Most hip hop rap artist have a gangster persona and can seem extremely intimidating. To even be accepted as a rapper one must have come from a certain background and must be seen as a gangster. However Drake is the complete opposite and even though he has been ridiculed for being more in touch with his feelings he has stood his ground. Billboard stated, “Drake is frequently praised and criticized for his sensitive introspective approach to rap.” Regardless of the criticism of Drake being a sensitive rapper he has still been able to take over hip
This theory of free styling being a waste most often comes from rappers who are signed to a record contract. The main reason free styling is seen by its fans as the truest way to prove your rap worth is because it's difficult. Writing a great rap can be just as difficult but equally important in gaining credibility as a rapper. When a rapper writes a song, they have no excuse for a bad product since they have plenty of time to prepare it. In rap terms, a bar is two lines that rhyme ... ... middle of paper ... ... that freestyling is still carrying weight in rap culture.
The issue of commercialization in hip-hop has long been one of the main sources of controversy in the genre. What began as a movement for teenagers to have fun and party through its four components (b-boying, graffiti, djing, and emceeing) ended up becoming a lucrative field, namely the rap industry, with many business opportunities. As time has gone on most people involved in the field have looked to capitalize on these opportunities and, in turn, have neglected to uphold the integrity of the music. To understand just how much rap music has changed, one must first understand what it was when it began. Gradually gaining popularity during the 70s and early 80s, rap finally went mainstream with Sugar Hill’s Rappers Delight in 1979.
Other rappers would get mad at him because he might say something about them, but like I said he was true to the game and didn’t care what the outcomes may be. Not held back by his lack of formal education, Tupac joined the Rap group Digital Underground as a dancer. Not long before the group achieved award winning success, Tupac released his own album “2pacalypse Now”, which was also a success. The hit single “Brenda’s Got A Baby” launched Tupac’s career like a rocket. His stunning talent also hot him a role in the motion picture “Juice”.
Rev. Leaders First Draft April 7th,2014 “I’m living in that 21st Century, doin’ something mean to it/Do it better than anybody you ever seen do it/Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it/I guess every superhero need his theme music.” A revolutionary leader is someone who goes against the status quo, someone who goes out the way and changes the norm of society, and someone who leaves an imprint on the world. Kanye West is a revolutionary leader because he drastically changed hip-hop/rap culture as seen by making high fashion brands popular in the hip-hop/rap industry and producing songs that confront materialism and contain relatable lyrics. Kanye Omari West was born June 8th, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He was born to Donda West, a english professor at Clark University, and Ray West, a member of the Black Panther movement and the first photojournalist for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
He surprised everyone by the way his popularity shot up like it did. He proved that rap isn’t just a black hobby. Even though Eminem tried to kill himself got hooked on drugs and had a crappy family life he is still a huge success. Even though he’s made a bunch of mistakes I think people still could look up to him. He is one of those people who strive to be the best and wont stop till he is.
Sean Combs continues to say, “All the stories I heard about him, he was a good man and all that, and he was just hustling trying to make ends meet. He wasn’t known as some gangster.” However, growing up in Harlem, many influential artists surrounded Combs. Included in these artists are L. L. Cool J, Run-DMC, and The Beastie Boys. Before he was out of his teens he had already established a bridge between music being made on the street, and the high quality studios of major labels. He is also most known for discovering big names such as, the Notorious B.I.G, and Mary J. Blige.
Marshall Bruce Mather’s III, better known by his alter ego, Slim Shady and/or stage name, Eminem is well known as a rapper and has developed a hard image over time. In all of his songs he is dissin (bad-mouthing) somebody, cussing, and yet somehow inspiring people. According to Drake, another well-known artist, Eminem is, “ . . .
The hip-hop culture was always seen as rebellious, but in the 1990’s it developed an even str... ... middle of paper ... ...onsidered miniscule today, they were the foundation for every form of rapping that is present today. People were amazed by Hollywood because prior to him nobody thought of creating rhyme schemes that were performed over entire songs. Other cultural aspects of hip-hop, to the ignorance of most people, can be contributed to the Nation of Gods and Earths. They were a cultural organization that developed their ideas after their founder, Clarence 13X, left the Nation of Islam. They are responsible for things such as the “b-boy stance”, which was a pose where one stands with their feet shoulder width apart and their arms crosses.
Even as Jay Z became interested in rapping, he remained a drug dealer due to it being more lucrative (“Jay-Z Biography”). Jay Z's biggest inspiration to his music was his home. He rapped mostly ... ... middle of paper ... ...d do anything to lift that burden,” Jay Z. This quote states that the hardship of poverty persuaded Jay Z to do anything he can to become successful. Jay Z later on became a rap legend, and owns many of his own businesses.