50 cent vs. JA Rule 50 cent claimed that the feud began in 1999 after JA Rule spotted him with a man who robbed him of his jewelry and also because of JA Rule “trying to be Tupac” Ja Rule claimed the conflict stemmed from a video shoot in Queens because 50 cent did not like JA Rule getting love from the neighborhood. Another hostility happened where another rapper from Murder Inc. stabbed 50 cent Beats dances and more Individuals of different races started to rap! During the late 90’s and early 2000’s to hip hop culture… lately rappers such as yela wolf and MGK have been making head way both underground and mainstream… some think that they are not credible because they’re white and not linked to the culture…but their lyrical
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).
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.
I was doing mischief all the time. I could not control myself. Because of my Slim Shady identity, I have released a song called “I’m Shady” that would reflect what I was doing back then and who I was. I mostly rapped about drugs, the bad influences of people, and the bad experiences. If we compare my language to my new songs today, there is a significant difference.
Hip Hop music influence on modern society. Introduction Hip-hop music was initially developed in the late 1970s, only few people knew about its existence as it was created in the most unprivileged districts of New York City in America by African-American citizens. Hip-hop is not a bunch of entertaining words but a poetic language about issues around us, and movement within a culture interrelating ethnicities. The messages of rap music/hip hop tells stories of how life is in the streets dealing with drugs, crime, and violence. Most messages are a reflection of how the youth feels about the system, the police.
In Requiem for a Dream, drug addiction is portrayed very accurately. Many sources romanticize the use of drugs and this film did not. it depicts the harsh realities about drug addiction as well as the way drugs destroy lives and relationships. It accurately portrays the symptoms and signs as well as the progressive course of substance abuse and the disorder, even though it does not provide a direct answer as to how, why, and when Harry and his peers were introduced to substances in the first place. The movie picks up when the main character, Harry, is already heavily abusing a number of drugs.
Today’s rap messages differ from the 80’s and 90’s, but a few things have stayed. Violent lyrics and the promotion of drug use is not something new, but something that may be causing more issues today. Some people believe that rap music does not promote drug use nor violence, but is an expression of truth in today’s world and emotions the rapper may have. Rap music is one of the key promoters of violence and drug use among society and its listeners today. There was a study that found that listening to rap is far more strongly correlated with property crimes than crimes of violence among urban youth.
However, in the early 2000s, the style and characteristics of the hip hop industry began to change completely because, of course, of Kanye West. Kanye West has one of the most original discographies of any hip hop artist in the music industry. However, this statement is quite paradoxical as most of West’s music, and most of rap music as a matter of fact, utilizes the technique of sampling, or borrowing pieces of composition to use in one’s own music. This method causes many individuals to debase all rappers and hip hop as genre for being derivative of other music genres. Yet, Kanye West manages to make his music sound completely unique even when he samples different genres of music.
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
“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
“2014 Forest Hills Drive” is unlike any other album. It has a different sound, and it is not what you would typically hear about in rap songs. Many rappers talk about drugs, money, cars, and partying. J Cole talks about his life. Many people consider him “the most real rapper” because his music is so relatable.
The two remaining Beastie boys vowed that the band will never play live or record new music without Adam Yauch. So in the end how did The Beastie Boys change hip-hop? well, first and foremost they brought white people into rap music and not just the artist they brought fans as well they proved to the world that they could rap just like any other black artist of the time. They also introduced the world to the idea of rap-rock with “Check Your Head” this album was the basis for so many huge rap rock bands to come out of the 90’s and into today. So next time you think of The Beastie Boys as the girl crazed, nasty band they first portrayed themselves as you might want to check your
Gacy was executed by Lethal Injection on May 9th, 1994. His last words, before he was executed, we ‘Kiss my “butt”. When Gacy was doing an interview, before he was executed, he claimed that the boys were “runaways” and that he was just “taking them out of their misery”. This was not true, according to some of the families. Gacy knew what he was doing, and was also very aware of his awful crimes.
rapper Toddy Tee launched the alleged West Coast hip-hop’s opening salvo criticizing police for their brutality in black-dominated neighborhoods. Apparently, the electro-grooved “Batterram,” inspired by the battering ram then-LAPD Chief Daryl Gates could ambush homes of suspected gangster drug dealers, became a hit on KDAY-AM, a local radio station. This is just an example of how the Los Angeles has been affected by the elements of hip-hop and gangster-related music of African-American origin. The track became a protect anthem in the black-dominated neighborhoods around the city of L.A., where many homes were suspected of harboring drugs. The 1992 L.A. riots came and found the soundtrack already in place.
These kids only listen to this rap music. What even is that? It’s gangster music, that’s what it is. This music is turning our kids into thugs who smoke and do weed and say swears and treat women with disrespect because that’s what these musicians tell them to do. Rap is just music by thugs who are trying to change our kids into gangsters.