Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American hip-hop rapper and songwriter from Compton, California. Lamar is a member of the hip-hop collective Black Hippy, which is a part of the TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment) label. Lamar is known for his storytelling, imagery, wordplay, passion and varied song structures, Kendrick brings hard-hitting lyricism with narratives to the West Coast, not traditionally known for its lyricists but for gangsta rap. Kendrick Lamar 's third studio album "To Pimp a Butterfly" is a wild ride of stimulating lyrics, jazz-like sounds, and Pac-like rebellion. Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, doesn’t explicitly bill itself as a movie like good kid, m.A.A.d city (Lamar’s first mainstream album) did, but the network of interlocking dramas explored here feels like a movie nonetheless, and a variety of characters appear across the album’s expanse.
To conclude with, the composition “Fake Love” by Drake is a strong and powerful means of delivering the idea about fake friends of a star to the audience. The lyrics are masterfully combined with the hip-hop melody and deliver a clear vision of the topic to the listeners. By appealing to the emotions of the people, showing reference to personal experience, and proving his position, Drake wins the audience and attracts their attention to the topic that is often touched in his songs. Through the use of poetic means in the text of the song, the authors made a reference to the musical style as well as strengthened the overall impression regarding the composition. In overall, “Fake Love” is a thought-provoking song delivering an idea of the complexities of the life of famous people while also depicting the double nature of personalities expressing
From a young age, Dylan had an interest in music and was driven by several entertainment icons such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. This led him to dropout of college to focus full-time on what he loved to do most: creating music. As Dylan reached his 20s, he started to produce a wide collection of songs at a very fast pace. In fact, many of these songs written during this time are presented in the album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Through the use of traditional music and meaningful lyrics, Dylan creates an album that exemplifies both protest and sorrow.
They were commonly known for their baggy clothing, and were often big built and packed with muscle, this was as a sign of toughness which the artists wanted to show. Tommy Hilfiger was one of the most well known and popular brands in 1990s sportswear, though Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, DKNY etc. Snoop Dogg who was and is one of the most well known and successful artists of all time. He was born on 20th october, 1971 in Long Beach, California, U.S. He wore a Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirt during an appearance on Saturday Night Live (a talk show in America), and it sold out of New York City stores the next day.
Artists like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have used this technique in their music. Bieber mixed pop and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) in his hit song What Do You Mean released August 30, 2015. Merging multiple genres is not necessarily negative. Artists such as, Twenty One Pilots, Pink, and Adele often use this in their music adding to the quality of their music. Pink and Adele began using the style from older songs in 2013 for songs like Just Give Me A Reason or Someone Like You.
Eminem’s second major album, The Marshall Mathers LP, was released in 2000. In it, he hits you with lyrical complexity and detailed narratives of figures in the news and popular culture at that time (i.e. Biggie, Tupac). You may find Eminem’s lyrics getting stuck in your head, because he's one of the most quotable MCs alive, managing to make his lyrics consistently funny and ridiculously far over the top. He rarely uses the same rhyme pattern twice, and he changes his vocal style again and again throughout the album, sometimes in the space of one verse - he uses six different voices in one stretch of the track "Criminal."
Immigrant, politician, and lyrical genius are three attributes that describe Alexander Hamilton. Many people know that Alexander Hamilton’s story transformed into a hit musical, but he was so much more. As a well known founding father, Alexander Hamilton showed Americans that they should stand for the change they believe in. He left a lasting legacy as someone who was constantly giving valuable ideas, working, and writing for most of his life. Hamilton had a quite normal early life, yet there was tragedy mixed in.
The “Rolling Stones”, the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World”, or the “Stones” are all names of which the influential bad boys of Rock ‘n’ Roll go by. The well deserved and hardly argued title of the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” was first bestowed upon them in the 1960s. Although there were other Rock ‘n’ Roll bands rising to fame at this time, almost simultaneously, the Rolling Stones graciously accepted the title and carried it to the top along with them, taking no breaks from the spotlight. The Rolling Stones left a lasting impression on the music industry as well as on most, if not all, of the people that have had the pleasure of enjoying their music, including myself. I was first captivated by the Stones as a kid
“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” (Martin Luther King) This was the penning statement of the speech learnt or well known by anyone studying or interested in literature or history. “I Have Dream” without a doubt is rightfully one of the bet delivered over time. While his opening statement spoke of making a historical day out of the demonstration, Martin Luther King was unaware that his delivery would be equally if not more historical than the event itself in the literature arena and even more, the field of rhetoric. Hundreds of students, experts, professionals and admirers in the rhetoric world have reviewed, examined, critiqued and or praised King’s delivery. Without a doubt, the message in the speech coupled with the style of delivery is one to be appreciated if not rewarded.
Not only does Miranda allude to historic events (outside of the musical as well as inside) but the musical itself is brimming with allusions to past popular R&B and hip-hop artists. One of the most obvious examples are in the song “Ten Duel Commandments.” This song directly mirrors Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ten Crack Commandments” (Kasinitz, 3) and though Miranda reforms it in a way to make his song about dueling instead of drug dealing, the underlying idea is more or less the same.