One such example is Hookah by Tyga. The song is (quite obvious) from the title about vaping. Yet it features lyrics such as “I just paid a cop, now I 'm running out of court” Which reinforces the idea of the black male being a criminal. This idea of the black male is so enforced within today 's society that there is a task force within the New York police force targeted solely at rappers (Rebollo & Moras 2012.) This idea is actually quite different to what the original intention of the genre was; “Hip -Hop was an innovation where youth minority such as young latinos and black teens could express their angst and speak freely” (Rebollo-Gil & Moras 2002.)
I want to explore "gangsta" rap from the beginning until now. I want to research the major players in the rap game, who they are and what some of their lyrics are saying. Today our society is bursting at the seams with violence. There is fighting in other countries like Kosovo, shootings in schools, and violence on television. In my opinion, though, nothing has a greater effect on the youth of America than rap music.
I really need some help right now. Tonight there is going to be this amazing party and I'm like the only person without a date. Even my younger brothers have dates with these two sisters. If I go alone I will probably be the laughing stock of the kingdom. Like I'm a prince!
I would need several lifetimes to pursue all of my dreams individually, so they must become one dream, one working vessel of passion. So how can I mix my zeal for music, for example, with my need to write? They are one in the same for me, really, both means of ardent expression of sadness or anger or joy. The experience that brought about the conception of my understanding is starkly fixed in my memory. I was at a concert featuring one of Schubert’s Suites for String Quartet and my lack of familiarity with the work only served to heighten my already bursting excitement.
It can also be used to give people ideas on how they can help better these negative happenings. Generally rap music, whether you believe it is negative or positive, can be agreed that it is one thing by all people, and that is, influential. People all around the world are influenced by music, but gangster rap has its own type of influence. “In 1992, former vice-president, Dan Quayle, (R) called for Interscope to stop selling Tupac Shakur's album entitled 2pacalypse Now because it had been linked to a murder in Texas. Nineteen-year-old Ronald Howard said that after listening to cassettes of rap music, including music by Shakur, he was influenced to kill a policeman.
The Dangers to Society of the Drug Ecstasy The drug Ecstasy is dangerous for not only our people, but also a menace to society. With my own experiences in college and people I am closely bonded to, or used to be, I have seen this highly used club drug invade our campuses of America by leaps and bounds. I can tell you more than one story about young college friends that had 4.0 GPAs and promising careers ahead and now have nothing because of this drug. I remember a doctor telling me that 12 years ago this drug was not even known of and now it seems every other day we are reading in the paper of overdoses or reports on the cerebral damage it does. The concern is very high about the use of this drug by young people and it very well should be as for the fact of it has a no win situation when this drug is used.
The article goes on to explain that the crime happened at the end of the five-year satanic panic period that had plagued American popular culture. These boys did not dress like other teens; they did not listen to the same music. Metal music especially music from bands like Metallica were frowned upon because of their expletive lyrics. When the public established that the boys were different from them, they developed stories that would align with their beliefs. The article establishes that after several weeks of investigation and no clear leads, “rumors of satanic involvement assumed greater urgency” (Rich, 2013) By doi... ... middle of paper ... ...propelled the case further.
Even though I am against the news media presenting too much school violence, Americans should have been deeply disturbed by this shooting because of the child’s young age. The Michigan shooting should have enlightened Americans to the dilemma we face in this country. Two weeks after the Columbine High School shooting, information on the mass murder was still being broadcast on television. The press was feeding young viewers ideas on how to kill their classmates. News was reported how the teenage murderers acquired information regarding building bombs, obtaining guns, smuggling guns into the school, and proceeding to kill their classmates.
Tupac’s music stood out for many reasons. Some say his music inspired other West Coast artist to change their approach when they created songs, and others say it changed the way his fans thought. Other West Coast rappers like Ice Cube and members of N.W.A, Ice T, Snoop Dogg, and Too Short followed in that trend. They rapped about police brutality and not getting along with political authority. This caused many youth in inner city communities to react the same way, thinking it was okay to defy authority and that although consequences would come of it black people could not be stopped.
“It’s difficult to believe a human being would inflict so much pain and… so much brutality towards another human being,” said Detective Daniel Villars. In the documentary, “The Confession Tapes: 8th and H”, emphasizes on how a false confession tape ruined the lives of five innocent teenagers. Catherine Fuller was the victim of the brutal assault and murder that occurred at the alley of 8th and h street. The documentary argues that the suspects of the murder were teenage boys that were classified as “wolfpack” by the media. Some of them were questioned without their parent’s knowledge, and were all questioned for hours and hours without any break.