If things were to change within the group, whether it is someone or something they disagree with they will leave. In conclusion Jay-Z started his career as a hustler and now he is one of the biggest rap moguls in the industry, this transition was only capable solely by talent, drive and determination. The likelihood of many other Black youths being able to say the same are now at one in a million. This phenomenon is unfortunately not common and until black youths in general learn that education is paramount we are doomed to fall by the
The title of this is Hip-Hop’s Betrayal of Black Women by Jennifer McLune. This is all about hip-hop and how it affects black women including racism, sexism, genders, and different dimensions of the personal life. What hip-hop does to men and women and the intentions of hip-hop in society today, I think hip-hop is fun, and different. To some extent, some of the things that they use and say are wrong and shouldn’t be used in the way that hip-hop uses it but I do think it is fun and different and also another way to express thoughts, feelings, etc. The hip-hop artists get very creative with it and it’s interesting to hear and see.
“Violence of some kind was recognized as necessary for breaking the conspiracy of silence and complacency about economic oppression, police violence, and other social ills of the black inner city.” (pg. 59). Tupac is one of many rappers who, though looked at as just a thug or a gangster, he rapped about a great number of issues that plagued and continue to plague the urban African American communities. Since rap is a form of art, and art has a deep connection to life used as a tool for structuring and shaping one’s ethics and lifestyle, it like other forms of art is simply a means of political engagement to raise consciousness and promote greater freedom (pg. 57).
Stapleton tells us that many believe the concern over sexual violence is not as big a concern of racial problems. Stapleton throws us the idea that many hip-hop artists felt that hip-hop was being considered objectionable because white youth were consuming it. Stapleton uses this to reveal where a large amount of criticism is coming from in both racial and genre issues. Stapleton brings up a gathering of hip-hop artists and rappers showing us that serious discussions were being had about the genre and the changes in it. 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.
Overrated Fame Hip Hop music has faced many changes forcibly caused by rap artists who fabricate music that does not relate to the ideal content of real Hip Hop music. The appreciation for real Hip Hop music has greatly decreased among rap fans that only pay attention to the music on the radio. Many Rap artists have contributed to the deflation of real Hip Hop. Lil’ Wayne is one of many rappers who dishonor the Hip Hop sound. Lil’ Wayne desperately exaggerates his title as the “Greatest Rapper Alive” which is certainly an unjust declaration.
“Black on Black Crime in the Hip Hop Industry” Black on black crime is the biggest issue that lives within the hip hop community. The problem these days is that people are so worried about what everybody thinks about then rather than just living life to the best of their ability. You got people hating on whose got more money, who’s selling crack on which corner, or who can pull more “bitches”. The music that is around for young children to see is outlandish. Nobody cares about what car’s you drive anymore, or about how much money you have.
‘Federal government was the main obstacle to the achievements of African American civil rights between 1865 and 1945.’ How far do you agree? African Americans fight to gain civil rights was a long one; politically they aimed to get the right to vote and to exercise this right. Federal government allowed anti-civil rights groups to deter African Americans from utilising their vote and in 1866 ‘black codes’ were enforced which further prohibited Africa Americans from voting. Federal government allowed states to have control over passing their own laws which states manipulated to prevent African Americans from exercising their political rights won through the fifteenth amendment in 1869. After 1869 federal government remained an obstacle throughout this time period.
What purpose does it serve Keith Boykin to use his platform on the BET website to criticize Don Lemon’s use of his much larger platform on CNN to speak to the black community? Boykin actually sounds as if he believes that he and Don Lemon have reached a point in their careers that limit their voices in the black community because of the success they enjoy. This is a ridiculous notion and a dangerous one. Hip Hop artist use their global reaching microphones to spread the misogyny and ignorance that plagues the black community without any thought to the damage they cause. It is not only appropriate for Don Lemon to correct behavior from his national stage – it is his obligation to do so.
Malcolm X would be indifferent towards the beginning of his life to an African American president, towards the middle of his life strictly opposed and towards the end would be willing to accept. At a young age Malcolm X would have been indifferent with the ideas of an African American president. He would have supported the idea of African Americans moving ahead in America but unconcerned. At a young age he solely cared about his own life and well being. He has numerous jobs from working at a pool hall to bringing people to whore house.
McLune used this emotionally charge language because she tries to achieve black women lives in the hip-hop culture. She feels that Powell’s argument is insufficient to address the sexism in hip-hop topic, she arguments that Powell only offers more excuses for something is not inexcusable. Specially, McLune states