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.
In January 2015, two college graduates from Stanford University passed by and spotted a younger classmate raping a half-naked, unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Brock Turner was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, as he was looking at fourteen years of jail time. Although, just recently his sentenced was lower to only three months in jail and probation. “The judge feared that a
• Breakdancing- an energetic and acrobatic style of street dancing, developed by African American • Mc-a music artist and/or performer who usually creates and performs vocals for his/her own original material. What makes “dope” lyrics? Does hip hop need this? Positive message vs negative message Are negative messages associated with hip hop? 50 cent vs. JA Rule 50 cent claimed that the feud began in 1999 after JA Rule spotted him with a man who robbed him of his jewelry and also because of JA Rule “trying to be Tupac” Ja Rule claimed the conflict stemmed from a video shoot in Queens because 50 cent did not like JA Rule getting love from the neighborhood.
When Tyrone, Wesley, and Sterling go up to do a freestyle rap for Open Mike Fridays, Steve, a white student, goes up to join them. Tyrone believes that Steve could not flow with them; surprisingly, Steve flows pretty well and does really good in front of the class. Tyrone learns that he may act tough, so people judge him as a strong guy, but he should not be judging other people without knowing their capabilities. In
James Brown was known for many nicknames such as ‘’Soul Brother Number One’’, ‘’the Godfather of soul’’, ‘’the Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” “Mr. Dynamite” and even “the Original Disco Man.” As a child Brown picked cotton, danced for spare change, and would even shine people shoes. At the age of 16, Brown was caught and convicted for stealing, and he landed in reform school for three years. While incarcerated, Brown met Bobby Byrd, leader of gospel group that performed at his prison. While Brown tried semipro boxing and baseball, but a career-ending leg injury inspired Brown to pursue music fulltime.
This issue of wealth can be seen in an article in which Robert Richards an heir of a wealthy family inheritance received a lenient sentence despite the gravity of his crimes. As stated by the article, “He received an eight-year prison sentence in 2009 for raping his toddler daughter, but the sentencing order signed by a Delaware judge said "defendant will not fare well" in prison and the eight years were suspended...echoed a recent case in which a wealthy teenager driving drunk killed four but received no jail time” (Conlon and Gallman). Despite the seriousness of his crimes, Richards faced a lenient sentence. This corruption and injustice can be stemmed from his wealth as the judge argues Richards’ wealth corresponds to how incapable he is to fare a longer and more severe sentence. This demonstrates how Richards’ wealth had excused him of a proper sentence and deprived the victim of the justice they deserved.
He was one of the best outside linebackers in the league, and the quarterbacks were always scared of him. He was the New York Giants first-round pick in 2009 and he has been playing for them since. Over the off season after his 2014 season, he was in South Florida celebrating the fourth of July. While he was celebrating he tried setting off fireworks, but they blew up and his hand was severely injured (Kratch, 2015). He suffered burns on his palm and 3 of his fingers, nerve damage in one finger, fractured many bones in his left hand, and had to amputate his index finger (Fitzgerald, 2015).
In the article “Hip-Hop Planet” by James McBride he explains first about the nightmare he has of his daughter coming home with a young reckless rapper guy with tattoos and golden teeth and McBride for a moment is taken back to the past when he was young and it comes to thought that he was in this young wanna be rappers shoes. As he goes on with life he contemplates of how his rap days are over but in time he comes to realize that he himself will still be surrounded with the cool beat sound of one rapper explaining his everyday hard life. James first time hearing hip-hop was at a party, and it escalated when one of James friend slapped a big guy who crashed the party followed by two other friends and what was strange was these guys differed
Jamaica was a going through a crisis in the 1970s because political tensions exploded. During this time one of the bet reggae singers, Bob Marley, was emerging as one of the best and most iconic artists in the world. Once Bob Marley was emerging as the best, a notorious gang leader Josey Wales had a plan to assassinate him. This plan failed, however, Bob Marley was shot in the chest but it was not fatal. This all occurred two days before The Peace Concert Marley had setup that was going to be free and politics free to help relieve the tensions.
Unfortunately, not educating young people about the damaging effects of sexting yields irrevocable results. In the essay, Orenstein includes a harsh statistic about sexting, which states: “…39 percent of teens had sent or posted sexually suggestive messages (or “sexts”).” (p. 450) I believe that this percentage is so high because sexting has become another way for men to objectify women. During my time in high school, a group of boys decided to release a plethora of naked pictures of girl students to the student body. It only took a few hours for it to spread. People found the picture to be humorous and tried to guess who the picture belonged to; some of them guessed correctly.
When Lee was about 6 years old (1931), the Scottsboro Trials was a highly publicised court case that involved several young African American men. In a small community in Alabama, nine young African American men were arrested as they hopped of a train they had been ‘riding the rails on’. Two white women also followed them out, and accused the men of raping them on the train. Now, this case has many parallels with TKAM, and also represents what society was like in the period that Lee grew up in. In both trials, young black men were accused of raping a young white girl; both were sentenced to jail and/or death (we don’t know what Tom Robinson’s sentence was because he died before he could receive it); and both lots of black men/man were found guilty.
old prior years prior to the arrest, he was also charged with six counts of e lewd act on a child and two counts of oral copulation (an easier way of saying sexual intercourse) a person under 16. Sparks said his client had been fairly accused of child molestation, noting that the allegations did not surface until after sparks became famous on “America’s Best Dance Crew “.when Sparks was in jail there was rumors spreading around saying him and the 15 yr. old dated for a period of two years. Their “relationship” took place 15 yrs. prior to his arrest. Then he landed a gig as a judge on “America’s Best Dance Crew” the mother of the 15 yr. old came forward demanding money for he silence, and when the demands weren’t met she moved forward again but this time she filed a police report.
Hawaii Man Harasses His Ex 144 Times; Judge Orders Him to do THIS! Society seems to love unorthodox punishments, so it’s no surprise that this story is going viral! On the Hawaiian island of Maui, Daren Young has plead no contest to violating a protection order. Young’s ex filed for the order and was issued it on February 22. Only two months, within a few hours period, Young sent 144 texts and phone calls to the woman, accused of saying nasty, vile things.