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    gangsters are extremelyloyal to their gangs and leaders. They remain members for life and are willing tosacrifice their lives for their fellow members. An example of this bond is a recordcompany which is infamous for violence and gang-relations, "Death Row Records". Although it is a recording company and not a gang, its members including 2Pac, SnoopDoggy Dog, and its CEO, Marion "Suge" Knight, are a tight-knit group whose loyaltyruns high. Gangs and pagan warriors share many similarities. Both thrive on

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    Tupac

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    Boyz in the Hood and Poetic Justice, says that Tupac was a natural born actor; he knew how every role should be played.2 Tupac began his public acting career before his music career. After the Digital Underground debut, Tupac signed to Interscope Records and released his first solo album, 1991's 2pacalypse Now. The album quickly went gold thanks to the hit singles "Trapped" and "Brenda's Got a Baby," as well as a high-profile appearance in the hit movie Juice. Tupac's 1993 follow-up album Strictly

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    Violence In Rap Music

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    killed because of an image that was being set. What I really want to know, however, is why rappers feel compelled to graphically describe the violence. In my search I plan to find out reasons behind the deaths of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Was there some kind of connection between both of their deaths? I believe that rap music was never violent until "gangsta" rap came about. What sparked this change and who was behind it? I want to explore "gangsta" rap from the beginning until now. I want to research

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    Tupac

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    the streets of Marin City and Oakland and sometimes stayed with friends. Through these times he continued to write and record his music, trying to somehow stimulate something so that could get him off the streets. During this time Tupac's mom was in and out of trouble and found herself luckily acquitted on 156 counts. Also, Shakur was dealing with the issue of his father's death. Tupac was tormented by the idea of never knowing his own father. All this lonliness began to wear him down. He began

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    Biography on Tupac Shakur

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    his on-screen friendly looks, and the sense that he was 'real' and talked the talk, while walking the walk. Since his death, there's been a deluge of speculation on who and why, and even if, but unfortunately still no concrete answers exist for any of these questions. Born June 16, 1971, Tupac Amaru Shakur, who was named after Tupac Amaru, the Inca Indian that was sentenced to death by the Spaniards, was originally a newborn from Brooklyn, New York. He later was transplanted and grew most of his childhood

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    Magazine's 2nd annual hip hop awards ceremony (Marcovitz, 2007, Pg 26). Biggie’s second album “Life After Death” was released on March 25th, 1997, and just 16 days after, Biggie smalls was shot and killed after an award ceremony in Los Angeles, California. Life After Death is currently the 3rd best selling rap music album of all time according to The Source Magazine (Centeno, 2013) . Life After Death later went on to sell 10x platinum or “Diamond” status (Marcovitz, 2007). Only a handful of rappers have

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    Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac’s allies, many of them bodyguards. Four unidentified men

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    Rap And Censorship

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    popularity in the 1960's when a few revolutionary "DJ's," including Kool DJ Herc, DJ Lovebug Starski, and DJ Hollywood, began to work block parties in the Bronx. They would bring in large speakers, hook them up to a turntable and play two of the same record at the same time, repeating the same section of the vinyl over and over by scratching it. Other performers would chant and yell to the crowd. In 1979, music companies recorded rap for the first time. Such acts as The Sugar Hill Gang, The Fatback

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    Tupac: The Words of an Inspirational Lyricist

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    being inspirational. A lot of people are probably very curious as to how Tupac Shakur can be considered inspirational to anyone, let along children. He is known as a hard core rapper who endorses thug life, degrades women, and has a lengthy criminal record and an etcetera of other negative things. Rap musi... ... middle of paper ... ..., support and wisdom to people who going through hardships and disadvantages similar to ones that he was faced with. Works Cited Brown, Timothy J. “Reaffirming

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    chronic

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    life. Their upbringings in Compton and Long Beach, respectively, were filled with gang violence, leading Dr. Dre to join the famed hip-hop group N.W.A. and Snoop Dogg to dealing drugs. However, when Dr. Dre left N.W.A. to start his own record label, Death Row Records, and Snoop Dogg was phoned in for an audition, The Chronic was on its way to becoming a masterpiece. Dr. Dre’s debut album set the bar in many ways and as told by Kanye West, “The Chronic is still the hip-hop equivalent to Stevie Wonder’s

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