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    Rap Vs Rap Music

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    related crimes and gang culture” (Kenny). The drug related crimes are dominated by males. This shows how males are only doing these crimes and being effected. While rap music is causing African-American males to be killed at an alarming rate it is causing awareness within our community. On the 24th of December 2015 a local rapper Daquan Antonio Westbrook also known as ‘Lil Donk was shot and killed by an off duty police officer at Northlake Mall. The tragedy occurred after an altercation the rapper was involved in. The officer said the local rapper pulled out a gun and as within his duty as an officer of the law he shot and killed the artist on contact. This patterns only one of the multiple tragedies that have occurred throughout history. Notorious B.I.G, Tupac Shakur, Jam Master Jay, and any more deaths in the industry has impacted the industry and thus unintentionally beckoning those to this lifestyle. Not only surrounding the rap industry, other genres are being affected by the negative influences of rap music. The Christian music genre and lifestyle are also affected by those influences. The negative impact of rap music diminishes the hard work that Christians have to dispense. “People have been delivered through gospel music” (Adeyemo). Gospel music plays a huge role in the lifestyle of Christians. It is one of the driving forces behind Christians. As rap becoming a higher influence it distributes a lack of support and credit for gospel music. Gospel music deserves more…

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    The Mystery of the slaying of The Notorious B.I.G “Every hustler knows you can’t hustle forever”. Christopher Wallace, or The Notorious B.I.G, was a Brooklyn based rapper who made Sean “Puffy” Combs and Bad Boy records a success. He was described as ‘“A mountain of a man , 6ft 3in, 280 lb, black as tar, with a W.C. Fields scowl and a lazy eye”’ (History). But Wallace’s life was short lived. He was shot at a red light in Los Angeles by an unknown shooter. Many people place the blame on the blood…

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    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 made an appearance at a party…

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    2008 Recession

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    “‘The rich have been spending more simply because they have so much extra money... So this second group too, spends more, which shifts the frame of reference for the group just below it, and so on, all the way down the income ladder. These cascades have made it substantially more expensive for middle-class families to achieve basic financial goals.’” (Krugman 84). The wealthy hold the power to pressure less-fortunate individuals who aspire to live the life the artists aggrandize into spending,…

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    During a time in which gang activity and hip-hop music were at their peak, one hip-hop artist stood out amongst the crowd. Christopher Wallace, otherwise known as his stage names, Biggie Smalls & Notorious B.I.G., was one of hip-hop’s elite performers during the 1990s. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Christopher George Latore Wallace grew up surrounded by drugs, violence, and rap music. These influences helped inspire Smalls to record hit songs that would appeal to a vast majority of the hip-hop…

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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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    2pac Shakur's Life

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    Lesane Parish Crooks was born June 16 1971 then later renamed to Tupac Shakur. This rapper, actor, poet was also known as 2Pac and Makaveli. Growing up he attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, while there he took acting classes and dancing classes. He grew up the son of Black panther activists and was raised by his mother Afeni Shakur. As she was pregnant with Tupac, she was in jail for multiple charges including bombing charges. He started his career as a backup dancer for the hip hop…

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    previous members of gangs built up an interest in the culture of rap. Rap culture gave members of gangs a proud feeling, a high rank on the social ladder and an opportunity to show off their skills in singing, rapping and dancing (Maultsby 1521-1541). Key artists include Dr. Dre, Tupac, Eminem, and Ice T to name a few (“Hip-Hop”N.P). The album Rhyme Pays by Ice T was labeled for “Parent Advisory” for its strong views on “gang culture” and life in prison. Lil Wayne was accused of having…

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    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 or also called Rap music, is a music genre formed in the United States in the 1970s that consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping; a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. Hip hop has changed in ways making people believe that it is dead and needs resurrection. From young groups like NWA and solo artists like Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G to Young Money and J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. The evolution in hip hop such as topics, tones, and the desire for…

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