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. Contemporary Black Biography 2006). In the words of the greatest rapper that was ever born and touched many people-“ U Ever share your soul with a stranger only to realize he was a long lost friend? Ever talk 2 a man like U with a woman and share what you can’t with other men?” Written exuxlusively 4 Angela from Tupac Shakur. (Ardis, Angela, Inside A Thug’s Heart, New York City,
He was the longtime director of the FBI and spent much of his career gathering intelligence on radical groups and individuals, “subversives” Martin Luther King Jr. being one of his favorites. Hoover’s methods included infiltration, burglaries, illegal wiretaps and planted evidence and his legacy is tainted because of it. His stance or controversial tactics against black was unspeakable. He name Martin Luther king Jr. the most dangerous Negro in the future of this nation, and he was so afraid of Marcus Garvey that he called him a notorious negro agitator and began searching for any that would allow this guys to be charged with a crime. Hoover used COINTELPRO to initiate around the clock surveillance on king, hoping to find evidence of communism or sexual deviance.
Soon after dropping this album there was a big feud with the East-coast and West-coast rap style. There was a lot of verbal fighting against Tupac and Biggie, another New York rapper. He went to jail once again and served eight months because of parole arrangement. His record company had paid a bond of 1.4 million by the CEO of Death Row Labels Marion "Suge" Knight. On September 7, 1996 as Tupac was leaving the MGM casino with Knight, another car pulled up and shot Shakur.
As the book explains, 2pac served time in jail when his third album was released. 2pac was sent to jail for being accused of sexually assaulting a female fan. Obviously not the greatest influence he was. From the quote, we can see that 2pac was incredibly famous. Reaching top charts, 2pac had touched many lives with his inspirational music.
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).
A rival party of the La Familia cartel, The Knights Templar, has split from La Familia a few years ago and we believe that this is a major cause of the violent attacks in Mexico.” One of the disturbing results of these gang wars is that the locals are desperately looking out for shelter which will eventually become a problem for the local government. In the end they are responsible for the living conditions of the people. But the remaining question is: who’s responsible for this? Last year one of the ruthless Mexican drug lords known as La Barbie was arrested in New York. This man has an American background so the people started to wonder where it all went wrong.
From the readings of Rape-Prone Versus Rape-Free Campus Cultures, I read, I gathered some very pressing issues for black women and horrible acts that they are being succumbed to such as domestic violence, and rape. In the black community in particular, there is a continuous increase of domestic violence cases, race cases, and other various sexual exploitation that is going on concerning black women. In the Vibe Magazine article, it talks about domestic violence in the music industry particularly against rappers and their significant others. The article starts off by telling the story of the relationship of Christopher and his wife Liza. Throughout the course of their 10 year relationship, Christopher also known as "Big Pun" abused Liza on frequent
The bullet had gone through his jaw and neck, leaving huge wounds. Outraged, local blacks took to the street’s starting riots and fight’s all over the place. The crime was quickly investigated by the FBI however no obvious answers became clear. A man named James Earl Ray is being looked for as a suspect, however many people including many of Martin’s actual family believes he was innocent. He was in Memphis in support of the striking African American sanitation workers, who had performed a walk out in
Rodney King, a black construction worker in Los Angeles, California, was on probation for previous charges of robbery when he was involved in a high-speed chase with the Los Angeles police department. King was eventually apprehended by the police officers and then beating by at least 3 of the 5 officers to near- death, while the other two officers did nothing to stop or prevent the racially motivated police brutality. The beating was recorded by a near-by onlooker on his balcony and viewed nationwide by millions of American’s. Public outraged ensued and the notorious LA Riots soon followed the horrific beating of Rodney King. Eventually, during the trial of Rodney King against the officers who beat him, the federal Judge, John Davies, harshly criticized King for provoking the officers to commit such brutality and further said that the police men were right in the actions that they took.
Minaj's father was a severe drug addict with a long history of violence. At one point, he set fire to the family's home in a failed attempt to kill Minaj's mother. Determined to make it in the music business, Minaj took on backup singing roles for local New York City rappers. Soon, she began writing her own material. She was eventually discovered and signed to YMCMB.