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Tupac - Tupac When thinking of the Hip-Hop industry, one of the first names that comes to mind is Tupac Shakur. Shakur was born in the Bronx on June 16, 1971. He was reared by his mother Afeni Shakur who was an active member of the Black Panthers. Tupac's family later relocated to Oakland, California, where he spent much of his time on the street. As a kid, he was always getting himself into trouble, and he was very lonely. He started writing songs to keep himself out of trouble. An article from VIBE magazine "Troubled Times for Tupac Shakur" quotes Tupac....   [tags: Tupac Shakur 2pac Biography Biographies] 1049 words
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On Tupac Shakur - On Tupac Shakur Works Cited Not Included      'Tupac Shakur could possibly be the most influential and compelling of all rappers' (Dyson 106) Do we really know who Tupac was. The famous phrase, 'never judge a book by its cover' applies to Tupac's own personality and character. A first look at Tupac and you see darkness, you see a violent man with no purpose or direction in his life. Then you look deeper inside him, you step into his shoes and see a kind, caring, but very confused man.      Tupac's life story is like any other typical 'thug' lifestyle....   [tags: Tupac Shakur Rapper Rap Essays]
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Tupac is Alive not Dead - Tupac Shakur: Dead or Still Breathing. Missing Works Cited In the same fashion that Elvis defined Rock ‘n’ Roll; Tupac Shakur defined the hip-hop music scene, as we know it today. What made Tupac (also known as 2Pac, or Makaveli) so special were his enormous talent, his on screen friendly looks, and the sense that he was “real” and talked the talk, while walking the walk. Tupac was born on June 16, 1971, Tupac Amaru Shakur. He was named after Tupac Amaru, the Inca Indian that was sentenced to death by the Spaniards....   [tags: Tupac Shakur 2pac Makaveli] 2696 words
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Tupac Shakur - His Impact on American Culture - Tupac Shakur - His Impact on American Culture Tupac Shakur was a very influential person in the 20th century. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, J.D.). He eventually ended up in the Bay Area California alone and spent his first two years there homeless (unknown author, no title, n.p., letter code D). He grew up with only his mom and loved her very much....   [tags: Tupac Amaur Shakur]
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Suge Being Responsible for Tupac's Death and is Tupac Really Dead - Suge Being Responsible for Tupac's Death and is Tupac Really Dead The world has always been filled with certain unknowns and conspiracies that keep people debating between whether or not these unknowns are fact or fiction. History has proved that there are several occurrences that have sprouted questions within the mind. Did we really land on the moon in 1969. Did an alien spacecraft crash in New Mexico. What is going on at Area 51. There is one conspiracy that continually demands answers, especially amongst teenagers....   [tags: Tupac Death Dying Shootings Singers Essays] 1295 words
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Tupac - Tupac The rapper known as Tupac Shakur,was born in 1971 in Bronx, NY. Tupac's struggles began early. When Tupac was young, his mother was a member of the organization known as "The Black Panthers." Tupac survived a hard childhood with a drug addicted mother and the rough streets of Baltimore, where they both moved. Soon after their move, Tupac would attend the Baltimore High School for the Performing Arts. This school is what started Tupac in his love of poetry as well as music. Tupac also began writing his rap lyrics here....   [tags: Papers] 1765 words
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tupac - You are here: Home > Free Papers Search For Papers... --->BiographiesBusinessLiteratureHealthHistoryMythologyPhilosophyPoliticsPsychologyReligionSciencesSocial IssuesTechnology----------------Custom Papers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tupak Shakur / Tupac Shakur (a.k.a. 2pac) DOB: June 16, 1971 – Brooklyn, NY DOD: September 13, 1996 – Las Vegas, NY Height: 5’10 Weight: 168 Mother: Afeni Shakur Father: William Garland Step Father: Jeral Wayne Williams Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur Half Brother: Maurice Harding Godfather: Elmar “Geronimo” Pratt Music Group: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly Dope, Digital Underground, Thug Life, Outlaw Immortalz/ Outlawz Aliases: MC New York, 2pac, Makeveli Martial Status: Divorced (Keisha Morris) & Engaged (Kidida) What does it take to be an icon of the 21st century....   [tags: essays research papers] 1124 words
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Tupac - Shakur and Wallace are known as two of the greatest rap artists of all time. Both of these men were murdered in the past 6 years. After the death of Shakur, there was a lot of controversy about who had killed him and if he was really dead or not. He was killed in 1996 so the talk had stopped for many years until last month. Before I get into the new findings, I’ll give you some background information. Wallace and Shakur were once good friends and then became enemies. Both men would rap mean, nasty stuff about each other and Shakur even claimed to have slept with Wallace’s wife, Faith Evans....   [tags: essays research papers] 525 words
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Tupac - Tupac Shakur was one of the most influential music artist of the 20th Century. “Murda, Murda, Murda, and Kill, Kill, Kill…” these are they lyrics to one of the songs written by Tupac Shakur. Amidst all the controversy surrounding his personal life, this artist has managed to overcome all obstacles and spread his hope/hate message to a surprisingly receptive audience. Tupac’s music is borrowed from the styles of early rap and hip-hop yet its appeal rested in Tupac himself. His persona of “Thug Poet” opened up a portal into the new genre of “Gangsta Rap.” This new style of music revolutionized the music industry and allowed several new artists to break through in Tupac’s creation, Gangsta Rap, such as; G-unit, Eminem, and many others....   [tags: essays research papers] 722 words
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Tupac - Tupac I read a book about Tupac Shakur, the most famous music artist in Rap history. What many people misbelieve about Tupac is that he was just another thug of the streets. He wasn’t though he had a very kind and generous heart that only the people that got the chance to know him knew. Tupac Shakur had a very deep passion for sticking with his family. His thug life mentality is not what killed him but his love for music and his family Death Row. After reading this book it made me realize the importance of loyalty, and sticking with what you believe in....   [tags: Papers] 436 words
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tupac - Tupac Shakur was a black African American rapper who lived his life with poverty, violence and drugs. The songs ““Hellrazor””, “Me and My Girlfriend” and the poem “In the Event of my Demise” reflect the tragedy and pain which was Tupac’s life. All his poetry relies on vivid imagery and violent language to create a very realistic picture of how terrible life can be living in the ghettos of America. The song “Hellrazor” is a very dramatic song which tells the story of a young black African American male trying to make his way into becoming a “Gangsta” as he has no other way to support himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 771 words
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Tupac Shakur - ... Tupac Shakur was born in New York City, but he did not live there long. After the spilt, of his parents his mother moved all around the country, but being from the city he already had an idea of what rap was. When he was 17 years old, Tupac finally settled down in Marin City, California, where he would roam the streets looking for a place to belong (Tupac, 2002). At this time, rap was becoming more and more popular to people of the West Coast including Tupac. Tupac Shakur had many accomplishments during his rapping career....   [tags: Music, Rap Industry] 1846 words
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Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1971. Early in his life, he moved to Baltimore, ND, where he attended The Baltimore School, Tupac led a lasting impression on his teachers and was showing tremendous potential. Unfortunately, Tupac was unable to continue his training. He moved to Oakland, California with the rest of his family. That’s when Tupac began “Hanging with the wrong crowd”(Shontae W.). Tupac later got into the rap and acting business, he was dedicated to both rap/hiphop and acting....   [tags: Papers] 739 words
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Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur was one of the most influential artist of our last decade. He not only made several albums, but was also a large role in many films and a poet. Millions of people bought and still buy his albums. He was a pioneer to gangster rap, and he sang about things that mattered. Although, he was a role model and was admired by many, he also had a lot of enemies, and in the end, his enemies over powered his fans by taking his life. Some say that he may still be alive, but no one really knows....   [tags: Papers] 1058 words
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Tupac Shakur - A Thug Life What is it that determines and creates an abnormality in the mental state of a young man growing up in east Harlem the violence, gangs, drug abuse, or perhaps overall condition of poverty they’re brought up in. A young black kid that no one on the street expects to go anywhere or do anything with his life that is if he even gets past the age of eighteen, destined for doom before he’s even brought into the world. Tupac Amaru Shakur, or makaveli which ever you decide to call him grew up in exactly these conditions if not worse....   [tags: Biography] 944 words
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Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur “ Poverty, murder, violence and never a day 2 rest.” Those were the words of Tupac Shakur, a legendary rapper. Tupac Amaru Shakur (born June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rapping and hip hop music, as well as his movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. He is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-selling rap artist, with over 75 million albums sold worldwide, including over 50 millions in the United States alone....   [tags: Rapper Tupck Biography] 913 words
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Tupac Shakur - 2pac. Hip hop/R'n'B. The Eternal Lament From my mind 2 the depths of my soul I yearn 2 achieve all of my goals And all of my free time will be spent On the 1's I miss I will lament I am not a perfectionist But still I seek perfection I am not a great romantic But yet I yearn 4 affection Eternally my mind will produce ways 2 put my talents 2 use and when I'm done no matter where I've been I'll yearn 2 do it all again. 2pac though out his life learned to live his dreams and reach his goals he learned to believe in his own success , and his music become his life....   [tags: Biography] 1342 words
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The Life of Tupac Shakur - The Life of Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971. Named after an Inca Chief, Tupac Amaru means “Shining Serpent” referring to wisdom and courage and Shakur meaning “thankful to God”. Shakurs mother, Afeni Shakur, was a leading member of the Black Panthers, a radical wing of the civil rights movement, with support for hardcore ghettos as well as white patronage. When Tupac’s mother was pregnant with Tupac she was spending time in the Woman’s House of Detention in Greenwich Village for conspiring to bomb several public places in New York City....   [tags: Tubac Biography Shakur Essays] 2942 words
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Commemorative Manuscript on Tupac Shakur - Commemorative Manuscript on Tupac Shakur Central theme: Tupac was a very misunderstood individual, and a lot can be learned from his life. 1. When most people hear the name Tupac, they think of a tattooed thug, a gangsta rapper killed in a tragic shooting who only got what was coming to him, a man who lived by the gun, and who died by the gun. However, those people probably have never taken a chance to look beyond what their eyes tell them, past the ignorance and into the depths of the man who really was Tupac....   [tags: Papers] 889 words
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The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur - The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur Thesis Statement The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur were two of the greatest rappers of all time. They are the most looked up to, revered, and respected artists in all of rap history. They shall be missed for generations to come. Limitations 1. This term paper will talk about Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. life as a rapper and a drug dealer. 2.This term paper will talk about Tupac Shakur's life as a rapper. 3.The paper will also talk about their contributions to the growth of the international popularity in the rap industry....   [tags: Papers] 491 words
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Tupac's Murderer Discovered - Tupac's Murderer Discovered THE unsolved murder of Lesane Parish Crooks, more widely known as Tupac Amaru Shakur has finally been solved. The legendary rapper died on the 13/11/96 after being shot 4 times by an unknown offender with a semiautomatic pistol. Suspicions targeted Suge Knight, the president of Death Row records, Notorious B.I.G and even Tupac himself, some believed he faked it for publicity. Evidence now shows that a Compton gang, the Southside Crips carried out the shooting because of Tupac beating one of the gang members just a few hours before....   [tags: Papers] 375 words
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Biography on Tupac Shakur - Biography on Tupac Shakur In much the same fashion that Kurt Cobain defined the alternative rock music scene, Tupac Shakur defined the hip-hop scene as we know it today. What made Tupac (also known as 2pac) so special was his enormous talent, his on-screen friendly looks, and the sense that he was 'real' and talked the talk, while walking the walk. Since his death, there's been a deluge of speculation on who and why, and even if, but unfortunately still no concrete answers exist for any of these questions....   [tags: Papers] 1047 words
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Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive - Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac’s allies, many of them bodyguards. Four unidentified men pulled alongside Suge’s car, fired 13 rounds, and sped away....   [tags: essays research papers] 1384 words
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The Shooting of Tupac Shakur - The Shooting of Tupac Shakur Bang. The sound of a bullet being fired from a gun. To some, a sound of protection and safety, to others sheer agony and pain, and to some unlucky few the last sound they will ever hear. One of these unlucky few happened to be Tupac Shakur on the fateful night of September 7, 1996 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Unfortunately for Tupac he had to listen to a flurry of 15 bullets, some of which buried themselves deep into his chest, while the others ended up in the side of his car....   [tags: Papers] 1229 words
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Tupac Shakur Biography - Tupac Shakur 1971-1996 Born: June 16, 1971 in New York, New York, United States Died: September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Ethnicity: African American Occupation: Rap Musician, Musician, Actor "Don't shed a tear for me ... / I ain't happy here / I hope they bury me and send me to my rest / Headlines readin' murdered to death."--from "If I Die Tonight" on Me against the World (1995) BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY With his tattoo-splattered physique, piercing deep-set eyes, and shaved head, Tupac Amaru Shakur came across as middle America's worst nightmare, the darkest strain of hip-hop....   [tags: essays research papers] 2074 words
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Mystery Behind Death of Tupac Shakur - Tupac Shakur Tupac has brought his fans together with his music, poetry and acting. But this dead or alive dilemma has split these fans into two groups. Those who believe he is still alive and believe he has faked his death. The others are the ones who believe he has lived, and has lived well but is now at peace. Why would anybody have reason to believe that he is still alive. People have a good reason to believe that he is still alive. One reason is that the facts that point to him being alive largely outnumber those which insist he is dead....   [tags: Rap Music] 1846 words
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Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World - Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World I was 13 years old. Anticipation thrilled my mind and body as the sea air wafted through the window. My best friend and I were nearing the beach and the mini-van we had inhabited for six hours felt as though it was closing in on us. Thoughts of the beach, the simplicity, and the freedom had controlled my mind for weeks, even months prior to our trip to the beach. Harnessing my recent hormone attack was still a challenge and images of tan girls plagued my mind....   [tags: Music]
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Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist - Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist Although they lived in very different times, Tupac Shakur and Saint John the Baptist had many commonalities. Both became extremely famous for expressing what they believed. The media's portrayal of Tupac Shakur as a tattooed thug has focused public attention on his accused crimes instead of his music. This rapper, raised in Marin City, California, by a Black Panther mother, is more complex than his enemies like to admit. Shakur (who performs as 2Pac) was a talented lyricist with a gift for storytelling and getting his point across to our youth....   [tags: Tupac Shakur] 1136 words
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Appreciation from Son to Mother in Tupac Shakur's Song, Dear Mama - Throughout the emotional lyrics of Tupac Shakur’s song “Dear Mama”, he constantly reveals trial and tribulation. Shakur sympathetically expresses the obstacles he endures due to the undying support of his mother who displays sacrificial love. He explains the abnormal circumstances in which his family undergoes such as poverty, single parenting, and even feelings of hopelessness. Shakur characterizes his mother as a heroic figure, who outshines the negative aspects of his life by providing the essentials only a mother could both physically and morally instill in her child....   [tags: music] 660 words
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Tupacs life - On June 16, 1971, Tupac (born Lesane Parish Crooks) was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was named after an Inca Indian revolutionary: Tupac Amaru means "shining serpent", and Shakur is arabic for "thankful to God". Tupac was the son of the politcal activist Alice Faye Williams (Afeni Shakur). She was a member if the Black Panther Party. Tupac grew up without knowing that his biological father was still alive. Afeni moves in with Mutulu Shakur who becomes Tupac's stepfather and confidant for the rest of his life....   [tags: essays research papers] 665 words
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To Live and Die in LA - Perhaps I connect emotionally too easily. I pity the discarded sweatshirt and the broken coffee mug. Perhaps I’ve always wanted a home. A place where I understood the rules and cared mildly for the sports teams, felt nostalgic for the cuisine. Maybe I just moved here at the right time. Whatever it is, I love my city, and it hurts my feelings when you complain about it pitilessly. That’s not to say you shouldn’t complain, of course. I am a complaint advocate of the highest order; that’s how things become great (or better), when you reconstruct them after they’ve been demolished....   [tags: Personal Experience] 840 words
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tupacs music - MUSIC ANALYSIS: Changes by Tupac Shakure For most people that listen to music, a song can be classified as simply a plethora of words constructed into verses in the midst of an appealing tune playing in the backdrop. But it is when an artist can take all of this and add even more to it to make it memorable and even sometimes controversial he or she is considered a great artist. Perhaps one of the most misunderstood rap, along with hip hop artist of the 20th century is the late Tupac Shakure....   [tags: essays research papers] 532 words
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Urban Mythology - Hip-hop’s greatest gift and its heaviest burden is its legacy of urban mythology. It will be remembered as that bittersweet moment when young black men captured the ears of America and defined themselves on their own terms in doing so, they raised a defiant middle finger to a history that shamed them with slavery, misrepresented them as coons and criminals and co-opted the best of their culture. Family History Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on june,16,1971 in East Harlem, Manhattan New York. He was the son of Alice Faye Williams who was born January, 10, 1947 in Lumberton North Carolina to Rosa Belle Williams and Walter Williams....   [tags: Race]
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The Life And Death Of 2pac - The Life and Death of 2Pac In the stifling post-boxing match Las Vegas traffic jam, a new black 1996 BMW inched along impatiently, it's gold detailing glimmering brightly under the street lights. Any attempt to catch a glimpse of the passengers within the tinted windows revealed only a distorted reflection of the chaotic, yet relatively motionless urban scene. The glass sunroof slid open and a dark figure rose partly through the opening, like a tank commander surveying the horizon for signs of the enemy....   [tags: essays research papers] 720 words
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Rap - Throughout the past years, rap and all other types of music artist use their music to express their views, opinions and feelings in their songs. From their lyrics, you will have a little understanding towards what they see and feel about the society. The artists should be happy because this is a freedom of speech country and they can compose any types of music to express themselves. Although there are voices saying rap music should be censored and it has been influencing youth’s mind, but is rap music negatively influencing the youths’....   [tags: essays research papers] 413 words
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Inside Rap Music - Inside Rap Music Music, like mass media and television, has such a powerful influence on our society. People think rap music is very negative towards society, which is not the case. Rappers teach people about possible consequences a person may encounter if they choose the same route. Rappers tell their life experience through their songs. Rap music does not influence violence; it educates people on what is going on in the lives of urban people. When someone mentions rap music, the first thing some people think is violence, sex, and drugs, negative, and worthless music....   [tags: Papers] 626 words
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Strain theories of criminal behaviour - ... Merton elaborated on Durkheim’s concept of anomie and created two distinct theories of deviance and criminality. Merton’s anomie theory stated that deviance is the result of a disconnect between the emphasis placed on achieving cultural goals and the means for acquiring those goals, creating a deinstitutionalization of norms (Featherstone and Deflem, 2003). Merton’s strain theory of criminality clarified, and built upon this concept by stating that crime originates from individuals pursuing illegitimate or illegal means for achieving culturally emphasized goals when they are denied access to, or outright reject, the standard legitimate or legal means....   [tags: Crime]
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The Songs and Deaths of Rockstars - The Songs and Deaths of Rockstars      Music as we know it today is the voice of a generation. It gives us entertainment, and speaks out for a community of people in many ways. Most people listen to at least some sort of music, and serves a purpose in almost every facet of society. Just about any expression can be shared through music, inlcuding ideas and feelings about death. Music is used in various way when pertaining to death, including songs about how a death occurred, or songs at a service mourning a death....   [tags: Song Music Musicians Death Essays] 2138 words
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Rap Music - Rap Music Since the late 1980's rap music has been called the Anti Christ in our culture, because of it's so-called influence in people's life. People swear up and down that the music is why people, specially the youth resort to violent crimes. I think by saying this they are trying to cover up the real truth by giving simple answers. Rap is defined as a style of popular music consisting of improvised rhymes performed to a rhythmic accompaniment....   [tags: Papers] 1488 words
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A Musical Journey - A Musical Journey: Today's and Yesterday's Music When observing the CD covers and photos of Tupac Shakur, Marvin Gaye and the group called the Sugarhill Gang, you will perceive that they all have something in common. Shakur's facial expression always comes across as being a serious person that appears to have a lot on his mind. When one stares profoundly into his eyes, some may see the deep thought process that seems to be going on. He often appears to have a significant look and, that he has a lot to pronounce....   [tags: Music Artist Compare Contrast] 1614 words
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Modern Music - Music has been around for thousands and thousands of years. The caveman had originally started some type of sounds in which branched off into the music that we listen to today. This prehistoric music was started by the cavemen in order for them to express themselves, and the others who listened were affected in the same way that people are affected by music today. For example, if someone is upset they will listen to something that will get them into a better mood, perhaps something mellow or soft....   [tags: essays research papers] 1586 words
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Christianity On-line - Christianity On-line On-line communities are a foreign concept to me. I have never joined one, or even been curious to see what they are like. The only experience I have had with them is in middle school when I used to go into chat rooms and talk to other teens. The only conversation involved there was about music and movies. It has been years since I have ventured into anything on-line except for checking my e-mail or downloading music. In order to write about on-line communities, the assignment given to the class I am in, I had to go on-line and explore the culture myself....   [tags: Personal Narrative Communities Essays] 1352 words
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Violence In Rap Music - Boom, boom. Boom, boom. The kind of bass that drains batteries and the kind of lyrics that unload clips, these are the sounds that rap music produces. I chose this topic because I am extremely interested in rap music and I want to explore the violent aspect of the industry. I have never had a chance to look at the violent side of it and I plan to find answers to questions I have in my search. Tupac Shakur is one of my favorite artists and when he was shot and killed I really started to take notice of the violence....   [tags: essays research papers] 2083 words
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Machiavelli - Machiavelli "I would rather be in hell and converse with great minds than live in paradise with that dull rabble." In his life's writings, Niccolo Machiavelli, sought out the strength of the human character, and wrote according to his own rules; trying to better the political philosophy of his time. Machiavelli, a fiercely independent Renaissance man, advocated the prosperity of Italian politics, and wanted Italy to rise above the rest of the world. Machiavelli's writings dealt with many issues that had not been attacked in his time, and utilized his distinct brand of political philosophy to try and change the politics and government that shaped his era....   [tags: Papers] 1820 words
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Censorship of Rap Music - Censorship of Rap Music America, land of the free or home of the enslaved. The First Amendment states congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion on prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the light of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” (Quoted from http://pacific.discover.net/~dansyr/billrigh.html) This amendment includes anything that allows people to express themselves freely in any shape or form....   [tags: Papers] 861 words
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The Hip Hop Genre - The Hip Hop Genre ‘It can be reasonably argued that the vast majority of musical production at any one time involves musicians working in relatively stable ‘genre worlds’ within which ongoing creative practice is not so much about sudden bursts but he continual production of familiarity….....   [tags: Papers] 1514 words
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Violence in American Pop Culture - Violence in American Pop Culture Societies are founded upon traditions, morals, and a set of commonly accepted ethnical values. Such customs are important because they set the tone for centuries and decades that follow. In the United States, violence is widely accepted as a central component of American lifestyle and culture. From contemporary gay bashing to explosives and weaponry in video games and movies, violence figures prominently in many aspects of American entertainment and pleasure seeking....   [tags: Essays Papers] 450 words
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Let's Stop Glorifying Drugs in Music Videos - Let's Stop Glorifying Drugs in Music Videos The music industry and the glorification of drugs in music video's today have changed drastically on a higher level. Since the powerful influence of Hip-Hop and it's emergence into a worldwide culture, it has sweep through inner cites and suburban life styles impacting each and everyone of us. The Hip-Hop culture, not only as a form of free poetic expression (form of spoken word and poetry,) by young black African Americans but a true look into a way of life that many of us will never see or come in contact with....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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