Eminem blames the parents for not spending time with their children is turning them in to delinquents as to it being his music turning them into delinquents. He raps about his life and even his fame and in most recent years his recovery process. McCrillis states that “In all fairness to Eminem's critics, there is a meanness and, in some cases, viciousness to a great deal of contemporary music. The meanness is certainly not limited to rap, but rap tends to bear the brunt of this criticism because, as music goes, it appears to be the most imitative of political speech” (McCrillis, 2003). Which he does have a point because rap music does bear the brunt of most criticism in the music industry for all the vulgarity that it has in the lyrics and Eminem is no exception when it comes down to the vulgarity of his music.
They don’t care about what people think of them. When you hate yourself, whatever people say it doesn’t make sense. ‘Why do they like me? Why do they care about me?’ Because you don’t care about yourself at all.” Whether Edwards realized it or not, he never tried to hide his depression from the public as shown in the above statement, often using his music to express himself. Culture, alienation, boredom, and despair were themes that remained constant in Edward’s music; although one could argue that his lyrics were the subtle signs.
He also says that he was embarrassed of his acne and it held him back from being himself and talking to other. This shows the emotion of his acne and how the product will help others feel more confident just like it did for him. It also makes a connection from the audience to himself which persuades them to buy Proactive.
Nothing could ever make up for all the bad things Sonny does but at least he does somewhat realize the bad things he does. If he did not realize his bad deeds, he wouldn’t be telling Cologero not to be like him. I know that Sonny has trust issues but that does not affect him being a good person or not. Sonny’s having trust issues is just his way of trying to protect himself from getting taken advantage of, and keep control. The reason why he has these trust issues is probably because he was taken advantage of in the past, and does not want it to happen again.
Some say Dionysus is angry and often irrational, but he is a divinity that requires worship. Fast-forwarding to the modern era, tabloids feature articles about an abundance of celebrities who like to party. But one man stands out to be a little more wild than the rest. Charlie Sheen was casted as himself in the show Two and a Half Men, playing the role of what he claims to be his normal life. Sheen is the life of the party, loves drugs, alcohol, and sex.
Although his cause and motivation, raising awareness and donors for his bone marrow foundation was admirable his efforts were overshadowed by negative connotations associated with his music. Effectively, to be successful the artist is often forced to make compromises in their music, not only for the public but to fit the mold of what record labels expect to be financially successful. In Jay-z's Moment of Clarity, he writes," I dumb down for my audience and double my dollars, they criticize me for it yet they all yell holla- as rappers must decide what’s most important, and I can't help the poor if I’m one of them, so I got rich and gave back, to me that's the win-win". Nelly was effectively attempting to do the same.
A good role model makes positive decisions, displays good behavior, and is respectful to others. Lil Wayne is sometimes called the King of Hip Hop and some even proclaim him as being the best rapper alive. He has the power to influence millions of his fans by his music. Lil Wayne is considered a bad influence on how people should live their life. His music is vulgar, meaningless and most of the time he is calling females derogatory terms.
Lateef Badru Professor LeAmber Howell 3/23/12 Public Opinion Rush Limbaugh Vs Sandra Fluke Rush Limbaugh is an American talk show host who has risen to fame through his controversial on-air statements. However, though he gains popularity through his attention grabbing statements, they can sometimes land him in trouble. This is shown through his latest controversy where he upset the public by calling a woman a slut on his radio talk show. The comments he made about the woman, Sandra Fluke, could lead to problems with his advertisers as well as the station that syndicates his show. Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student, was the recipient of the harsh comments from Limbaugh.
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
\ Noel Rivera English 102 Prof- McNamara Rap music promotes violence! The violent effect of rap music has been proven time and time again that it not only promotes but encourages violence and unlawfulness to it audience. Rap music in the 20th century has become a part of American culture and its message to the youth is connected with popular yet misguided phrases like “Get rich or die trying”, “Money over Bitches”, “Thug life”, and the most popular, “F**k the police!”. This language in rap music is something that parents need to consider before letting their child listen to their favorite Hip-Hop artist. However, this wasn’t always the case.