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  • Stereotype Rappers
    628 words
    The role of rap as a music form and the perception of rappers as a whole has changed over the past ten years. It was a slow process for rap as a whole to be accepted as music and eventually be recognized by critics and award ceremonies. The advent of "gangster" rap brought about a new group of rappers with criminal histories and raunchy over the top lyrics. Many rappers today, like Eminem, have highly publicized criminal histories that overshadow the meaningful messages and damage the careers of...
  • Snoop Doggy Dog And Tupac Shakur
    837 words
    Recently we have been hearing a lot about the need for censorship of television and recording industries. Whether it is the cartoon Beavis and Butthead, the controversial television drama NYPD Blue or rap recording artists, someone always seems to arguing about their negative effects on society and the need for government regulation. Being a fan of rap, I am particularly interested in issues effecting regulation of the recording industry and rap artists. Popular "gangsta rappers" include Dr. Dre...
  • Rap Music Video
    1,003 words
    Rap's Controversy The most popular new music to emerge from the '80's was rap music. It first developed in the mid '70's in New York City, and soon in other urban areas, primarily amongst African-American teen-a gers. It became very popular with the urban public that it soon began to spread throughout the United States and much of the world. It replaced rock music as the creative force in music of the '80's and '90's. However, as popular as it was then and it is now, the lyrics of many rap songs...
  • Dr Dre And Many Other Rap Artists
    715 words
    Influence of Hip-Hop Controversy has always been a prominent characteristic of popular music throughout the twentieth century. Whether it be the controversy surrounding Elvis's winging hips, the Doors's uggestive lyrics, or Alice Cooper's stage antics, this controversy always seems to be followed by undue criticism from the media. One form of musical expression that has been in the news recently because of its negative attention is hip-hop. Rap, a relatively new form of musical exposition, has b...
  • Violence In Rap Music
    2,263 words
    Boom, boom! Boom, boom! The kind of bass that drains batteries and the kind of lyrics that unload clips, these are the sounds that rap music produces. I chose this topic because I am extremely interested in rap music and I want to explore the violent aspect of the industry. I have never had a chance to look at the violent side of it and I plan to find answers to questions I have in my search. Tupac Shakur is one of my favorite artists and when he was shot and killed I really started to take noti...
  • Lyrics From The Rap By Jay Z
    471 words
    The use of Ebonics in rap lyrics is becoming more and more apparent in today's society because there are so many more people of all cultures and age groups beginning to listen to rap. More and more of the younger generations today are imitating the style of their favorite rapper; for example, today there are kids all around the world dressing up with baggy clothes, wearing their hats real low, and changing the way they speak so they can sound like their favorite rappers. The way that the use of ...
  • Social Conscious Rappers
    816 words
    The media's coverage of rap emphasizes rap as the epitome of violence. Society claims that rap is one of the main influences on adolescents who commit heinous crimes such as murder, narcotic distribution, and grand theft auto. When the influence of rap is mentioned the adolescent male comes into thought, but they are not the only sex affected by these lyrics. Studies have shown that females that reside in lower socioeconomic-status neighborhoods who listen to rap for more than 14 hours a week ar...

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