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    Sean Diddy Combs, AKA Puff Daddy, is the definition of a mogul. Starting his career as the director of A&R at Uptown Records, he was integral in launching the careers of Mary J. Blige and Jodeci, and later started his own label, Bad Boy Records, which has fostered talent that includes Mariah Carey, Method Man, Boyz II Men, Lil' Kim and more. Combs' solo music career began in 1997 with his first single, "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down," which shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, quickly followed by a No. 1 debut album that has gone Platinum seven times. This Grammy Award-winning debut was just the start of Combs' massive career, which has garnered countless No. 1 records, three Grammy Awards and ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year honor. Recently, he took the internet by storm with his sonic motion picture, "MMM," which was met with overwhelming critical praise from outlets like Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, XXL and The FADER. Combs and Bad Boy released a 20th Anniversary Bad Boy Collection in spring 2016, featuring 80+ award-winning, chart-topping songs from throughout the history of the label. Combs headlined a nationwide "Puff Daddy & The Family" tour during the summer of 2016 and will release is expected to release his next full-length album, "No Way Out 2," in 2016. Combs has also become an…

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    Biggie Smalls Biography

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    Biggie made some demo recordings on a tape, which eventually reached Uptown Records producer Sean Combs. Combs signed Smalls immediately and they started making music together for Combs’s label Bad Boy Records. In 1994, Biggie came out with his first album titled Ready to Die. The album was incredibly successful and sold over four million copies. Several songs reached the top ten on the pop and R&B…

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    Gone Without a Trace Riding peacefully one second, gone the next. On the early morning of March 9th, 1977, Notorious B.I.G., also known as Biggie, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting. Although his death remains as an unsolved mystery in the police records, Notorious B.I.G. was abruptly murdered by LAPD detective David Mack. Notorious was in Los Angeles, California to perform his new album called Life After Death and present a music award to the artist Soul Train. After the ceremony he…

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    Lil Yachty Research Paper

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    Lil Yachty, a rapper from Atlanta, Georgia, began feeling as if he could be more than just the average rapper and quickly changed the habits he possessed. One night, he had a dream about being visited by a God, who wanted to take him to Rapper Hell, to see what will happen to him if he continues on the path that he is on. God tells him, “I will be sending someone that will guide you through Rapper Hell”. Lil Yachty wakes up to the face of Tupac Shakur a famous rapper in front of him. Lil Yachty…

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    This essay will be mainly based off the scientific aspect of the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Before I start talking about the muders, I am going to talk about scientific aspects of crimes. For different types of crimes such as: murders, drug deals, accidents, etc., science plays a very important role in all crimes. For crimes such as murder, science is the main thing they have to use to figure out what really happened. This type of science is called forensic science, and this is…

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    Jy Bada Thesis

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    Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Mos Def, if you are a fan of music, specifically hip-hop, chance are you have hear one if not all of these names before. Aside from all being rappers, they have one thing in common; they originated from Brooklyn, New York. I am going to introduce you to an emcee that would have made the late great Notorious B.I.G. proud. His name is Joey Bada$$, and his first project called “1999” represents not only the golden age of hip-hop in the 1990’s, but also is…

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    On March 9, 1997, the bustling nightlife of Los Angeles came to a startling halt as shots rang out of a black SS Impala, showering a man with bullets and ending his life. Christopher Wallace, also known as Biggie Smalls or the Notorious B.I.G., died at approximately 1:15 that morning (Hendrickson 29-31). Wallace’s death interests multiple people for various reasons, such as how quickly it happened after Tupac Shakur’s murder and how much the murders reflected one another (Hendrickson 29-31). The…

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    Nature as revealer In Good Youngman Brown, nature plays the role of stripping away all that is familiar until only questions are left. Originally, Brown viewed nature as a means to attain salvation, and set off into the woods to do so. However, Nature shifts Brown’s plans by forcing him to view people he knew in a darker and more demonic light, and starts questioning Brown’s own values. As Young journeys deeper into the forest, he loses more layers of himself until his inner most thoughts are…

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    In section 5 of the allegory “The Lord of the Flies”, the symbol of civilization has been shattered near the end of chapter 10 and the majority of the boys have fully descended into savagery. In addition, the position of “chief” has been transferred for Jack. This is evident as Jack and Ralph argues over who claims the title of “chief in Chapter 9. Jack uses the meat given to the boys as a strategy to listen to him. Ralph says “I’m Chief, because you chose me. And we were going to keep the fire…

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    “Well, son, I 'll tell you: Life for me ain 't been no crystal stair.” – Langston Hughes This verse from Langston Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son,” highlights the struggles of the African Americans and how the Harlem Renaissance evolved their community through music, dance and literature. Hughes contributed towards the renaissance through his poems which allowed people to understand the position of African Americans at the time and allowed them to relate to him. He discusses the subjects of…

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