I feel like that’s very different from today’s mainstream rapping. What are your plans for the future? • I want to make sure I get my sh*t down pat, especially with my publicity and social media. I’m really focused on finding my image and my tone within Bethel Boyz. As an advent rap listener, where the embellishment of struggle rap is real and the wealth and the lifestyle that comes with it is flaunted in such a way that the taste of music often takes a backseat, it’s refreshing to see young, fresh, faces who are dedicated to making music that simply explains what is real to them.
A sense of elitism has arisen within musical genes, stemming from rock, punk, folk, etc. believing that they are valid and true forms of music, but that due to the way disco is produced, it fails to be a genre. However, disco is much more than a genre- it is a whole unique culture that supports many marginalized identities. As Dyer states, ‘disco is also kinds of dancing, club, fashion, film, etc. – in a word, a certain sensibility’ (Dyer 20).
This book is mature, which can be the reason why so many people decline his work. He focused on a time when African Americans were treated badly; he brought this to his novel which brought him bad publicity. You can argue that it is racist but in reality Twain is using the real language of the time to capture and portray the South at the time, and how blacks were being treated. Throughout the novel the word “nigger” is used quite frequently by white southerners. Many people believe that way Twain being racist but that
Now, I've found that he's much more sensitive to bouts of racial insensitivity than I am, and he's ALOT more inclined to confront people about it! However, I have reminded him of the grace and patience that I extended toward him, so he can extend the same patience to others who may mean well, but are truly ignorant of their transgressions. When I think of what being Black in America means to me, it's a lot like being Superman. He loves and embodies the spirit of the best ideals of his country, but he cannot interact within the social boundaries of that society without conforming to it and assimilating into their lifestyle in order to be accepted. While it’s hardly arguable the effect that my African ancestors played in the formation of the country, I still have to walk into the outside
“That’s just the way it is”; probably the most well known issued statement by American’s when it comes to wanting change. Sadly, it is often said that rap lyrics carry little to no meaning and are often perceived as a rant, references to sex, drugs, crime, etc, but for one song in particular, that stereotype changed and is still to this day widely recognized as that. Tupac Shakur, a well known rap artists who influenced the world with his creativity through the use of rap allowed for one song in particular to see the world in a whole new perspective. “Changes” which was released in 1992, clarifies all the problems and issues many people of color, specifically African American’s face in society as well putting out a direct message that change
Positive role models are so important in our society, someone who they can look up to and be a positive impact on their lives. So many times, in our society, so many adolescences marvels at role models that have no talent like the Kardashian or these reality TV stars. I like the positive role models for adolescence that encourage them to make smart choices in their lives and builds them up overall. One positive role model for adolescence would have to be the rapper J Cole, there are a lot of rappers that talk about negative things in their music like violence and having the most money. The rapper J Cole sings about being positive and loving yourself, he is a lot different then other rappers in our society, the reason I picked him is because
Media stations would rarely ever showcase black individuals, even for news outlets or things that we may deem essential today. Thus, hip hop was born. “Hip Hop’s core is the commitment and vision of youth who are agitated, motivated, and willing to confront complex and powerful institutions and practices to improve their world.” (Lanehart 187) Hip hop invented many new techniques and styles that were never seen before this point. Rather than singing lyrics as what had been done up until then, words were almost spoken in a certain technique we now know to be called rap. Songs were remixed into a completely new pieces with the help of a disk jockey (a D.J.)
The word nigga is mainly used among african american but other ethnicities use it as a friendly word in a way of addressing someone. For example “ wassup nigga” or “ my nigga”. It is also very popular in the rap industry. However it can be taken very offensive when used outside. By the early 1800s during the atlantic slave trade it was established as a derogatory term.
“Straight Outta Compton” strengthens the typical stereotype of crime, violence and drugs that the black community is often portrayed as doing. Though Empire is seen as challenging the distinctive stereotype in favour of an alternative and more progressive stereotype. African Americans should not be stereotyped by the media as it generalises the minority as the
According to Tom Burrell “damage to the black psyche has been so thorough that blacks accept their own degradation.” He argues that this can be seen through blacks in the media sticking to historical bias and stereotypes. This leads to the trauma today being capitalistic perpetuations of negative stereotypes. Because few African Americans have had the healthy environment needed since slavery to truly re-affirm their inner-selves, this combined with the current hyper stimulation from societal pressures and bias keeps African Americans manipulated by European ways, and self-destructive. This keeps with Dr. Na’im Akbar’s theory that hyper stimulated individuals will associate with their ‘captors’ and that Europeans are well known for celebrating their aggressive and destructive drives. Because of this African Americans are lacking the “inner being that reaches back to the very African essence of us that energizes and motivates the African person with self-preservative and self-maintaining