Dre were such great artists that white people were afraid to imitate them—they're no better than John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Muddy Waters, and dozens of others whom white artists have happily mimicked in the past. Rather it's that this kind of "theft" became a capital cultural crime, and not just in the academy (how many '90s indie rockers knew by heart the verses in "Fight the Power," where Public Enemy calls Elvis a "straight-up racist, simple and plain"?). If gangsta rap marked a break, it was because hip-hop became coded to reflect the retrenchment of the "Two Americas" and the resultant combative, near-separatist mood among African-Americans. It was deliberately made less assimilable, a development reinforced by the marketplace when white suburban kids turned out to love its more extremist
Lou Russ had a low self-esteem while playing with the band when he could not stay on beat with his playing. Mr. Holland also stops the band several times to call him out on his lack of ability. Analysis: Mr. Holland’s Opus clearly displayed motivation of both Lou Russ and Mr. Holland. Lou Russ was motivated to play an instrument while Mr. Holland was challenged not to give up and teach Lou Russ to love music as he does. The self-esteem on both the part of Lou Russ and Mr. Holland was gradually changed from low to high.
What made his band so appealing was inventing a more violent sense on rock music which he called shock rock. He did this by using his concerts as a stage show that included devices of death such as a guillotine, the gallows, or electric chair. He would also use fake blood, boa constrictors and baby dolls. Each of his concerts goes through a certain process: sin, death, then resurrection. Band members have come and gone, but Alice was able to handle the challenges through time to still be the greatest rock star of all time and famed Americana.
NOVEL STUDY: LANCE ARMSTRONG, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE Chapter 1: Before and After “Cancer would change everything for me, I realised; it wouldn’t just derail my career, it would deprive me of my entire definition of who I was.” Looking through chapter one, Lance Armstrong defined himself as someone who is impatient and loves to do things quickly and swiftly. This is shown where he says on page 1, ‘I don’t do anything slow, not even breathe. I do everything at a fast- cadence.” The things that made him believe he was the happiest man in the world were his career, his support from his mother and his never broken ego. Chapter 2: The Start Line “Your past forms you whether you like it or not.” Both positive and negative influences helped to form and mould young Lance into the rebellious boy he was. Lance shares how close he is to his family and how his
This world has many heroes; the T.V, radio, and media shout out their names. Its apparent they that they gave their best, and they deserve their fame; but the heroes that should be shown are the ones that go with the game and never shout their name. the game players who are quietly doing deeds that help and show others their best, but that the world never shouts their name or recognize the impact they have. We need to recognize the heroes that people don’t know by name. we need to show them that we care, what better way to show them we appreciate them than to carve a replica of them in something as enduring as rock.
I too am of mixed race and I love to play the guitar, even though I may not be very good at it. I find inspiration in Jimi’s perseverance and his ability to break down barriers. Drugs and addiction is something that has taken way too many talented people away from us far too early. The one thing that we all have to remember is that we are all humans and flawed. We must celebrate each others accomplishments and not try and tear one another down for making choices that we simply do not
Growing up with a musically talented family gave me the perspective that music was life. I always loved and respected it, but I never found my niche in it. Until one night when I attended the John Mayer concert. The concert completely dumbfounded me. I could not believe that a person was able to play the guitar with such perfection.
Suddenly, in a blare of drums and guitars the stage became the center of attention as Uncle Kracker took the stage. Running through a set list of his most popular songs, the audience parroted back the lyrics as he moved around the stage in an obvious show of his years of experience as a performer. I am not a fan of Uncle Kracker’s music and his performance did not change my opinion. Uncle Kracker and
Knowledge is the fact or state of knowing the perception of fact or truth. Just because someone knows how to do things doesn’t always mean they do it. For example Victor Frankenstein knew he could create life so he did but long run it became dangerous to those he loved and everyone around him. Now to be realistic Osama Bin Laden was a very well educated man but he turned his intelligence into evil and became the worlds most wanted man. Victor Frankenstein attended the University of Ingolstadt to study in the sciences.
Brave New World Essay A perfect life, there no such thing as a perfect life, in Brave New world the ultimate goal is to achieve efficient, productivity and safety. These are thing that are very reasonable for a society to have but, to sacrifice ones freedoms and individuality for all of this is more or less, unimaginable. Brave New World pushes the limits of mans quest for perfection, it brings to light a side of human behavior which is considered now as “taboo”. The Brave New World explains a sort of utopia which is self destructive, it rules itself around perfection and promiscuity and also vanity. The create human to where they can conform only to the order in which their world requires and if any less they are removed and segregated to another part of their world and called savages.