On the streets, everyone still knew me as Lil’ Roze, or even my new street name, K.A.S.H: King, assassin, scholar, hitman. I tried to live up to that name’s meaning through my lyrics, slaying MCs in hip-hop ciphers. We all had crazy rap names like that, and we would throw them around in heated rap battles. My big bro Luechy and I were considered the two best rappers on our block. Other legendary rappers at Robeson were Travie, Tray B, Tate Da Great, Glenn, and Harold G. During a lunchroom rap battle, we got a lot of attention from other students and teachers that were securing the lunchroom making sure we weren’t doing anything illegal, but the best rap battles were held after school.
• A few scenes take place in St Mary’s Park and its famous huge rocks. • One of the main aspects of the show is its depiction of the birth of hip hop: the boys forming the Fantastic Four Plus One are inspired by DJ Grandmaster Flash, also portrayed in the show. The real Grandmaster Flash actually gave directions to the producers for the show to be as close to reality as possible. This is why, in one scene, the boys try to master a DJ technique involving a crayon. You are supposed to mark the record with the crayon in order spot the moment of the song you want to repeat.
Both groups are excellent with samplings. At the time in which sampling became the mainstream, people worried that whether this will lead hip-hop music to innovation or regression. According to Perry, “hip-hop music concerns itself with both the self and the we” (Perry 31). I think both group presented their creativity in their songs. In Fight the Power, Public Enemy uses samples from Different Strokes by Syl Johnson, Funky Drummer by James Brown and Fight the Power by The Isley Brothers (“Public Enemy - Fight the Power”).
• Breakdancing- an energetic and acrobatic style of street dancing, developed by African American • Mc-a music artist and/or performer who usually creates and performs vocals for his/her own original material. What makes “dope” lyrics? Does hip hop need this? Positive message vs negative message Are negative messages associated with hip hop? 50 cent vs. JA Rule 50 cent claimed that the feud began in 1999 after JA Rule spotted him with a man who robbed him of his jewelry and also because of JA Rule “trying to be Tupac” Ja Rule claimed the conflict stemmed from a video shoot in Queens because 50 cent did not like JA Rule getting love from the neighborhood.
He has seen countless people slaughtered by war. The text, "Babes in Arms," depicts this when it states, "We walked around the village and killed everyone who came out of the huts." This is a horrific thought. This sentence is just foul and supports my thought of war traumatizing
Ice Cube is considered one of hip-hop's best and most controversial artist. Enraged at how little he had been paid, Ice Cube left N.W.A and went solo. A year after he went solo Ice Cube released his album Amerikkka’s Most Wanted and Death Certificate. These two albums were praised and reviled for their lyrical stance. Also around this time, Ice Cube launched his movie career.
a multibillion-dollar industry based on debauchery, disrespect, and self-destruction” (3). Although hip-hop does heavily involve music and dance, Joseph G. Schloss has found that there are many more aspects that make up the hip-hop culture. Foundation is a collection by Schloss of his findings from his research of hip-hop. In this work, Schloss highlights his enthusiasm about discovering “b-boys and b-girls”. These are terms to describe people (usually young) who breakdance.
Hip-hop is a subcultural movement formed, during the early 1970’s by African American, Latino, and Caribbean youths living in South Bronx, New York City. Hip-hop did not become popular outside the African American community until the 1980’s, but by the 2000’s hip-hop was the most listen to musical genre in the world. The hip-hop culture is rooted in four foundational elements: graffiti art (visual), turntablism or DJ’ing (aural), breakdancing (physical), and last but not least rap music (oral). While hip-hop is continually developing, these elements provide coherence to hip-hop culture. In the 1970’s a new music culture emerged from the predominately African American neighborhood of Bronx, New York City.
Despite our superiority, America still has a plethora of problems from within, one of them is a corrupted system of law enforcement. Our own law enforcement is one of the factors contributing to America’s downfall. What people think is keeping them safe is really just hurting them behind their backs. A publicist by the name of Shaun King has taken note that so far as of July 17, 2017, 660 people have been killed by police or some type of law enforcement. That would make this year alone to be one of the deadliest years since people had begun tracking this statistic back in 2013.
The Nixon presidency is one of the most unusual public offices held in the United Sates because despite his popularity with the Republicans he still resigned his post and left the public eye. Nixon's speech was emotionally charged and really showcased Nixon's public speaking talents. Nixon addressed the people in a speech on September, twenty third nineteen fifty-two when he was a senator in the state of California. Nixon had been accused of stealing money that had been gifted to him for his campaign. The speech lasted a half an hour and in this half an hour he defended himself and defended the fact that he was innocent of what he was being accused of by his opponents.