A song can emotionally impact a person because all songs depict a certain theme. Theme of a song is present either to affect the person emotionally or to symbolize a problem within society. “Waiting Outside the Lines” by Greyson Chance presents both ideas of how in society, people view life with Boundaries, when life is meant to be explored rather than caged. Chances explains his idea of people taking a chance at life to view it in an unfamiliar perspective by using metaphors, the continuous transition of 1st and 2nd person point of view, the choice of interacting with the audience by asking questions, and finally with the repetition of the word “waiting” in the chorus. Also, according to the choice of rhythm and mood, the author incorporates a mood change and a tonal shift to present his own experience to gain the audience trust to do the same as him.
In the song “History Maker,” by Dean Fujioka is about how he sings about this obstacle, that he is trying to pass. He sings about asking the person to let him be free and let him be able to be himself. He finally able to be free from this stress and go on his way. He makes himself free which makes him feel like it will be remembered for a very long time, for getting away from this stress. The theme of this story may contain a meaning; however, it contains many literary devices.
Those reading and learning about hip are inadvertently not hip. But, John Leland in a way goes against his own warning. He creates a literary historical study that provides the ignorant with knowledge about a past that was unbeknowst to most. In american society now, it is incredibly common for individuals to go about life not knowing about the past. Leland teaches the reader what it means to be hip so they can walk away knowing about the consequences, results, and the actions that determined these cultural high points.
Yet, Kanye West manages to make his music sound completely unique even when he samples different genres of music. In his debut album, The College Dropout, West decided to sample a variety of soul and Christian music within his rap songs. This type of sampling can be heard in a song like “Jesus Walks” which samples The ARC Choir’s song, “Walk With Me.” West samples the choir not just for background music for his rapping, but he uses the chorus as the baseline, percussion, and melody of the entire song. West not only produces his songs differently, but also writes about issues differently in his music. The College Dropout
Tupac Shakur "Changes" Alexis S Whaley Keiser University Tupac Shakur was more than just an artist, rapper, or thug, he was a poet who inspired many young people of his time to take a stand. He used music as a tool to educate and speak awareness to low-income poverty-stricken neighborhoods. His words are still very influential and inspiring to many young and elderly people not just in America but throughout the world. Tupac 's song "Changes" is one of his most popular songs speaks very deep of racism and poverty in America. He starts the song tackling African American social issues.
Which in a way connects to what Dr. Martin Luther King was trying to do during the civil rights movement. His album “ Live at the Apollo” almost didn’t happen because King Records refuse to pay for a live album which was very expensive to record at that time. James Brown turned away from them and put his own money on the table to produce one of the best live albums ever. He was a creative and intelligent businessman and artist. With the help of his
Cadogan thought growing up in the rough streets of Jamaica would have prepared him for whatever dangers here could have faced in America… but he could have never been prepared. In Jamaica everyone is, for the most part, black so racial tensions never were a problem. When Cadogan arrived in America he did not judge based on skin but on character, so he did not know the stereotypes black people dealt with. While Jamaica did not prepare Cadogan for the racial injustices he was going to face he did give him the mental toughness to deal with
The Man I Killed is written by Tim O’Brien who is the main character in the story and the situation is told by writing a book on what happened. And in Eminem’s Song “Stan” the story/rap is told in an epistolary style. Stan is writing letters to Eminem to express how much love he has for him since he is his favorite rapper but as Eminem starts to not read his letters quickly Stan goes crazy. The song and book share a common motif of storytelling. The stories are told in a first person point of view and are told by writing about it.
It almost appears in Blake’s songs, that the child is instructing the adults and in some ways it seems as if he uses the voice of a child as a mouthpiece to represent what the adults are really thinking. It is strongly represented in his poetry, that Blake wishes the children to have a voice and so, he enables them to be heard. This can be seen in “The Chimney Sweep (innocence)”, which I plan to discuss in this essay. “In Blake’s poetry, the child’s voice,
Even though my parents listened to KRS-One and Public Enemy, while my sisters engaged in Kanye West and OutKast, both eras of the hip hop genre purpose were to discuss economic problems and push people toward the right path of life. In Yan Dominic Searcy’s article, he says, “Many rappers grew up amid violence, police harassment, poverty, drugs and promiscuity. Rappers will tell you they rap about what they know. If the community wants to change rap lyrics, the community must change reality.” (Searcy) In this quote, the author is details that the only reason hip hop artist write about things that are real and actually going on in the world, so we should put blame on the community on violence. Searcy goes on to