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  • Nick Cannon Research Paper

    Cannon was born in San Diego, California, to Televangelist James Cannon and bookkeeper Beth Hackett. His folks separated when he was a child, so he grew up on a back and forth basis between California and North Carolina. At 8 years old, Nick Cannon's granddad exposed him to the performance world when he gave him a few musical instruments. Before long, he changed from music to doing stand-up comic drama, using his dad's public access show as a platform. 8. More On Nick's Endeavors…

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  • Thriller Analysis

    When Thriller was first released, listeners could only expect greatness considering Michael Jackson’s prior experience in the music industry. Ever since he started singing at the age of just 5 years old, Jackson had stunned the world with his musical and performing skills. It is certainly an understatement to say this guy had already had some success in the industry before releasing Thriller. Coming off of his hugely-successful album, Off the Wall in 1980, he certainly had high expectations to…

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  • Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

    4 that same year, two black students were shot and killed by members of the Mississippi State Highway Patrol. A few years before these tragedies back at Lincoln the Ku Klux Klan had burned a 30-foot cross near the college. After responding to these events through his poetry/music by releasing, “The Nigger Factory,” “The…

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  • Kanye West Essay

    and total of 34 million albums sold. Winner of 21 Grammy Awards and other 68 nominations as a record producer, singer, songwriter and rapper. Until today, no other hip-hop artist has won more. Plaudits from Lou Reed, Prince, Paul McCartney and many more (Biography.com Editors, 2017). He has been influencing music as an art constantly since his…

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  • Lucy O Brien's Madonn Like An Icon

    more upbeat tone than her previous two, being more thematically about love. Unfortunately, a few years later she was divorced, with Sean Penn being portrayed the…

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  • Elvis Presley Impact

    lvis Aaron Presley was known as the "King of Rock and Roll". He impacted not only western cultures but inspired generations. To this day many continue to listen and enjoy in music even after nearly 40 years after his untimely death. Elvis continues impacting musical culture as well as changing the face of music forever. Rock n roll is defined by its distinct rhythm and sound, Presley helped define this even more with his unique style and voice Elvis's Presley's parents, Vernon and Gladys had…

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  • Tainted Love Analysis

    "Tainted Love Or Tainted Music" Musician, songwriter, and record producer of the 50's and 60's Ed Cobb wrote the memorable song "Tainted Love" in 1964. Cobb's profession of musician and songwriter has been marked as a renowned songwriter of his time. Cobb played in the band the Four Preps and wrote for several famous musical artists like the Standells, Fleetwood Mac, and Pink Floyd, just to name a few. The talents of Cobb's work has boosted musicians fame with the enjoyment of his lyrics. His…

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  • The Pros Of Elvis Presley's Television Controversy

    Critics Cryin' All the Time; Elvis Presley's Television Controversy A musician will go through many moments that define their career or them as a person. These moments typically have large impacts and strong causes that lead up to the event and will most likely have either positive of negative outcomes. Usually a moment in a musician’s career will have some sort of influence on their appearance, but sometimes that can change the overall view of the artist and the genre. When a moment or an…

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  • Louis Armstrong And The Harlem Renaissance

    The 1920s and 30s were a time of renewal and revival for the city of Harlem. This period of time has been dubbed “the Harlem Renaissance.” One of the artists at the head of this movement was Louis Armstrong. “Satchmo” or “Pops” as he was often called, released many important works, many of which are performed to this day (ABiography.com (Eds.), n.d.). His music has resonated throughout the world from his time to our time. Louis Armstrong was one of the most prolific jazz artists of the…

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  • Violation Of Freedom Of Speech Pros And Cons

    March 10th, 2003. While tensions were building in the middle east and the Unites States was looking to invade Iraq, a country band called The Dixie Chicks was on stage on London, England. When introducing their song “Travelin’ soldier”, lead singer Natalie Maines, a Texas native, made a very controversial statement that would cause a massive stir and lead to the downfall of the very popular band. She stated “Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this…

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