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.
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.
James Nugent 16 July 2015 The Legitimacy of Sampling Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, two of hip-hop 's biggest legends collaborated in the early months of 1984 to create one of the most influential songs ever. Released in 1985, on the B-side to The Show, "La Di Da Di" garnered considerable media attention, making it one of the earliest rap songs to blow up nationwide. Instead of it playing on just black music radio stations, the song played on Pop music stations. The song has an everlasting legacy and influence on all genres of music, not due to the original song, but rather the hundreds of mega hits through the practice of sampling. The practice of sampling was discovered by early 1970’s DJs who played around with manipulating vinyl on two turntables
Along with the numerous themes seen throughout the movie, the cast and storyline play a pivotal role in the film. Each of the cast members gave a very compelling performance that provided the audience with a unique look into N.W.A.’s world. O’Shea Jackson Jr. was phenomenal in his acting debut playing his father, Ice Cube. Being unfamiliar with N.W.A.’s career, Straight Outta Compton was a very thorough introduction into the hip hop group’s journey from inception to retirement. During N.W.A.’s reign, civil unrest was rising as instances of police brutality against African Americans rose.
Everything I read and learned from the groups about addiction was applicable to him. His inability to remain sober caused us to split for good. It was only a short time till his spiral became so out of control he only caused danger and harm to himself, his family and his children. It was hard attending this group and see survivors, hear their stories and have them say “I’m so happy I get to have my son
Mike Tyson some would say the greatest heavy weight champion ever for his power and dominance of the sport of boxing at age 20 years old he set records amazed many and seemed unbeatable .When people think about Mike Tyson they think about Power, Speed, Defense, and Combinations. When people think about boxing they think about knockouts, blood, and punches that can bring serious damage in the future to a person. Well Mike Tyson was known just for that he was even ranked No.1 as hardest hitter in heavyweight history. Coming into the boxing world Tyson won two junior Olympic Gold medals in 1981 and the following year in 1982 he also won both of those matches by Knock Outs(Are, Jackee. "5 Reasons Why Mike Tyson Is the Greatest Boxer of All-Time."
Hemingway once said that, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain, Huck Finn.” Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, is said to be one of the most controversial yet influential writers of American history. Twain grew up in Hannibal Missouri where he idealized the book Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain got his fame from his writing, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” The novel Huck Finn is focuses on a fourteen year old named Huck Finn from Missouri who is suppose to start learning how to be a gentleman. Huck’s deadbeat dad kidnaps him, but fakes his own death and hides on an island. While on the island, he meets Jim, a runaway slave whose avoiding being sold.
Metallica had many big hits. Metallica helped create a new kind of rock and roll by having lightning guitar riffs, for which they earned eight Grammys and that helped secure a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Metallica one of the greatest bands of the 80s and 90s. How they got started James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich had many influences. When James was younger, he had a tragic event in his life that made him create a band (Fricke, Seliger, 1993). Then when he met another teenager, they formed
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
Since he was a teenager he has always worked for a living by mowing laws, dressing up as Huck Finn for tourists, wiped down tables at the mall, and many others. Nick has always been a mama’s boy and thinks of his mother to be the best person in the whole world. However Nick’s father had unpredictable behavior and anger issues. He moves to New York where he works for a magazine years later after meeting Amy he got laid off which causes him to be lazy, displeasing, and time consuming for Amy, Amy Elliott-Dunne: A thirty-eight-year-old woman, inspiration to Amazing Amy, and she has a master in psychology. Amy used to work in magazines writing personality quizzes until she got laid off.
With Cinqo living in a unit and not a real father figure to teach him how to be a man, he was gathered into a gang, a feared gang among the parts he stayed, passed down by their pre-accesors; they called it Bar-OX, we called it mYo. Cinqo ran with this gang for his entire teenage stage of his life, one day however, he decided that he wanted to feel at home. He done some research on where he came from and found his family on the internet; Son of Daveeta Jet-ffiner and son of