The influence of N.W.A on Hip-Hop and culture N.W.A (abbreviation for Niggaz With Attitudes), was an American Hip-Hop group from Compton, California widely considered one of the seminal acts of the gangsta rap sub-genre, sometimes credited as the most important group in the history of Hip-Hop. It was active from 1986 to 1991, the rap group endured controversy due to the explicit nature of their lyrics, and was subsequently banned from many mainstream U.S radio stations. In spite of this, the group has sold over 10 million CD units in the U.S alone. The unapologetic violent and sexist pioneers of gangsta rap, is in many ways the most notorious group in the history of rap. Emerging in the late '80s, when Public Enemy had rewritten the rules of hardcore rap by proving that it could be intelligent, revolutionary and socially aware, on the other hand N.W.A.
In the following years Shakur released three albums which all went Platinum and the most famous one was "Me Against the World".He became the first artist ever to have an album at number one while serving a prison sentence. He was sent there after the charges of sexually assaulting a woman and gang banging her. Shakur denied this act of violance but had to serve 1½–4½ years in prison, but he only served parts of his sentence. Then in 1996 Tupac Shakur
Lennon was a very violent person and went to jail once for beating a guy nearly to death for spreading a rumor that he was gay. Where was Ringo in all this? He was drumming for another band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The Beatles already had a fine drummer, Pete Best, but according to multiple theories, the three boys wanted him out. The most prominent theory is a combination of all of them.
First, he signed with Atlantic Records after 3 years with Warner Bros. Records ("Wiz Khalifa" April 06, 2013). Later in the year, Khalfa released his first single with Atlantic, Black and Yellow ("Black and Yellow" April 09, 2013). While the song went triple platinum, some think that this is when he began to sell out. He started making music to top charts and become radio station hits instead of his more uncensored style that fans had grown to love. In March of 2011, Wiz released his 3rd studio album Rolling Papers ("Rolling Papers (Wiz Khalifa album)" March 24, 2013).
Why Rap Music Provokes Violence Arthur Baker once said, "I remember being told 'someone’s gonna make a fortune out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way',". Arthur Baker was one of the first most widely-known hip-hop producers. Little did he know what negative effects rap music would have on today's youth. With violence and drug use rising, one must wonder, what could cause all of this. Though hip-hop is definitely not the only cause, it doesn't help (Monk).
Bowie has achieved worldwide success and has had many hit songs because of this. Therefore, David Bowie is an influential artist whose uniqueness is emphasized through the diversity of genres in his music and the various personifications he has assumed. His individuality as an artist is shown through using many different genres to accentuate the messages in the songs. Many of these profound messages are concerning love, human spirit and of warped reality. David Bowie’s use of popular genres in his music helps to keep him in style.
(Mickey Hess) “2Pac”’s officially started his entertainment career when he recorded a verse for Digital Undergrounds “Same Song”. After less than two years, he would release his debut album “2Pacalypse Now”. The album was highly acclaimed by the hip hop community but was denounced by former Vice President Dan Quayle by saying “It has no place in our society." Nonetheless, Tupac would go on to release many albums during his short life and posthumously including “Me against the World” and his famous Greatest Hits CD. (Armond White) After releasing his critically acclaimed fourth album, “All Eyez On Me” in 1996, Tupac, his label CEO; Marion “Suge” Knight, and a large entourage attended a Mike
The violent and often degrading lyrics of gangster rap have now become main-stream and is highly romanticized by young black and white youths, alike. To be able to analyze the death of Tupac Shakur, it is also important to address rap music and its influence on America’s culture. Hip Hop has become a multi-billion dollar industry that has come to dominate television, film and fashion, as well as radio. Many inner-city and urban residents are drawn to hip hop and are distrustful of many institutions, therefore, they look elsewhere for guidance and knowledge. This all too often comes in the form of rap idols and gangs.
He got two turntables and created “the break”, which was the instrumental part of the song and that’s what people like. Afrika Bambaataa started to do the same and hip-hop started getting a lot of success. It’s an incredible difference of hip-hop from the 70’s to hip-hop now. Many people think that hip-hop is a big problem in society. A lot of hip-hop artists degrade women and use strong references to drugs and money.
College Admission Something that has influenced my life and helped me along times of great peril is music. Music always lightens my mood. There is a great number of bands that have helped me through so much and there is a couple of bands that have actually influenced me to do the right things. One particular band that has helped me through a lot is Sixx AM. Their lyrics are amazing and so true.