Lil’ Wayne desperately exaggerates his title as the “Greatest Rapper Alive” which is certainly an unjust declaration. Lil’ Wayne’s music distorts the real value of Hip Hop and misrepresents the image of the Hip Hop culture. Over four years, Lil Wayne morphed from a mediocre rapper with a thuggish point of view into a joke who merges sex, drugs and gang violence. Back in the 1980’s, there were 'rappers', for example, Tupac ,Jay-Z, and Nas, that rapped for fun, on the corner as a past time. Rappers weren't looking for get rich
The 7 days between his shooting and his death, his many predictions of his own death, and his use of "Makaveli" only added credence to such theories(The Gale Group, Inc. Contemporary Black Biography 2006). Tupac has many unreleased recording and films that remain in the vaults. By saying this his life might be over but his soul and work will live on. Yet the possibility remained that it was his death that would leave the strongest mark on pop culture; his murder sparked considerable debate about the end of the "Gangster" era and the futility of the "Thug Life’’(The Gale Group, Inc.
He still was living by the thug life rule. Tupac had a lot of people that had disliked him for how was taking over the rap game. He had dropped his third album in 1995 “Me Against the World”. Tupac was the first artist in the music industry to serve time while having his album number one on the Billboard 200. Soon after dropping this album there was a big feud with the East-coast and West-coast rap style.
My cousin, who was also involved with the same gang, was murdered right in front of my eyes. It was very rough on my family but especially on my brother. But thank God, one day Officer Henke found my brother on the streets and from that moment on, his life changed. I don’t know exactly what he did or said to my brother, but he must have made a huge influence on my younger brother’s decisions, because it has been more than three years and my brother has been crime free. Officer Robert Henke is a native of Illinois.
Tupac had a rough childhood growing up, he really had no role model growing up other than his mother. For example, his godfather “Geronimo Pratt” was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a school teacher, right before his birth (Tupac Shakur Biography 2). His stepfather Mutlulu a man who was very present during his childhood he had been sentenced to sixty years in prison for armed robbery in 1988. He stepfather was also on the F.B.I’s top ten most wanted list for several years. Due to the people he was surrounded by much of Tupac’s Philosophies reflected on the Black Panther lifestyle (1).
(179) Rose makes a good point when she says that had he beaten up the white business man, he could have waved good-bye to his career. His attack attracted media coverage that perpetuated the notion that black men are aggressively uncouth, but at least, in the eyes of the some, he was only hurting his own race. Written in 1994, Black Noise does not dissect that since the 1991 beating, which caused Barnes to file a multimillion dollar lawsuit that has taken an extremely long time to settle (itself an interesting point), Dr. Dre has gone on to tag team a song with Eminem that references the incident. “Guilty Conscience” off the Slim Shady LP features Dr. Dre as the conscience and Eminem as the devil on the shoulder as a series of scenarios play out. At the end of the song, a man named Grady finds his wife in bed with another man, and the following takes place: [Eminem] Okay!
He always talks about how he could have been a legitimate contender in the sport of boxing if he continued to train and stayed clean. He steals in order to support his drug addiction. During the film he is arrested for the twenty-seventh time, yes the twenty-seventh time, and faces a long prison sentence. The saddest part about his story is not the fact that he was once a talented up and coming boxer, but he was a father to young son. The saddest part for me during the film was seeing him playing with his son before his sentencing.
The crowds were amazing but the performers were even more so, from the Jefferson’s plane to the one and only Jimi Hendrix. After Woodstock the rise of hip hop began. There were many rappers that did a lot of protest music like public enemy and the song fight the power. The song was about how blacks in America were treated badly and they wanted change. The two biggest names in hip hop by far are Tupac Shakur and The notorious B.I.G.
In the quote,” Russel Simon, one of the most successful hip hop producers and promoters in history, has called for an industry wide ban on certain lyrics.” By J-Ro. Judging from this quote, we can see that activist like Russel S. and others are working in passing a law that would restrict rappers from using inappropriate lyrics, and ban words that offend women and African American people. One of the most use words by rappers is the “N” word which tends to offend especially middle or elder African Americans. Also, censorship would help stop the use of cusswords that rappers depend on a lot to make their music. Enforcing restriction to Hi Hop, it would force rappers to come up with better music that would last longer than comparing to today’s music a month or two.
In a recent article in “Hip Hop,” they discuss the reasoning behind the vulgar language and the term “nigger” used in rap in the mind of a famous artist, Snoop Doggy-Dogg. “People gotta see the pain and sufferin that we African Americans gone through. Ain’t no one gonna see anything if we