In the 1990’s Hip Hop lived its prime, sub genres started to appear and famous groups, MCs led the whole community, providing a voice to a group of people trying to deliver their message. Through their lyrics they were able to express their opinions about society, the government and the treatment of African-Americans in the U.S. for decades. The black community used this platform to protest against social attitudes and try to change them. The famous MCs like 2Pac, Biggie, Snoop Dogg and rap groups for instance the one and only Wu Tang Clan or the generally known gangster rap group from Compton called N.W.A. were orators of a generation with the intention of raising the black culture and community from the oppression remained in the
On the streets, everyone still knew me as Lil’ Roze, or even my new street name, K.A.S.H: King, assassin, scholar, hitman. I tried to live up to that name’s meaning through my lyrics, slaying MCs in hip-hop ciphers. We all had crazy rap names like that, and we would throw them around in heated rap battles. My big bro Luechy and I were considered the two best rappers on our block. Other legendary rappers at Robeson were Travie, Tray B, Tate Da Great, Glenn, and Harold G. During a lunchroom rap battle, we got a lot of attention from other students and teachers that were securing the lunchroom making sure we weren’t doing anything illegal, but the best rap battles were held after school.
"New Queer Cinema" was a term conceived by B. Ruby Rich in numerous publications, notably Sight & Sound, a British film journal that Jose Arroyo regularly reviews on. The term was to describe the appearance of specific films during the early 1990’s at Sundance Film Festivals that indicated a politicized viewpoint towards queer. In a 2013 interview conducted by 15min with Arroyo, he states that gays in film have been there since the beginning of film. For example, films of nudes by Eadweard Muybridge during the 1890’s. Since before World War 1, homosexual pornography has already existed, being filmed to be screened in brothels in Paris (Waugh 1996).
The radio interview is a transactional text that comprised of conversation between two people, Hoysted and Fidler, following a particular theme. The interview aimed to reveal relevant information from Fidler 's perspective regarding his thoughts, feelings and actions through the utilisation of stylistic features. Presented as a radio interview and consistent with the chronological order of events, Hoysted integrated background information before portraying personal perspectives with contrasting language, "likable rogue... handsome devil". This engages the audience and elicits a point of view that emphasises the superficiality of the criminals ' plans, thus educating the audience. The discussion proceeds with the speakers ' connection to the subject, typical of a radio interview.
(Wahl, 1999) As new black artists began creating music leading into the 80s, historical events were beginning to allow artists to use music as a platform to discuss social and political injustice in ways that had never been seen before. One specific gangster rap group, N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes), used this so-called platform to shed light on the injustices of a black man living in the city of Compton in the most raw and purest way possible. (Wahl, 1999) During the late 1980s, Compton was often seen as a city of violence and even got the label of the most dangerous city in America throughout the nation. As a result, police brutality became a significant issue throughout the city and groups like N.W.A saw this as an opportunity to use a spotlight to discuss adversities
Rap artists are using incidents like what happened to Michael Brown to speak about in their music. In his song, “Don’t Die”, Killer Mike raps “I woke up this morning to a cop with a gun, who told me that he looking for a ni**a on the run” (Charity, Diaz, Drake). Rappers are using their music to speak out about how minorities are treated, specifically blacks. Rap has also had a positive impact because it shows the extent discrimination really goes to. Rappers have been known to address police brutality (Leah).
was a dedicated member of The Bad Boy Entertainment, accompanied by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and various artists, represented the East Coast of Hip-Hop. Tupac Shakur represented the West Coast Hip-Hop Group, The Outlawz. Both 2Pac and B.I.G. consistently fed the industry and their listeners with the rivalry and hatred for each other.
Where did hip hop start? Hip hop was impacted by social changes and many distinctive genres of music. People would rap over songs at parties in the streets or at clubs. "Straight outta Compton" by the group N.W.A. was released and blew the entire rap game out of the water.
Contemporary spoken word poetry started in America, in the 1950s as an underground political movement. Spoken word poetry started as a grassroots, underground political movement in the urban areas of the USA, which included hip-hop culture as well as rap music to performance techniques. The poets addedhip hop culture and rap music to their narrative performances to help them to express themselves, their lived experiences and social realities (Sommers-Willett, 2006). The Mayhem Poets (2008/2009) noted that both the Beat Poets and Bam created poetic gestures that were simple and spoke to the immediate culture, energy and needs of the people. This was in contrast with the more ‘theory based academic’ aims of modern writers and critics.
Throughout the movie, different type of music genres are played with certain scenes and certain characters. The song that had the greatest impact in the movie was the song, “Fight the Power”, by Public Enemy. Public Enemy was a hip hop group that was asked by Spike Lee to compose a song directly for the movie, “Do the Right Thing”. The song, “Fight the Power”, was played throughout the movie, and it was played every-time the character, Radio Raheem would walk around with his boom box playing the song at high volumes.
Perhaps that is a rhythmic and rhyming language that is chanted. It came to be that way over time as part of a hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four stylistic elements: graffiti writing, break dancing, DJing/scratching, and MCing/rapping. Other ingredients to the
Long Island, New York has cultivated many hip-hop talents in creating masterpieces of hip-hop songs. For example, rap crew Public Enemy’s Fight the power, hip-hop trio De La Soul’s Me, Myself and I, and Eric B and Rakim’s Follow the Leader. All of these songs had great influence over the future hip-hop generations, yet the ones that stood out to me were Public Enemy’s Fight the Power and De La Soul’s Me, Myself, and I. Fight the Power was produced by Public Enemy’s production team The Bomb Squad, and Me, Myself and I was produced by De La Soul and Prince Paul. Although two songs were both released in 1989, they offered different insights for listeners.
Another modern day artist that was popular and famous is Trevor Smith Jr. also known as Busta Rhymes. Trevor is a Jamaican hip-hop musician that has one of the most recognizable vocal timbres in rap music. Busta Rhymes dropped out of high school to pursue his dreams as a musician. At the age of seventeen Trevor landed a record contract with Elektra Records. Between the years of 1900 and 1993, Busta Rhymes and his group made two career changing albums; “Future without a Past" and "T.I.M.E".