The Notorious B.I.G.

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  • Character Analysis: Life Without A Trace

    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 hosted by different magazines and record labels. Men from both the Bloods and Crips gangs were there as well. The party was thrown to celebrate the award that Soul Train had accepted. Quickly, the party was broken up because…

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  • Jy Bada Thesis

    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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  • Rap Vs Rap Music

    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…

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  • The Negative Effects Of Rap Music

    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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  • Hip Hop Music: The Evolution Of Rap Music

    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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  • Positive Influence On Rap

    Rap often includes sex, drugs, alcohol, and violence, but just because the rappers talk about these activities, doesn’t mean that they actually participate in them. Most rappers often rap about what they see in their daily lives. They give a positive message on how they feel about a situation and because they have so many fans they feel like they’re the ones to help them make a change. They rap about situations they are in and want to help others dealing with the same struggles. Not all…

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  • 2008 Recession

    “‘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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  • Evolution Of Hip Hop

    My anaconda don’t want none Hip-hop is an large and ever growing industry that is constantly evolving, but out of the many popular genera’s of music currently inhabiting the media today why does hip-hop regularly appear with the artist name followed by either a crime, a controversial statement, or action that was committed. But to truly understand when and where the controversy appeared and began influencing the youth, one must delve into the history and evolution of the hip-hop’s tyrannical…

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  • Luxury Brands In Hip Hop Culture

    individuality in fashion, turning to luxury brands to find it, we can see that this sense of individuality can be looked at as a need of separation, separation of class through brands. This sense of separation is further articulated through the lyrics of these rappers. By wearing and saying brands like Versace or Gucci, rappers make it apparent, through clothing, that they have perpetrated an elite social class. This need to parade luxury brands, in order to make class separation apparent, is…

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  • An Analysis Of Christopher Wallace's Juicy

    I had a great time in MUS 1014 listening to the variety of songs that Peter Mercer-Taylor provided. If there was one song that I wish he could have discussed, it would be “Juicy” by Christopher Wallace a.k.a. Biggie Smalls. The reason was that during the rap unit, Taylor offered a variety of rap songs to us during the 1980s and the new millennium. However, I only recalled him playing only one rap song from the 1990s: Snoop Doggy Dog’s “Serial Killa”. I think it would have been nice if he…

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