Critical response to the song was mixed; some found the lyrics clichéd and dull, while others called the song catchy and a "new kind of equality anthem". Swift is donating all proceeds from the sale of the single to the New York City Department of Education. * "You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)” by Kendrick Lamar, the song is based along the lines of “the loudest in the room, is the weakest in the room”. Those who tell don’t know and those who know don’t tell. It’s a powerful message of the purgatory that entertainers and rappers can enter if they are not stratospherically successful, but not anonymous enough to return to their hood without recieving attention from everyone they
Now it has a positive meaning behind it, such as many colored people calling a close friend there nigga, now it is equivalent to calling them a brother. Another reason it is so popular in today’s music is because of the rhythmic presentation as well as the history that falls behind the word itself. Saying the word for an African American today is like taking away all of the power from everyone else as opposed to allowing to still mean a racist term and affect them negatively. In conclusion, I believe this word that was once used to undermine and degrade many races, has now been empowered. During the Civil Rights Movement it was used in R&B, rap, and rock songs played by African Americans to take out the negativity and portray the emotions they felt about being suppressed and impairer.
Some cultural markers for these great styles were influenced by uprock, roboting, and boogaloo with attributes in crews, freestyling, and hip hop battles. Lastly, the cultural origins that played a huge role in making hip-hop so great were known as funk, African Americans, turntables, social party/dancing, Puerto Rican Americans. Typical instruments that Hip Hop used during this time were samplers, synthesizers, sequences, and drum machines. The main thing to keep in mean when discussing other musical genres is that freestyling is what distinguishes hip-hop from other styles of
“Rap Music only speaks of sexual activity, drugs, and money” Would all rap be considered dumb because of people saying these things about it? Rap was not always like this just because rap has now been “dumb” doesn 't mean it always was. I Consider rap to be great even though now it has no culture like it used to. We made rap basic and not as unique over time. Also the message in rap now is awful, but back before our generation rap was legendary it had so much culture behind it.
This resulted in the removal of many art programs from city schools. This essentially mean that little room was left for self-expression, especially among African Americans who were the most affected (Ahmed, n.d). As a result, Ahmed (n.d) states that African Americans were forced to form a highly expressive underground culture. Commercial Factors Much of the rhetoric characterizing hip-hop culture was raw and to some point considered dangerous as it bordered on incitement. However, as hip-hop grew more popular and begun attracting more fans, its rhetoric became more accommodating so as to appeal commercially.
There are many artist that have the potential to be great, but they the lack lyrical flow and originality. The art of Lupe fiasco is not one of them. The way the game changed because of Lupe Fiasco also known as Wasalu Muhammad Jaco is amazing. His music, biography, career development and legacy are all great things. Lupe Fiasco by definition is a hip hop and rap artist.
This created a push to go back to the roots of rock and roll, but it also created a group angry rock super fans, this lead to the natural progression from disco to punk. Even though disco and punk seem very different, they have a lot in common. Both focus on the music and not the lyrics, and both are wrote and composed to appeal to the
He wasn’t like most rappers that bragged about things such as being rich and having materialistic items. For example in one of his songs he says “I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up….and handle it”. (EXPLAIN) Tupac’s music is viewed as a way to send a message to the world, specifically the children of the future generation. Tupac Shakur was looked at as a political character who expressed his views through his own arts of music and
This new rap genre provided a much-needed voice for the African-American communities in Los Angeles. It was a new voice from the streets, capable of reaching the White House and the politicians that resided there. The lyrics of the gangsta rapper were harsh and truthful. Originally, gangsta rap was used to depict the harsh realities of growing up on the streets of poor black neighborhoods in Los Angeles, most notably Compton. It was a new mass medium that allowed poor urban youth to tell their life stories and shed light on a situation that was going unnoticed by the masses.
I will play two examples of trap. One that is on mainstream and one that is on a independent record label. The next genre that is popular is Electro house. Electro house is what almost all club house music is based around. It is upbeat, happy, and incredibly