Without a doubt in anyone’s mind, Marley will be forever recognized as the most important figure in the 20th century music. A man who grew up wanting to make the world a better place one music note at a time. Bob Marley’s life was definitely an interesting one, raised in one of the most “Third World” countries in the world. Marley started a legacy of reggae music, undoubtedly the most famous reggae artist of all time. Robert Nesta Marley brought around this new style of music in a unique way, with a raspy voice, guitar playing and drumming.
In my opinion originality really stood out in his music especially in Redemption Song. How his voice resonates so clearly, how the song progresses and how he was able apply such bombastic words in to the song. It is a shame that Marley passed away without ever being able to see the success of the song as Redemption Song has seen a lot of glory in recent years. In July 2003 the Redemption Song statue was unveiled in Emancipation Park, New Kingston with the words “ None But Ourselves Can Free Our Minds” on the base of the dome. In 2004 Rolling Stone placed the song at #66 among the “Top 500 Greatest Songs All Time”.
In Hamilton the Revolution written by Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Miranda related the life of Hamilton to “…Nas, 2Pac, Eminem, Hamilton lived hard, wrote fast, hustled his ass off.” Throughout the entire musical Miranda has openely shared his inspiration for key lines, these lines that are clearly tribute to famous rappers and songs engage the audience and pull them into the story by connecting a historical anthem and a story of history untold and unfamiliar to many. Miranda makes many hat tips, homages, and inspired notes towards many of founding fathers of hip hop to help establish the founding fathers in his own, Hamilton. Miranda references many classical and few modern rappers such as 2Pac, Mobb Deep, Notorious BIG, Busta Rhymes, Jay Z, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, and Method Man to name the main few. Lots of emphasis is placed on the life of Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious BIG, in relation to the character of Alexander mainly in the fact that BIG like Hamilton had “survival instincts… storyteller, inspiration,” both figures were also shot and killed at a young age. The inspiration from BIG does not end in the character formation but Miranda went on to create a version of Notorious BIG’s classic, “The 10 Crack Commandments” paraphrased in the musical as the “10 Duel Commandments” to further enforce the mirrored image of the characters in each other and the activities they engaged in and the customs and codes that related to these activities.
After starting JYJ, their debut Japanese language EP The..., introduced in September 2010, and their 1st live performance DVD from Tokyo Dome Thanks giving live in Dome reached No. 1 on the Japanese Oricon album and DVD charts. The group's world, English language debut album, The beginning, was produced in Oct 2010, showcasing Kanye West. In January 2011 they released a Korean EP, Their Rooms Our Story, with 3 of Kim's individual compositions, ”Pierrot”, “Nine” and “I.D.S”. In April 2011 he toured Asia and North America with JYJ, and later on South America and Europe.
A third transcendental ideal that Young represents is individualism. According to Emerson, “To be great is to be misunderstood” (“Self-Reliance” 555). By this quote, Emerson means that individuality is important for every person to know and be themselves. Young was one of the first worldwide musicians to write electronic pop music that ended up on the radio. According to Owl City’s website, Young “quietly became one of pop’s most ubiquitous voices, selling over 2.5 million albums and 18 million singles globally” (“About Owl City”).
His song “A Change is Going to Come,” became a movement anthem when he wrote it in response to being arrested for attempting to stay in a “whites only” hotel (The Role Of Music). Cooke became a large part of the movement and became an idol to others who wanted to make a change in the Civil Rights movement. Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota (Bob Dylan Biography). At a young age, Dylan showed an interest in music and was influenced by old rock stars such as Elvis Presley. Bob wrote many folk hit songs throughout the beginning of his career, but the first album that determined his stance in the sixties protest movement was “The Times Are A-Changin’” (Bob Dylan
He attended the Assembly of God with his parents; gospel music became an important influence on him. He received his first guitar as a gift on his eleventh birthday instead of a bicycle because his parents could not afford to buy one. Elvis’ first taste of musical success was when he won the talent show at his high school, Humes High School, in Memphis. In 1953, he graduated and became the first in his immediate family to earn a high school diploma. After graduating, he worked as a mechanist, but soon he would get his big break in the music industry and acting business.
Song Analysis: “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is one of the modern elites of American musical history who has been lifted high by his distinctive and unique singing voice. He is an iconic songwriter full of thought-provoking and controversial lyrics that has attracted and driven many people to appreciate his expensive body of work. He was born in 1941 as Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota then changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1961 after moving to New York City. Bob started his musical career by highlighting themes on political background, composing protest songs as well as being an acoustic type guitar player, founding his repute as free-thinking artist. Bob then changed his style of singing to societal-minded songwriting in 1976 by releasing an album that contained a thrilling mega-truck “Hurricane”.
February 9th, 1964: The Beatles took the world by storm by making their debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. The popular rock group included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They’ve changed the world with their music and became the best selling band in history. The Beatles are one of the most influential music groups impacting the world in more ways than one. The Beatles were considered political activists by using their music as a way to talk about issues happening in the real world at that time.
1. Introduction This study deals with the employment of profanities such as fuck, nigger, motherfucker, bitch and shit in the selected rap lyrics by the famous former hip hop group, N.W.A .To be specific, N.W.A is an acronym for Niggaz With Attitude that was formed in 1987 by 5 members: Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella (Ogg and Upshal 1999, 115). Rap is a unique genre of music that has a wide fan base located in different parts of the world. It consists of rhymes, rhythm and written lines. Historically, the music of N.W.A provoked great discussions when they released Straight Outta’ Compton in 1988.