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.
This criticism emerged, “with the mainstream success of gangsta rap, where drugs, violence, and misogyny became more prominent” (Holly). The song that can do the best job summarizing the atmosphere of the hip hop industry at the time is N.W.A’s famous ballad, “Fuck tha Police.” Thus, the followers of hip hop developed
Hip Hop music influence on modern society. Introduction Hip-hop music was initially developed in the late 1970s, only few people knew about its existence as it was created in the most unprivileged districts of New York City in America by African-American citizens. Hip-hop is not a bunch of entertaining words but a poetic language about issues around us, and movement within a culture interrelating ethnicities. The messages of rap music/hip hop tells stories of how life is in the streets dealing with drugs, crime, and violence. Most messages are a reflection of how the youth feels about the system, the police.
June rescued Johnny from his drug addiction and helped him rediscover his Christian faith. John R. Cash was born in Arkansas in 1932. Music was a fundamental part of his everyday life. His mother sang folk songs and hymns. There were sing-alongs on the family porch.
In the 1990’s Hip Hop lived its prime, sub genres started to appear and famous groups, MCs led the whole community, providing a voice to a group of people trying to deliver their message. Through their lyrics they were able to express their opinions about society, the government and the treatment of African-Americans in the U.S. for decades. The black community used this platform to protest against social attitudes and try to change them. The famous MCs like 2Pac, Biggie, Snoop Dogg and rap groups for instance the one and only Wu Tang Clan or the generally known gangster rap group from Compton called N.W.A. were orators of a generation with the intention of raising the black culture and community from the oppression remained in the
New Orleans can be described as the most multicultural and musical city in America. In New Orleans, nothing seemed to be able to stop the music from flourishing, not legalizing prostitution nor prohibition. The multi-ethnic population had an energetic/lively attitude that accompanied the music produced in the city. In New Orleans music was omnipresent; there were always bands traveling around the city performing in concerts, clubs, parties, dances and even funerals. Bands in New Orleans were not strictly black, but a number of races.
This image and the accessories that Cyrus uses has similarities to the description of boys who blasted hip-hop from their boom boxes in Coates’ book, “The fear was there in the extravagant boys of my neighborhood, in their large rings and medallions, their big puffy coats and full-length fur-collared leathers, which was their armor against their world” (14). Cyrus’ extravagance seems to match the boys Coates saw on the streets pretty well, but the problem with this image is the fact that, while it is true that these aspects exists in the hip-hop and black culture, it is not something that is applauded or done for the sake of looking cool. The hip-hop image was created and kept up so that the kids on the streets would be
2.2 Rap Battle - Verbal Element If the subconscious mind is trained and controlled the right way it is possible for humans to create verbal art, which comes close to “verbal magic” (Cobb 41). This talent can get an entire audience to listen attentively since the addition of verbal techniques, such as alliteration, internal rhyme, and metaphor harmonize to a rappers simple rhyming ability (41). Therefore, it is not astonishing rappers strive to partake in art’s creation. Notwithstanding, it is important to mention that “crossing of swords between [...] two artists” is observable in hip hop’s verbal element (50,77). According to Cobb, “the battle, the ritual exchange of freestyle barb, requires mental poise, grace under verbal fire, and composure” (77).
From the dark ghetto of Compton, LA to a constant spotlight in the mainstream media. We sat down with one of the most authentic rappers of our time to discuss why the Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar’s, “To pimp a butterfly” has been dubbed as the album that saved Hip-hop and how shows such as the X Factor have changed the raw original underground sound and meaning of Hip-hop into a softer more commercial sound. Born out of the Bronx, New York, Hip-hop with its rhythmic music accompanies by rap has since its origin in the 1970’s swiftly taken its place as the most listened to genera in the urban community. However with this swift rise as a prominent music genre came the commercialized sound which many of the new artists nowadays has. Though many have speculated that the drop of To pimp a butterfly, is a start of hip-hop’s the long road back to its original sound.
A conspicuous culture is hip-hop, which isn 't just a type of music however a world-known culture. The best general description of Hip Hop is determined as the way of life of urban ghetto 's. It is a culture and way of life of the youngsters who have been raised on the streets, and has proved to advance self-assurance through its music, rhythm, expression, passion and style. Hip Hop ended up being classed as mainstream since it offered youthful urban New Yorkers an opportunity to unreservedly convey what needs be. All the more imperatively, it was an artistic expression open to anybody.