Eminem 's alter ego, “Slim Shady” was a sensation, with his records on the top billboard, He was creating a new sound but mostly, hip-hop was evolving. Eminem’s raps consisted of mocking people like Will Smith, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson. He rapped about his hard life, which caught my attention. Things such as growing
Intro: In recent years, rap music gradually accepted by people, especially the youth. In all types of rap, West Coast Rap and East Coast Rap are the most distinctive styles. They had an important impact on future generations.
Indeed, and while marijuana and alcohol were already relatively common in some segments of America at the time when rock n’ roll took flight, it is truly only when rock n’ roll became a marketable genre that the drug use of musicians came to influence the public, and vice-versa. With this in mind, and as the genre thus grew in scope and popularity, this brought about a context in which those who enjoyed the genre were socialized into more significant levels of drug use while those who performed in the genre’s style increasingly used these drugs because of the lifecycle that had been constructed in association with the marketing of rock n’ roll (Wald,
Hip hop music, also called rap music, is a type of music developed in the United States by African Americans in the 1970s that has a flow of rhythmic music that couplets and contests with the beat that is called rapping. This was all invented in New York. It had broke mainstream and became very popular. However, there is one problem. Many people think hip hop is bad because it talks about bad things and say explicit words, but in reality hip hop is good and in this essay will explain why hip hop is a great invention and how it makes a positive effect on our neoteric lives.
How Hip-Hop and Rap Lyrics Affect Males If you want to understand how gender roles affect aspects of our daily lives the music industry is one place to look. This is simply because music is a diverse form of media that is used in almost everything we do, see, or consume. Music surrounds us every day, whether we’re in the car driving, going to the movies, or simply watching an advertisement on television.
A hip hop pioneer, DJ Kool Herc, who’s from Jamaica, also played a big role in the creation of the music by his performance in the Bronx night clubs (Jackson and Anderson 22). Disk jocking (or DJing) as well as “scratching” became apparent during the early 1980s which in turn stimulated listeners, thus creating a larger fan base. “Hip hop culture originally included rapping, breakdancing, graffiti, beatboxing, and looping and scratching (techniques used by DJs to accentuate, repeat, or isolate the beat), and has now expanded to include urban clothing, expensive jewelry (i.e., bling bling) and cars, speech patterns and slang, mindsets, and movement styles” (Jackson and Anderson 22). Kurtis blows spawned a couple of hits such as “The Breaks” and “Basketball.” Hip Hop grew vary large and even reached to its many white audience which spawned a Hip Hop group, The Beastie Boys.
Royalty cant buy you loyalty, tell me if I lose everything would you be over me? Hip-Hop, according to Dictionary.com is defined “The popular subculture of big-city teenagers, which includes rap music, break dancing and graffity art. Kodak Black, Kevin Gates and Lil Uzi Vert greatly contributes to this genre. Kodak Black greatly contributes to Hip-Hop. According to Wikipedia.org, Kodak Black’s music is frequently about “previous and future criminal misdeeds”, and he stated that he’s been influenced by rapper Boosie Badazz and Chief Keef.
In a society where songs with meaningless lyrics and repeated phrases gathers the most publicity, it is surprising to find songs that exhibit meaningful lyrics and thoughts. Unlike most hip-hop songs that contain useless repeated lyrics, Kanye West’s 2008 hit “Heartless” contains lyrics full of meaning. After producing this song, he was starting to approach the zenith of his career. This song became an instant hit for not only its soothing beats or sounds, but for its impactful lyrics that take the listener multiple attempts to really understand. This song tells the story of a tragic breakup between two individuals that cannot seem to get along.
Rap music has transformed over time to represent different art forms and moments of history. The genre is often criticized in the media for its sometimes controversial themes. Hip hop has seen great transformations since the formation in the 1970s with different waves of styles and themes laced with both praise of progression and great negative criticisms. A recent controversy dealt with Beyoncé Knowles’ Super Bowl 50 Halftime show for her new song “Formation”. The single highlights the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
Punk rock has played a huge role in the lives of the youth throughout history. During the 1960s, the youth of America was going through a period in which their voices were not being heard. Unhappy that their voices were being unheard and ignored, rebellion began to occur with the formation societies all across the country. One movement in particular, The Free Speech Movement, emerged at the University of California at Berkeley and was a huge step forward for teens having a say in politics. In the background of this youth movement was music, more specifically artists who had a role on punk rock in America.
The poor economy of the 1980s influenced new styles of music because musicians would sing about it. Many musicians used their music to express their points of view and opinions about the war, and peace among the people of the U.S (Woog pg. 79). Another thing that had a huge effect on music was drugs. They influenced wild, risqué rock and punk styles that took over the music industry. The birth of new genres of music that expanded the social acceptance was so successful they still influence music today (Gelipter).
In this episode of Empire, Cookie, Andre, and Hakeem decided to join together and create their own record label in order to compete with “Empire”. When Cookie told her son, Jamal, this information, she was very cutthroat as if to say “We are going to take you and your father down”. My idea of what the theme of the show is has changed from last week. The theme of the show, as it relates to black women, is that black women may be diverse but one thing that they all have in common is greed and making sure that they are successful in their own right. Anika has more of a proper corporate background than Cookie, who is a former drug dealer, and the two always seem to clash with their different personalities, but, the two both want what’s best for themselves and the company.
Not only has the evolution of hip hop has changed, but the type of hip hop artist has changed also. Back when hip hop was more positive and had a true meaning you could listen to the music and become inspired. Nowadays the artist that makes music aren’t really making music. It’s not about love and peace anymore it’s all about dollar signs, guns, gangs, and drugs. and that is a reason why most rappers these days make poor music.
In the 1980s, we saw many different genres of music emerge, genres such as Pop, Rock, and R&B. But a new genre emerged that sparked a lot of controversy: “Gangsta Rap” otherwise known as Hip Hop. Rappers/Rap groups such as NWA, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, and more changed the industry with catchy tunes and lyrics that talked about hard topics like slavery, violence, and police brutality. These lyrics sometimes caused major conflict, whether between races or with civilians and police. Hip Hop was very controversial in the 80s.
The gay topic in hip hop is not trying to destroy hip hop. Cashun is a gay rapper, who challenged the homophobia with enough dignity. “Disidentification resists an unproductive turn toward good dog/bad dog criticism and instead leads to an identification that is both meditated and immediate, a disidentification that enables politics.” Black gay folks who are in the middle of different dominances find the practice of disidentificacion more seductive and enabling than major subjects. Black queer subjects in black, presumed heterosexual or gay (mostly whites) contexts find that an identification with larger groups is more a liberatory exit for survival than those people who identify themselves with dominant ideologies.