West Coast hip hop Essays

  • Subculture In The Caribbean Culture

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    the 1960s calypso merged with Indian music, soul and funk to become today’s soca beat. Although, the Caribbean islands have a history of slavery that dates back to the 15th century and the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, British, and French colonized the West Indies as well as North America, Caribbean music, art, literature, fashion, dance, and culture which

  • History Of Rap Music

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    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 most popular music styles of our time. However, there is some controversy concerning the violent influence Rap Music

  • The Pros And Cons Of Hip-Hop Music

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    mistakes and if they continue to follow the right paths, they can achieve more and be successful like the rappers. Hip-Hop literacies can be applied in and outside of the classroom. Students can identify themselves through Hip-Hop culture. In the article, “You Don’t Have to Claim Her”, the author and English teacher Lauren Leigh Kelly, explains that women of all ages can use Hip-Hop to identify themselves despite the genre

  • Pros And Cons Of The Golden Era Of Hip Hop

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    90’s Hip Hop Vs. Hip Hop Today The 1990’s are often regarded as the ‘Golden Era Of Hip Hop’. Introducing arguably two of the biggest rappers of all time The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur. With them spear heading this era there were other stars like Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Wu- Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, and many more. Even the entrepreneurs we know now like Jay Z, Puff Daddy, and Dr. Dre all got catapulted into their superstar status as a result of this Era. This

  • To Pimp A Butterfly Theme

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    Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American hip-hop rapper and songwriter from Compton, California. Lamar is a member of the hip-hop collective Black Hippy, which is a part of the TDE (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

  • Essay On Rap Music

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    According to Wood (2004) Rap and hip hop music is originated from story tellers in Africa, known as “griots” they play their handmade instrument as they tell the story rhythmically. They will set a beat and then sing or rap their story. Later on slavery began and African was sent to America

  • George Clinton Atomic Dog Analysis

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    In January 1982 "Atomic Dog" was born. "Atomic Dog" is said to be one of the most influential songs of the rap and hip-hop era. It is also known as the funk anthem. It was written by songwriters David Spradley, Garry Shider and George Clinton. It would later be released as a single for George Clintons upcoming album "Computer Games." The song was recorded without a score. A score for the song would come years after the release of the song. Clinton recorded the entire song and the vocal tracks the

  • A Tribe Called Quest: Song Analysis

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    style of performing hip-hop in this album would one day be influential to other hip-hop artists careers. It was not one of greatest hip hop albums ever produced as it was criticized by Rolling Stone, but it had such an impact on hip-hop that it could be considered one of more important hip hop albums to date. The album is historically significant being that it was the first album of A Tribe Called Quest. They would soon be known as one of the most legendary and beloved hip-hop groups of all time

  • Essay About Rap Music

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    How Does Rap Music Effect Teenagers? “Without music life, would be a mistake”- Friedrich Nietzsche Music has always plays an important role in our society and it is a part of our life as we grow up. Music is something that is totally subjective, different people has different taste of music and each type of music can have a different impact on the one listening to it. Some music can makes you feel relaxing, some makes you feel excited and some may even makes you feel depress or sad after listening

  • Analysis Of Forever Fever

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    The film ' 'Forever Fever" successful evoke countless forgotten memories of the past and in particular Singapore 's history, especially in the late 1970s, because of its screenplay, the film focus on disco dance competition as its main theme, in particular the way of thinking or the mindset of Singaporean at that time. As such, I believe that this film have succeeded in making people more interested in the past. The film ' 'Forever Fever" was set in 1977 of Singapore and the main story is about

  • Cultural Appropriation In Pop Culture

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    The argument of cultural appropriation has always been a huge topic, particularly with the rise of social media. The debate is strongly portrayed in pop culture such as animations, games, movies, fashion and art. The portrayal of cultural appropriation in these different platforms usually happen through language, music, clothing, and appearance. Given an example of a animated Disney movie “Moana” released in 2016, it tells the story of adventurous pacific islander which is the chief’s daughter, who

  • Rabindranath Tagore Dance Drama Analysis

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    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941) was a Bengali poet of India. His name is written as Rabindranath Thakur in Indian languages. He was also a philosopher and an artist. He wrote many stories, novels, poems and dramas, as well as composing music and many songs. His writings greatly influenced Bengali culture during the late 19th century and early 20th century. In 1913, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first Asian to win this prize. He was popularly known

  • Essay On Glitter

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    Over the years glitter has become a worldwide phenomenon. From the gay underground scene of New York City to the catwalks of London Fashion Week, it’s uses, colour and shape have varied throughout the years. Glitter which is translated to ‘glitra’ meaning literally ‘to shine’ can be traced back to our ancestors.They would use innovative substances such as insects, stones or glass but today glitter is mainly produced from plastic and comes in a range of shapes and sizes making it all the more difficult

  • Street Gangs And Crime

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    Street gangs are social and criminal problems that affect the society. Street gangs are majorly composed of juvenile delinquents and youths in the community. Gang violence is thus an economic and social issue that affects the general public and business community. Street gangs are violent and are majorly found in big cities. They involve themselves in criminal activities such as vandalism, binge drinking, looting, homicide, theft, drugs and alcoholism, weapon trafficking, and kidnapping. Thus, gangs

  • Stereotypes In Brent Staples's 'Black Men In Public Space'

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    Black Men in Public Page: 2 In Brent Staples’ short story “Black Men and Public Space”, he paints a picture for the readers of the early years of black men in an urban environment. He identified that people often stereotype one another because of their skin color, their race, their gender, their culture or their appearance. Furthermore, it is expressed to us, the reader, that he, the author

  • Personal Narrative: My Strengths

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    My strengths include being creative/artistic, being a perfectionist, being passionate, math, and decorating. One of my strengths is having a creative/artistic mind because it allows me to be able to think outside the box and express myself and my personality in many different ways. Another one of my strengths is that I am a perfectionist. This has gotten me many wonderful grades by not turning anything in until it is worthy. Being a perfectionist is a strength because it gets me quite a lot of “oohs”

  • A Personal Narrative-The Stereotypes Of Dance

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    Stereotypes aren't real I had too much free time. It's not really normal for a 6 year old to be bored. with all the excitement and joy with being a clueless 6 year old, I was bored, a lot. I always remembered picking up my sister from dance, with a smile on her face, always talking about the new steps and moves she learned, to be honest, I kinda used to be jealous. She went to this little place called the dance shoppe. The dance shop was sorta a small place, but they had trophies lined up the walls

  • Hiplife Music In Ghana

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    Ghanaian people and the face of Ghana music today to a large extent. Considering our Ghanaian culture, Reggie Rockstone diluted the western style of rap music with the Akan culture which safeguarded our Ghanaian identity against westernization through Hip-hop. Hiplife has however evolved over the years with contemporary Ghanaian rappers finding much interest in real Hiphop today HIPLIFE MUSIC SINCE 1994 TILL DATE 1. Reggie Rockstone 1994-1999 Reggie Rockstone pioneered the Hiplife movement in 1994 and

  • Rap Music: The Rap Plague

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    The Rap Plague The world of hip-hop would invite you to believe that rap music provides a poetic way to communicate one’s life experiences through music. In some ways this could be true, but what do you hear that sounds very poetic to you? Every day, people all around the world are listening to music. Music has become a big part in today’s society. From the time we are in our mother’s wombs, music begins to play a large role in our development. Like a sponge, children are influenced by everything

  • Hip Hop And Youth Culture

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    Introduction Hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambataa is often credited with coining the name “hip-hop”. When asked during a lecture at Cornell University how the youth movement that he helped to create was named, he referred to the words “hip” and “hop” as they were chanted by rappers in their rhymes saying, “I liked that sound … I said, ‘This is hip and when you feel the music you gotta hop to it, so that’s when we called it ‘hip-hop.’”(Chang, 2014) However, the true nature of the hip-hop movement is not