The so-called “holiday” on April 20 marks National Marijuana Day, where cannabis lovers all over the world smoke pot especially on this day to channel their inner counterculture pride. It is an unofficial holiday simply in celebration of smoking some marijuana and enjoying life. Yet, it has been solidly distinguished as a celebratory occasion in cannabis subculture. But what does Denton, Texas do on 4/20? Apparently according to the police department at the University of North Texas, police officers don’t necessarily “plan” for 4/20.
He is one of the most iconic figure in literary. Besides being famous for his books, he’s also rebellious, writing articles that uses satire to ridicule the imperial system of the US government. Aside from being anti-imperialist, he is against racism, published many books that were controversial because it’s contains racist language although it’s main purpose was to show the life of a boy on a slave state. When Samuel was 4 years old, his family moved to a nearby town named Hannibal. His father, John Clemens, have many jobs.
The group also followed him to where he was going to smoke is marijuana. Clearly, not all members of the group were not marijuana smokers. John’s upbringing also had an influence on his role identity. For instance the relationship with his father. An example of that is the following quote from his dad about John.
Following the evolution of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, came the introduction to many more genres established by African Americans, such as, Hip hop, R&B and Rap. Today, the musical genres created and influenced by African Americans are top sellers in the country, though jazz isn't as popular today it will remain a big part of American culture and history. ("20th Century Music," n.d.). The unfortunate circumstances of the slave trade introduced America to unique sounds, rhythms and song structures of African tradition and influenced the creation of blues, jazz and many more musical genres. Although racism deemed the early development of African American music “immoral”, the lively and diverse music thrived and spread American culture around the world.
A man from Pennsylvania named William Franklin Goodling reported, “African American music has influenced all aspects of our society in the form of dance, fashion, language, art, literature, cinema, media and advertisements. All in all African American music has made a positive impact on and a broad appeal to diverse groups both nationally and internationally” (Goodling, William. House Resolution 509 speech). Very few people understand how America was highly impacted
Throughout Presley’s career, he defined the Rock and Roll genre, encourages a rebellious attitude on American teens, and because of him, the black community and music became much more widely accepted. Before Elvis, there was Rock and Roll, but it was not the same and not nearly as popular. One of the reasons for this was because most of the pre-Elvis Rock and Roll artists were black and
Drugs had such a big impact in society in the 1960’s because they reached out to more people than just the hippies at the time. One who was uneducated about the 1960’s would only think that the hippies use to drugs – nope! And that is the fascinating thing about it that drugs heavily influenced musician greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and other influential people such as Ken Kesey and his magic bus disciples (I like to call them that). If you were to walk down the street in the 1960’s and waved at someone that very someone would have been lost in his own Wonderland and I absolutely believe that is how heavily spread and influential drugs were back then! The 1960’s wouldn’t have been the 60’s without the
Miles Davis, one of jazz’s most influential musicians with career that expanded six decades. Davis was known for his always changing style, from bebop to rock. He had been part of the bebop, cool jazz, hardbop, modal, rock-fusion movements, and shortly before his death working with hip-hop fusion. Throughout his entire career, Miles Davis preferred the audience recognize him for what he was doing then, not what he had done in the past. Over his sixty-year career he had earned several nicknames: The Sorcerer, the Prince of Darkness, and the man who walked on eggshells.
Hip Hop was a style of music that originated in New York, specifically The Bronx during the early 1970’s. This cultural and musical movement was introduced by African Americans. This movement was aimed towards people who struggled like the residents of The Bronx. Crime, poverty, and drugs were a huge struggle to these residents and the lyrics of hip hop often reached out to these victims. Hip Hop is not a small genre but rather it's a big one because it includes dancing, fashion, and singing.
affected by the African- American culture, and was inspired by their music. He listened to radio stations that played "race records": spirituals, blues, and the modern, back-beat heavy sound of rhythm and blues.” His idols shaped him into the performer that he was, and helped him create the sound that was considered revolutionary at the time. Although Elvis Presley was celebrated because of his combination of the white and black culture, many people did not have the same positive feelings about it, which resulted in a lot of controversy. “Criticism from parents, educators, politicians, columnists, and religious leaders surrounded Presley constantly. “ (Wallace, 104) Some did not agree at how talented and how much of an impact Presley had.
He was brought up in a practicing Muslim family in Istanbul and grew as a practicing Muslim. When his father moved to Washington as an ambassador to the United States, Ertegun would fall in love with black music after seeing it performed by Duke Ellington’s band in London. He later joined the black music industry and found himself carried away by drugs, which made him engage himself, a lot in sex with women. He could not stay with one woman, as he believed a man of his status is not of one woman. Women and drugs were his weaknesses; he could not do without them.
We have all heard some type of music, but have you ever wondered where some of it comes from? There are many genres of music in today’s world like pop, country, gospel, rock, electronic, and my favorite, hip hop. In this paper, you will learn about everything hip hop, including topics like its early stages, how it was invented, and its evolution throughout the decades. After the invention of the Printing Press during the Industrial Revolution, rap and hip hop music became popular due to the population of African Americans in the United States, giving people a voice to express themselves, and mainstream artists. After the Emancipation Proclamation being passed by Abraham Lincoln, African Americans became free to do whatever they chose, which included making music.