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  • Carmen: A Hip Hopera

    astounded." With her certainty she draws in the consideration of everybody from screwy cop Luietenant Miller to well known rapper Blaze. However Carmen has eyes on the exclusive she can't have-Seargeant Derrick Hill. Be that as it may, nothing will prevent Carmen Brown from getting what she wants..or so she considers. Carmen: A Hip Hopera, depends on a musical drama from the nineteenth century. It mixes an affection musical drama with a considerable measure of advanced rap and hip bounce. Beyonce plays Carmen Jones, an enchantress who always gets into inconvenience and begins to look all starry eyed. Her beau is officer Derrick Hill, nonetheless one night she gets captured and gets taken to imprison. In transit the cop Frank Miller, played by Mos Def, falls frantically infatuated with her and doesn't take her to imprison. Carmen then becomes hopelessly enamored with hotshot Blaze, and botches things up for everybody. After their work day, Hill and Porter stop at a nearby watering gap for cops, where his fiancee Caela is a server. Now that they're locked in, Caela attempted to persuade Hill to stop the constrain in light of the fact that she would not like to stress over him being executed at work. As destiny would have it, and on prompt obviously, Carmen strolls into the bar. Every one of the cops, including Lt. Mill operator, were attempting to Mack on Carmen, however she wasn't intrigued. Slope then again, didn't give Carmen the season of day since he's locked in. Carmen…

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  • The Sophistication In Prince Among Slaves, By Andrea Kalin

    documentary tells the story of an African prince, Abdul Rahman, who is forced into the slavery and must adjust to a new life in America. Prince, as he is referred to by his master Thomas Foster, learns to accept his fate and to follow the path Allah has created for him, a traditional practice of Islam. He and the woman he marries from the plantation are eventually freed, but they have to leave their children behind. Prince tries to raise enough money to free his kids, but dies before…

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  • A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Presence Of Misogyny In Rap

    The focus of my rhetoric research is to analyze the presence of misogyny in conscious rap and how it is reflected in lyrics and criticized compared to gangster rap. This paper will seek to explore how sexism affects listeners when coming from a less street, more mainstream artist, specifically concentrating on rapper J. Cole. Daws, Laura Beth. "The College Dropout: A Narrative Critique of the Music of Kanye West." Florida Communication Journal, vol. 35, no. 2, Fall2007, pp. 90-99. Kanye West…

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  • Life Of Pablo Analysis

    The Life of Pablo, which was originally supposed to be called So Help Me God and Swish and many other trial and errors that did not make the cut. The Life of Pablo is Kanye West’s 7th studio album, which was first released only through streaming. Although the album is Kanye Wests’, he had plenty of help with engineering and creating lyrics for the album with others and even Grammy nominee musicians. Some of the musicians who were featured on the gospel-rap album were Kid Cudi; Chance the Rapper,…

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  • Black Rage Analysis

    It’s nearly my millionth time turning left on the radio tuner, and something finally sounds right. The buzzing static from the previous stations magically vanish, and a collection of alluring hums and melodies fill the car. The soothing vibrations become increasingly tranquil as a desperate and despaired voice finds its way over the mesmerizing backdrop. “And I 'm in denial, and it don 't take no x-ray to see right through my smile,” the anguished voice croons. The heart aching lyrics eventually…

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  • Thank You And You Re Welcome Analysis

    Rappers today are considered modern day poets, and none more so than Kanye West. In his short book titled Thank You, and You’re Welcome, I found a passage that has forever opened my eyes. West states, “When you’re so focused on what you don’t have…you won’t have.” Since reading this I have learned how to not let my wanting something get in the way of what I already have. I began to make a budget each and every month; if I couldn’t afford something that month, it would have to wait until the next…

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  • The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven By Sherman Alexie

    “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fisfight in Heaven” is a short story out of a book that is also titled “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie. This series of short stories was released in 1993 and is still known today as one of his best pieces of work. Alexie is a Native American writer, poet, and filmmaker who generally targets his work toward young adults. Alexie has faced many issues in his life including…

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  • Def Vs Dubois

    In American history, there has been a plethora of individuals who have gone down in the books as the best of the best in their contribution to African American history, both the past and the present. African American history has dated as early as 1903 with W.E.B Dubois to Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def in 1984. These two phenomenal activists all paved the way for a long legacy of Black culture, music, education, and social justice.Today, the two of these activists lie in many social movements, including…

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  • Jasari X And Synthesis Essay

    poverty and how cyclical poverty decimates hope and optimism. “Path” refers to the few routes a child can choose to go down while living in poverty. “Path” exemplifies the lack of choice that exists for those in poverty, and further emphasizes the lack of options and opportunity people in poverty have. “Straight ‘n narrow” is slang for steering away from deviant behavior and maintaining your path on a route of success. In this context, “straight n’ narrow” demonstrates that people of poverty and…

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  • Prince Among Slaves Film Analysis

    his opponents, Prince Abdul returned home to announce the news. While the prince was traveling home to his father, he was ambushed by kidnappers. According to Prince Abdul, the attack was hostile: “We heard the guns. We saw the smoke.” (2:23) Many of Prince Abdul’s men were killed during the abduction. Forcefully, those who were left, were chained and dragged, to the sea. The abductors forced the prince to take off his shoes, so his feet were in pain the entire journey. The kidnappers then sold…

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