Choppy execution and obvious breathing into the microphone give authenticity to the underground, homebrew style that Lil B has become famous (or infamous) for. Rhyming in every bar is not the standard for Lil B, which could be off putting for traditionalist Hip Hop fans. Complex themes being expressed with an arguably simple style create a cohesiveness that can be easily appreciated by a thorough listener. Freedom from forms of mental slavery like racism, stereotypes, and homophobia is the only recognizable theme occurring in all tracks excluding the overall positive message the album tries convey. To be "Based" according to Lil B himself is to be "Positive and Free" and his musical works have these themes dispersed throughout them.
For instance Lil Wayne is known as an entertainer / lyricist who write his music based off of his real life experience and things that will entertain people. This just so happens to be money, cars, clothes, drugs, jail experiences, etc. Rick Ross uses similar tactics when it comes to his music, but his music isn’t so based on the everyday thug who’s trying to make it. Lil Wayne is that hype entertainer who can make you laugh or keep you highly entertained from the things he says. Rick Ross is that rapper whom is more serious, he’s all about business .Unlike Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross Hasn’t had any jail visits.
A song can still be popular without a beat or rhythm; it would just need to have really good lyrics if it’s a song. On the other hand, in the free rhythm style of Shakuhachi music, silence works as sound, and it works well. So maybe it is possible to adapt and play music with no sound as its rhythm. Although, I do think it would be difficult, nonetheless, since we Americans like our music and are intrigued by music with plenty of beats and rhythm. As a huge fan of modern day hip hop, rhythm is definitely accountable for the enjoyment and the reason to listen the music.
Though hip-hop is definitely not the only cause, it doesn't help (Monk). With some minor changes in artists' lyrics and music videos, today's youth wouldn't be subjected to negative views of society, but rather the positive side of life (Monk). Hip-hop has a negative effect on today's youth and something must be done about it. I believe rap music is the major cause in provoking violence among teenagers. Teenagers spend between four to five hours a day listening to music and watching music videos (Nasso).
Because the media is such a powerful tool, people who watch music videos feel as if they should emulate rappers to learn the correct form of “masculinity”. Hip hop is the world’s leading youth culture, and because within it, men are portrayed as being in control of their wealth and surrounded with young attractive women. Young men feel that this is what they should be doing, or they do not live up to the standards of what a real man is. Hyper masculinity is an issue in hip hop music. During this trip to Daytona Byron was also able to view how
The Positive Influence of Hip-Hop Rap and Hip-Hop have changed society and though this genre of music is influential its effect is not necessarily negative. In fact, Rap music has had numerous, positive influences on the American nation. Rap music does wonders for the relationship of humanity. The ethnic and racial diversity of hip-hop's fan base helps to break down cultural barriers both in the U.S. and abroad. Though some types of rap music have immoral values in it, that is not true of the genre as a whole (Hip-Hop).
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.
This shows that even though you may grow up in a rough part of the world, that there are still very gifted and intelligent people wherever you go; Jay Z is a prime example of this. 2) How did he surprise/disappoint you? I was surprised by the environment that Jay Z was surrounded by in Marcy. By his descriptions in chapter 1 of the book, it sounded like a very rough place to live at the time. There was gang violence as well as drugs being distributed around where Jay Z was from.
The liberal power of hip-hop sets its own foot on America, with a purpose of awareness, exposing, and explaining of the truth. Rappers utilize hip-hop to vent their life story, and reveal the evil from it, so others who can relate, can now be aware. As a matter of fact, many legendary artists such as, Tupac and Eminem share a desire to “break down boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art- to make urgent, truth-telling work that reflects the lives, loves, histories, hopes, and fears of their generation. Hip-hop is about rebellion, yes, but it’s also about transformation” (Chang 60). Although there are those rebellious rappers, who scandalously flaunt about material things and aggressive behavior, there are many up and coming rappers all over the world seeking to be heard.
Major Writing Assignment: Tupac and Hip-hop Every musical generation has had its pioneers that have left an impact on the genre and all its constituents. For hip-hop, there have been a couple of pioneers, but one that will never be forgotten is Tupac. Tupac’s ideologies and the way he incorporated these ideologies into his music became the voice of, not only the black or poor community, but also to those who had goals of changing the world. His music stood out from the rest because of its controversial subjects, Tupac’s straight-forward attitude, and the realness of his rhymes. Tupac addressed the street’s problems in his rhymes and was a voice for the ghetto.