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
Cleopatra was in it for the fame and glory, as well as for the power that came along with it. This made her a fierce and respected leader of her time. About a millenia and a half years later came another of the world 's most famous female leaders. Although she was more a teenager than a woman, Jeanne D’Arc, known as Joan of Arc, was one of the most legendary female figures ever. Joan barely even had a childhood.
Her roles developed from just the sex object to eventually creating a type, ‘The Girl’ which Marilyn quickly became associated with. The roles that got her noticed by critics where roles playing sexual opportunists. She played Gold Diggers in The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How To Marry A Billionaire and in Niagara she played a sexual predator. In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes she played Lorelei Lee, which became her most famous role of a series that helped define Marilyn’s public persona. In these roles she played a woman who was selling sex, and thus she was figuratively selling sex as an actress.
I am also going to talk about what elements where used to create hip hop and how is it possible to identify hip hop. Where did hip hop start? Hip hop was impacted by social changes and many distinctive genres of music. People would rap over songs at parties in the streets or at clubs. "Straight outta Compton" by the group N.W.A. was released and blew the entire rap game out of the water.
Gangsta rap, a subgenre within hip-hop, often favours aggressive lyrics and hard-hitting beats in order to reflect the violent lifestyles of inner-city youth (Adaso, Gangsta Rap). In the 1990’s, Gangsta rap may have gained a greater acceptance amongst the mainstream, but remained controversial due to its content ranging from gang violence, misogyny to substance abuse and various other forms (Adaso). But with the increase in listeners came greater exposure to the vulgar in nature lyrics, followed by a greater
Cyrus, on the other hand, wins awards and earns recognition, taking the opportunity away from black female artists. Unlike Azalea, Cyrus did not need to use the hip-hop culture to earn fame and money, it is quite apparent that she was merely using it because she wanted change and she claimed to adore the genre. However, she reaped the same benefits Azalea did, she earned recognition for the appropriation of culture that she is not truly a part
With their demonizing character and lyrics, both presented themselves as prime examples of the internalized racism ate up by the present generation of African Americans. Though the West Coast entertainer did empower his race and community with encouraging words like Dr. King, his egotistical actions towards other Hip-Hop artists contradicted his hopes for black unity. 2Pac and B.I.G.’s rivalry continued through various songs, public recognition and performances, and finally resulted in action of
And it can be seen all over the time of movies, music, and social media that African American women are portrayed in these types of typical scenarios. “The controlling image of the “bitch” constitutes one representation that depicts Black women as aggressive, loud, rude, and pushy” (Hill Collins, 167). In many of the rap music made from the male African American, but also white male rappers they describe African American women with this term that makes them seem not approachable. And so many of these women that listen to this kind of music think or are told that is how they are supposed to ask and that all African American women are just like they describe them. But, also some female rapper have embrace the bitch label to make themselves be independent.
The Hudson brothers created “The Ratchet Girl Anthem,” a YouTube video sensation, which introduced and showed the world what so-called “ratchet girls” are. The rappers dressed as women in the video to make it clear that its black women who are making these “ratchet” statements about other women (Osment). Black women are not the only ones who comment on what they see, so it is not okay to just target the obvious. Famous pop star, Miley Cyrus, was called “this ratchet white girl” (Slang History) after her questionable performance at the 2013 MTV Music Video Awards. The media has a strong influence on society’s outlook of things, so it is important that the image of all kinds of women are displayed
Rap is a popular genre of U.S. black origin in which words are recited rapidly and rhythmically over a prerecorded, typically electronic instrumental backing. The word rap can also be an acronym for rhythm and poetry. Rap has been around since the late 1970s and originated from Bronx, New York. Many don’t know that rap is part of the Hip-Hop genre however; rap is a specific genre of music. Hip-hop is a broad genre which contains four main elements: the MC, DJ, graffiti, and break-dancer.
Aaliyah 's smart and strong connections have truly helped her in cementing her name in the industry as she collaborated with an equally famous music conglomerate Atlantic Records with Missy Elliott and Timbaland is supporting her career. Her second album, One In A Million, is such an effective follow-up as it 's been patronized well and great by the general music audience amounting to eight million copies purchased worldwide. This is the time of Aaliyah 's career that her name is a staple to every music fast and list and this very album yielded famous songs such as Hot Like Fire, 4 Page Letter and If Your Girl Only Knew, all of which placing a respectable rank on US Billboard Hot 100. Aaliyah also managed to penetrate the Hollywood scene with the movie Romeo Must Die alongside the action superstar Jet Li and this is where Try Again was born and released. The last known album that Aaliyah has released is her self-titled compilation in July 2001.