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.
In his early life Macklemore , “...was influenced by the likes of hip-hop groups Kris Kross and Digital Underground as well as pop superstar Michael Jackson.” as said by Biography.com Macklemore attended a musical school where he developed an alcohol and drug addiction. He then went to rehab and started taking steps towards being sober. He then started rapping. He recorded music at his parents house and turned down record labels. He met a man named Ryan lewis who produced music and they made their own label.
I’m going to be writing my paper on a song called “Crooked Smile” by J.Cole, J.cole or Jermaine Cole, was originally born in Germany. When he was 8 months old he and his mother moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina. He attended St. Johns University and graduated with great distinction, he got introduced to music when he was 12 by a family member and ever since then he has been infatuated with rap music and the art of storytelling through music. I feel as though the thesis of this song is simply this, why feel the need to impress someone who doesn’t care about you or why let your insecurities stop you from being great? I also sense that there is an underlying meaning inside the song that promotes not catering to the conformity of society, such as you don’t need a “perfect” body and an amazing face just to be a star to yourself.
This MC changed the sound of his music based on the type of listeners he wanted to attract; mixing pop and rap allowed for a more widespread fanbase. The songs were often about his rise to stardom while other times about the hardships or fame. Some collaborations included famous artists such as Tone Loc, Big Daddy Kane, Tha Dogg Pound with many others throughout his career. As albums were progressively released they eventually lost a favorable reputation on the charts. At an attempt to reclaim his former glory, He later became just Hammer and tried to connect with the current times where rap ruled the industry yet this was unsuccessful.
In the first verse of the song, Drake explains his fear that he was unable to overcome of losing Wayne as a mentor as he gained success at a higher pace and worried if that might have build a wall in between the two of them. Next, Drake discussed about his relationship with Rihanna and about ever since it took a u-turn, drake kept avoiding the topic. He discusses the unsuccessful marriage of his parents that ended up when he was only 5 years old. He could not react what was happening at that time as he was too young to understand that event (Songfacts.com). Drake tells that he learnt a lesson from his relationship with Rihanna.
He attended Taylor Allderdice High School. He was scouted by a music company in 2004 when he was 16, but they thought he was too young so they decided that they would wait to sign until 2004, this music company was called Rostrum Records. He released his first album in 2006 it was Show and Prove. Album has sold over 10,000 copies. In 2007 he signed with anther
He moved back to Columbus while he was still young and the first recognition to his abilities with art came from his fourth grade teacher. He attended Ohio State in 1913 only to drop out in his sophomore year. He returned in 1915 with another student named Elliot Nugent. Elliot took
Did you know Kevin Gates was arrested at the age of 13 for joy riding as a passenger. In this essay I will tell you about Kevin Gates 's background, accomplishments, and his inspirer.i think Kevin Gates is a good rapper with a great personality and says what 's one his mind and doesn 't care what people think about him. Kevin Gate 's background was rough he was arrested almost six times. When Kevin Gates was arrested he had to spend thirty-one months but got out in six months for good behaver. Kevin Gates got arrested again in 2015 for kicking a women in the face for grabbing his pant leg while he was singing on stage and was sentenced 180 days in jail because the girl was trying to get his attention for her friend and pulled his pant leg
In the article Hip-Hop White Wash: The Impact of Eminem on Rap Music and Music Industry Economics. The article starts with Eminem moving from place to place due to his parents having addiction problems. Then it goes into how Eminem became a musician and lastly it talks about the impact of Eminem on rap music. In the article it explains how Eminem moved from place to place and how this scrawny white boy who was a nobody that lived in the worst part of Chicago became and became this rap mogul that everyone respected. In 1997, he placed 2nd in the rap Olympics where Dr. Dre found him and signed him to a contract and his first album that Eminem made went triple platinum and from there his fame went thru the roof and Eminem became the first white
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.