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.
Women will begin to either believe the words or hate men for saying them. No woman should ever feel like she is not worthy to have her own life or like she deserves nothing better than to be a man’s ‘side-hoe.’ There is no reason for women to be degraded this way. Luckily, not all rap music is like this. I did listen to some music that talked about how women should be respected, or how a man wants his girlfriend back and doesn’t care if they have sex or not. There is some rap that has deeper meaning, and that rap is actually good music.
However, the hip hop culture can have a positive impact on society. What many people seem to miss is that the culture is meant to express and not repress. Generally speaking, talent is a key importance in rapping. However, the power to address viewers of ethical conflicts in our environment through music should be considered more important than talent. Artists such as Tupac Shakur use music to educate his audience of the specific cultural barriers which negatively impact black communities.
The Impact of Hip-Hop Ever since its birth in the 1970s in West Bronx, Hip Hop has been known as “Gangsta” music and most commonly associated with black culture. Since its creation it has become a fast growing genre of music and has growing fame all over the world. The popularity of it has increased to all races, age and gender. However the growing popularity of hip hop has come with several controversies among scholars. Some scholars argue that the growing popularity of the genre is very helpful to low income families who can use this as their outlet into going to Universities, on the other side some believe associating the genre to black culture is bad for the culture as a whole and they should not be associated together.
Furthermore, hip-pop allows African Americans to overcome stereotypes through expression of the music and culture. Even though older American citizens may believe that hip-pop is too violent for teenagers, the majority of the citizens who listen to hip-pop have
Even though his life and career was quicker than a wink of an eye, his music had successfully manifested what happened in his life and what was happening in America and what people felt about it. One can know more about what was happening in the late 1960s by simply listening to Hendrix’s music if one chooses to view him as a historian too. As the guitarist of Testament, Alex Skolnick commented, “When considering Jimi, one must take into account the musical landscape during the time he emerged… He mixed the sounds of blues, jazz, soul, spaceships, and oceans into his own brand of hard rock… he achieved something very rare for music: social significance. It’s unfair to compare any guitarist to Jimi Hendrix, whose influence extends beyond the guitar itself. There has never been any guitarist as influential, and probably never will be again.”
Nevertheless, she does not try to actually make a difference and tackle any patriarchic beliefs and / or sexism nor does she want to be associated with being a feminist. This role is exclusively left to Shazzer: She voices her opinion on male privilege and dominance in our society very directly and loudly which is why she tends to be seen as a “ranting”, angry woman from the outside (e.g. from Bridget and her friends or her coworker) – much like the image of a “strident feminist” Bridget is describing in the beginning. She seems to fit the stereotypical version of a man-hating and bra-burning feminist that would like nothing more than to ban men completely from society in many ways as she always points out how men are responsible for everything. When it comes to her love life though, Shazzer cannot completely follow her radical feminist belief and act as though having to wait for a call from a potential love interest had no effect on her.
Gender Lens CSE: While looking at Persepolis through a gender lens, we can see how the women are objectified in their society, through the fundamentalist regime. The forcing of the veils causes the Iranian women to be seen as the lesser gender, with pleasing men as their sole purpose in society. It says that “To protect women from potential rapists they decreed that wearing the veil was obligatory. ‘Women’s hair emanate rays that excite men. That’s why women should cover their hair!’” (74, 7).
Imposed conformity to social norms suppresses individuality. Following the dictates of society’s sexual expectations stifles character. Sex is a subject often avoided by women. Talking about sex with or in front of a woman is frowned upon in most societies. In order to remain desirable, a woman is expected to keep up with the ridiculous expectations built up about their sexuality.
In conclusion, in Irving’s time, women were scrutinized as nothing but a tool used to please the men. With this being said, Irving was writing things about women that were normalized in his society. Although, in today’s society, any man who spoke of a woman with a bitter tongue would be considered a misogynist. Women have since claimed the respect they deserve, and any man who challenges it should be transported back to the
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. Through his gang relationships, fascinating lyrics, and his very mysterious death in 1996; Tupac became an "Internet Icon" and is still very known and talked about. His words and actions helped to grow the rap and hip-hop scene of the time. Young black were taking Tupac 's rap lyrics for truth, and started joining gangs, representing their rap hero 's actions. He showing injustices that have been done to him or his friends in his songs; showing the world that even after discrimination was ended, racism was still prevalent towards young black men and that something needed to be done about it.