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  • Lives Of America's Inner Cities And Slums
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    Thesis Do you believe that one's words can reflect on a certain person's action? Today, Rap has become the most popular type of music in the US. The Rap industry is dominated by artists' who mostly dedicate their lyrics to either violence, drugs, or sex. Through 1998 and 1999 the survey taken by the National Music Bureau, stated that 46% of the listeners of Rap are under the age of 19. While 65% of the listeners, live in run-down homes, or impoverished areas, usually being inner cities. The Nati...
  • Same Beat Of The Original Song
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    The language in our popular music has the ability to shape one's reality. For instance rap artists in their first couple albums that are released their lyrics tell the story of their lives and how hard it was for them before the fame and glory they live today. I think some people can thrive on that and in turn will motivate them to do something for the greater good because they can relate to the experiences and the hard times rap artists have gone through. A good example of this is Tupac Shakur ...
  • Marshall Mathers
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    Marshall Mathers: Legend or Controversy? A question that often arises when discussing Marshall Bruce Mathers, better known as rapper EMINEM or Slim Shady, is why is this man such a controversial artist? Marshall was born on October 17, 1972 in Kansas City, MO to a single mother, Mrs. Debbie Mathers - Briggs. He has a half brother, Nathan, born in 1986. During his young childhood, Marshall moved back and forth between his mothers home town of St. Joseph, MO and the Detroit area, where he was ofte...
  • Female Rap Artists
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    Since its start in the music industry around nineteen eighty-eight rap music has always been under a lot of scrutiny for its lyrics and messages that it portrays. Rap music has a long history starting back to the days of slavery and has come a long way since then bridging gaps between all genres of music including jazz, blues, and basic drum beats. When hip hop first came about its message was simple. It was groups of black men who described the life they were living in the ghettos all over the ...
  • Artists Of Rap And Hip
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    Imagine an inner city kid having grown u in an environment where real life street violence is a way of life. His body, having survived personal experiences of violence, endured barely life sustained conditions, and many sleepless nights caused by the constant yet unpredictable call of death. His mind doubtful over where his next meal will come from, lost in search of some higher guidance, struggling through a world, not of innocent childish fantasies, but trapped in a forced reality. His only ou...
  • East Coast Rap
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    By the 1940's and 1950's, black disc jockeys were adding to the language and style of jazz. Deejays attracted huge audiences in cities across the nation. Between spinning records and instrumental breaks of songs, deejays passed messages between lovers, commented on local affairs all while keeping listeners entertained with catchy lines and phrases. Such talk became known as jive talk. The jive and rhyming skills of deejays had a great deal to do with their individual popularity. In this sense, t...
  • Rapper By The Name Of 50 Cent
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    Rap music has become a big part of everyday pop culture still many fail to notice the difference between the artists. Each artist brings a unique talent to the game. One way to look at the differences is to break down the artists itself. You have your most popular artist in Eminem who appeals mostly to your average suburban teenager. For the urban fans you have 50 cent. Also for the ladies you have LL Cool J. Eminem has taken rap to a whole new level by introducing it to the mass public. He bein...

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