting Our Ethics: The Choice Between Freedom and Morality - Protect Our Ethics: The Choice between Freedom and Morality The United States is guided by strict, moral laws that attempt to keep America ethical in nature; however, the laws concerning censorship are not as strict as some citizens would like them to be. Some people do not know how censorship can help society, but “it is the restriction, absolute or merely to some part of the population, by the proper political authorities, of intellectual, literary, or artistic material in any formant” (Free), which can help keep provocative images to a minimum....   [tags: Censorship]
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The Past, Present, and Future of Asian Rap - Hip-hop is a massive cultural movement originating in New York City in the 1970’s. According to Oxford English Dictionary, the four components of hip-hop are rapping, DJing, breakdancing, and graffiti writing. This culture is commonly associated with African-Americans and Latinos because they were the ones who pioneered this movement in the 70’s. If one were look back at some of the early hip-hop innovators, such as The Sugarhill Gang, Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, and the much-loved Run DMC, one similarity that they all shared was their African ancestry....   [tags: Music] 2487 words
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Love The Way You Lie by Robyn Rihanna - When love hurts The aim of this essay is to present you with a close analysis and interpretation of the song ‘Love the way you lie' which was released in August 2010 as a single from the album of Marshall Bruce Mathers featuring Robyn Rihanna from the music album (Recovery). The song is considered to be one of these songs that speak to a great majority of people. It is its thematic core which seems to attract the attention of both women and men regardless of their age or social status. This song talks about a love and hate relationship between a man and a woman....   [tags: music, song, love hurts]
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My Least Favorite Gender of Music is Rap - The music that I like the least is rap music. Whilst it may add some small positivity to the world mostly it’s based on hate, disrespect, money, misogyny, violence, anger and an almost all encompassing negative worldview. The performance forces are many and varied. Drums, keyboards, bass, synthesizers and turntables are common. Many use samples of other artists work and incorporate them into their music. In fact sampling is rather common in rap music. Which isn’t bad as long as it adds to the work....   [tags: Gangster Rap, Negativity] 602 words
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Rape Culture: Are Women Asking for It? - Merril Smith’s Encycolpedia of Rape defines the term “rape culture” as “one in which rape and other sexual violence against women . . . [is] both prevalent and considered the norm” (174). Rape is not a new subject in today’s society, its origins reaching far back into history. What causes rape, though. Is it the primal drive of men to exhibit dominance over all women, or do the women share the blame because of the way they dress, act, or do their makeup. Modern American culture would place the blame on the woman who “provoked” the attack; however, a woman should not have to park closer to the building she is entering, nor should she have to carry protection just in case a sexual predator dec...   [tags: Rape Culture, Sexual Violence, Women]
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Nicki Minaj as a Feminist Role Model - Hip-hop and rap music are commonly criticized for its anti-feminist lyrics and degrading exploitation of women in music and music videos. (Sharpley-Whiting ) Many feminists have taken action against the music industry, which produces these messages in the music they release. However, in the hip-hop genre there are plenty of successful female rappers promoting feminist views, artist such as Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have made the choice to condemn the derogatory culture towards women. (Oliver, 382–384) However others female hip-hop artist, such as Lil Kim or Rihanna, have decided to provide no resistance towards the deleterious depictions of women in their music and in turn sometimes ex...   [tags: Hip-Hop and Ram Music superstars] 1736 words
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Tunes to Tune Up Your Body to - ... AC/DC’s “Back in Black” offers hard hitting guitar movements, and the heavy rock vocals drive you to victory.Prior to recording this song, AC/DC’s lead vocalist had passed away and they had to get a new one. This song brought them back to their feet after their a tragic lost, and should bring you back to your feet too. Eminem: “Lose Yourself” “Lose Yourself” will surely make you lose yourself in your workout. It has a a great, steady beat and heavy bass that you can use to pump out to. The lyrics represent the struggle that Eminem felt and how he pushed on, so you’ll feel the need to push yourself when you exercise....   [tags: musical repertoir for excercising] 529 words
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Impact of MTV on Today's Youth - What do teenagers from across the globe have in common. Music and television is the one thing that young people from around the world seem to have in common. For the most part, the one channel that is shared amongst this music generation is MTV. Music being the new global language talks to the teenagers worldwide. MTV, the source of the global language, have many versions ranging from the US to Asia. With this type of influence, MTV plays a major impact on the youth of today. To say this is bad, I cannot, because I also grew up in this generation watching MTV and VH1....   [tags: Teenage Culture] 973 words
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What Brings a Poem To Life - In life, each individual has the ability to develop unique interpretations, perspectives and decisions about a variety of topics. When someone reads a poem or hears a song he/she will interpret it in a certain way, sometimes different than the intention of the author. There are many contributing factors that bring a poem and song to life, yet we cannot say that all the factors depicted by the author have an effect on every reader. People form different views of poems and songs and give them their own significance usually as a result of specific life experiences and memories....   [tags: poetry, writing, informative] 822 words
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Sexism in The 21st Century - Starting from the 1920’s with women receiving the right to vote women's suffrage has come a long way. Women are more independent now in 2014 than ever before and it's becoming more and more common to see women succeed as doctors, lawyers and CEOs. According to the U.S. Department of Labor the percentage of women has increased by about 40% from 1950 to 2010. Even though it is still not equal, Government action such as the Equal pay Act in has closed the gap between pay differences with genders since the 1950s....   [tags: affirmative action, women, independent]
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The World of Competitive Gaming - Video games are commonly known as games that you play for fun or as a hobby, but what if this fun could turn into your profession. Most video games started out as arcade games played to reach the highest score. People played with a "fistful of quarters" each day to try and reach the top of the score board. A prime example of someone who is well known on the high score board is Billy Mitchell. In the documentary, King of Kong: A fistful of quarters, Billy stated, "There'll always be the argument that video games are meant to be played for fun....   [tags: tournaments, revenue, gambling] 857 words
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The Author's Message - In life, each individual has the ability to develop unique interpretations, perspectives and decisions about a variety of topics. When someone reads a poem or hears a song he or she will interpret it in a certain way, sometimes different from the intention of the author. There are many contributing factors that bring a poem and song to life, yet we cannot say that all the factors depicted by the author have an effect on every reader. People connect with poems and songs differently, usually as a result of specific personal life experiences and memories....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Macbeth by William Shakespeare - Macbeth by William Shakespeare Macbeth is a story about a man that becomes so power-hungry and apprehensive that he kills to become king of Scotland. Reproducing the play would be moderately difficult, when trying to duplicate the play in a different style or theme as one would have re-write the whole script according to your wishes, one would also have to adjust characters and the language to make it more, less or the same amount relevant to today. When changing the language you would have to explore the current language and then translate into another style....   [tags: Papers] 472 words
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Sex, Young Adults, and The Media - The media plays a very big role in the lives of young adults today. Whether it is watching Access Hollywood, checking Perez Hilton’s blog religiously or watching fictitious TV shows and movies every night. All of the media in today’s society must add up to some influence on the teens of America. The media today mostly has lust and sex selling us products on television commercials or provocative ads in magazines, or the media just entertains us for hours on end. The media rarely has a positive influence, as it does not put sexual health messages in it’s television shows, movies, music lyrics, and magazines....   [tags: Media, argumentative, persuasive] 604 words
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Down with Downloading - Down with Downloading Throughout the whole time when you were able to gain access to free downloadable music, you have been able to by pass the purchasing of music, but has it been morally right. People always insist that download is great, but are you thinking of who you’re talking it from. The artists are the ones losing there money as well as positive recognition. Musicians should obviously get a cut as should small record stores who are obviously going to lose out when the big chains all get together on this (newsfactor.com)....   [tags: Music Downloads Technology Essays]
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Music Is Cool!!! - I love music my TWO greatest type of genries are Rap and Alternative. I was really surprised how great that DR. Dre did. I think that Eminem and dre are great. Eminem is definetlt a new era of a rap star he is puttin out some mad skillz. Papa Roach has just came out with a super great song that is called last resort.I play basketball and i am a very emotional person i like songs that have a deep impact on me and a true meaning. Here is how the billboard charts are as of today:1 1 8 'N Sync: No Strings Attached 7 Jive | 41702 1 2 - 1 Soundtrack: Mission:Impossible 2 Hollywood | 162244 2 3 6 48 Santana: Supernatural 12 Arista | 19080 1 4 3 24 Sisqo: Unleash The Dragon 4 Drago...   [tags: essays research papers] 1266 words
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The Mp3 Controversy - MP3 technology, short for MPEG-1 Layer 3, first appeared on the Internet in the late 1990’s, and as time passed users could retrieve the musical works of artists or groups by accessing a website or file-sharing utility. This not only gave exposure to these musicians, but it also gave smaller, less known artists chances at exposure. Mp3.com began some years later, a website initiated for the soul purpose of allowing local musicians with recorded albums or demos to publish their works to the mainstream Internet, and gained much popularity as MP3 became more eminent....   [tags: Music Copyright] 1663 words
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50 Cent - Curtis Jackson, 26 (more commonly known as 50 Cent) has made a huge impact on the hip hop industry. He was born July 6th, 1976, on the south side of Jamaica, Queens. Nearby residents of Queens have described it as the main area for all the to-be drug dealers. 50's excellentmajor-label debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin', sold 2.1 million copies in its first three weeks, breaking record sales in America. Only last year the well-known hip-hop artists/ producers signed him to a joint label deal....   [tags: Music Essay] 351 words
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Discrimination Of Adolescents - The discrimination of adolescents has steadily increased over the years. Adults and media of modern day society discriminate all adolescents behavior based on a small minority of teens. This is due to the behavior of adolescents, the media¡¯s perception of teens, and as a result, the only way to end this madness is a compromise. First of all, the behavior of adolescents is a main cause of discrimination. Adolescents want attention from society by acting inappropriately and claiming it as individualism....   [tags: essays research papers] 606 words
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Music Censorship is a Violation of Free Speech - Music is one of the most popular ways of expression and has been for generations. It makes us want to dance, inspires, soothes, relaxes, and sometimes tells us a story. Music is something the whole world shares and has brought together different kinds of people. However, there has been a question on whether some music has affected society negatively and crossed the line with some of its lyrics, content, and the persona of the artists. Certain music has been boycotted and even banned in the U.S....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1617 words
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How Musical Artist Attempt to Persuade their Audience - How Musical Artist Attempt to Persuade their Audience For years, musical artists have attempted to use their influence to push their audience towards certain political views. From Country Joe in the 1960’s to Eminem in the present day, artists have used lyrics and/or actions to try to persuade their listeners. Whether they were effective or not, is another question, and in most cases would be difficult prove. The four artists that we decided to focus on were Country Joe and the Fish, Eminem, and P....   [tags: Politics Artists Political Persuasion Essays]
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The Growing Problem of Music Piracy - The Growing Problem of Music Piracy   At the turn of the millenium, the music industry has been faced with an unforeseen phenomenon that has affected its very foundation - mass scale music piracy. The decline of CD sales in the past three years have been blamed on the availability of songs that can be downloaded from Internet sites and service providers like Napster, KaZaA and Morpheus free of charge. Today the issue of intellectual copyright infringement in music has been taken more seriously than ever before, as large record labels and companies like Sony and EMI struggle to maintain healthy album sales in the face of online music piracy....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Why Criticize People For Helping Themselves - Why Criticize People For Helping Themselves. There are many things in this world that seem offensive. Some of what is considered offensive is necessary to how some people make their livings. Court systems, parents, and other groups have come to believe that what is said in music, movies, and video games, contribute to the actions of some individuals as youngsters. To me this is wrong; I have always felt that way. It has actually helped the people saying the stuff, more than it has every hurt anybody, and I am going to explain this in the rest of this writing....   [tags: essays research papers] 852 words
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Jay Sean - The New Sensation - Jay Sean - The New Sensation The appearance of the R&B singer Jay Sean has proved to be prosperous. Being the UK’s first ever Asian R&B superstar, he has already been victorious with the smooth anthem ‘Dance with you’. What makes Jay Sean so exciting is that yet being a UK born and bred artist his music is uniquely appealing, fusing ‘desi’ rhythms with a realistic R&B feeling producing a methodical genuine sound....   [tags: Papers] 810 words
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Music Censorship is Not Needed - Music Censorship is Not Needed   Marilyn Manson. Eminem. Limp Bizkit. Rammstein. All of these musical artists have been under fire in the past few years by government officials, the media, and activist groups. Supposedly, their music conveys too violent of a message. The sounds and words these artists have so carefully crafted have been targeted as the cause for violent acts, especially by young people. For example, Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold idolized German industrial bands such as Rammstein and KMFDM, as well as American shock rocker, Marilyn Manson....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 776 words
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