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The Problems of Gangsta Rap

- The Problems of Gangsta Rap The cultural majority in America is up in arms over the rising levels of violence and horrific images that have seeped into popular entertainment. Movies, television, and music have always been controversial, but even they can cross the line between poor taste and immorality. Entertainment corporations and record labels don't even blink, when told of the excessive torture or satanic lyrics found in material. Producers and directors continue to push the envelop on what is “done in good taste.”      Gangsta rap is one of the current problems of society....   [tags: Music Culture Cultural Gangsta Rap Essays]

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bell hooks and gangsta rap

- In reading bell hooks’ opinion about sexism and misogyny I had to admit to myself that I had no idea what she meant by sexism and misogyny. So, to accurately know what she was referring to, I looked them up on the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. For the word sexism, I found there were two meanings that support hooks’ ideas: 1: prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially: discrimination against women and 2: behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex....   [tags: Snoop Dogg sexism misogyny Hip-Hop]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- Since the birth of hip-hop and rap music, there have been certain associations connected with its culture and supporting audience. These associations are made by “White America” who sees culture of hip hop and rap as nothing but offensive, vulgar, and violent. “Gangster music” is often used to label hip-hop and rap music, and therefore associate supporters and people who listen to this type of genre to be gangster or affiliated with violent gang activity. In addition to the music, the perception of the artists who make hip-hop and rap music is that they are ghetto and ignorant....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Gangsta rap]

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The Rap Of Hip Hop Rap

- Drake is a multiplatinum Grammy award winning hip hop rap artist. He is also one of the first hip hop rap artist whose lyrical context does not fit the norms of the hip hop genre. Not only does his lyrics break the hip hop norms, but he is also the only hip hop rap artist that also sings on every single one of his albums. Drake is not only one of hip hop’s biggest icons, but he is also the first true hip hop non-conformist. A true non-conformist is someone who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and refuses to conform to the established expectations, and that is exactly what Drake has done....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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Hip Hop And Rap Hop

- Everyone has listen to some sort of hip hop music. Not everyone loves it, not everyone hates it. Hip-Hop/Rap is probably one of the newest forms of music, and through it recent year it has taken the world by storm. From the 70s through the 2000s Hip-Hop/Rap has changed it style of tone from political and social point of view, to just trying to tell a story about where they come from. It might say it in the best way but neither are the lives that they live. Hip-Hop or Rhythm and Poetry also know to the world as RAP is a music genre consisting of stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted....   [tags: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Hip hop, Rapping]

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Rap Music, Rap, R & B, And Hip Hop

- It seems interesting to think about what life would be like without music, specifically Rap, R&B, and Hip Hop. Would our youth be less violent. Would they cuss less. Who knows, because much of our society takes liking to specifically from that genre. Becky Blanchard said it best, “Today 's rap music reflects its origin in the hip-hop culture of young, urban, working-class African-Americans, its roots in the African oral tradition, its function as the voice of an otherwise underrepresented group, and, as its popularity has grown, its commercialization and appropriation by the music industry” (Blanchard 1)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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Hip Hop And Rap Hop

- Throughout the history of civilization, mankind has been subject to incredible amounts of trends, social experiments, and cultural movements. For example, a rush of Western movies in the late 1960’s lead to a rise in the prominence of Western fanatics. Perhaps the biggest movement of the 21st century, Hip-Hop culture has risen to a zenith throughout the world. Due to the initiation of “Gangster Rap”, however, Hip-Hop culture has seen a shadow of disdain and is often wrongly blamed for a multitude of crimes....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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Rap Music And Violence Essay

- Name Yueming Bao Professor’s Name Holliday Class Monday class Date Oct. 24 Rap Music and Violence When you see a young man, listening the loud music with headphone, wearing the jeans showing the underwear, walking with the swinging steps, what would you think about him. As we all know hip-hop music as one kind of special music and culture is being popular in decades. The big influence of rap lyrics is also a big problem, because Rap music lyrics always have bad words and violence. The music with violence content becomes a bigger problem towards young generation....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Gangsta rap, Funk]

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Rap Music By Jamaican Native Kool Dj Herc

- “Keep in mind when brothas start flexing their verbal skillz, it always reflects what’s going on politically, socially and economically.” – Musician Davey D Whether you realize it or not; rap is an art form that is here to stay. Rap as it exists today was pioneered in the Bronx 1973 by Jamaican native Kool DJ Herc. Herc used an innovative turntable technique to extend the drum breaks of songs, during which he would toast in rhyme to party guests. As it caught on the Sugarhill Gang released the first successful rap song in 1979 titled “Rappers Delight.” -(Blanchard) (Rap or (Rhythmically Accentuated Poetry) has the ability to influence change on a global scale as well as inspire a culture tha...   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Gangsta rap]

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The World Of Music And Entertainment

- Marionette- a "puppet" controlled from above using wires or strings depending on regional variations. Marionettes are operated with the puppeteer hidden or revealed to an audience by using a vertical or horizontal control bar in different forms of theaters or entertainment venues. On the subject of hip-hop in the black community, African American citizens are being controlled and manipulated while listening to their favorite hip-hop phenomenon. Now readers will get upset and curious and throw questions like: How in the world does that happen....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Gangsta rap]

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The Effects Of Music On The Socialization Of Children And Adolescents

- Music plays an important role in the socialization of children and adolescents. Popular music is present mostly all around, and it is easily available through the radio, television, various recordings,and the Internet, allowing adolescents to listen to it in diverse settings and situations, by themselves or shared with friends. Parents are often unaware of the lyrics in which their children are listening to because of the increasing use of downloaded music or headphones. Studies and various research on popular music has explored its effects on schoolwork, social interactions, mood and affect, and specifically behavior....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Gangsta rap, Violence]

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The Issue Of Black On Black Crime

- Issue of Black on Black Crime First I want to talk about the crime statistics of St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis is numbered the fourth most dangerous city in America, so it’s not only in the top ten, it’s in the top five. Cities are rated by their crime risk index score where 100 means the city’s crime risk equals the national average. From 2003 to 2009 St. Louis crime risk index averaged 530 and this is according to data by Onboard Informatics where they do an analysis of FBI violent and property crime reporting specific to that area....   [tags: Black people, Crime, Gangsta rap, Black Canadians]

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How The Music Throughout New Orleans Shapes Its City

- Similar to how the music in New Orleans shapes its city. Chicago is shaped by drill musicians. These rappers are basically glorifying crime in a good way. Herbert Wright in particular. Also known as G Herbo, Herbert Wright writes music for his city. He is known for gritty violent lyrics. G Herbo uses a lot of imagery and adjectives to captivate his listeners. Herbert Wright grew up in Terror Town. Located on the east side of Chiraq. People call Chicago Chiraq. It is called Chiraq because of Chicago violent history....   [tags: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rapping, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop : The Truth, And The Problem

- In the words of rapper Busta Rhymes, “hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It’s a platform where we could offer information, but it’s also an escape” Hip-hop is a culture that emerged from the Bronx, New York, during the early 1970s. Hip-Hop was a result of African American and Latino youth redirecting their hardships brought by marginalization from society to creativity in the forms of MCing, DJing, aerosol art, and breakdancing....   [tags: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Chicano rap, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop And Its Effects On Women

- In this essay I will be focusing on how Hip-hop degrades all women. Hip-hop music also known as rap music started in the 1970s. The way women are put down through rap lyrics and music videos just destroys the confidence of women in their everyday lives, giving these male rappers the assumption that it is perfectly okay for women to be treated in a terrible way, and causing them to believe they are nothing more than just an object. Then the questions start to come to mind like why don’t women take a stand....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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The Commercialization Of Hip Hop

- Is the commercialization of hip-hop a positive or negative influence. Commercialized hip-hop is an industry where black artists are financed by white corporations, and where the artists present themselves to mainly white audiences. They show their audience that they smoke weed because that’s what all the cool kids are doing and they create the trends that exist today in our culture. Wiz Khalifa proves this in his tours that he has all around the world where he smokes weed and his audiences try to imitate him....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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Music 's Influence On Music

- Something that I am fairly sure everyone has an opinion on is music. I have yet to meet a person who had to preference to music; everyone has something that they like to listen to. Lately for me that music has been hip-hop. But what about hip-hop am I trying to talk about, you are asking. Honestly, I would respond, would be anything; from the rhyme schemes and themes used in various sub genres of hip-hop to it being a political tool to some. At first when I interested in writing on the subject it seemed like something that I wanted to do just because I am really interested in the topic, which is true....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Snoop Dogg, Gangsta rap]

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Gangsta Rappers: Nihilistic Villains?

- As the hip-hop battle rages on in the background somewhere between the black literati, consumers and observers, I stand objectively nodding religiously to Lupe Fiasco as he creates a narrative surrounding personified life of a housing complex each component, the legs, the chest, a different facet of living in the hood. Some would pose Lupe as a Hip-Hop alternative, glorifying his intellectualism and political consciousness, at the expense of demonizing other less academically articulate rap artists....   [tags: Lupe Fiasco, Hip Hop, Drugs]

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Rap Music and Teen Violence

- Music can be a reflection of our life experiences. Each genre of music invokes different emotions and reactions in its listeners. Rap has become a very popular genre of music. As its popularity has increased, some people have questioned whether it can trigger violence in teens. While some rap songs do have violent lyrics, there is no direct evidence that rap music provokes violence in teenagers. Rap music has African roots just like jazz, the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. African slaves sang songs to tell stories about the pain and struggles experienced during slavery....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Changing Themes in the Art of Rap

- It is a day in the summer of 1974 on the block of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, NY. The grass is blazing, the air is fresh, and the kids are shrieking with joy. This is where it happened. DJ Kool Herc popped in his new record playing smooth rhythms of jazz and blues with the integration of Jamaican sound creating a new genre that would soon sweep the nation. He called it Hip-Hop. Some would call it “black noise”, but to urban African Americans it was music they could own; music they could learn to appreciate and adore....   [tags: Black Culture, Music]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- As one of the most popular genres of music, hip-hop has an extremely wide reach to a global audience no longer limited based on age, race, or gender. With each new single, artists such as Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj occupy spaces at the top of the billboard charts. The current success of rap is unlike what it was when hip-hop was emerging in the early 90s. Originally as a subculture in opposition to the mainstream culture, hip-hop was an extremely diverse genre that placed importance on lyrical genius....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Eminem]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- History of Hip Hop By Jen Mosley Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing. (Wikipedia.org) The culture, music, and lifestyle known as hip-hop began in the Bronx in New York City in the years 1970’s....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Afrika Bambaataa]

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American Rap

- American rap has changed very much over time. A big reason for that was the work of Tupac and Eminem. Although Tupac isn’t around anymore, Eminem is still changing the rap game forever. In the early stages of rap, it was mainly popular to african americans and performed by african americans but since the emergence of Eminem, rap music is more popular to all races and is being performed by all races as well. Rap has changed very much over time and the similarities and differences between Tupac and Eminem had a great impact on the American rap industry and American culture....   [tags: music, eminem, tupac]

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The Slums That Shimmer: Rap and Hip Hop

- Rap and hip-hop is an artistic mirror reflecting society, which is violent in some places, and needs not a moral dismemberment via the glorification of fictional violence. The history of hip-hop has some sting to it, being that deaths have been caused and childhoods are under affect; the actions that younger listeners who enjoy hip-hop are not influenced by the songs or the artists, but only by perception of their surroundings. All that hinders a strong faith in hip-hop is its “gangsta rap” counterpart....   [tags: Artistic Mirror, Literary Element]

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Hip Hop & Rap: A Lifestyle and an Entity

- Somewhere out there, DJ Kool Herc is saying, “I brought up hip-hop.” One of the truest originators of the movement of hip-hop in the 70s, Kool Herc become known as the one who helped hip-hop emerge onto the scene in the Bronx in New York. Coming from Kingston, Jamaica, Herc brought the rhythm and rhyming lyrics from impromptu and applied them over beats. The movement of hip-hop spread throughout the Bronx and thus a new form of music and lifestyle began. You can simply say hip-hop is a form of music, where you have musical artists rap over beats, and rhyming to make a song....   [tags: music]

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Hip Hop And Hip Rap Music

- Hip hop music has gone through many changes since the 1980’s and continues to change today with new artists, styles, and sounds. Over the past forty years hip hop music has been a way for fans to relate to artist through their songs because many hip hop artist lived and experience the same things that their fans did. Hip hop has changed over the years because of changes and improvement of the average American. Hip hop music reflects on the current situation in American life and over the past forty years hip hop changes with the current times and views of hip hop fans in America....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Funk, Dr. Dre]

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A Hip-Hop Derivative: Rap Music

- a “Everybody’s somebodies everything…nobody’s nothing”-Chance The Rapper “Everybody’s something”. These words obviously aren’t just words, they came out of a song from a genre of music that you might not listen to very often or at all. This genre of Music is “Rap”. As I said before you might not listen to rap often or at all but the reason people do listen to rap is because of the things that have been done to it to make it a unique and entertaining genre of music over the years. The change in rap music has made it universal....   [tags: music genres]

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Rap Music And Its Impact On Today 's Youth

- All music is very powerful. It can change the way you think, the way you act, or even who you are as a whole. Throughout modern time, different genres were popular among adolescents. For example, disco music in the 1970’s, or grunge music in the 1990’s. However, no matter the difference in people, music brings one another together; for better or for worse. As trends move forward, people tend to follow their favourite and most popular artists, thus leaving these music stars a heavy bearing as a role model towards teenagers of each generation....   [tags: Hip hop music, Tupac Shakur, Rapping]

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rap

- Rap Music The following is an excerpt from Black Noise, a book written by Tricia Rose, that describes the importance and background of rap music in society. "Rap music brings together a tangle of some of the most complex social, cultural, and political issues in contemporary American society. Rap's contradictory articulations are not signs of absent intellectual clarity; they are a common feature of community and popular cultural dialogues that always offer more than one cultural, social, or political viewpoint....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hip Rap Vs. Old Hip Hop

- New Hip Hop vs. Old Hip Hop “Hip hop has been named the most influential musical genre to emerge since 1960, beating the British invasion of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles, soul, punk, prog rock, heavy metal, disco and many more in a new study” (Von Radowitz and Webb). Hip-hop music is the best base form of music to invoke change because songs can be written quickly by rappers to address their communities. Hip-hop started in the early 1970’s in minority-filled neighborhoods that were surrounded with poverty, crime, and drugs....   [tags: Hip hop music, The Notorious B.I.G., Rapping]

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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]

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Rap Music

- Imagine an inner city kid having grown u in an environment where real life street violence is a way of life. His body, having survived personal experiences of violence, endured barely life sustained conditions, and many sleepless nights caused by the constant yet unpredictable call of death. His mind doubtful over where his next meal will come from, lost in search of some higher guidance, struggling through a world, not of innocent childish fantasies, but trapped in a forced reality. His only outlet is the loud blaring music coddling his already pent-up rage, an escape from these harsh realities, seducing him to a life of violence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Bad Rap

- Bad Rap I can recall the cold weekend in November after I got my drivers license and my strong urge to go to a dance club on a venture to bond with new faces. The only information I knew about this small, local boom-room was the age limit, dress code and the cover price. When I arrived at the club with my 3 high school friends, we were more than astonished by the overly crowded parking lot that looked similar to tailgate parties at a National Football Game. After paying at the door and getting carded for an ID, we passed through the doors that would lead me to a shocking personal experience....   [tags: Music Papers]

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The Role of Hip-Hop in the Lives of Adolescents

- Here’s a task… Ask an individual one of the factors that may cause unacceptable behavior in adolescence. The culprit is Hip-hop. This genre of music receives a bad reputation for its violent, overly sexualized and graphic lyrics. Stereotypically, a typical rap video may consist of an African-American male, riding in the newest car, accompanied with one or more attractive female. This image although it may seem very simplistic poses different implications on both male and female adolescence. The messages sent out are different and without proper guidance, an individual perception of beauty and values on life may change....   [tags: Music, Rap, Culture]

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‘90s and 2000’s: Musical Encompassment

- People often refer to the decade of the nineties as the “decade of information” and when applied to the concept of music, I consider the nineties the most opportunistic decade which aided the success of music on the 2000’s. With the advances in technology and the popularity of the internet expanding, people were able to strategically use new forms of mass media to promote or advance not only political initiatives, but social ones as well such as new and exciting genres of music. The nineties included a major rise of grunge-rock, alternative rock, hip-hop/rap, and country....   [tags: music, rap, rock, internet]

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Hip Hop Music and its Impact on American Culture

- It was a Tuesday morning in the Information Technology class at State College. An older student was doing his best to ignore the loud, obscene disruption occurring next to him, the result of two younger students ignoring the lesson at hand. Finally, he gave in and spoke up against their sanctimonious display, and was quickly bullied and threatened with violence in front of the entire class. Both aggressors exemplified and embodied every aspect of the hip-hop culture: Ebonics spewing out of their mouths, expensive and baggy clothing draped and sagging from their bodies complete with headphones around their neck blaring expletive laden song lyrics....   [tags: rap music, music genre]

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Rap Music's Influence Upon Teenagers

- People are surrounded by music every day of their lives. They hear it in their homes, on the radio on their way to work; some people have even caught themselves humming the tune of their favorite song to themselves. But how many people actually listen and not just hear the music they are listening to. Teens in particular don’t realize the message behind the music they are quoting the lyrics to, or the effect it has on them. In today’s culture where rap music has become increasingly popular, many teens aren’t realizing what they are listening to....   [tags: Music & Society, modern music]

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The Assassination of Tupac

- The Assassination of Tupac (2Pac) Shakur (Greatest Rapper?) "Selling more than 75 million copies of his album, Tupac became one of the best selling artists in the world" (Tupac Shakur Biography). Tupac Shakur a.k.a 2 Pac was born in New York in 1971 (Tupac Shakur Biography). His Personality/Music had a huge influence on people of that time and even until today he is remembered as a legend. Surrounded by many Conspiracy theories on Tupac's Assassination, Some people even believe that he is still alive and might make a sudden come back sometime soon, but what has Tupac left behind....   [tags: music, rap music, teenagers]

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Biggie Smalls, the Most Influential Rapper of All Time

- “It was all a dream!” are just a few words to describe Christopher Wallace (Biggie Smalls) becoming the king of East coast rap music when he released his first album “Ready to Die”. The lyrics “It was all a dream!” are from the albums number one hit single called “Juicy” in which Biggie depicted life growing up in the rough streets of Brooklyn, New York. Biggie smalls rose to fame as a rapper in the 90’s causing an increase in rap popularity, division (rivalry) between East and West coast rap music, and the style of gangsta rap on the East coast....   [tags: king of East coast rap music]

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Hip Hop Generation

- The Hip Hop Generation A heated discussion arose last Monday regarding the hip hop generation. It stirred up a lot of unanswered questions. A few of my own are, what the term hip hop generation defines, what are the misconceptions of this generation, and what does the future of this generation hold. When you take a look at society from one generation to the next each era has there own significance. It’s like a fad almost, something that you do for one period of time may fade out and then the next fad comes into play....   [tags: Rap Industry]

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Tracing the Rap/Hip-Hop Dichotomy in Popular and Underground Music

- Tracing the Rap/Hip-Hop Dichotomy in Popular and Underground Music Rap music has experienced a radical increase in popularity in the last five years. In the year 2000, rap became the second-best-selling genre in music, capturing 12.9 percent of the year's $14.3 billion in total record sales ("Rap/Hip Hop" Sc 1). Though rap is no stranger to criticism, that criticism has increased in both quantity and vociferousness at about the same rate as the number of rap albums climbing the charts. And the growing evidence that, apparently, in order to achieve commercial success, each rap album must be more negative and offensive than the last does not help to address these criticisms....   [tags: Culture African American Essays Music]

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The Black Wall Street

- The Game was born and raised in the first birthplace of gangsta rap, Compton, California. He received his nickname from his grandmother, who said he was always "game" for anything. His half brother grew up in a different neighborhood and was an active member of the Cedar Block Piru Bloods. As their relationship grew, The Game became a member of the Cedar Block Pirus as well, all while living in a Crip neighborhood. The Game eventually got into the lifestyle of hustling with his brother. Car thefts, drug dealing, and shootings pushed his mother to kick him out of the house....   [tags: Game Rapper Rap]

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Hip Hop Music Culture

- This essay aims to examine the importance of the Hip-Hop culture in 21st century society. It will begin with consideration of the history of Hip-Hop, discussing its stylistic adaptations, cultural preferences and concerns, referring to the studies of black culture by Ellis Cashmore and Mark Neal. Within this I will explore the ethnicity and authenticity of the culture, with reference to last years Popular Music and its Cultural Context unit. The essay will then move on to evaluate the culture’s relationship with the media, concentrating on the well documented moral panics associated with the culture; I will make particular reference to the theories of Stan Cohen....   [tags: Rap, music and cultural movement]

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On Tupac Shakur

-      '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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Negative Effects of Rap Music

- Is today “Gangster rap” and rappers corrupting society, introducing drugs and provoking violence. In the mid-1980s Gangster rap came to be depicting images of violence, guns, gangs, drugs, and sexism. By the 1990s rap music became a major part of the industry and topped the charts. As people began to want different things; different music was created and that contributed to the variety of music that we have today. This is one of the many things that makes America different but is severely under looked by everyone....   [tags: gangster rap, violence]

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Portrayal of Women in Rap and Music Videos

- Misogyny and degradation of women is present in almost every genre of music, yet the one genre that completely revolves around demeaning women is rap. Over the years rap and rap music videos have continually become more sexual and degrading towards women. Rap has been criticized numerous times for this reason, and that is because rap is one of the most popular genres of music for the younger generations. It is more than a genre of music, it is a complete industry filled with clothing and other merchandise....   [tags: Feminism Rap Women]

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Gangster Rap - The Negative Impact on Identity

- Jean Kilbourne, a media specialist, raises an interesting point in one of her lectures when she states, “The average American is exposed to 3000 advertisements per day. Yet, everyone in America still feels personally exempt from the media. They say, “I don’t pay attention to ads. I just tune them out. They have no effect on me.”” She later states most of the people who have said this to her were wearing Gap™ tee-shirts. Whether people realize it or not, there is a direct correlation between the media and an individual’s identity....   [tags: media, rap, hip hop,]

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The Impact of the Violent African-American Stereotype in Rap Music

- This paper will show that the stereotype of the violent, criminal African-American portrayed in rap music lyrics can become a self-fulfilling prophecy for African-Americans. Repeated and long-term exposure to this stereotypical behavior in rap music lyrics can lead to increased aggression and this stereotype becoming accepted as a social norm by African-Americans. I intend to support my argument with examples and analysis of the violent African-American stereotype, and by explaining how the stereotype can become accepted as a social norm....   [tags: Rap Music Promotes Violence]

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My Least Favorite Gender of Music is Rap

- The music that I like the least is rap music. Whilst it may add some small positivity to the world mostly it’s based on hate, disrespect, money, misogyny, violence, anger and an almost all encompassing negative worldview. The performance forces are many and varied. Drums, keyboards, bass, synthesizers and turntables are common. Many use samples of other artists work and incorporate them into their music. In fact sampling is rather common in rap music. Which isn’t bad as long as it adds to the work....   [tags: Gangster Rap, Negativity]

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The Influence of Rap/Hip-Hop Music

- It was the first time I had ever been to a party. I had just graduated high school, and did not have nor ever did have any sort of interest in going to a party. One of my fellow classmates had invited me to her party on the night of graduation, and I decided why not. I was told growing up that I would never have contact with most of my classmates after graduation ever again, so I wanted to have one last fun moment with the graduating class of 2013. I arrived at my classmate’s house around nine, and immediately was overwhelmed by the makeshift dance floor in the backyard, the loud, unfamiliar music, and the disco lights....   [tags: rap, music, women, sexual, objects, violence]

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Hip Hop Music: East Coast, West Coast, Dirty South, and Midwest Rap

- The beauty of hip hop is that it is malleable. It is not defined by strict boundaries but by multiple characteristics. Young artist J. Cole (2013) explains this best by stating in an interview, “I think there’s no rules [in rap]. You can say what you want. That’s your poetic license: to test people’s boundaries.” (p.1) The results of such malleability and the need to experiment within the unwritten boundaries of hip hop are the birth of different styles and sectors/scenes in America. These sectors are represented by the geographic location of the artists and the distinctive sounds and styles that the artists utilize....   [tags: rap styles, rap sectors, rap scenes]

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The Influence of Rap and Hip-Hop on Music and Pop Culture

- Music is one of the most powerful and influential language which to many people in many cultures view as an important part in their way of life. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions which is divided into genres and subgenres. Although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, it sometimes is occasionally controversial and relates to many personal problems. One of the most influential and controversial genres of music is Hip Hop. Rapping, which is often associated with and a primary ingredient of hip hop music, has brought this genre music to the top; attracting and influencing many youth with its sophisticated style....   [tags: rap, hip-hop, youth, problems]

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Sticking Out like a White Guy in a Rap Group

- Rap is a popular genre of music that is dominated by black artists like 50 Cent, Tupac Shakur, and Biggie Smalls. When flipping through faces of top rap albums, the color is monotonous until one white face with bleached blond hair flashes by. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, or better known as Eminem, is the top grossing white rapper in the music industry, breaking into the rap game like a bolt of white lightening and staying at the top for almost two decades. Eminem’s music career shows a creative lyrical genius that involves swear words, explicit content, and perverse meaning is shared through his three personas, “Slim Shady” the crazy, uncensored one; Eminem, the struggling rapper; and Marshal...   [tags: rap, rappers, eminem, slim shady]

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Hip-Hop's Musical Evolution of Rap

- The hip-hop culture began in the streets of New York City during the 1970’s and has gone through tremendous changes up until now. Hip-Hop consists of four elements: rap, graffiti, break-dancing, and the disc jockey. In this paper, I intend to fully explain the evolution of rap music, from its infancy to the giant industry it is today. Hip-Hop emerged in the 1970’s upon the arrival of a one Kool DJ Herc. Kool DJ Herc migrated to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica and settled in the West Bronx of New York....   [tags: The History Of Rap]

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From Criteria of Negro Art: Rap and Race

- Art is the product of human creativity, and it takes place in various forms such as paintings, literature, music and dance. Art serves many roles as it can be interpreted in various ways depending on the individual. Art must be understood within in the context which is was created. Both culture and politics are factors that determines the way art is interpreted. Since art is visual or auditory rather than physical oppressed groups are able to expressed themselves and protest without getting into an altercation with law enforcement or individuals in power....   [tags: rap music, hip hop, rappers, negro art]

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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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To Rap Or Not To Rap

- ... So even before the child is 21 he or she already knows what drinks to get because the artist that they imitate drinks the same one. The University of Pittsburg school of medicine performed a study and found that an alarming 77 percent of rap songs use some type of reference to drinking or alcohol Other drugs are common in the rap industry such as weed, cocaine, ex, and many other drugs that some kids have never heard of. As a repercussion of this the youth go out and try to find those drugs they just learned about and use them....   [tags: music genres and industry]

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Hip-Hop/Rap: Music Appreciation

- Hip-Hop/Rap is one of the biggest growing genres of today. From its early stages in the 1970’s to today’s pop culture, it has grown quite a lot. Unfortunately, it has developed a terrible reputation of drugs, violence, abuse, and gangs. When people associate Hip-Hop with things it is usually a negative image that comes to the person’s mind. Which is sad, Hip-Hop/Rap has a great artistic quality to them that gets so easily overlooked. There is true poetry and emotion behind these lyrics and beats, but not everyone is willing to sit down and listen to it....   [tags: rap, hip hop, rappers, music, tupac]

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The History of Rap Music

- The History of Rap Music Rap music originated as a cross-cultural product. Most of its important early practitioners-including Kool Herc, D.J. Hollywood, and Afrika Bambaataa-were either first- or second-generation Americans of Caribbean ancestry. Herc and Hollywood are both credited with introducing the Jamaican style of cutting and mixing into the musical culture of the South Bronx. By most accounts Herc was the first DJ to buy two copies of the same record for just a 15-second break (rhythmic instrumental segment) in the middle....   [tags: Rap Music Jamaican Culture Essays]

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Hip Hop and Rap Music

- Hip Hop and Rap Music Introduction Every so often a new style of music emerges that takes America by storm and comes to represent the generation that grows up with it. In the 50's it was rock'n'roll, followed by the Motown sound of the 60's. The 1970's brought folk music and disco, and in the 80's it was rap. Perhaps no other form of music has crossed as many boundaries and become a bridge between America's many cultures as rap has. Let's face it, if you listen to any current or some old rap/hip hop CDs in America there is always an intro which paves the way for the rest of the songs and gives you a taste of what the CD is going to be like....   [tags: Music Research Paper Rap Hip Hop Essays]

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Political Rap and Boogie Down Productions

- Political Rap and Boogie Down Productions In the fall of 1987, Scott la Rock, the DJ of the rap group Boogie Down Productions (B-D-P) was shot in a car after trying to break up a fight (Small 77). In light of B-D-P's role in reforming rap in the succeeding years, his biography is significant; he was college educated and was employed--in addition to his musical activity--as a social worker. He had released a groundbreaking record that year, and had already worked on a follow-up, which would defy older categories of rap music....   [tags: Rap Music B-D-P Essays]

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The Rap Of Rap Music

- Rap music allows artists to express the feelings of urban youth who battle unemployment, poverty and racial discrimination. Unfortunately, the images that have been created by hip hop are often associated with crime, drugs and violence. As Ogbar states, there is “an essential premise that presupposes that there are particular traits or characteristics innate to black people. African American young males are typically viewed as naturally criminal and violent.” (Ogbar, page 68). In order to maintain their authenticity, the rappers music is tied to dysfunction and gangster behavior which allows the world to believe black people are criminals....   [tags: African American, Black people, Hip hop music]

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Analysis of Will Smith's Party Starter

- In order to analyze Will Smith's song and video entitled Party Starter, it is important to understand the history of hip-hop music. Hip-hop music was created out of rap music. Rap has been around since the 1970s. It was originally used as a way for inner city African American youths to voice their daily struggles. Most rap songs had a simple beat with words spoken to the rhythm of the beat. These songs were usually upbeat even when the subject matter was serious. There was the impression or hope that things will get better....   [tags: hip-hop, video, market]

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Hip Hop vs. Ethics

- Ethics of The Music Industry Works Cited Not Included Hip-hop culture has been socially labeled as deviant, a counter-culture, un-American because of its lack of moral. Specifically, "gangsta rap" which glorifies guns, sex, violence, drug use and gang activity has been castigated. This type of rap promotes a nonconformist and rebel adaptive behavior. As a result, it gives hip-hop culture a deviant label. A simple definition of deviance is "behavior that does not conform to group-shared norms; behavior that (in some way) does not meet the expectations of a group or a society as a whole and is subject to social control" (Liska 2)....   [tags: World Cultures Music Morals Essays]

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Rap Music : The Golden Era

- Rap music from the 1990’s to the year 2000 is known in hip hop as “the golden era”. This era is all about individuality and innovation of creating music in one of the newest musical art forms. Rap music started out as the expression of young black youths in the inner city of New York. Rap music is rhymed storytelling accompanied by highly rhythmic, electronically based music. It began in the mid-1970s in the South Bronx in New York City as a part of hip hop, composed of graffiti, breakdancing, and rap music....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Rakim]

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Hip Rap And Hip Hop

- For as along as I can remember loving music I can remember being fascinated by rap and hip-hop, even from a very early age. I don’t know what it is about both rap and hip-hop that makes kids love it and parents hate it, but before diving into that both terms need to be properly defined. While often synonymous with one another, the two may share a few similarities but for the most part vary greatly. Lets start with hip-hop, which was described by KRS-One and Marley Mar in their song Hip Hop Lives as, "Hip and Hop is more than music, Hip is the knowledge, Hop is the movement Hip and Hop is intelligent movement,” (lyrics to Hip Hop Lives)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping]

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The Commercialization Of Rap & Hip Hop

- “You could name practically any problem in the hood and there 'd be a rap song for you.” ― Jay-Z, Decoded. You may have noticed that all the rap heard on the radio is only about sex, sex, sex and even more sex. In between this there might be references to drugs or violence, cars and wealth. It’s sad to think that once a genre that was used as a form of expression by the black youth is now being used against them. I will be arguing that social constraints are placed on the black race through rap, forcing males to portray hyper masculine identities and females to be seen as commodities that is probably due to the white supremacist nature of the music industry....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people]

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Movie Analysis : ' Acid Rap '

- Essay 3 Chance the Rappers mixtape “Acid Rap” is Chance’s second mixtape ever released premiering in April of 2013. A different kind of rapper Chance is seen as unique in a genre that today is predominantly dominated by auto tune and the same background beat in every song. Acid rap has incomparable beats to many rap mixtapes because the beats used by Chance are just so uncommon and odd; not to mention Chances sound is different it is said by many that one either likes or dislikes his voice there is no in-between....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Anxiety]

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Rap Music and the Sexualization of Women

- ... After watching the music video only once, I was overwhelmed with the amount of hip-hop models’ behinds I saw throughout the whole music video. It was clear by the middle of the video that there was only one main purpose those woman had, and that was to dance provocatively and shake their behinds in front of the camera. Most of the time, the women’s backsides were the only side that would face the camera, as if she did not have a face at all. This visibly shows that the women’s behind is the most important aspect of a woman in Rapper 2 Chainz’ mind, and that undoubtedly sexually objectifies women, since the hip-hop models in video were there to dance and seem as only an object of the rapp...   [tags: Twerking, Objectification, Rape]

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Rap Music And Hip Hop

- What is rap music. How who rap music created. Rap music is a person can rap too the beat of a song. Rap music wasn’t created by one person, it is collection people that made this genre of music. The rap industry isn’t just a genre of music it has its own, culture. Rap music has its own lingo, and style of dress. This goes for every generation of rap including the 1970s through late 2000s. The hip hop culture didn’t just reach African American people this reached people all over the world....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Jay-Z]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- In the late 1970’s hip-hop/rap music emerged as one of the most popular musical genres, and it remains as one to this day. However, there is a big difference in the content of a song like Sugar Hill Gang’s 1978 single “Rappers Delight” and a modern day rap song. When hip-hop music first began it served as a type of party music that was made primarily from African American men. The music quickly gained popularity, and before long, members of all races were enjoying it. However, in the early 1980’s hip-hop music became more of a mirror into ghetto culture rather than just upbeat enjoyable music....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Tupac Shakur]

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Rap Is An American Music

- Rap is an American music style that rose amid the 1970 's and took the music business by tempest in resulting decades. Affected by right on time African American styles, for example, soul, funk and musicality and soul. Rap music is of a bigger culture and has gone about as an outlet to social discourse and a type of stimulation for individuals in urban focuses and the suburbs alike. Like all music classifications, rap music has seen numerous varieties since it 's establishing. The varieties inside of the class are unmistakably shown by two prevalent melodies from diverse decades....   [tags: Hip hop music, Tupac Shakur, Rapping, Rakim]

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Something for Nothing: The Art of Rap

- The influence of Hip-Hop has never been as great as it is in this day and age. Often dismissed by a majority of America as simply a fad, hip hop has become a global phenomenon and has arguably been the most popular form of music for the past three decades. Hip-Hop has influenced art, language, fashion, culture, and sports. This music has been used to teach elementary level children, it has been taught in undergraduate universities and serves as a bridge for hundreds of philanthropies. The influence of Hip-Hop has also been felt in films....   [tags: hip-hop culture, music, influence]

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The Roots of Hip Hop and Rap

- Hip-hop started out in the Bronx in New York City with DJ Clive “Cool Herc” Campbell. A man of Jamaica, he essentially birthed the new genre of music by carrying over the Jamaican tradition of Toasting, which “is boastful poetry or over a melody provided by a deejay.” (ROOTS ‘n’ RAP, rice.edu) Its creation can be accredited to the record spinning DJ’s of the clubs of the 1970s. From this, the Master of Ceremonies (MC) was created. He would come up with creative rhymed phrases that could be delivered over a beat or acapella at dance clubs....   [tags: Biggie, Shakur, Tupac]

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The Hip Hop And Rap

- Even people who are not familiar with the hip-hop genre recognize it when they hear it. A pre-2005 hip-hop music hit can be easily recognized if it were released within the last decade, and artists who have gotten into the music industry within the last ten years have little understanding of, or connection to, what was ordinary for hip-hop artists in the 20th century. The hip-hop and rap industries have changed immensely from the 20th century to the 21st century, particularly when it comes to the lyrics or language content....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Gender, Hip hop]

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Changing The Rap World Today

- Christopher wallace aka The Notorious Big or Biggie Smalls, a drug dealing seventeen year old rapper with an ambition to make it in life and get rich while doing so. Marshall Mathers, Eminem his stage name was just a young white kid in a black detroit community with a passion for rapping. Both rappers have changed the current and and will be changing the future rap with their songs, not only by just their rap but from their persona as well. Just think about it for a second, if you walk into the mall and look around at peoples shirts, go into stores and look around you will either hear or see something Biggie Smalls related....   [tags: Biggie Smalls and Eminem]

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Hip Hop And Rap Artists

- Throughout the past years Hip Hop and Rap artist use their music to express their views, opinions, and how they are feelings in their songs. From the artist lyrics someone will have an understanding of what the artist is talking about because either they have done the same things or is having the same problem. The first amendment of the constitution is freedom of speech and that,s what hip hop artist are doing. One of the most significant positive influences of hip hop music is that an entire segment of the population developed a way to relate their experience artistically to the world....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Funk]

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How Rap Is Influenced by God

- ... The vast majority of the rappers now a day have truly focused on describing life. So many people may hear the expressions through albums or singles some sort of method involved. During the 80s and 90s rappers did involve many of the “social” critiques that were being faced. Through out the lives of the emotionally damaged rappers there was usually a story to every one of the songs produced. Usually containing a background story, sometimes in form of prayer because the people that explain this, do not know in what other form to pray to God....   [tags: hip hop, minority culture]

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Rap Music, By J. Cole

- Rap music has given me personally something to look up to. Not a role model but hope of continuing my dreams because rappers successfully made it. “For what’s money without happiness, or hard times without the people you love” is from a song called “Love Yourz” by J. Cole. He clearly understands how there is “beauty in the struggle and ugliness in the success” because he’s lived that life. Other songs such as “2Face” or “The Autograph” were instantly relatable to me because he has been through several struggles from the beginning of his childhood....   [tags: Rapping, Rakim, Hip hop music, Nas]

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