Radric Davis, better known as Gucci Mane is a rapper. He is from Atlanta, Georgia but eventually moved to Birmingham, Alamabama with his single mother in the fourth grade. His rapping career started very young. He has been writing poems since he was in elementary school but did not start rapping until he reached about age fourteen. By fourteen he had already been spending time in a recording studio. Many famous rapper at the time such as Big Daddy Kane took interest in him and told him to put his words to music.
Royalty cant buy you loyalty, tell me if I lose everything would you be over me? Hip-Hop, according to Dictionary.com is defined “The popular subculture of big-city teenagers, which includes rap music, break dancing and graffity art. Kodak Black, Kevin Gates and Lil Uzi Vert greatly contributes to this genre.
Sean Combs – He is also known as Diddy, P. Diddy and Puff Daddy. He is a rapper, record producer, actor, and fashion designer. Combs launched his fashion label, Sean John in 1998. His company was awarded the Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2004.
Do you know who Eric Wright (Eazy – E) is well if you don’t I’m here to tell you all about him? Eric Wright is an artist he dropped out of high school to become an drug dealer. His friends are Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Mc Ren, and DJ Yella. One day Eric went inside the club were Dr. Dre worked at and on Dr. Dre break he told Eric do he want to put some money into the rap business and he thought about it. The next couple days went by and they brought an group in because they couldn’t rap except for Ice cube into they quit and Dr. Dre help Eric rap and that’s how they came up with Ruthless and N.W.A which stand for Niggas With Attitudes.
Peterson Dorelus Enc1101 9:30 Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru shaker was born in New York 1971; known by his stage name 2pac was an American rapper. ‘’Shakur received an education in radical politics from his mother, but he also saw some of life's hardships through her struggles with substance abuse’ ‘Tupac was like an Elvis to hip hop in my eyes. Tupac was known for his rapping, his many talents like acting, Also his beef between the East coast and the West coast. To begin, ’‘I hear Brenda's got a baby
Once they became a succesfull rappers, they talk about overcoming obstacles and rising to the top. This message can give hope to many youths across America. For example Snoop Dogg and Notorious B, are rappers that had a hard and terrible past, full of struggles and drugs. But with Hip-hop they find a way to rise, and rap about their past and struggles.
“Large business” (Spotlight 13), utilize “hip-hop artists as” (Spotlight14) spokesmen to gain attention. Many believe that by doing this companies are “purposefully --promoting negative values” (Spotlight15). Yet to say that all rappers promote negative values is completely bias, because as we have previously established not all rappers rap about negativity. “No connection is found between antisocial behavior in young people and controversial genres of music such as ‘gangster music’”
Dre used music as an escape from the tensions and problems of life. He went to house parties and clubs to work the turntables with The World Class Wreckin’ Cru around Los Angeles. In 1986, the young beat maker found Ice Cube and wrote many songs for Ruthless Records, a music label started by a drug dealer known as Eazy-E. This allowed Eazy-E to form the N.W.A. an acronym for N*ggaz With Attitude, with Dre and Cube, releasing their first album in 1987, Boyz N The Hood. A year later with new management under Jerry Heller and Priority Records, N.W.A. delivered Straight Outta Compton, which became a major hit due to its hardcore lyrics and reflection on street life, especially those of "F*ck tha Police," which resulted in the FBI sending a warning note to the NWA suggesting that the group should not promote violence. Dr. Dre’s role in this famous rap group was to produce the music and work as the DJ at the future N.W.A. concerts.
When Jay Z was Younger he was a Drug dealer, not really a drug user but more of a vender. His brother on the other hand, Eric Carter, was a Cocaine addict. Keep in mind Jay Z Was 12 and his brother was 16. His brother didn't have money at the time to purchase Cocaine so he stole Jay Z’s ring to sell and buy more coke.
Dr. Dre's debut solo album was The Chronic, released under Death Row Records with Suge Knight as executive producer. Young ushered in a new style of rap, both in terms of musical style and lyrical content, including introducing a number of artists to the industry including Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, RBX, The Lady of Rage, Nate Dogg and Jewell. The Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath album, released on November 26, 1996, featured songs by Dr. Dre himself, as well as by newly signed Aftermath Entertainment artists, and a solo track "Been There, Done That", intended as a symbolic farewell to gangsta rap. Dr. Dre won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical in 2000, and joined the Up in Smoke Tour with fellow rappers Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube that year as well. During the course of 2001's popularity, Dr. Dre was involved in several lawsuits.
Eminem ever since studied the music and the lyrical work of rappers such as 2Pac, Ice Cube, and Yella. In ‘Rap God’ he confesses, “I am a product of Rakim, Lakim Shabazz, 2Pac, N.W.A, Cube, Doc, Ren, Yella, Eazy.” (Eminem, 2013). In All I Know, Part 1 chapter of his book, Eminem further breaks down how rapping legends inspired the music he crafted. LL Cool J was responsible for teaching Eminem to rap about girls, Rakim was deep and very specific in his wordplay, Boogie Down Productions were an alternative to school as their work was educational and the Emcees being honest and real with their words, inspired Eminem to do the same.
She first started as backup singer and eventually signed for Artista label in 1997. Greater mass attention came in 2000 after pairing with the ultimate ‘Slim Shady.’ Eminem helped Dido cover a bigger population of listeners in 2001. Being included on the
As the granddaughter of a strong ,devoted Christian woman and also the daughter of two teenagers from Compton California, one being a convicted felon, I see people for their present rather than their past affairs. If my grandmother were to be presented with this question, she would make a reference to the story of Jesus allowing a tax collector, a person who was greatly looked down upon, to join him as one of his disciples. There are endless possibilities for one to change as a person, though this is true media seems to believe otherwise. Today 's society is controlled by the opinions that the media presents to them, and the media 's position is to find the wrong in those who are successful. As a result, Dr.Dre 's past is all that matters to the world oppose to his accomplishments as a black man from the hood.
Hip Hop and Roots -The Study on the New York Born Dance Culture- Summary This paper traces back the roots of Hip Hop culture particularly focusing on dance/Bboying/Bgirling/ Breakin? known as breakdanceing in general by conducting the interview on pioneers and practitioners meanwhile analyzing some previous researches.