Lupe Fiasco uses motivational and inspirational phrases throughout his song that motivate me to keep fighting through struggle and pain because in the end it’s worth it. In conclusion, as cliche as the message of this song may be, it’s a tremendously important message. The spread of peace and social equality are issues in today’s society that we see everyday. African-Americans are getting killed in the streets by police officers for misdemeanor crimes. It’s sad because it’s been fifty to sixty years since the civil rights movements and we have yet to see change in people.
The famous words in which King states “I have a dream!” demonstrate the whole idea behind the message. He says he has a dream, he hopes, he aspires for a better future in which everyone is treated equally. That is the message that people are left with. By repeating simple phrases like “I have a dream” and “we cannot” King sings a passionate song about the desire for freedom and the fight to obtain the dream that lies within his heart. Martin Luther King tells his audience that after freedom is allowed to ring wonderful things will happen.
King Kunta: The Rise of a Kid That Had Nothing The song “King Kunta” by rapper Kendrick Lamar is very catchy song about Kendrick’s rise to the top of the rap game and the his resistance to selling out like many rappers do. He really uses ethos strongly in this song to get people to listen to what he is saying and to get his message across to those people. His audience is mainly young people between the ages of 15 and 30, but his music reaches a very wide spread community of people. The name of the song, “King Kunta”, is an oxymoron - Kendrick thinks he is still being oppressed like a slave, while still being dominant and rich like a king. It contrasts the lowest and the highest levels of society.
The music industry have been exploiting rappers and other artist for a long time. The Genius/GZA has a song called “Labels” were here raps about these labels wanting to practically own these artists. This plays into the idea the black people’s labour has always been exploited. Def gives warnings to those seeing hip-hop as a get rich quick scheme, that it not what they perceive it to be. He has some criticisms about hip-hop culture and the industry.
He doesn’t pay attention to the hate that people send him because he knows it doesn’t matter. Tyler tries to express that idea to all of his fans. He doesn’t want people to feel bad about themselves so he makes sure to set a good example. Tyler Oakley is my hero because of all the positive things he’s done for people. I love the fact that he wants his fans to know that he really cares about them.
As he says in his last speech it was never his intention to get people hurt as he did. The people that opposed to what John Brown was doing never gave him the opportunity to let him speak his mind. By speaking his mind he could have said that there had already been occasions where he had saved slaves without the use of violence. The effect on not letting him do so was that he felt using violence was the only was he could help save the slaves. Although John Brown knew that violence was not the way to back up his actions because he had saved many slaves without anyone getting hurt he did so anyway.
Even though my parents listened to KRS-One and Public Enemy, while my sisters engaged in Kanye West and OutKast, both eras of the hip hop genre purpose were to discuss economic problems and push people toward the right path of life. In Yan Dominic Searcy’s article, he says, “Many rappers grew up amid violence, police harassment, poverty, drugs and promiscuity. Rappers will tell you they rap about what they know. If the community wants to change rap lyrics, the community must change reality.” (Searcy) In this quote, the author is details that the only reason hip hop artist write about things that are real and actually going on in the world, so we should put blame on the community on violence. Searcy goes on to
Which would be equality and balance between the races. Martin Luther King is a hero in our society because he had a legacy which was equality and nonviolence. Growing up, MLK was raised in a activist family which you could say influenced him for what he did politically. He had many different visions for our country which was social unity, racial
One example of the style technique is anaphora. In the second verse of the song, Logic repeats the words “I’m not ashamed” (I ain’t) repeatedly to emphasize his message on acceptance and not to live under the stereotypes society is setting. Anaphora keeps key ideas with the readers/listeners for a long period, especially with a song as it can have a pleasant tone. In this situation, Logic hopes his words can stick with the audience; in the second verse, he talks about not being ashamed of being white, black or the cultural background of his partner. He says, “I’m ashamed to be white/ I’m ashamed to be black /I‘m ashamed of my beautiful Mexican wife as a matter of fact” (Logic).
Misunderstood is proof that the nineteenth century transcendentalism theme individualism is still around today.Caskey is a rap artist with a song named “tats on my neck”.The old transcendentalist would approve of this as proof of individualism still around today because they started groups to focus on it more.Caskey writes some songs with the theme individualism as the topic.This song fits well with the transcendentalism theme we'll because he talks about the fact that he doesn't care what others think of him even with his tattoos.Simon burch, this movie covers the transcendentalism theme because it's about a young boy who is abnormally short and his best friend makes him forget to care what others think of him as long as he likes who he is.He's always reminding people that he's nothing short of a miracle. The reason the old transcendentalist would approve of this because the two main characters in the movie both have individualism.The supporting facts that the nineteenth century
The music choice is crucial to having a good time. Music affects peoples moods and I would want to make sure people had an enjoyable experience. If I could choose the event to DJ at it would have to be a country wedding. A wedding is one of the most special days in a person’s life and it would be so fun to share that experience with a couple by being the DJ. The time period it would take place in would be now, modern day.
They were all about having a good time and enjoying life. Hippies strongly advocated for world peace and were very much against nuclear bombings. (“Hippie”) They were the face of the ‘60s and ‘70s. There were many famous people in this era. Some of the most well known musical artists was Elvis, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Hendrix and even Bob Dylan.