Mutulu Shakur

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  • Assata Shakur: A Black Woman

    Assata Shakur, arrested in the early 1970s for killing a Caucasian state trooper from a shootout in New Jersey. She lived some years in her life in prison until she escaped to Cuba. Escaped to write her intake on the situation at hand and her life. She evolved from JoAnne Chesimard to Assata Shakur for a reason. The reason to stand politically to fight off the society who believed that black could not identified as beautiful, they pertained no rights to healthcare and equal stance in politics. Assata Shakur’s autobiography displayed her past discretions as a woman additionally a black woman. First I will discuss how before she named herself Assata Shakur, her childhood reflected who she identified then as Joanne Chesimard. The first part…

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  • Kendrick Lamar's Poem In The Rap River

    Kendrick Lamar is a very respected, powerful rapper in the rap game right now. He has a lot of influence on the rap community and to the listeners of his music. He has a lot of different songs that focus around the idea of racism, police brutality, and equality. One of his most well known songs and one of the songs that focuses on racism is his song “Alright” of the album “To Pimp A Butterfly”. The music video to this song is what really tells the story to this song along with the very powerful…

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  • Hip Hop Music: The Evolution Of Rap Music

    Lamar. The evolution in hip hop such as topics, tones, and the desire for money and materialism have changed due to time. From discussing the problems in the hood and eye witnessing things to rapping about things that don’t matter like drugs and sex, hip hop has evolved and may as well said is dead. In the 90s, hip hop began to change from the creation of drugs, women, violence, and vulgar language to mainly sex and drugs. The usage of the N-word and calling women “bitches” became more and more…

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  • Crossing Over By Ruben Martinez: Summary

    in the village. The artist, Tupac Shakur is notable in that many of the Cheran youth relate to him: “Alfredo slips in a Tupac Shakur CD, and suddenly the kids are debating in minute detail, the various possible scenarios behind the late hip-hop’s assassination” (Martinez 124). It is apparent that the youth of Cheran can relate to Shakur from what they take away from his lyrics; Tupac Shakur is best known for his lyrics encouraging change and activism toward racism. The lyrics, however, are very…

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  • Orrin Klapp Definition Of A Hero Essay

    Throughout time, “heroes” have come and gone each leaving their mark on the world around them. A sociologist, Orrin Klapp, has noticed trends and patterns in how we as a society define our heroes and how we follow them. In the example of entertainers, he said it was their “box office (ability)” (Klapp 54) that brings in their fans and that can in turn lift them to the status of heroism. I feel it is not just the natural ability of the entertainer that elevates them to the status of hero but also…

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  • Tupac Analysis

    A genius in the rap world, to say the least, Tupac Shakur has always been one of the most talked about artists of all times. In fact, you don’t need to be a fan of rap to feel overwhelming emotions triggered by Tupac’s songs. Born as Lesane Parish Crooks, Tupac left the world way too soon. He was shot and killed in September of 1996. There is a reason Tupac still holds a place in everyone’s heart. He was the epitome of perfection when it came to passing on a message through songs. Not only was…

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  • Essay On Rap Lyrics

    and listen to rap. Everyday I would write and listen to rap. Rap kept me off of the streets. Rap is what made me fit in at school. If rap did have any impact on me, it is a positive impact.” This shows a personal account of how this genre helps at-risk kids from subjecting themselves to the streets. However, like everything, there are always two sides to an argument. People opposed to the genre firmly believe that it not only negatively influences the youth, but also everyone who listens to it.…

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  • Character Analysis: Life Without A Trace

    taken and it is believed that the reasoning for this is because Mack was protecting himself along with the Bloods gang and Suge. David has long been a suspect of this case because of his suspicious side job of being a bodyguard for Suge Knight (Tupac’s Producer). Tupac was an “old friend” of Notorious (Ford). The once friends had turned against each other in the eyes of the music industry. Reports speculated “Mack . . . was responsible for B.I.G.’s death as a “retaliation” for the murder of…

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  • The Role Of Violence In Rap Music

    There has been controversy surrounding rap music has been in the forefront of the American media. From the hype of the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that shadowed the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. to the demonization of modem music in the wake of your modern day crime it seems that political and media groups have been quick to place blame on rap for a seeming trend in this so called “youth violence”. however, though critics are quick to point out the violent lyrics of…

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  • Hip Hop Informative Speech

    Hip Hop has altered to fit and to adjust to today’s society. My purpose is to inform my audience about the history of Hip Hop throughout the 1990s. Hip Hop is the culture of African Americans. The music speaks of the struggle of the African American community. Hip Hop did not affect the people and their ways. Society does. To start off, I will explain what Hip Hop is. Hip Hop is not only a genre, it is a culture. Within this new culture, Hip Hop has four subcategories. The Four categories are…

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