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    "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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    Rakim Mayers, more popularly known as A$AP Rocky is an American rapper from New York. Rocky adopted the name from his involvement in the "A$AP mob" (the A$AP mob is a collective group of hip hop artists from Harlem, New York) this is where Rocky's career first started. In 2011 Rocky released two singles that gained recognition via Youtube, he then followed up by releasing his breakout mixtape Live. Love. A$AP - this was highly critically acclaimed. Rocky lived in Harlem, New York his whole life…

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    "You 're either an idiot or you 're purposely choosing to use the law to punish people because you 've already assumed that the person is guilty" (Killer Mike). People today are becoming prejudice against the genre, rap. They don 't understand it. The earliest type of music classified as rap began many years ago in Africa, with the griots, storytellers who tell tales of their experiences or those of the village. It started when one of these griots started telling his story with music playing;…

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    In this poetry research paper, I will discuss the work of Kendrick Lamar, his life, his goals and accomplishments that he has done since he joined the music industry. Kendrick Lamar Duckworth also known as Kendrick Lamar is a rapper, born and raised in Compton, California. Kendrick was born June, 17th 1987, growing up in the streets of Compton where seeing some die was normal and when seeing a robbery was just another day. He grew up rapping and rhyming in the streets, earning the nickname…

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    Gasolina Song Analysis

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    Daddy Yankee’s biggest hit, ‘Gasolina’, was turning point into his career and turning point for the reggaeton as well (photo 4). The lyrics, although explicit, were smoother than what reggaeton was known for. Gasolina’s lyrics touches on themes that have to do with the race and class- based concerns and has sexual inference and uneven gender relations, which could be seen as celebrating simple pleasures, stressing machismo. For the audience, lyrics can mean many things, from the need for speed…

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    Kanye West is an artist whose works can never be replicated. If you start with his first studio album, The College Dropout, West brings an entire new style of rap to the genre of hip hop. This album focused on topics such as consumerism, religion, and family instead of ordinary rap subjects like drugs or crimes. In his song “All Falls Down,” West scrutinizes the problems with college using lyrics like this: “She has no idea what she doin' in college/That major that she majored in don't make no…

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    The title of this article is “Contraindications in a Hip-Hop World: An Ethnographic Study of Black Women Hip-Hop Fans in Washington, DC.,” written by Tia L. Smith-Cooper. This article was published with UMI Microform in June 2002. In this article, Tia L. Smith-Cooper is scrutinizing the current (in 2002) problem of male rappers objectifying females and women still being content with this fact and continuing to be hip-hop fans. Not only does she attack male rappers, she also attacks female…

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    “Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, who performs as Kendrick Lamar, was born in Compton, California, on June 17, 1987.”(Biography.com, 2016) “Kendrick Lamar is an award-winning rapper and songwriter best known for his innovative take on life in Southern California as well as for his affiliation with rap star and super-producer Dr. Dre.” (Biography.com, 2016) Kendrick Lamar is quickly becoming one of the most exciting rappers in today’s entertainment world. Like many other known rappers Kendrick Lamar…

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    Essay About Rap Culture

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    The Art of Rap Reaction Essay For the last two weeks, the class has watched a video documentary on hip hop and rap culture called “The Art of Rap”. It was a movie explanation, where a famous rapper named Ice. T talks to different rappers about the experience of rap and hip hop. The hip hop icons he spoke to, basically explained how hip hop and rapping had a huge influence in their life. The culture has affected America, in many different ways of life in its culture. The effects the hip hop…

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    Unlike the previous Hip-hop artists Tiger JK and Yoonmirae, Swings and Black Nut are the artists who created the bad influence for youth and teenage. The reason why I considered the young generation as the main listener and mostly affected people for Hip-hop music is that, their ego is not completely produced, and so it is easy to create false ego by exterior influences such as their liked Hip-hop musicians who composed morally negative and bad effective music and act in daily life. Swings is…

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