“To me if feel that the X Factor ruins not just hip-hop but most music genres. Not only do kids like Astro find instant success, but they rap about sh*t which they aren’t apart of. Then the sh*t that they do rap about isn’t what hip-hop is built for. Y’all gotta understand that hip-hop was a way for us to express the discrimination and the reality of the hell we live in. But when you glamorize gang war and don’t pick up the issues but instead only talk about parties and hoes, we lose that form of
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.
Craig a young black man in his early twenties lives at home with his parents is determined to leave the ghetto but there 's just some things holding him back. Smokey his best friend who is the same age and also black is a weed dealer that would rather smoke his own product rather than sell it and that leads to him and Craig in danger. This film represents neighborhood change, violence & transformation, and a local hero. I chose this film one it is one of my favorite movies, also because it is a gem to the black community, and lastly it relates to blacks who live in the ghetto and who have gone through the same struggle as Craig and Smokey but with a humorous and heroic twist. American culture can be expressed in different ways and for this movie is displays the culture of the ghetto.
Once the brothers managed to settle in they hadn’t noticed that the reason there was a high demand for drugs and weapons was that Los Santos was just a big playground for all of the rival gangs that operated there to kill just kill each other. The brothers decided to join a gang and try and become somebodies in the city but after some time had passed the brothers were becoming sick of taking orders from other people and wanted to try and rise to the top themselves. After all, they have the guns and the drugs to fund the family if they chose to make one and many of the brothers were good shooters who practised on a daily basis on non-living and living targets alike. So when the opportunity arose, they left the family they were currently part of and then as a group began taking over and contesting territory
Consumed in fast lane of life, he does not deny having left any sort of gang violence at the door when stepping into the spotlight. Just in his most recent studio album, “Barter 6” (mimicking Tha Carter series by Lil’ Wayne) Young Thug cleverly switches the letter “C” to “B” in reference to his affiliation with the bloods (who often times replace the letters C in words to B because of the Blood-Crib rivalry). Despite this direct tie to serious gang violence, Thugger is more widely known for his disregard towards gender boundaries, often seen using intimate language with his comrades, and sporting the regular skirt or palm-palms around the
Instead he took the spine-chilling images of Emmet's’ death to inform the nation of the inequalities and discriminations African Americans faced. Dylan portrays imagery throughout his poem, but also invokes a sense of anger among his listeners. Dylan sings “For the jury found them innocent and the brothers they went free”(Dylan 20). Emmett Till’s killers were not found guilty, which enraged the south. Both men were able to live freely because the all white jury acquitted the defendants.
From his survival, he proves to all the readers that he is not only a warrior hero but also a transcendent hero; he does not only on a journey for the quest for vengeance but also the quest to rid the land of danger as he goes through the five stages of a hero’s journey. Paul may never think that one day he would end up in Annie Wilkes’ house as a pet writer with broken legs and drug addiction but this is also the reason why he is a warrior hero. It all starts from Paul Sheldon, a writer who is famous for his novels “Misery”, almost died in a car accident until he meets Annie Wilkes, a former nurse who is also the devil figure of
Life in America James Baldwin is one of the most inspirational writers to live, so it comes to no surprise you can find similarities in other writers’ work. In one of his better writings, “My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation,” James Baldwin warns his nephew white people are going to hate him simply because he’s black. Baldwin abvices his nephew throughout his letter to ignore what white people tell him because they want to see him, and everyone else with colored skin, struggle. Garnette Cadogan “Black and Blues” is a similarly successful story, the story depicts how Cadogan grew up in the dangerous streets of Jamaica, and then went to America during his adult life. Growing up in Jamaica Cadogan found a safe haven in walking, even though he could have at any moment lost his life if he ran into the wrong person fortunately Cadogan never encountered any of these people.
Described by the New York Times as "the most influential artist in the second half of the twentieth century." Music critic Roger Stevens that describe the famous album Exodus as "the album of the century." Said by the head of Amnesty International's Jack Healy: "wherever you go, Bob Marley found a symbol of freedom." As its producer Chris Blackwell said: "I was Bob Marley, at one time, was responsible for feeding nearly 4,000 poor in Jamaica. Many critics saw as just someone who has long hair and smoking hashish, but that's not what he saw critics younger who described Marley of commander
To understand the complexity and influence of Kanye West, one must grasp the context of the music industry at his arrival. Hip hop has become one of the most popular forms of music of the 21st century. Unfortunately, rapping was not always considered this beloved genre of music like it is today. In the 80s and 90s, hip hop had an extremely ardent fan base because many critics considered the genre as “gangsta” or “hood” music. This criticism emerged, “with the mainstream success of gangsta rap, where drugs, violence, and misogyny became more prominent” (Holly).