Tupac was the biggest Hip Hop icon of the West Coast, he was shot in 1994 but was not killed he then later came to find out that his so called friends Biggie had knew about the shooting and had something to do with it. This then started the famous battle of the East vs. West in the hip hop society. Tupac then in the years to come would make tons of songs that would diss Biggie and of course Biggie would not just take it so he would try and come back at him. Between the two big icon’s Biggie being the icon for the East and Tupac being the icon of the West, they would start a huge war in the hip hop society and cause a lot of hatred. The East rappers and fans hated the West an the West rappers and fans hated the East.
Sonny's brother wouldn't listen or understand to what Sonny wanted.Later in the story they have a better relationship and Sonny's brother realizes that music helped Sonny through all of his suffering and it also helped them both as brothers to finally bring them closer together. Suffering is another important them throughout Sonny's blues.Sonny suffered with an addiction to drugs, Sonny's brother suffered when his daughter died with Polio and their father suffered when he watched his brother died and didn't do anything.They all handled their suffering in a different way whether it was with music or the way they would present themselves.Baldwin uses darkness and light as the darkness is Sonny suffering to his addiction and light as his brother being the educated one that lived life as what he thought was the right way to live it. Sonny's blues by James Baldwin has several themes.The theme of music and the theme of suffering were very important in this story because they all suffered in life and with their relationships.Music helped Sonny with his addiction and it also helped the brothers with their
Few rap stars filled their music or their lives with as much violence as Tupac Shakur, proclaimed Time in its obituary for the performer, adding, his murder forced a culture that glamorized hate to consider the consequences. While Shakurs 16 death by multiple gunshot wounds certainly inspired reflection in the rap world and beyond, Times reduction of his life and work to violent content was not the only point of view. Other observers saw Shakur as a much more complex figure, one who struggled with issues of violence, political power and personal commitment in his music and approached greatness in his film work. He glowed, journalist dream hampton declared in a Request magazine roundtable following Shakurs death. He was a star, and thats such a rare thing.
Several musicians paid tribute to Tupac and Biggie by mentioning them in songs and by having upcoming artist follow in their footsteps. Both Biggie and Tupac Shakur talents as a writing and rapper will continue to be acknowledged for decades to come. Some people might say these two individual lifestyle is what cause them there death as in excuse for why there are gone or they will say that industry killed them. Being that most rappers today are from the street also, many rapper were drug dealers and jailbirds, however people fail to realize that these artist left there thuggish day behind them and started a career in Hip
Away from the studios; Wayne was living a dangerous street lifestyle. He sold crack and also accidentally shot himself in the chest. Lil Wayne was also a part of male rap group by the name of the hot boys all from New Orleans, La. The hot boys consist of Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile, and Turk. As part of the Hot Boys, Lil Wayne got his first taste of success, when the Hot Boys
Sonny’s Blues This story is about regret and heartache between to brothers. This story is meant to tell the story of a younger brother and his struggles with life and how decisions he made affected those around him. The problem I found with the story is that it never really explained exactly what took place in his life to drive him to where he was in his adult life. The story talked a little about the relationship that he had with his father and the hardships he endured because he wanted Sonny to be a better person. It talked about his mother and her protective ways.
Names like Billy the Kid and Jesse James were legendary in their own time. Billy was born Henry McCarty on November 23, 1859. He was a "cherubic juvenile desperado, who boasted that he had killed twenty-one men, not counting Indians and Mexicans" (Current 505). William H. Bonney, Henry McCarty, William Henry McCarty, and Henry Antrim were all names he used (O'Connor, 1960: 22-23). Known as the second most famous "bad guy" in the folklore of American outlaws (Surge 12-14), he fit in with the men around him who defied the law.
He talks about when his brother was first born in the beginning of the story and how he was happy that he was getting someone to hang out with. Once he found out that his brother was undeveloped he says a lot of things that I think a healthy person should say, such as planning on smothering his brother with a pillow. I consider that the narrator did not sound like an average child, his personality might have been that way since the birth of his brother, but we do not get to read a lot about his life and feelings before his brother was born. I think the relationship between the narrator and his brother is very complex, and cannot be described easily. It was confusing to tell what he narrators true feelings were throughout the story, but I believed that he loved his brother.
That was my number-one thing when I first got in the business. Everybody's gonna know me." Soon everyone would, though perhaps not as he might have hoped; his album's tough stance—in the increasingly popular "gansta" mode—created his first major controversy. I n April of 1992 a Texas state trooper was shot to death by a young man who later claimed to have been listening to Tupac's album and cited the track "Soulja's Story" as the impetus for his violent act. The song narrates a fugitive with "cops on my tail"; pulled over, he decides to "blast [the officer's] punk ass/Now I got a murder
There are many key aspects of these books which allow the idea to be fully expressed. 2. The idea which belonging can come through due to the connections made with people and places is seen the text A Simple Gift as the main character Billy Luckett doesn’t really have any real connection with his father as he is subject to abuse by him. His experience is depicted through the poems Sport and Need. The abuse he receives from his father is seen in these poems shown through the perspective of Billy as he recounts his past when he gets bashed by his father when he breaks the window.