Hip-hop is an influential form of music that displays an artist’s honest and revealing story that many of the general public can relate to. One of the many songs that I can relate to is “Love Yourz” written by J Cole. The song talks about how Cole reflects on the most important things in life such as love and happiness. He realizes that the money and fame didn’t bring him the happiness he desired. To gain true happiness, he needed to appreciate himself and those that love him.
Kanye West is someone that has influenced pop culture in a major way. Kanye West presents the ethical position of the social ethical egoism. First, we have to know what moral egoism actually means and that is that "the normative ethical theory that says actions are morally right just because they maximize self-interest" (Garcia, 13). Since Kanye is seen as a big influencer to the public eye he has made himself become a moral exemplar in people's eyes or someone who is seen as a person to follow because of his character. For example, lots of people love what Kanye does whether it's his music, fashion, or public opinion he often influences the minds of other to think the way he does.
Many rappers of this era also talked about the government’s unwillingness to provide support to the lower income areas where minorities live. Not only would they state the problem, they would speak on what needs to happen for the advancement of these neighborhoods. However these high points of rap music weren’t exclusive to the 90’s, in fact some artist of the early 2000’s like Kanye West, Common, and Mos Def did this quite well, and even today this trend
As time passes, people often think of their pasts and what they have done in their life, both positively and negatively. The lyrics of the song resonate with everyone, even the famous singer Macklemore who produced the song “Good Old Days.” In the song, he reflects on his past and the times he missed or regretted. Macklemore also writes “We’ve come so far, I guess I’m proud” which also shows that he’s happy with the choices he made and that they have gotten him to where he is now—a famous musician and writer. The music in the song has an upbeat and appealing tone to it with excellent lyrics, which made it a top 40 song in the U.S.
And people connect with that, in his song he mentions that we must live for ourselves “ you've got to live for yourself, yourself and nobody else.” ( I'll go crazy) James Brown music not only represented the struggles of the Black community but also it’s soul power and adds a romantic side to his performance. His songs “ Try Me” and “ I don’t mind”are a perfect example “ I don’t mind, your body and soul, I don’t mind your love.” ( James Brown) He was the type of man that people wanted to hear to fall in love.
Abstract In the 2000s, hip-hop has become not only a music genre, but also a subculture movement in the U.S society. However, hip-hop is just a “tip of the iceberg” which is called Afro-American or African-American music culture. Since the 17th Century, when the first group of African slaves arrived to the America, a new form of culture has been developed, although there were several prohibitions and non-acceptances from the white American. Since then, new genres of music originated from the African-American society have occurred, grown and become well-known, such as, blues, jazz, soul, rock-and-roll, rap, R&B...
Originally, the meaning of the word rap was to strike or hit, which is rather ironic looking at how violence is expressed through rap today. The definition changed over time, and a few centuries later, it became a word meaning to talk or have a conversation. Around the 1960’s people from black communities began using it as a slang word in the same context, and during the 1970’s the word became a term representing a new musical style where words were performed rhythmically, often to an instrumental backing. The beginning of this new culture that we now know today as Hip-Hip was founded in the Bronx, New York. Today, rap music is undeniably one of the most popular music genres, dominating all music charts.
Hip Hop is a culture not just music. As a whole society hip hop has had an overwhelming influence on the black community in America. For generations Hip Hop has ben providing to many different types of groups and people that is trying to deliver a message to other people. A lot of people argue that Hip Hop culture is aggressive and sometimes can send the wrong message to other people. But Hip Hop music dose not negate that hip hop is a vocal outlet for all types of people of different ages and
Both groups are excellent with samplings. At the time in which sampling became the mainstream, people worried that whether this will lead hip-hop music to innovation or regression. According to Perry, “hip-hop music concerns itself with both the self and the we” (Perry 31). I think both group presented their creativity in their songs. In Fight the Power, Public Enemy uses samples from Different Strokes by Syl Johnson, Funky Drummer by James Brown and Fight the Power by The Isley Brothers (“Public Enemy - Fight the Power”).
Not everyone thinks this is a problem, but more of a solution to help promote their thoughts and opinions about major issues occurring in the world. For example, hip hop artist Drake is known for his music about the heart and love. Another artist by the name of Kendrick Lamar sings more about deep thoughts and the soul. Not only did a great message of a song allow hip hop to spread, but who was rapping the lyrics had a major effect on the hip hop
I think he enjoys creating projects such as “Diary of A Mad Black Women” because those type of actions is taking place in today’s generation. He is certain that others would enjoy watching it, that is exactly why he continues to produce such outstanding movies. Even though his creations are very similar to each other, each movie has it’s own unique purpose. Although, the
In the chapters 8-12 Mr. Myers experienced and had figured out a lot of things. At the teenage period of his life span he wanted to see the world around him be a great beauty and the inspiration that guide him to like the poetry of Byron and Shelby. Mr. Myers had noticed the two had wanted things in Harlem to be a beauty just like he had. While chilling on the rooftops he would look down at the beauty of the awesome streets of Harlem. Harlem was a very rough place to live but they made it look good and very physical.
• conclusions about the similarities and differences between the two artists “No two rappers rapped the same even when reciting the same rhyme”. (The History Of Hip Hop written by Davey D ). Rap is a style that forces each rapper to be different and that 's why the younger generation likes it. Not only did they shape hip-hop the genre, they also helped to shape the culture that goes along with it, everything from what we think and how we dress.