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A Major Element Of Hip Hop Music

- A major element of hip-hop music is “realness” or authenticity from an artist within the genre. However, there is a fine line between authenticity and explicit truth, a line that has been crossed several times in recent years. Prosecutors have used rap lyrics against artists in a court of law, deeming the lyrics as factual evidence. The politics behind the use of rap lyrics in trial have caused for several artists to face criminal charges solely based on the content of their music. Brandon Duncan, otherwise known as Tiny Doo, is one of several artists whose music has turned into a political controversy rather than a promising career....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Rakim]

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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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My Life - Original Writing

- “Never let anyone make you believe you aren’t worthy of your dreams. You are worthy, very worthy and you will keep thriving to reach those dreams no matter what happens.” These words of advice from my maternal grandmother filtered through my mind as I watched her lay in a casket, three days after having a heart attack. The realization I felt seeing her lifeless, my beautiful, fun-loving, blunt grandmother now lifeless, crushed me emotionally. She was the one I ran to when bad things happened. She gave me amazing advice and at that moment I couldn’t get advice on how to cope from the only person I wanted it from....   [tags: Life, Family, Audience, Grandparent]

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A Rock n' Roll Ulysses

- A Rock n' Roll Ulysses In a letter to Carlo Linati, James Joyce wrote, "Each adventure [in Ulysses]. . . should not only condition but even create its own technique" (Dettmar, from Joyce, 143). Written nearly three decades before "long players" (phonograph record albums) were to invade the marketplace, Ulysses stylistically resembles a pop album (or the other way around). Ulysses was composed of eighteen "adventures" that created their own technique. The same principle applies to pop albums, which contain separate and distinct tracks that musically reflect the lyrical content (or parody that content)....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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A Brief History of Led Zeppelin

- Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in 1968. The band was made up of Robert Plant on vocals, Jimmy Page playing guitar, John Paul Jones playing bass, and John Bonham on drums. Although they are credited for being a hard rock band and influencing other hard rock and heavy metal bands, they also incorporated genres such as blues, folk, country, soul, funk, reggae, and rockabilly into their music. They were extremely successful not only in England, but also the United States. They have sold over 200 million albums worldwide including 111.5 million in the U.S....   [tags: Musicians]

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“London Calling” The Clash

- The Clash’s third studio album, 1979’s “London Calling,” was arguably one of the greatest musical achievements of the late ‘70s and almost certainly the most significant contribution offered by the punk rock movement to rock as a whole, a contribution acknowledged not only by those who take punk seriously as a genre, but also by mainstream music critics—“Rolling Stone” magazine placed the album at number eight on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time . “London Calling” is full of genre-defining (and genre-defying, for that matter) material and outstanding songwriting, but one track in particular truly stands out as the album’s most prophetic, haunting, and influential....   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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Teenage Dream: Katy Perry

- Everyone at one point in his or her life experienced or is experiencing being a teenager. A period of insecurity and self-doubt, the teenage years have us begging someone to inspire, entertain, agree with, and shock us. Many teenagers today find their inspiration in music and in specific artists, such as Katy Perry. Katy Perry plays the role of a teen-idol on stage, producing songs of empowerment and living in the moment that both teenagers and adults desire to hear. However, Katy Perry has not always been such a mainstream source of inspirational and upbeat music....   [tags: contemporary pop singers]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Shut The Fuck Up '

- In July of 2013 Kanye West was being followed by TMZ photographer and told him to not to talk to him.Another reporter came to him not with TMZ and Kanye injured the photographer leading him to the hospital, later that same year Kanye up at 6:00 AM paparazzi says good morning Kanye with Kanye simply replying “Shut the fuck up.” In February of 2016 Kanye drops his seventh studio album “The life of Pablo” and on the single for the album “Famous” Kanye address Taylor Swift on the song by saying the infamous line ‘I made that bitch famous.” With all of this it is fair to see Kanye as an over the top rapper who lashes out of nowhere to people; TMZ incident was due to stress of his Grandfather...   [tags: Kanye West, The College Dropout, Jesus Walks]

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Notte Bella-The Bishop Makes His Move

- Notte Bella-The Bishop Makes His Move The adventure known as The Bishop has taken the individuals who surround the band, friends, family members, fans, and the band members themselves to whole new position on the board. By turning their demo into a full-length album the band grew closer to everyone who around them producing unexpected outcomes. They never realized how much they grew as a unit until they heard the end product and their fan base continues to grow with them. Reaching a new point in their career as a band has shown them they respond to stimuli such as the energy the put into the creation of their debut album as well as the energy they interject into each of their performances....   [tags: Music Review]

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Harvard Business Review: Lady Gaga (B)

- Lady Gaga is a singer, songwriter that has recently reached superstar status. Her footprint began within the music industry in 2008 and since then, she has become a household name. However, music is not the only entity that makes Lady Gaga a household name. Because her artistic nature goes beyond creating music, brands have sought her creative talent. She had a hand in designing headphones created by a legendary artist and producer (France, 2009), and has designed Polaroid Products like camera glasses and an instant digital camera ("Lady gaga named," 2010)....   [tags: Music Industry, Pop Star]

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American Rapper: Messages from Lupe Fiasco

- Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, or better know as Lupe Fiasco, is a Chicago born American rapper. Fiasco was first recognized when he debuted his first album in 2006 called Food & Liquor. Shortly after its release, the album made its way to Billboard’s Top 10 albums. “Critics hailed the rapper as the savior of the genre on the strength of tracks…” (Rolling Stone) and gave him great reviews for his sensible subject matter and compelling story telling. This album earned the rapper three Grammy nominations including Best Rap Album....   [tags: music, strange fruit, racism]

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American Actess and Singer: Selena Gomez

- Selena Gomez is considered to be a very talented American actress and singer. Gomez is a woman of talent who has contributed to the world of humanities with her creativity, knowledge, and motivation. Many people may be familiar with her because of her successful music career, her role on the Disney show, Wizards of Waverly Place and for dating Justin Bieber. As a young child, Gomez had faced many challenges and has worked hard to overcome those challenges, becoming a successful woman in the music and film industry by contributing her exceptional work to her fans and making history....   [tags: biography, creativity, motivation, music ]

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Life, Career, and Death of 2Pac

- Tupac Amaru Shakur, most known by the name 2Pac and briefly also known as Makaveli, was an american rapper and actor. He was born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac was raised by his mother as a child and she was a member of the “Black Panthers”. But during the time of her pregnancy with Tupac, she was in jail with bombing charges. She was facing a possible sentence of up to three hundred years in prison. But she was her own attorney and she beat the charges and was released from jail just in time for Tupacs birth (one month before his birth)....   [tags: rivalries, drive-by, gang]

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AC/DC - A Rock Powerhouse

- AC/DC originated in Australia, and was formed in 1973 by brothers Angus Young and Malcolm Young. They were born in Glasgow, Scotland, but then moved to Sydney Australia with most of their family in 1963. They classified themselves solely as rock n roll, but are considered to be one of the pioneers of heavy metal. They are also one of the highest grossing bands of all time. "AC/DC" is an abbreviation meaning "alternating current/direct current" electricity. They originally got the name from their older sister Margaret, who saw the initials ACDC on a sewing machine....   [tags: Musicians ]

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Sandalwood Tree, Famous for Fragrance

- CONTENTS: 1. Taxonomy 2. Introduction 3. Origin & Geographical distribution 4. Botanical Description 5. Biology 6. Cytogenetics (Karyotype of Diploid) (Karyotype of Polyploid) 7. Scope in Pakistan 8. Problems 9. Products 10. Services 11. Uses SANDALWOOD Kingdom:Plantae Order:Santalales Genus:Santalum Species:album, spicatum,paniculatum etc Family:Santalaceae Chromosome no.2n=2x=20 2n=4x=40 Other names:Fragrant sandalwood, Indian sandalwood, Australian sandalwood, White Saunders, Yellow Saunders Extraction:Steam distillation INTRODUCTION: Sandalwood tree is famous for fragrance....   [tags: aromatic woods]

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Ed Sheeran´s Road to Fame

- 22-year-old British musician, Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran, was born on February 17, 1991 in Halifax, United Kingdom. Ed grew up in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. Ed Sheeran is a talented musician because of the experiences the musician had growing up. The musician's father, John, was an art curator and mother, Imogen Lock, was an art curator and later started a jewelry making business. Imogen sang in a church choir exposing Ed to singing. An uncle gave Ed a guitar at the age of 10. While first learning to play the guitar Ed's father took the singer to concerts across England....   [tags: Musician, English, Folk]

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The Band Three Days Grace

- Every work of art has meaning to it, whether the creator intends on the meaning or not. Many times, art is affected by the way the artist feels in addition to what the artist originally wanted to portray. This can go for any form or art including books and music. Music in particular can be deceiving, especially when you look at the lyrics as a whole. There are plenty of cases where the song will say one thing, but the listener can infer a different meaning. One case of this is with the band Three Days Grace, specifically the lead singer and songwriter, Adam Gontier....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse]

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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]

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Puck and Natty

- Puck and Natty It all began with an interracial rap group called Puck & Natty. One half of this group was Berkley graduate Stephan Jenkins. Together, this duo's fifteen minutes of fame came on the 90210 soundtack, which gave Jenkins enough to buy groceries. The group eventually split, and Jenkins was on his way. Soon Arion salazar crossed his path, and on his heels was guitarist Kevin Cadogen. Once Brad Hargraves signed on, Third Eye Blind was born. Jenkins bought out his former partner, and claimed rights to the beginning of a catchy tune that would soon stick in all of our heads....   [tags: Papers]

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Blackbird, by The Beatles

- In the White album, formally known as The Beatles album, Blackbird is deemed as an underrated song. Why do I say this. YouTube’s commentators told me, repeatedly. I personally discovered the song after reading the book The Perks of being a Wall flower during middle school.It was one of the songs that Charlie , the protagonist , had on his mix tape, and I, being the curious soul that I am, looked the songs up. Blackbird completely outshone all of the other songs. Back then, I felt like it was written for me....   [tags: music analysis]

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

- Shakira Shakira was born on February 7, 1977. She was born in the town of Barranquilla. Shakira is the only child. She has Spanish and Italian descent. She first started performing in school. She has eight half siblings from her father’s previous marriage. Shakira wrote her first poem when she was four years old. She named it La Rosa De Cristal which means The Crystal Rose. When she was four, her father took her to this Middle Eastern restaurant where she first heard the doumbek, which is a drum used in Arabic music and for belly dancing....   [tags: latin, performer, music]

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

- Top Hits known as “Whenever Whenever”, “Hips Don’t Lie”, song writer, singer, dance, choreographer and beautiful model Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll also known as Shaki was born February 2, 1997. Today known as the most 2nd famous Latin American pop artist , winning two Grammy Awards , seven Latin Grammy Awards and 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards and has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award at the age of 37. Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Columbiana and raised a city located Caribbean coat of Columbiana....   [tags: latin music, singer, writer]

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History of the Band Linkin Park

- Linkin Park is a new metal band from Los Angeles, California. It has been an active band since 1996. Their labels are Warner Brothers Records and Machine Shop Recordings. The six members are Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Joseph Hahn, Brad Delson, Rob Bourdon, and Dave Farrell. Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson recorded the band's first material in 1996. The two had attended high school together, where they met the band's drummer, Rob Bourdon. Mike Shinoda hooked up with DJ Joseph Hahn while studying illustration at Art Center College in Pasadena....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of the Song, You´ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, by The Beatles

- “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”, a ballad composed by John Lennon in 1965, juxtaposes the new and old Beatles in a thrilling manner. This song represents the Beatles’ returning to their instrumental roots from The Quarrymen with Paul’s bass, George and Lennon’s acoustic guitars, and Ringo’s percussion forming the main instruments throughout the piece. This song comes at a time when Lennon lyrics and tonal timbre proved susceptible to Bob Dylan’s influence , causing Lennon to impersonate Dylan’s vocal style as he searched for his own....   [tags: Lennon, Dylan, Lyrics]

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The Black Arts Movement : A Black Spirit And A White Spirit

- Ever since Christopher Columbus arrived in America in 1492, white people have constantly oppressed and discriminated against minority races. In my original essay, I addressed how leaders of the Black Arts Movement believed that the establishment of a separate Black culture provided the best opportunity for change to occur. During the time period of the Black Arts Movement, many thought that two separate spirits divided American society—a Black spirit and a White spirit. In the minds of African-Americans, the White spirit unfairly dominated and controlled America, leaving the Black spirit with little impact or voice in society....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Larry Neal]

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Illegal Music Downloading Is Wreaking Havoc on the Music Industry

- In the year 1999, illegal music downloading was introduced through a music sharing website known as Napster. Music from compact discs was uploaded on computers in a MP3 file format. These files began to be shared (downloaded) from peer-to-peer (P2P) using Napster. Napster's website was eventually sued and shutdown in 2001 for violating U.S. copyright laws. Travis-Chin, a music director with APM Music, said in November 2007 that, "U.S. copyright laws exist to protect that idea of fair compensation for works that are created." Today, Napster is a website used to download legal music through a subscription, or paying a fee per song....   [tags: Ethics ]

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The Voice of Michael Jackson: Shattering the Dichotomies of Race

- ... If we pay close attention to the lyrics of the song, we notice that Jackson opted to begin the song by having a group of Black youths chanting the line “they don’t care about us”, as though it was an improvised call-and response song (Rossiter, 208). Throughout the song, Jackson attacked the “futility and ignorance” behind the still-prevailing white supremacy and racial marginalization. Some examples of such attacks are “don’t you black or white me”, “I am a victim of police brutality” and “now I’m tired of being the victim of hate” (YouTube 2009)....   [tags: notorious African Americans, the King of Pop]

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The Beatles Were The Most Influential Bands Of All Time

- The Beatles were known to be one of the most influential bands of all time. In the years 1960 to 1970 they ventured into discovering a wide range of sounds and styles. What was unique about such a group was that they exceeded the boundaries of a normal boy band. Their impact on popular culture has created an open path for many when pursuing in the music industry. In this period releasing music that did not fit your image could be perceived either way. Above all they were heavily skilled in many areas such as song writing, something that was not done by all bands....   [tags: The Beatles, George Harrison, Elvis Presley]

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Analysis Of Solange 's ' The Ode Of Blackness

- Solange’s Ode to Blackness After four years of musical silence, Solange Knowles gracefully gifted her fans with her new album, "A Seat at the Table." Her songs set the internet buzzing with appreciation and positivity as she attained her first number one album. Per the Huffington Post, “Solange’s new album is a bold, pro-black masterpiece.” The album spoke about the journey of an African American in this world and how hard it is to be proud and celebrate life as a black person. Over the past few years, racial tensions in America have heightened and Black America undergoes the daily struggle of witnessing the killing of unarmed black men and women....   [tags: Black people, African American]

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Michael Jackson : A Brief Biography Of Michael Jackson

- Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958. He was the son of Katherine and Joseph Jackson. Michael had eight siblings. They all had their share in the music industry. His father was a crane operator but had a passion for music. The children heard music all the time. Joseph put together a musical group called The Jackson 5. Katherine Jackson noticed that Michael had an incredible talent in music. Michael loved dancing and singing. Michael became the lead vocalist at the age of five....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Randy Jackson]

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Transforming and Beyond: Katy Perry and Britney Spears

- When artists go through an emotional down fall in there career’s you see some stars fall and other’s reflect to back when it all started to better themselves. As Katy Perry stated in her interview with U.S.A Today Prism is “less over-the-top and more “me””. I have come to realize that when artist put out an album, it isn’t just to see how many copies they can sell but it’s about making music with feelings, getting into there inner self and reaching out to those who admire them, the social text of the music is the heart of every song and the album altogether....   [tags: female pop artists' dealing with emotional blocks]

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Hip Hop And Its Influence On Music Channels

- During the 90’s, underground rappers like Big L would get recognized through radio shows or on music channels like MTV, VH1, and BET by flexing their lyrical prowess. Nowadays this isn 't as common anymore due to the rise of reality shows on music channels. Also there are very few radio shows that do live freestyles and discuss hip hop music, the well known ones are Hot97 in Atlanta and Sway in the Morning on SiriusXM. Since technology is innovating, these powerhouse radio authorities are starting to whither away and only cater to the ones who speak the loudest, AKA the songs that top the billboard charts....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Rakim]

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Photography of Love in its Various Forms

- My goal is to make a photo album of pictures depicting some of the various forms of love that exist between humans. Love is unfalteringly one of the strongest emotions that we feel over the course of our lives, and I want to capture that emotion in pictures. The photographs will be taken using a variety of techniques to evoke different forms and strengths of love, and each picture will be accompanied by a quote that promotes the same type of love I chose this topic to gain experience in the art of photography, as well as to further my knowledge of techniques that can be used to show different forms of any certain object or emotion through an image....   [tags: photography, art, love, ]

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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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The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West

- The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West Kanye Omari West, an icon of hip-hop, pop culture, fashion and music in general. Kanye Omari West, a person belittled against and a person subjected to a life of racism and hate. Born on June 8th, 1977, Donda West, West’s mother, always knew he was destined for greatness, but did she know her son would turn out to be the Kanye West, a man lacking the respect he deserves for transforming a big part of the music we listen to on this very day. West came onto the scene in the late nineties but didn’t release The College Dropout until 2004, an album that took everybody by surprise....   [tags: Hip Hop Icon, Pop Culture, Fashion, Music]

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Whitney Elizabeth Houston's Life and Achievements

- Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on August 9th, 1963, she sadly passed away February 11th, 2012. Whitney Houston ‘Queen Of Pop’ was born into a talented family the youngest of three, her mother Cissy was a successful backing singer her cousin Dionne Warwick a singing star and her godmother Aretha Franklin a soul legend. Whitney began her career singing in the gospel choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. At the age of fifteen Whitney was singing backing vocals with her mother on Chaka Khan’s 1978 hit ‘I’m every Woman’....   [tags: whitney houston, pop queen, rehab]

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Plummeting Sales in the Music Industry

- MUSIC SALES The new age of commerce has changed the way trading occurs. Record labels were once sluggish and governed by selfish interest, employing the “Build it, and they will come” concept. A limited amount of content on the web was tested and proved to be a consumer preference even in the 90’s. Today free web content has become the numb that would not just go away, the music industry has taken one of the biggest hits in the process. An album can be likened to a case of water at a gas station, while a single would be a bottle; the average customer likes the power to choose between the case and the bottle....   [tags: albums, itunes, streaming]

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Gods of Metal: The Band Metalica

- “Give me fuel, give me fire, give me that which I desire”, if one doesn’t know where this famous lyric has come from, the band Metallica would be the answer. Metallica is a lethal, energetic, up tempo metal band that has been around since October 1, 1981. Screeching of the guitar, double bass pedal of the drums, deep noises of the bass, and a recognizable voice, Metallica is the only band where no band could do it any better. Metallica started out slow, overcame some obstacles and is still rocking out country to country today....   [tags: music, metal heaven]

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Pop Hop And The Hip Hop

- Every hip-hop/rap generation a lot new fresh upcoming aspiring rappers who wishes to go down in hip-hop culture as one of the greatest. Some of them are merely one hit wonders; others go on to silicify their mark in the Hip-Hop culture becoming great artists. In the year 2006 the hip-hop world was introduced to a future superstar by the named of Lupe Fiasco. Lupe Fiasco has become one of hip-hop fastest rising superstar ever since releasing his first album. Although many listeners find some of his music very controversial, yet Fiasco is one of the few artists whose music teaches people about current events that the world has turned the blind eye to, and Lupe lyrical trickster, story teller....   [tags: Hip hop music, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop : The New Classic

- Hip-Hop: The New Classic Many have made a statement similar to “Hip-hop isn’t music, it’s just talking and requires no talent.” People who have made this argument are partially right. Hip-hop isn’t just music anymore, hip-hop has grown from a music genre to a phenomenon, to a culture that transcends many forms of media, including film, fashion, and business. In other words, like rock and pop before it, hip-hop has become a classic genre in our society and has gone from just being a popular “fad” into a substantial lifestyle experienced by millions around the planet....   [tags: Dr. Dre, Hip hop music, Straight Outta Compton]

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The Life of Billy Joel

- The Life of Billy Joel Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in Bronx, New York. He moved at the age of four to a small town on Long Island. This is where at the ripe age of four he discovered the art of music. Originally a classical music fan, Billy Joel honed his skills with classical piano training. This undoubtedly has had a major influence on his life and certainly his music. Growing up Joel was a big fan of such greats as Ray Charles, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Otis Reading. He was greatly persuaded into a career of music when he saw the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show....   [tags: Musicians Singers Biographies Essays]

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Biography of Actress Lea Salonga

- Lea Salonga Research Paper Lea Salonga is a very talented actress and singer who is quite well known in the theatre world. She has done many things and is good example to people all around the world who she shows that no matter where you come from you can always make your dreams come true. I chose her because I really like her story of how she got started out and came from nothing and I love the show Miss Saigon. She was born with the name Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga on February 22, 1971 in the Philippines in a small town called Manila....   [tags: singer, theatre world, small voice]

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The Story of Justin Timberlake

- Excelling in music, dancing, and acting, Justin Timberlake is a “Jack of all trades”. He is known for being classy, always sporting a “Suit and Tie”. His sexy façade and luscious locks only make up a fraction of this amazing man. After releasing seven albums and starring in numerous films, Timberlake is still building on his career and making an impact on the music world. Justin Randall Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 31, 1981. His parents, Randall Timberlake and Lynn Bomar Harless divorced when Timberlake was only three....   [tags: music, singer, dancer, actor]

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My Role Model: Andy Biersack

- ... Religion: Like I said before, he was raised as a Catholic, but he is now an atheist. In an interview he quoted "I’m not a religious person but I grew up in a religious family. I went to the funeral for my grandfather, a person that I love very much, and everyone is speaking about how he went to Heaven and how he’s in Heaven. I always fight with that, because I would love nothing more to believe that my grandfather is in the clouds playing Xbox 460 or whatever awesome stuff they have up in Heaven, but I can’t."-Andy Biersack He still uses a lot of biblical/ religious references in his songs....   [tags: lead singer of Black Veil Brides]

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R.E.M. - Automatic for the People

- R.E.M. - Automatic for the People Professor's note:  This is the best freshman essay I have received this entire year. It is, without a doubt, a question that has been raised in the mind of every man since the days of Defoe and his heroic castaway, Robinson Crusoe. What would it be like to be marooned on a desert island. And so myself and each member of my English class has been asked to imagine ourselves as modern day Crusoes, stranded in a world of our own, engulfed in an ocean of solitude, with no other person for hundreds, perhaps thousands of miles....   [tags: Music]

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1991: An Amazing Year!

- History is replete with examples of the rise and fall of once great empires. December 1991 saw the end of a two super power world with the fall of the Soviet Union. In December, “as the world watched in amazement, the Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen separate countries” (Cold War Museum). The United States was overjoyed as its enemy was, “brought to its knees, thereby ending the Cold War which had hovered over these two superpowers since the end of World War II” (Cold War Museum)....   [tags: The Year 1991]

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The Moonwalker: Michael Jackson

- “A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life,” Michael Joseph Jackson once said. Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, musician and dancer. He was one of nine children born in a working-class African American family. Michael was introduced to music by his parents at a very young age and since then his potential in singing and dancing began to emerge. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life made him a worldwide figure in popular culture for over four decades (“Biography”)....   [tags: cosmic music, singer, songwriter]

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Biography of Chuck Mangione

- Chuck Mangione Chuck Mangione is perhaps one of the best jazz musicians, and flugel player of his time. Chuck Mangione was born in Rochester, New York on November 29, 1940. Right from the start he was in a musical family. They were visited by many jazz musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, and Cannonball Adderley. Chuck began his childhood career by playing trumpet, he even practiced with Dizzy and referred to him as his “musical father”. Later on, Dizzy was so impressed with Chuck’s ability, that he gave him one of his own upswept trumpets....   [tags: music, jazz musician]

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripol

- ... Not long after, Shakira won her first Grammy Award (Best Latin Pop Album) for Shakira: MTV Unplugged (2000). With the success of her albums, Shakira became a music superstar in the Spanish-language markets, known for her strong vocals and incredible hip-shaking belly dance moves. In 2001, Shakira released her first English-language album, Laundry Service, which quickly brought her the success in the United States she had been waiting for. 1 garnered Shakira her second Grammy, this time for best Latin rock/alternative album....   [tags: biography, singer, celebrity]

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Fall Out Boy

- Fall Out Boy is a pop punk/emo pop band formed in Wilmette, Illinois in 2001. They hailed from the underground “hardcore” scene in Chicago. The band consists of vocalist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley. The band originated from Chicago's hardcore punk scene. The group was formed by Wentz and Trohman as a pop punk side project, and Stump joined shortly thereafter. The group went through a succession of drummers before landing Hurley and recording their debut album, Take This to Your Grave....   [tags: Origins, Discography]

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No Limit Was One Of The Most Lucrative Record Labels Of All Time

- No Limit was one of the most lucrative record labels of all time. With a “ten thousand dollar inheritance from his grandfather” (Shaw) Master P was able to start a $56 million business of a strong record label that intertwined southern hip hop with a gangster rap style from the West Coast who flooded the rap industry with “two albums every month” (Shaw) by 1998. In 1998, Snoop Dogg had released his first solo album with the label after breaking away from the West Coast label Death Row. It was not the norm back then for an artist from another region to be part of a label with a rap music style not familiar to their neighborhood, but Snoop Dogg arguably broke down that barrier....   [tags: Music industry, Record label, Warner Music Group]

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The History of Def Leppard: Pete Willis and Rick Savage

- Ever Since the band was started in 1977 by Pete Willis and Rick Savage, Def Leppard became one of the most successful bands of its time. They fitted in with more established heavy metal bands and really stood out. As Def Leppard‘s popularity grew, their success also grew and they became the leaders of the 80s British heavy metal renaissance. The members age did not stop them from becoming a huge part of 80s music history. Along with the many problems in the band and tragedies they went through, it was not enough to bring down the famous sound and spirit of Def Leppard (Def Leppard/ Rollingstone)....   [tags: music, band, singer]

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The Bloodhound Gang and their Rise to Fame in Music

- The Indie music scene is very large, people like indie music because it’s different. One of the ruling indie bands is The Bloodhound Gang is so popular mainly because of the sexual innuendo in their music. Their most major titles include Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo, Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss, and Fire Water Burn. Bloodhound Gang is an American band which began as a hip hop group but branched out into other genres, including alternative rock, punk rock, and electronic rock, as their career progressed....   [tags: Techno, Hip-Pop]

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Al Jarreau is an Incredible Singer at Any Age

- Expect world-renowned jazz singer Al Jarreau to perform his funky fresh tunes with no less vocal skill than in his younger years. Despite his age, Al has retained his credibility as a singer and performer. He incorporates several genres into his jazz including R&B, scat, funk and soul. He’s just as an impressive scat singer as ever, improvising with his nonsense syllables with eloquence- each syllable enhancing whatever the orchestra or sextet are playing in the background. Some of his scats, like in Roof Garden, replicate the tones of an electric guitar or bass as he belts out stock patterns and riffs while bending forward and playing the air guitar....   [tags: jass festival, guitar, symphony]

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At the Sands with Count Basie and Frank Sinatra

- At the Sands with Count Basie and Frank Sinatra The year was 1966 Frank Sinatra was at the peak of his career. There he stood on the stage in the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel and Casino in front of Count Basie and his Orchestra recording what is considered the best album of his career. The album “Sinatra at the Sands” would be his first album recorded live to be released and the album would achieve gold in sales. Sinatra was in his environment, a cozy salon style venue with an enthusiastic crowd in Las Vegas....   [tags: career, singer, orchestra]

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The Police: Guiding the Youth of a Generation

- ... If a million bottles are cast out in an ocean, almost surely will one get to its destination. Similarly, when a million messages are cast into space, one will almost surely reach its target instead of a black hole, obstacles, objects, et-cetera. Against his hope though, Sting looked out into the sky the next morning and saw a hundred million humans who were looking for a healthy home arrive at his planet. Proceding the extermination of the human era. The climate of the late 1970’s to early 1990’s cannot be underestimated. The time period is a historical eclipse of all other years, creating fantastic economic growth and great political change. The 1980-90’s marked the end of the cold war,...   [tags: Sting, popular 80's pop music bands]

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Spotify Pays Enough Revenues to the Music Industry

- ... Music works in pretty much the opposite way. You listen to it, and then only go and buy the album if you like it enough. If people don’t have a way of sampling the wares of an artist, of getting to like their work enough to buy it, then albums are not going to bring in as much money as they could, which is a far more significant economic problem that what percent of a penny is paid out per play on streaming services. Spotify doesn’t need to pay out as much money as an album sale would because it also pays in other ways, like exposure, that can lead to an increase in revenue later on....   [tags: radio play comparison]

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Nirvana a Rock Band Formed by Kurt Cobain

- ... This album was more open than the previous ones. The songs presented his struggles (Scentless Apprentice) or chaotic marriage (All apologies and Heart Shaped Box for example). The band has sold over 75 million records worldwide. This proves that they were one of the best-selling music artists in history and since the band’s breakup, they are often considered as one of the greatest artists of all time. Two live and two studio albums have also reached the number one place on the Billboard 200 chart....   [tags: music, popularity, seatle]

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Hip Hop : The Golden Age Of Music

- Music in the 90s can be known as the golden age of music and has set a high bar for diversity and was a period when some of the world’s greatest artists got their claim to fame. Because songs then were so great and unique, many of the songs you hear on the radio today are covered or influenced by a song that came out in that period. Hip Hop, also known as rap or urban music, is a genre of music that started in the “nineteen seventies and became increasingly popular in the 1990s.”(Tate) The 1990s was the perfect time for music....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Reggaeton]

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Age Of Consent By The Bronski Beats

- Age of Consent by the Bronski Beats is a remarkable album that promoted a great message in the early 80s. The group members were Steve Bronski, Larry Steinbeck, and Jimmy Somerville. They met in 1983 and started doing live shows. In the following year, the group got signed by the London Recording. They released the Age of Consent on October 15, 1984 which attracted the public’s attraction. The Age of Consent is a phenomenal album that brought attention to the Gay rights issue in United Kingdom in the early 1980s....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Bronski Beat, Smalltown Boy]

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn's One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich

- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich For my senior project I am making a biography photo album of the faculty, administration, and staff members at the Austin Area High School. I decided to my project on this simply because I thought it would something interesting to do and have fun with. It is an easy way to learn a few interesting things about the people at my school. A lot of people this year are building things to benefit the community or our school, so I decided to something a little different....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Creation of a Relational Database Using Microsoft Access

- The Creation of a Relational Database Using Microsoft Access I will be using Microsoft access to create a relational data base. This will let me to make tables that contain data on a specific topic. I will make a relational database my creating multiple tables and linking them together through if they both a particular fields By doing this it will allow my end user to find certain data from different tables., for example they could type in the CD name which would be in one table and it would then tell them the songs on that album which would be stored on another table....   [tags: Papers]

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A Journey Into the Metal Maelstrom

- Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” is believed to be the first usage of the term “heavy metal” in rock music. An apt song title for the genre of music it spawned. Heavy metal music has had far greater longevity and impact than critics ever dreamed it would. A descendant of blues, heavy metal features powerful distorted guitars, driving bass lines, pounding drumbeats, and howling vocals. Intense, crowd driven, performances typify the live metal experience. Musician and Filmmaker Rob Zombie observes,” Metal is outsider music for outsiders”(Zombie)....   [tags: Music]

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The Police: Andy Summers, Gordon Mathew

- The Police were a three part band composed of Andy Summers the guitarist, Steward Copeland the drummer and Gordon Mathew Sumner the bass guitarist and singer. Before the band was formed Steward Copeland was part of the band Curved Air. In 1976 the band disbanded leaving Copeland without a job, or passion. Copeland yearned to join another band and reunite music with his life; coincidently he and Gordon met up at a local jazz club and appreciated each other enough to start a band. Soon after the two of them released their first song “Fall Out”, the two of them invited a Henry Padovani to join the band, who gladly accepted [why?]. In 1977 the three of them quietly toured with Mike Howlett as a...   [tags: curved air, band]

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Not "Just Another Name" by Lifehouse

- “Yesterday, she was just a little girl pretending she was queen. She didn't know it would change her world, didn't know what this would mean. Which mask will you wear today. How about the one with the pretty smile. To you it's just another day in a life you haven't lived in quite a while. Everybody knows your name, but they don't know who you are. But to them it's just a game, and I think it's gone too far.” In these lyrics from Lifehouse’s “Just Another Name,” the viewers can easily see the heart of Lifehouse....   [tags: music, genre, radio track]

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The Poem ' The Aphorism '

- The aphorism, “Let others affection love, concern, interest, admiration, and respect be enough to keep you composed” is a reflection to remember those who love and care about you when life gets stressful or challenging. This aphorism relates to a lot of people in their daily life. Stress can be overwhelming but when you have your family and friends that love you and respect you there will always be someone to talk to. I believe this is one of Morrie’s better aphorisms that reaches out to a lot of different people....   [tags: Love, Friendship, Personal life, Affection]

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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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Joshua Ketchmark Releases His Audience

- Joshua Ketchmark Releases His Audience Joshua Ketchmark hits the mark with audiences by making his songs personal. The deep connection he shares with his crowd is intimate and respected. He feels a natural bond with his listeners and appreciates their input in all stages of a song’s production. When the stage lights go on his natural instincts come into play which draws in people passing by. He knows when to flick the internal musical switch without planning out the live show. Ketchmark is preparing to release an E.P....   [tags: Music]

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Cultural Analysis on Queen Latifah

- Cultural Analysis Queen Latifah played a big role in the hip hop industry as a female MC, and still is relevant to this day. She influenced millions of people especially in the black community for equality between women and men. She’s an American song-writer, actress, fashion producer, model, female MC, feminist, television producer, record producer, and talk show hostess. The Hip-hop culture began around the 1970’s in Bronx, New York and it was mostly amongst the Black and Latino community at that time....   [tags: music, color, hip hop, sexuality]

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The King of Pop

- Michael Jackson, the King of Pop would not be who he is today without his inspirations, James Brown and Jackie Wilson (Taraborrelli, 2). James Brown, the godfather of soul, emphasized the genre of soul and the formation of a new music style called funk. He was a well-known singer, dancer, composer and performer. In his songs, he focused on the rhythm and groove making him different from the rest of the music artists of his time. His performance style was full of energy and different with his various dance moves and he was always ready at the mic on perfect que (Appell and Hemphill 320)....   [tags: Biography ]

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Biography Of Britney Spears

- From hitting No. 1 on the charts to rehabilitation centers, Britney Spears was a 90’s icon who had many ups and downs in her life. She faced obstacles and challenges, but still found time to produce No. 1 singles and albums. Britney Spears is an example of a tragic hero because she was a sensational singer of her time who was brought down by the many struggles in her life. From a young age, Spears was a natural performer. As a child, she participated in a vocal entertainment competition called Star Search in 1992 (“Britney Spears”)....   [tags: Britney Spears, MTV Video Music Awards]

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Jazz Albums as Art

- Jazz Albums as Art In the Process of Completing Research for This Issue, I Realized That What I Want to Say May Be Divided into Two Sections. Part One Surveys the General Topic of Album Art; Part Two (Outlined in the Accompanying Sidebar) Considers the Conspicuous Absence of Black Artists from the Process of Designing Jazz Packages: Covers, Liner Notes Etc. This Second Part Will Be Published in an Upcoming Issue.--R.G.O'M. The enclosed portfolio of album cover art springs from my ongoing concern with the emergence in the United States of a jazz culture that has affected not only virtually all other music, here and elsewhere, but other forms of expression as well....   [tags: Papers]

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The Ramones

- The Ramones was a group from Forest Hills, New York. Formed in the March of 1974. The original members consisted of Johnny Ramone on the lead guitar, Joey Ramone on lead vocals, Dee Dee Ramone on the bass and backing vocals, and Tommy Ramone on the drums. Ritchie Ramone was replaced soon by Dee Dee Ramone. Joey at first was the drummer who then went on to be the lead vocals and the drummer they got to replace Joey was Tommy. All The Ramones got their last name from the fake name Paul Ramono that Paul McCartney would use when checking into hotels so fans did not know he was at the hotels....   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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Graphic Designer : Paula Scher Helped Design And Define The Decade Of Color, Music, And Fun

- During the 1980’s Graphic Designer, Paula Scher helped design and define the decade of color, music, and fun. Scher began her graphic design work by creating designs for the inside of children’s books. Later on, the artist received a larger gig working for record labels such as CBS and Atlantic Records. After she began her work as an album cover artist, Scher’s artwork became known for its exaggerated use of typography and its unique style. Early in her work, Paula built her credibility with her design of the Boston album artwork from 1976....   [tags: Graphic design, Design, Typography, Illustration]

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Technology Could Bring About the End of the Music Industry as We Know It

- Is this the end of music as we know it. Of course not. For over 50,000 years (that we know of) music has been a part of our lives and it will stay a part of our lives until our apocalyptic end. But are we facing the end of music as an industry. Possibly. This question has been on the tip of musicians, industry insiders, and music mogul’s minds for the past few years. Why so scared. Well, through the eighties, nineties, and all the way up to the new millennium, the publics’ need for popular music was at an all time high; album sales were through the roof and world records were being broken....   [tags: Digital Media, internet, music, file sharing, ]

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Bossa Nova, Bossa Yes-va: The Influence of Bossa Nova on Music in America

- From the beginnings of jazz music in America in the early 20th century, jazz was a purely American form of music. It began with marches, led by John Philip Sousa, an American composer. This transformed into the collective improvisation period of the Twenties, which produced greats such as Louis Armstrong, born in New Orleans. Around the same time as Armstrong’s fame was Duke Ellington’s, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C. This pattern of jazz evolution originating in America was the standard for nearly sixty years; however, everything changed in the late 1950s, when an explosion of music from South America occurred....   [tags: Jazz, American Music, Latin Jazz]

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Changing With The Times: Prince, Puff Daddy, and Snoop Doggy Dogg

- A select few artists, such as Prince, Puff Daddy, and Snoop Doggy Dogg evolved due to life events or environment. So much so they feel the need to change their names. One can see that this need for change is evident through America’s constantly changing culture. Throughout his career, Sean Combs, also known as Puff Daddy suffered from accusations, a bad home life, and losing loved ones. Shortly after his third birthday his mother had another son, and then his father died. Sean Combs mother crafted a story about his father dying in a car accident....   [tags: artist, music, culture]

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Michael Jackson And Prince 's Influence On The World

- For many decades, popular cultural icons Michael Jackson and Prince dominated the music scene. Over the years, there are always countless discussions about the both of their careers. Although Michael and Prince bear some superficial similarities with their musical influences on the world, the differences between their careers and musical abilities are clear. Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana to parents Katherine and Joseph Jackson. He was the eighth child born out of ten living in a two-bedroom home....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder]

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I Am A South African Rap / Rave Group

- Disclaimer: My boyfriend dragged me to this concert, and because of that I did not get to see Flume who I was really looking forward to seeing. On October 7th at Austin City Limits I watched a South African rap/rave group perform. It was very interesting to say the least. I honestly was not a huge fan and would not necessarily recommend them to anyone. I thought it would be interesting to write a review on them, even though they are not my style personally. Die Antwoord consists of rappers “Ninja” and “¥O-LANDI VI$$ER” and their DJ/Producer, “God.” The only song I knew/liked by them prior to their concert was “Strunk”, which they did not play at their show unfortunately....   [tags: Performance, Music, Sound, Debut albums]

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Photographer of 1970's Stars and Legends, Mick Rock

- Mick Rock was a really cool photographer. Mick Rock was born in London, England in 1948. He went to Cambridge Arts College. He first became interested in photography during college. He is well known for photographing people like David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Queen, The Ramones, Syd Barett, Joan Jett, Motley Crue, The Talking Heads, Crossfade, and Blondie. He was important to the creation of a lot of other rock images, including album covers for Queen’s “Queen II” and “Sheer Heart Attack”, Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock’n’Roll”, Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power”, Syd Barett’s “The Madcap Laughs”, the Ramones “End of the Century”, and Lou Reed’s “Transformer”....   [tags: era, culture, memorable]

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