The hip hop culture started back more than a few decades ago, in the late 1960’s. It was used to express a rapper’s life through poetic lyrics. It was most popular in African American and Latino communities. It was a way for them to get away from their life problems and just enjoy life. “Rap music is very influential and can have positive or negative effects, according to some experts.” (Killion) ““To say there is no influence and no effect is naïve,” said Murray Forman, professor of media studies at Northeastern University in Boston.” (Killion) ““It is a known fact that hip-hop has taken over, in a sense, the mainstream youth culture,” said Emmett Price, a professor at Northeastern University in Boston, who teaches hip-hop culture.
Joey Bada$$ 25th November 2014 I went to see Joey Bada$$, supported by fellow Pro Era artist Kirk Knight at Shepherd's Bush on the 25th of November 2014. Jo-Vaughn Scott, who goes by Joey Bada$$, was born in the East Flatbush section of Flatbush, New York on January 20, 1995. He chose to rap under the name Joey Bada$$ as he noticed the media focused on rappers with more cynical names, and that it was "what sounded cool at the time, what fit [his] mood" (Isenberg, 2012). He formed the hip-hop collective Progressive Era more commonly known as Pro Era with high school classmates Capital Steez, CJ Fly and Powers Pleasant. They have now expanded with more than 20 members including graphic designers, producers, singers and rappers.
These MC's became known as "rappers".” “Eventually, "rap music" was refined to become a mixture of rhythmic poetry, and rappers were getting noticed by 1979 and some commercially successful records were selling locally, though rap had hardly made an impact on the U.S. mainstream.” As the eighties went by, hip hop got more popular and we had some station that would play our music such as BET, but MTV only played everything besides African American music. If they did play it, it was not hip hop. African American’s got so upset with MTV that a station was created called VH1 to have a balance between the music because they played any kind of music that the young people were
He played in bands all throughout his childhood, such as “The Semester”, “New Found Glory”, and “The Used”. These bands were known as post hardcore rock, but Derek eventually shifted his interest to hip hop. At age 18, he changed his name to Dylan Smith. He began touring nationally at the ripe age of 17, and by age 21, had toured worldwide. Playing drums for four successful bands, one being “Four Letter Lie”; he emancipated himself from FLL on July 4, 2009 to become his own solo musician.
Will Smith was a rapper by the name of The Fresh Prince alongside, childhood friend, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Ready Rock C. However, the Will Smith that is seen today is not the one of 1988. In the year 1988, The Fresh Prince was tackling the rap world. Will Smith was so talented that he was awarded the first Grammy in the rap category. That award catapulted him into the limelight starting him on the path to superstardom. Another reason that Will Smith is the best entertainer is because of his long acting career.
Five Guys was originally named as a way to represent the five males in Jerry Murrell’s (Five Guys’ Chief Executive Officer) family when the first restaurant opened in 1986; himself, and four sons (Jim, Matt, Chad, Ben). After the birth of the youngest son (Tyler), the name Five Guys came to represent the five sons of Jerry and Janie (Five Guys’ President) Murrell. The success of Five Guys management is evident by its amazing growth within a relativity short period of time. Before franchising, Murrell was content with the family business and its modest growth. Five Guys was considered a little family burger operation in five locations with a steady and loyal customer base in Northern
ENC 1101 J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story J. Cole the kind of rapper who worries aloud, and frequently, if he's getting too deep for his own songs. A St. John's University magna cum laude graduate raised in poverty by a single mother, Cole distinguished himself in his early career as much through effort as talent. Over a string of fiercely earnest, frequently impressive mixtapes, he raps in a way which the semicolons and embedded clauses are audible, and he produced all his own tracks. You feel as if you were watching a movie when J.Cole tells his stories. He has become a leading light of the conscious-rap crowd.
In 1989 is when Boys II Men got there big break, they were fortunate enough to go back stage at a Bell Biv DeVoe concert. Boys II Men would sing an acapella song known as “Can You Stand the Rain” by New Edition for Michael Bivins. Bivins offered them a contract right then and there with Motown Records. At some point before the group’s debut album was released, member Marc Nelson decided to leave the group to pursue his own personal solo career. As a group of four now, they wasted no time and entered the studio to record their debut
For my research paper I chose to focus on Lil Wayne. I admire him because he is hard working and he has gone through a lot to achieve his American dream and he never gave up on it. Lil Wayne's American dream was to have a better life for himself and move his family out of the ghetto. He had been trying to do that since he was young and then he finally got discovered at the age of 13 by Birdman who was a well-known local producer. He took Lil Wayne to the top and even though he had to drop out of high school it was wroth it because he is now worth over 24 Million dollars.
According to Ph.D. research sociologist Brian Uzzi of Northwestern University, movie buzz can often help a film become a blockbuster hit. Certain movies seem to creep into the airwaves and receive constant chatter from news organizations, online sites, talk-show hosts and radio DJs. This can occur even before a film has been officially released. When the movie buzz hits a certain critical mass through this word-of-mouth marketing, suddenly audiences will want to see it and it becomes a blockbuster The success of a film's opening weekend is often considered one of the benchmarks for its blockbuster status. Studios carefully stage advertising campaigns with posters, press interviews, billboards and sneak previews before a movie's official open over a weekend or holiday.