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
It’s unfair to the minorities they do this to it starts to make them feel deferentially about the police. Issues as such make people walk around in their daily lives with fear in their hearts due to the cruel doings of police officers and it makes the police’s interaction with the black community worse than what it has to
They got together in 1986. They were so different from other rappers and artists, because they brought a lot to the table and rapped about issues with so much power they had within themselves. In 1988, when their record “Straight Outta Compton” came out, it sold over 10 million cd units just in the United States.(Overman Lori) One of the social people that this song portrays is that cops believe that it is acceptable to abuse their power. N.W.A. focuses on how cops are guilty of police brutality
The messages today are getting way out of hand and they need to be regulated. I will be informing you on what are in the lyrics of our songs, where rap is and what it entails, and how this kind of music degrades people. What are actually in lyrics and what do they show? The group N.W.A uses,”...heavy doses of sadistic sex, misogyny, gun violence and all-round
Bridgeport Music Inc. It has been said that not only "Atomic Dog" but most of George Clinton 's work is notable for the style of rap. His style of rap has been made famous by artists such as Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre and many more. The song "D.O.G. in me" was written by songwriter Felony Davis. "
Throughout the past years hip hop and rap artists use their music to express their views, opinions, and how they are feelings in their songs. From the artists lyrics someone will have an understanding of what the artist is talking about; because either they have done the same things or they are having the same problem. The first amendment of the constitution is freedom of speech and that’s what a hip hop artist is doing. Though hip hop music has influenced our culture positively. Hip hop also perpetuate violence towards young people as well.
The African American community has not gained full equality to this day. Even after fighting for many years this present day issue has come to light in Hip-Hop artists songs like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song, White Privilege II. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are respected in their line of work because they have become very popular in today 's Hip-Hop music. Hip-Hop has been the newest way of news being broadcasted. As many artists like Macklemore have become more of an activist in this day and age.
No matter who you are or where you are, you will always be listening to music regardless if you’d want to or not. Though you may have different taste in music, you will always listen to some genres that you do not like. Some people will try to find themselves in other music and be inspired by the same subject. But someone had to be the first to get the idea of music and other just came along and changed it to their prospective along the journey of hundreds of musicians that made it and tons more than didn’t make it, they still pursued it because it was what they enjoyed and what they found to be what is most important to them. Rapping has come a very long way from people doing it how they would back in the day and how there is a complete different style today.
Police Brutality is an ongoing problem and existent concern in the United States and should be resolved immediately. Law enforcement must function as an element that consists of organized and civilized officers. The presence of police brutality is becoming more of an issue as society grows. The problem posed by the illegal exercise of police power is an ongoing reality for individuals of a disfavored race, class, or sexual orientation. Police brutality must be stopped so that police do not forget who they are serving not themselves, but the public.
Hip-hop is an influential form of music that displays an artist’s honest and revealing story that many of the general public can relate to. One of the many songs that I can relate to is “Love Yourz” written by J Cole. The song talks about how Cole reflects on the most important things in life such as love and happiness. He realizes that the money and fame didn’t bring him the happiness he desired. To gain true happiness, he needed to appreciate himself and those that love him.
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.
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.
N.W.A. provided a voice for all of the people who could not be heard during the tumultuous times of the Los Angeles Riots. The members of the group were able to express all of the complex emotions felt during these times through their music. While the Los Angeles Riots rocked California in the early 90s, police brutality has yet again caused civil unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri. Much like the Los Angeles Riots, which began after Rodney King was beaten by police, the riots in Ferguson largely began after Michael Brown was shot
The group I choose is LHH (Love and Hip Hop) which is a television show that is aired on VH1. The characteristic from this group is rapping hip hop music lovers, also known as rap music lovers. The sound these girls love from the guys they date whom are signed music artist in the rap, or better described as the hip hop genre. The style the guys display in their music or in their songs rather, consists of a stylized rhythmic music that is popular for accompanying rapping.
Tupac inspired the youth to stand up for their civil rights Tupac Shakur is one of the most prominent figures of the 1990 's rap and hip-hop scene. Through his gang relationships, fascinating lyrics, and his very mysterious death in 1996; Tupac became an "Internet Icon" and is still very known and talked about. His words and actions helped to grow the rap and hip-hop scene of the time. Young black were taking Tupac 's rap lyrics for truth, and started joining gangs, representing their rap hero 's actions. He showing injustices that have been done to him or his friends in his songs; showing the world that even after discrimination was ended, racism was still prevalent towards young black men and that something needed to be done about it.