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  • Death Row Record Analysis

    The story told by Death Row Records is a cautionary tale about the grimy realities of the entertainment industry. It’s a story of drug gangs, and persistent harassment by the Police Department and the FBI . The records sold and made millions for the record labels generating more than $400 million in sales as well as making $100 million for annual revenue. But that didn’t mean the artists got paid. Compton didn't bring forth rap, however the music that fell off the streets of Los Angeles in the late 1980s took the lower class to another level, aesthetically and politically. The artist of this newly refined “Rap” included rappers Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and Dr. Dre (most of N.W.A). The “G-Funk” inspired beats and explicit lyrics, about drugs,…

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  • Essay On Rap Lyrics

    Imagine having something that meant something significant. Something that meant something to a large group of people. Something that has been a longstanding part of a culture. Then that thing was given a negative connotation seemingly out of nowhere. This thing could have helped someone through hard times, something that spoke to them or something that has significance in their lives. This is something that people who are fans of rap and hip-hop have to face on a regular basis. In somewhat…

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  • Gangsta Rap And Drill Music

    emotions towards their lives and the streets they live on. Community brings along a very meaningful notion for these rappers, as this is what they rap about. How Rap Lyrics Represent Community When listening to gangsta rap music, or drill music one can read into the lyrics and usually assume that the neighborhoods in which these rappers live must be extremely violent and dangerous. Rappers tend to put on this persona that they are the toughest in their neighborhood, no one can mess with them,…

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  • Misunderstand Gangsta Rap Music Analysis

    Driving down the road or walking on the sidewalk, one might hear someone blasting their rap music, full of vulgar language and profanity, from their car. One might conclude the driver and their passengers are up to no good, or they are bad people. Instead of rushing to judgement, it is important to recognize the impact age, race and gender has on one’s opinion of music and one’s opinion of the people listening to or writing certain types of music. Rap music is primarily believed to be enjoyed by…

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  • Write An Essay On Subway Art

    the stigma and ignorance surrounding gangs. Like graffiti, rap was born in the inner city and crafted by self-professed former gang members. Legends like Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls spun rhymes recounting the racial injustice and violence black people suffered in neighborhoods like the South Side of Chicago, Brooklyn, and South Central L.A. This art form highlighted the psychological and emotional effects of living in a constant combat zone. In Shakur’s “Life Goes On,” he laments for the…

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  • The Nigga Ya Love To Hate Analysis

    “Rap is something you do; Hip-Hop is something you live.” Words spoke by one of Hip-Hop culture’s philosophers and celebrated artists, KRS-One nearing the end of what is considered the genre’s golden age of its creativity and influence in the mid-1990s. For some, the statement is self-explanatory and almost reverent in it pronouncement. For others on the outer periphery of rap music and its associated culture, the delineation between the two may be murky. Nonetheless, the statement has much to…

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  • Ice Cube Informative Speech

    Friday, when you hear that word most people think of the day before Saturday and the one right after Thursday. It’s the last day of the week before the weekend and for the most part the last day of work or school. But when I think of Friday I think of the movie. Some famous lines from the movie is “Bye Felisha,” “No sugar? Yall aint never got two things that match. Either yall got Kool-Aid no sugar, peanut butter no jelly, ham no burger.” But I’m not here to talk about the movie I’m here to talk…

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  • Compare And Contrast Tupac And Kurt Cobain

    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…

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  • Unfair Death Penalty

    The death penalty is destroying the sanctity of the United States Justice system as we know it. The most common form of carrying out the death penalty is ineffective, the whole process of the death penalty is expensive and lengthy, and people simply don’t want it anymore. It is a barbaric way of treating criminals and is more of a burden than a benefit. There are other ways to treat terrible criminals that would keep them isolated and with no chance of escaping. The death penalty, as in any…

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  • Capital Punishment In Steve Earle's A Death In Texas

    Capital punishment is the legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime. The death penalty is a complex issue, and can understandably be argued from both sides, those opposing the death penalty, and those who feel capital punishment should still be an option. Capital punishment should be abolished because, people are capable of change, the penalty puts innocent lives at risk, and we pay millions for each death penalty case. Firstly, people are capable of change; in other…

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