Gangsta rap Essays

  • Hip Hop: Evolution And Revolution In Hip-Hop

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    appear. From “We Rap More Mellow” to “Damn it feels good to be a gangster, 13 years pass (1979-92), but the ideology expressed in the lyrics remains thematically the same, in hoping to redefine hip hop and what it means to be member of

  • The Complexity And Influence Of Kanye West

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    Unfortunately, rapping was not always considered this beloved genre of music like it is today. In the 80s and 90s, hip hop had an extremely ardent fan base because many critics considered the genre as “gangsta” or “hood” music. This criticism emerged, “with the mainstream success of gangsta rap, where drugs, violence, and misogyny became more prominent” (Holly). The song that can do the best job summarizing the atmosphere of the hip hop industry at the time is N.W.A’s famous ballad, “Fuck tha Police

  • Four Elements Of Hip Hop

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    music for rap, which is a musical style including rhythmic and rhyming speech. Rap is the movement’s most enduring and most powerful art form (Light & Tate, 2017). Rap went viral from its birthplace New York through the rest of the United States and then to plenty of other countries. Every region in the United States has its own specific style of hip-hop music (AllMusic, 2017). During the middle section of the 1990’s, the hip-hop scene was dominated by West Coast Rap, which turned gangsta rap into an

  • Social Issues In Hip Hop

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    1999) As new black artists began creating music leading into the 80s, historical events were beginning to allow artists to use music as a platform to discuss social and political injustice in ways that had never been seen before. One specific gangster rap group, N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes), used this so-called platform to shed light on the injustices of a black man living in the city of Compton in the most raw and purest way possible. (Wahl, 1999) During the late 1980s, Compton was often seen as a city

  • The Importance Of Rap Music

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    Rap emerged into the mainstream of the music world in late 1979 but seems to be fueling up more of a flame in today’s society. “Although rap is frequently criticized for its violent lyrics, this reputation primarily emerged from a subgenre called ‘gangsta rap,’ which became popular with artists such as Ice-T and the group N.W.A. in the 1980s. Gangsta rap frequently includes profanity and glorifies drugs and violence and is particularly criticized for portraying inner-city youth as leading violent

  • Rap Music Analysis

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    that ‘music is a reflection of the cultural and political environment from which it is born. Rap music emerged as an aesthetic cultural expression or urban African American youth in the Bronx, New York, in the late 1970s.’ (Adams & Fuller, 2006). This essay will be discussing Adams and Fuller’s (2006) analysis of how African American women are portrayed in rap music, the social impact it has in society. Rap music, in the African American community, has always been a way of expressing how the feel

  • Violence In Hip Hop Culture

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    testament to the hard work and dedication that these artists have for their crafts. A prime example is a rapper by the name of Nasir Jones, or, better known by his stage name, Nas. Nas left school after 8th grade against his mothers wishes to pursue a rap career. What he lacked in basic Math, English, and Science skills he made up for with his self-motivated studies in language and history, mainly pertaining to African American history. Nas even went as far as spending time reading the dictionary to

  • History Of Rap Music

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    February 2018 History of Rap Music America has come a long way regarding its musical styles, we have had some great musical artists, all of different types and styles and the music industry continues to grow. There are Blues, Country, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop/Rap and more. When we look into the history of America’s musical genres, we will discover hip hop/rap. Hip Hop/Rap was a music filled with fun, rhythm and rhyme, with a little Jamaican twist. Hip Hop/Rap music is one of America’s

  • Straight Outta Compton Film Analysis

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    the mainstream and independent film industries. Straight Outta Compton is a Legendary production co-produced by former members of N.W.A. Dr Dre and Ice Cube and distributed by Universal Pictures that portrays the journey of the world’s best know gangsta rappers from 1980s onwards up until the point of their alleged decline. I, Daniel Blake, on the other hand, is a contemporary British social realist film which attempts to shows the dysfunctionalities of the social welfare system While focusing on

  • To Pimp A Butterfly Theme

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    (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 To Pimp a Butterfly, doesn’t explicitly bill itself as a movie like good kid, m.A.A.d city (Lamar’s

  • Pop Culture In The Movie Boyz N The Hood

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    The film Boyz N the Hood is a story about life in South Central Los Angeles. The film was wrote and directed by John Singleton in 1991. I chose this movie because of its relevance to the course and how it reflects pop culture in that time period. The opening line in the movie “one out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime” really catches the audience attention. This movie goes into detail and shows the life of three young males living in the hood of Los Angeles

  • Boyz N The Hood Analysis

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    The film Boyz N the Hood is a story about life in South Central Los Angeles. The film was wrote and directed by John Singleton in 1991. I chose this movie because of its relevance to the course and how it reflects pop culture in that time period. The opening line in the movie “one out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime” really catches the audience attention (Nicolaides & Singleton, 1991). This movie goes into detail and shows the life of three young males

  • Profanity In Rap Music

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    1. Introduction
This study deals with the employment of profanities such as fuck, nigger, motherfucker, bitch and shit in the selected rap lyrics by the famous former hip hop group, N.W.A .To be specific, N.W.A is an acronym for Niggaz With Attitude that was formed in 1987 by 5 members: Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella (Ogg and Upshal 1999, 115). Rap is a unique genre of music that has a wide fan base located in different parts of the world. It consists of rhymes, rhythm and written

  • The Way I Am Eminem Analysis

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    genre of hip-hip. In many of his raps, he displays his verbal prowess, wit and flair of storytelling through his use of sophisticated language. This is primarily seen in his solo rap, “The Way I Am”, released in 2000. His rap song “The Way I am” expresses how fame and admiration can both be rewarding and sometimes frustrating. He expresses how he is sick and tired of being admired, of being followed by fans and photographers. He gets this message across through his rap which is filled with similes

  • El Gueto Analysis

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    Codirector Joan Cutrina’s experience in the music industry comes through in “El gueto,” which opens with a provocative music video sequence featuring confrontational lyrics by Panamanian reggaesero Latin Fresh. The aforementioned power of “ghetto style” and the mandate to entertain and shock clash in contrasting images of luxurious apartment buildings and squatter communities, international banks and impoverished back alleys, stunning views of the bay and piles of garbage. Cutting through the divergent

  • Police Crutality In The Film: Straight Outta Compton

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    Straight Outta Compton is a movie that focuses on five teenagers who have this love and desire to perform, entertain, and make music. The hip-hop group, N.W.A, is a group of guys known by their stage names, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, who are all from Compton, California. Compton, during this time, was known to be one of the worst cities to live and grow up in because of gangs, drugs, crime rates, and police brutality. Police brutality has been around for years now, and in Compton

  • How Does Hip Hop Affect Pop Culture

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    In the documentary about hip hop culture affecting all aspects of American culture the one scene that stood out to me the most was when the young white male was driving down the street in his truck-playing hip hop music. This scene stood out to me because it reminded me a lot about myself being an avid hip hop fan in America. It made me think about how much hip-hop really has affected my own life. I use this music to escape from reality and learn more about the life of the artist that I am listening

  • The Importance Of Racism In Hip-Hop Music

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    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. This

  • Critical Analysis Of Melle Mel's 'The Message'

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    American hip-hop group from the South Bronx of New York City. In 1982 they released their song “The Message”, a song that discussed inner city life of African Americans. Even though the entire group received credit for it, Melle Mel is the only one who raps in the song. The song starts off like, “It’s like a jungle sometimes/ It makes me wonder how I keep from going under”. A large urban city, such as New York is referred to as a “concrete jungle”. Like a jungle, there is so much going on and it is

  • Ghetto Narrative Story

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    We partied to the sounds of house music, a real unique ghetto style of dance music, blasting music by artists like Dj Montey, PinkHouse, and Dj Slugo. Our wild parties made people in the building mad, but we didn’t care. We were wild and young and we weren’t trying to hear them. Our parents were gone and we were under our own authority for the first time. We told the building manager that our parents had moved and they tried to set up meetings with them, but by that time they were already in Minnesota