Biggie feud which I briefly spoke of earlier. Though there really was a problem between the two rappers, it was blown way out of proportion by producer Suge Knight who also had a feud but with Biggie's producer Puff Daddy. He encouraged 2pac to continuely attack Biggie in his songs. 2pac seemed to be unaware of the fact that he was actually being used by Suge to promote something even better, a westcoast vs. eastcoast war. This led to millions of albums beings sold because people began to feed into the hype and joined in on the war.
We see in Stapleton’s words how hip-hop has become a dangerous genre and how responsibility lies in the artists, managers, record companies, and parents when it comes to the music. But Stapleton discloses her view of the situation and the irony at hand. While these groups may be responsible Stapleton says ultimately American society is to blame because it carries the common themes hip-hop music is all about, including the bad
Introduction to African American Studies’ Discussion Paper 8 Jenia Price April 09, 2013 Discussion Paper 8 Question: Defend or refute the following statement: “Rap music should not be supported by African American Studies specialists because too many songs degrade women and celebrate violence and other behaviors that have a negative impact on black communities. When you listen to today’s rap music it is something you would not want to play around your grandparents. Back in the late 70s rap was good music because rappers rapped about positive things in life. For example the song self-destruction by BDP, Stetsasonic, Kool Moe Dee, MC Lyte, Doug Fresh, Just-Ice, Heavy D, Chuck D was made to stop the violence that was happening in the world between African Americans. Those were positive rappers who wanted to have an effect on people’s lives.
I will go in-depth as to why hip-hop has become more commercialized and why the hip-hop culture is portrayed in a negative way along with discussion on racial and discrimination that exist in the music industry. Facts on who controls the Music Industry and the corporations that broadcast mainstream media to the masses along with theories a lot of authentic original hip-hop artist have spoken up about in regards to the illuminati that I too am in agreement with the authentic rappers’ point of view, and how corporations and have took control over the true essence of the hip-hop movement in order to profit and “enslave” the people in the struggle who benefit from and are the creators of the original hip-hop movement. This paper will touch base on the complex paradox between authentic rap music and commercial mainstream music, along with how the music industry has changed due to digital and technological advancements. Also, theories of new world order concepts
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.
Beyond schooling he held very few jobs and preferred to claim unemployment benefits to provide means for an income. He was eventually committed to Boys Town, a juvenile detention facility, by his mother who found him difficult to manage. His father Ken, with whom he never shared a close relationship, left the household in 1981, leaving Travers as the head of the family. Finding it difficult to support the family, Travers relied on crime to provide food, stealing animals such as chickens and ducks from nearby households for food. The health of Travers' mother eventually deteriorated, and he and his siblings were sent to live with foster families whilst she was hospitalised.
Music, drugs and culture are mixed together in various levels of conflict and harmony throughout modern day music, which affects the artist and listeners alike. The Group summarizes James Baldwin “Sonny’s Blues” as depiction of two brother’s relationship with one another. The summary by Suzy Bernstein Goldman seems to also depict this triangle of cultural relations that has affected three generations of America Culture. There is tragedy that causes a rift in the two bothers relationship. Tragedies affect people in all different ways.
Drugs are never good and from what I’ve seen and heard that they never end well sometimes. Where in the right mind would make people want to do drugs. It ruins lives and ends careers. Also, there are some friends that have joined the gang life and that’s all they believe in now. My brother was a gang member, never really got to see him.
The 18th amendment contributed to the rise of organized crime because it created a lot of underground business. From killings to people living in poverty, that’s what the prohibition caused. If people really thought that prohibiting alcohol to be sold leally were going to help the way that people lived during this time, they were wrong. A lot of people were against the law, they argued that if they banned alcohol legal businesses were going to go broke and that was not going to help the economy get better. But alcohol was not the only thing breaking families apart they said, after the war, soldiers would come home and find themselves in a whole, struggling to find jobs.
This demonstrated that Boo had no connections to anyone outside his house since he was not allowed to have one which made misery rain on him. Lastly Boo was always discriminated and never appreciated for anything he had done to serve society. As the people of Maycomb always on thought of Boo being a bad person, he was shown evidently that he served society as a secret hero such as when he had saved the children from Bob Ewell; “Mr. Ewell was tryin’ to squeeze me to death . .