Hip hop has become popular, not just in America, but worldwide. Hip hop has expanded itself into music, fashion, advertisement and movies. It’s given many rappers, and those associated with the genre, the chance to branch themselves out into other ventures and create their own brands. Also, it has allowed them to bring hip hop to other communities through organizations and fundraisers as well. Hip-hop has gone through many changes that some people do not agree or identify with.
King Kunta: The Rise of a Kid That Had Nothing The song “King Kunta” by rapper Kendrick Lamar is very catchy song about Kendrick’s rise to the top of the rap game and the his resistance to selling out like many rappers do. He really uses ethos strongly in this song to get people to listen to what he is saying and to get his message across to those people. His audience is mainly young people between the ages of 15 and 30, but his music reaches a very wide spread community of people. The name of the song, “King Kunta”, is an oxymoron - Kendrick thinks he is still being oppressed like a slave, while still being dominant and rich like a king. It contrasts the lowest and the highest levels of society.
Hip hop critics believe that hip hop is a violent subculture and supports crime and violence, but research has shown that there is no direct correlation between the two. One hip-hop artist that goes against this stereotype is Kanye Omari West. Mr. West lyrics allows the listener to understand that you don’t have to rap about having money and cars to get someone’s attention. In Kanye West’s Homecoming, he said, “Reach for the stars, so if you fall you land on the clouds.” This is an influential quote that encourages the listener to reach for their goals, but if you happen to fail on the way it’ll be ok because you have a comfort system to be there for you. Many people forget to realize that hip hop began as an outlet for African American and Puerto Ricans living in the South Bronx, so it was never meant to be something everyone should fear.
This action is called culture globalization (Ma 258). Globalization makes a positive impact on society, for it brings people together. Two differing cultures can connect by sharing art. Art is used at a language for societies to communicate with another, and this can lead to making positive changes around the world. An example of art that has positively changed society would Kendrick Lamar’s hip/hop rap album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.” This album has many songs that bring racial awareness
For example, there are some rap music, that talk about gangbanging, smoking pot, sex, drugs and what they are going to do to women etc. According to Blanchard, (1999) stated, “In recent years, controversy surrounding rap music has been in the forefront of the American media”. With this type of music, that the youth is listening to they can download it on their phones or tablets/computer etc. By looking at this trend today that is affecting our youth, how a strategic youth ministry would reach the students in the midst of this ongoing problem would be to go where they hang out at. Like the clubs, malls, concerts or any place they should not be.
The Segregation Crooks faces Isn’t nearly as a harsh as it would be in Jackson or Birmingham However, The isolation is ten times worse. Crooks pushes others away just as much as others push him away this is because he was taught this as a child that, he must relate with his own ‘kind’ though there isn’t another black family for miles. Crooks has a very lonely life because he doesn’t have any person that can completely understand what he feels. He can prattle on to people like lennie all he wants but it doesn’t satisfy him
Listening to songs like "Warning" and envisioning a giant super hero defending himself from evil. "Big Poppa" had me waving my hands in the air when I still thought girls had cooties. It wasn't until I was older that I truly realized the greatness I was witnessing. The "Ready to Die" album in my opinion is a top five rap album of all time and I'll
Graffiti was first used to “express frustrations in life” (qtd. visual-arts-cork.com) It might be a controversial form of art, but it speaks to many people. First emerged in New York and Philadelphia, graffiti has spread all the way around the world post-1960s. At first glance, it may seem like the result of pesky vandalism. But it has become the voice of many people in the urban era.
“ (Wallace, 104) Some did not agree at how talented and how much of an impact Presley had. Presley’s actions and motions were seen as “‘a strip-tease with clothes on” or “sexual self-gratification on stage.”’ Presley was said to represent sexual liberation, which resulted in a lot of criticism and led to some people in society harshly judging Presley on his talent. Although there were many who harshly criticized Presley for his performance, it could not affect his impact on the culture, and his obvious talent. Some were very harsh on Presley, stating how he vulgar he was with his performances
Depictions of sexual acts date back thousands of years, earliest evidence of this is found in cave paintings of human genitalia and for thousands upon thousands of years pornography was depicted through images, however the invention of motion picture would soon change all this. From the 1980s porn started to become distributed through film and soon became almost synonymous with the internet. This had a massive impact on the new generation as previously pornographic material could only be accessed by purchasing particular magazines and the law required that you need to be over a certain age to purchase these magazines, this of course didn’t stop all teenagers under the age of 18 from viewing porn but it would have required great effort on their part, however the advent of the internet meant that all you now needed was a home computer with internet access and an ability to check a box stating that you were over the age of 18, this meant that pornography was no longer limited by age and the younger generation were being introduced to it earlier and earlier. Nowadays there are over 26 million sites dedicated to explicit content and at any given moment roughly 29 thousand people are viewing porn with 66% of them being male. Pornography is the collection of pictures, writing, or other material that is sexually explicit and sometimes equates sex with power and violence.
• 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. Tupac inspired the youth to stand up for their civil rights Tupac Shakur is one of the most prominent figures of the 1990 's rap and hip-hop scene.