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.
Jermaine Cole was the first artist to go double platinum with no features for two albums. If you do not know who I am talking about, most people know him by his artist name J Cole. As he became more well known, he was asked to speak at Harvard University. Being J Cole he did not want this a big social media outbreak, luckily I found the speech on YouTube. The purpose of the speech was to just share what hip-hop is and how did he do it.
In 1962, Bob Marley progress to test listen with the product Leslie Kong, who impressed by his ability , the quality of Bob's vocals, and produced his first song, "Do not judge which got moderate success, It was Marley's first record. and followed by two songs did not succeed. Bob decided that the only way to achieve his ambition is the band formation. Band (ALOYLERS) with five of his friends. In 1963, approved product Clement Dodd, after listening experience, to produce recordings of OALERS.
Specifically his solo’s contained a tremendous amount of souls making the piece juristically different from most singers. He picked just the right phrases and notes to emphasize while keeping it simple and clean. To add onto this his strong presence and the force of personality made the song ever more so irresistible to the listener. After listening to this song the first time, I knew that his voice was one of a kind to the point that it was unmatched, as he quickly become one of my favorite artists. Louis Armstrong went on to win the Grammy Award for the Song of the year for ‘Hello Dolly!’ in 1965 while also receiving another Grammy for the Best Male Vocal Performance., and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1972.
With talented artists they will never have to worry about their flame dimming because they have that drive, inspiration and a story to tell behind their music. Many great artists like Michael Jackson, P.Diddy, Nas, Tupac, and The Sugar Hill Gang, to name a few, paved
Not only does this quote display his point of view, but so do many of his songs, specifically the song “Harmony.” In the music video for “Harmony,” Drew utilizes his unique techniques to humorously get his message across to his youthful audience. Christofer Drew’s audience is most obviously the youth; you can see it when looking at who Christofer Drew is, and the type of music he makes. Drew released this song in 2010 when he was only 19 years old. This song is showing his point of view, as part of the youth. Also, if you look at other examples of his songs, you can see that he typically writes songs about young love (“Lovesick”, Can’t Stand It”, and “Trouble”), and how the youth are the ones who need to work to change the world (Hey!
Gates, “I Don’t Get Tired” Kevin Gates is an inspirational artist. He went from living down in the streets to making his life as a successful artist. From his first song successful song “Get in the way” to his last top hit “I Don’t Get Tired”. Gates is continuing to make his singing career more successful, and making rap look even better. Kevin Gates was born on February 5, 1986, in Baton Rouge, LA.
Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good is arguably one of his best releases in years. One standout record, a song called "Daughters," was inspired by an intimately personal aspect of the rapper's life, his eldest child Destiny. Nas is nominated for 4 Awards this year including Best Rap Album for 2012's Critically acclaimed, Life Is Good! Don't forget to tune in to Music's Biggest Night on February 10, 2013 at 8/7c to CBS Organizers for the annual Governors Ball music festival announced the event's 2013 lineup on Tuesday. Kanye West and the Kings of Leon, and another yet-to-be-announced act are this year's headliners.
Classic Rap The first ‘commercially successful rap song’ (Genius) was Rapper’s Delight by the Sugarhill Gang in 1979. Although Afrika Bambataa and other rappers featured rap in their songs first, Sugarhill Gang was known for composing a song which popularized rap. In 2011, their song was preserved into the National Recording Registry for being ‘culturally, historically, [and] aesthetically significant’. (The National Recording Preservation Board). The song features a simple bassline and hi-hats resulting in a funky beat combined with simple and straightforward lyrics with no vulgarity or derogatory terms.
The main character, Tyrone Bittings, is a judgmental, confident, observant teen that reveals who he truly is through learning and listening to poetry. To begin, Tyrone is judgmental; as a result, he comes off as a really tough guy. He feels that to show people that he is not weak he has to be and act better than everyone else. For example, he wants to be a rapper when he gets older. When Tyrone, Wesley, and Sterling go up to do a freestyle rap for Open Mike Fridays, Steve, a white student, goes up to join them.
James Nugent 16 July 2015 The Legitimacy of Sampling Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, two of hip-hop 's biggest legends collaborated in the early months of 1984 to create one of the most influential songs ever. Released in 1985, on the B-side to The Show, "La Di Da Di" garnered considerable media attention, making it one of the earliest rap songs to blow up nationwide. Instead of it playing on just black music radio stations, the song played on Pop music stations. The song has an everlasting legacy and influence on all genres of music, not due to the original song, but rather the hundreds of mega hits through the practice of sampling. The practice of sampling was discovered by early 1970’s DJs who played around with manipulating vinyl on two turntables
Not everyone thinks this is a problem, but more of a solution to help promote their thoughts and opinions about major issues occurring in the world. For example, hip hop artist Drake is known for his music about the heart and love. Another artist by the name of Kendrick Lamar sings more about deep thoughts and the soul. Not only did a great message of a song allow hip hop to spread, but who was rapping the lyrics had a major effect on the hip hop