It wasn’t your traditional east coast 95 bmp boom bap and I think that is why so many people were intrigued by it. It’s a scary lo-fi bass boosted album that creates this aesthetic of being in the mind of a drug induced serial killer. The lyrics again display dark subject matter such as violence, drugs, and and almost unsettling realistic depiction of what it is like to live in the gang infested south. Popular trap music today takes a lot of its influence specifically from this album. From the high hats to the rumbling 808’ to the off key chords, these characteristics are what trap music is essentially built on and Three 6 was doing this almost 10 years before mainstream trap even existed.
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.
Chris Brown is the reinvented Michael Jackson. Chris is 28, he was born on May 5, 1989. His real name is Christopher Maurice Brown. His contribution to R&B is that he made young people want to start dancing again, because before Chris came out u really didn’t see any young people dancing. He is a great singer.
But as his fame rise, some rumors caused his life to be miserable, and eventually died young. Michael Jackson was born on August 29 in 1958 and was a gifted child. His father believed that Michael and his brothers had talent and he put them all in a band called the Jackson 5. Michael was only 5 years old at the time. The Jackson 5 worked as the opening act for R&B artists like Gladys Knight and the Pips.
The overall goal of the film Notorious directed by George Tillman Jr was to display a young rappers dream to being a famous with popularity and money. The main character is Christopher Wallace, later known as Biggie Smalls or the Notorious B.I.G, and the film is based on a true story about Biggie’s achievements and failures through the duration of his rap career and life growing up in the ghetto. The film itself displays a different walk of life that are within the ghettos of Clinton Hill, New York. These ghettos indulge hip-hop and rap culture as a way of life as they are exposed to negative environmental factors like dealing crack. While directing the documentary Notorious of the life of Biggie Smalls, Tillman displays the setting of unstable ghetto life and the addition of specific musical selection and sound track to present major themes of hip-hop culture in his film.
During this time he had joined a rap group known as Digital Underground. Tupac joined Digital underground to learn the basic aspects of hip-hop so he became the dancer of the group. A year later Tupac finally recorded a song with the group it was called “same song”. It wasn’t long before the group had received an award winning success Tupac had come out with his own album called “2pacolypse now”. His first album “2pacolypse now” was a major success and it also was the spinoff of his career.
Originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2009, Oher plays offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers. Oher’s story is documented within the book The Blind Side written by Michael Lewis and the 2009 movie The Blind Side, directed by John Lee Hancock. Michael Oher demonstrates the main idea, beating the odds, is his desire to leave his stolen childhood and fulfill his destiny. For a large part of his life, Oher lived in a run down, dangerous “ghetto” surrounded by poverty, violence, gang fights and drug abuse. His mother was on cocaine and would leave Oher and his young siblings to fend for themselves.
To Pimp A Butterfly is an album by rapper and writer Kendrick Lamar, the album is a comprehensive storytelling of Lamar’s life starting from when he was a teen living in Compton, stretching all the way to how he found fame and the experiences his new lifestyle gave him. The album was awarded a Grammy for Best Rap Album of the Year, and was also awarded the Danish Music Award for International Album of the Year. While the goal of the album is to tell a gritty, realistic “rags-to-riches” tale while also highlighting the dark side of what fame can do to a person, the nature of Kendrick Lamar’s childhood and the demons that haunt him can also be seen as a social commentary on what it’s like to live in poverty and low-class neighborhoods all your
Then Puff Daddy found a man whose talent is not lost on the man Tupac, his childhood friend Biggie, finally the two of them became the leader of the East Coast. After their formation, two talented singers have a so-called "rap war" in rap community. 2pac and Biggie Weaponry opposite! It led to the final die (1996-97), resulting a unimaginative loss of rap community. Until now, although rap music continue to evolve in the process, the boundaries of East and West Coast rap is slowly fade.
Imagine Dragons is a classic boy band consisting of four members, Dan Reynolds (vocalist), Daniel Wayne Sermon (guitarist), Ben McKee (bass), and Daniel Platzman (drums). They were originally from Las Vegas. Imagine Dragons have been around since 2008 but they didn’t become popular until 2013, with their release of Night Vision. Night Vision has 11 songs on it and the most popular ones are “Radioactive” “Demons” and “On Top of the World”. Night Visions was their first big hit and without that album Imagine Dragons would not be where they are today.
Lawrence Parker also known as KRS-One, which is an anagram for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone, left home at sixteen in 1981 to pursue a new type of musical art and expressionism: that of an emcee. By 1987, he and his musical partner, DJ Scott La Rock, would release their first ever album under the group name Boogie Down Productions, it was called “Criminal Minded”. The debut album of KRS-One and Scott La Rock featured the two on the cover draped in ammunition and brandishing multiple guns. This album is credited for providing the template for what would soon become “Gangsta” and “Hardcore” rap music. Soon after, they were rejected by the community’s most popular radio DJs, Mr. Magic and Marley Marl.
Selling over 750 million albums, it was hard to believe that anyone could top him and outdo his success; it was essentially impossible (Barnes 1). He was also the first music artist to have ever had four top-selling songs in a single album (Herbert 76). Michael also received the White House’s special Artist of the Decade Award (Herbert 165). Equally, he was the first entertainer ever to have the Super Bowl half-time show all to himself, being the only act of the night( Herbert 163). As much as Michael may have captivated the world, he was also charged with multiple counts involving young
Rap is just music by thugs who are trying to change our kids into gangsters. I mean listen to some of the lyrics. Vince Staples, a thug gangster from Compton, raps on his “Norf Norf,” one of his so-called songs, “I ain 't never ran from nothin ' but the police/I ain 't never ran from nothin ' but the police.” He is clearly advocating for kids don’t be
Kendrick Lamar In today’s society, minority groups have no voice some elites want to change this, they talk for the people in powerful but unethical ways, one of these individuals is Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick Lamar, an upcoming rap protege, wants to spread thoughts, messages, and things he has learned through his music and have an impact on his audience. Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is a twenty-eight year old rapper native to Compton, California. He shortened his name to what we now call the humble raper, Kendrick Lamar. Growing up he attended his local high school and was a straight A student and was dedicated to his school work.
In 145th Street, the author Walter Dean Myers based his ten stories off of his experiences in Harlem. Issues like domestic violence, drugs, death, and poverty are present in both of these books. An example of one of those issues from each book is that in The Other Wes Moore, Tony, the other Wes’ brother beats up his brother because he began getting involved in selling drugs and was making money off of it. Tony was trying to prevent Wes from falling into this trap like he did. but he became so overwhelmed with anger after spending so much time and effort in trying to keep Wes from getting into the drug business and failing that he began beating him up.