The Influence Of Tupac Shakur And Kurt Cobain

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Music has the ability to bring people of the world together. Musicians are the ones in power to affect the society through lyrics and instruments. Over the years the power and style of music has had a drastic change in the world. Artists such as Tupac Shakur and Kurt Cobain have had a strong influence and significance to popular music by providing fans with timeless music, instead of just being part of a trend. Tupac Shakur was an artist who spoke about things going on in the urban environment, making him relatable to many of his fans who were from urban areas. Growing up surrounded by members of the Black Panther Party, with members ranging from his parents to his aunt and godfather, Tupac had a very revolutionary view of the world. Present …show more content…
Even if it was fighting for equality or having a conflict with another artist, especially against Notorious B.I.G, Tupac was not scared to voice his opinion. In the book The Vinyl Ain’t Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture it states: "Since his death, Tupac has become an international martyr, a symbol on the level of Bob Marley or Che Guevara, whose life has inspired Tupacistas on the streets of Brazil, memorial murals in the Bronx and Spain, and bandanna-wearing youth gangs in South Africa," (79). Tupac’s influential music has touched not only the people of the rough neighborhoods in America, but many people around the world, similar to the influence of Nirvana’s Kurt …show more content…
At the age of nine Kurt’s father and mother divorced, causing him to be distant and disobedient. In school Kurt would begin to bully people and disobey adults, resulting in his father to send him to a therapist who told him Kurt’s problems come from not being in a traditional family structure and that it would be better for him to have both parents living with him, but this never happened. Instead, Kurt’s mother granted full custody to Kurt’s father, who soon became overwhelmed with Kurt’s behavior, sending him to live with different family members throughout his

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