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  • Nas Influence On Hip Hop Culture

    "Today it's a lot easier to get into the rap game but, back then in '94, it was a lot harder," Nas says when describing his journey to success which began with his first feature on Main Source's "Live At The Bbq," followed by the release of his classic debut album, Illmatic, released 20 years ago. Discussing the impact that Illmatic had in hip hop, Rose asks the emcee if he felt that his presence changed hip hop to which he replied, "Yes. Yes I did and it was my point to. I was a new voice and being a new voice, automatically it was beyond my control." Speaking on his influences coming up Nas states, "I've influenced a few artists for sure and I've been influenced by a lot of artists as well... Slick Rick, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Eric B and Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, A Tribe Called Quest, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra. It's a wide list."…

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  • Analysis Of Rap Lyrics By Anthony Elonis

    When Anthony Elonis’s wife divorced him and left with their kids, he began to write and produce songs to express how he felt about what he was going through. He wrote,“There’s one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you…I’m not going to rest until your body is a mess soaked in blood and dying from all the little cuts.” Elonis was doing what many people do when they are going through a tough time, finding a safe outlet such as writing. However, prosecutors are now specifically…

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  • Rap Vs Rap Music

    “Biggie Biggie Biggie can’t you see sometimes your love just hypnotize me.” “Watch me Whip. Watch me Nae Nae. Watch me Whip Whip. Watch me Nae Nae.” “Like never leave me, won’t forsake me. If you don’t help me, I won’t make it.” Could you name any of these song lyrics? Think about the ones you could and could not. These are lyrics of traditional and modern day R&B and gospel songs. The comparison between these lyrics show the way rap music has changed throughout time. Rap music is defined as…

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  • Jay Z 4-44 Themes

    From the onset of his now illustrious career with the release of his legendary debut, Reasonable Doubt, in 1996, Jay-Z to this day has remained a fixture in the music industry longer than just about anyone. Though Jay-Z has found immense success, not just as a rap artist, but also as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, he presents himself more so in an apologetic, lamenting, and humble manner in his newest release, 4:44. Contrary to most lyrical themes in his previous work, Jay-Z spends a…

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  • Clipping Research Papers

    Clipping makes the party music for the "club you wish you hadn 't gone to, the car you don’t remember getting in, and the streets you don’t feel safe on." Clipping first bled into the modern rap scene with a twisted combo of radical lyrics and minimalistic production. The trio maintains a fearless approach to hip hop, taking a classic West Coast sound, flipping it, and then distorting it into a warped vision of "twenty different rappers looking into one broken mirror". They stunned audiences…

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  • Hip Hop Influence On Society

    Hip Hop is among one of the most popular genres of music and it is also one of the youngest.You have at least heard of one hip hop artist or song. It hasn't been around for a long time,it's only around forty years old.Although it does have a lot of history to it. There have been a lot of hip hop artist and it's likely that you have heard about at least one of them or at least heard a rap song before.Hip hop is usually always affiliated with parties,substances,and other related things…

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  • To Pip A Bird Analysis

    Considered by many to be the, “Most talented Rapper of his Generation,” Kendrick Lamar has become extremely influential and popular since the release of his hit album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (Stone). It is this great influence around which his second and most recent album, To Pimp A Butterfly, is based. Throughout the album Lamar struggles in dealing with his wealth and influence: each song is a slow progression from an abusive, wealthy consumer to a wiser man who understands the good he can do…

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  • The Importance Of Rap Music

    We need to impose law and sanction authority upon rap music that is verbally racist, demoralizing and abusive. Rap music has played a huge role in this generation for kids, ages 13 to 18 and has powerfully influenced their thoughts as rock music influenced teenagers in the past. The difference is that a lot of rock music talks about love, political activeness, or sometimes the telling of a simple story. All in all rock music for the most part was not as derogatory as rap music is today.…

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  • Hip Hop Culture: Comparing Rock And Roll

    Fuelled by youth and rebellion their formative years, both Hip Hop and Rock and Roll have risen to become the two of the most widely consumed genres of music in present day America. They can both be traced back to similar origins ans each emerged during notable periods in history. However, through active development of these genres over the years, the core/base demographics of Rock and Roll and Hip Hop have moved to opposite ends of the colour spectrum. This essay seeks to compare and contrast…

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  • Lil Dicky Analysis

    Lil Dicky’s Emotional Rap Ballad Lil Dicky, real name David Andrew Burd, is a comedic rapper. He’s risen to fame by a reaching out to a group that generally doesn’t relate to more traditional rappers, upper-middle class white men. His first complete album, Professional Rapper, reached no.1 on the Billboard comedy and rap albums chart and no.7 on the Billboard top 200. Standing out from the rest of the comedic album is Molly, a song that follows him through the pain of attending the wedding of…

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