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  • Lyrical Component Of Rap Music
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    The History of Rap and Censorship The beginnings of rap are believed to based on African rhythms that were used as a form of communication by the native peoples. The lyrical component of rap music is thought to have been greatly influenced by Cab Calloway with his repetitive chants and scats, along with his call-and-response technique with the audience. Rap evolved and gained in popularity in the 1960's when a few revolutionary 'DJ's,' including Kool DJ Herc, DJ Love bug S tarski, and DJ Hollywo...
  • White Rap Sensation Eminem
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    White rap sensation Eminem had to overcome all kinds of adversity to make it to the top. Eminem is my favorite rapper, and I have wanted to meet him since he came out two years ago, undoubtedly he is known for his rap songs that offend many people. For example, the current disputes between Eminem and Everlast an old rock band. Everlast had made a song dissing Eminem along with his wife and daughter. Now, most people would get upset over it and maybe just let it go. Eminem on the other hand, made...
  • 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...
  • Members Of 2 Live Crew
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    RAP SHOULD NOT BE CENSORED! BY: FAR HAN YUSUF Rap should not be censored because everybody has the right to their freedom of speech, as it is in Section 2 of Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Us as rappers express our thoughts and the whole world is after us. (pg. 171, Sexton) Rap has done a lot to our world, as a result our society has improved. Laws are stated for music censorship. Rap censorship is wrong, there are cases, songs, and interview to prove that. Lot of people think that rap music pr...
  • Type Of Rap Music
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    Many schools of history begin the story of rap music as a mutation of southern soap-box blues. Using the basics of the blues style of music, rap is all about emotions and the personal interpretation of reality by the author of the song. Rap, then, should be considered as a definition essay of sort. What is rap? Rap music is an American minority artist creation. Unfortunately, rap music is not perceived by many Americans as an art form, but as a fad which they hope will soon fade away, one can tr...
  • My Favorite Song On The Entire Cd
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    Jay-Z Blueprint Here you have it, all you Jay-Z fans; a much anticipated review of the hot new CD!! 1) The Ruler's Back 3: 49 This song is Jay-Z singing about... Jay-Z. In this song he sounds very conceded. He is 'the Ruler', and when he says 'I'm back n a', there are trumpets playing in the background, j sut like you'd imagine them being played for royalty. He talks about how rich he is, and how he doesn't care if he goes to court, he says " What's a couple dollars to me?' and the only thing he...
  • 2 Pac And 50 Cent
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    Everybody wants to be a Gangster Hip-Hop is a driving force in today's entertainment and has also become a major influence in American culture. From SportsCenter to Headline News, Hip-Hop has become a part of many Americans' everyday life. Suburban teens especially seem to embrace the hardcore street lyrics coming from urban America. Two of these "Urban Poets", 2 pac and 50 Cent, have captured the imaginations of youths across America. By weaving tales of the harsh reality of Black America, thes...
  • Lyrics Of Rap Songs
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    "I'll make you suck it / Maybe I'll put a hole in your head / you know, just for the f of it" (Nine Inch Nails quoted in Rauch). Vulgar... ? Obscene... ? Offensive... ? Irrelevant... ? Profane... ? OR absolutely indispensable? Appealing beats, a layered chorus and most importantly a good lyrical flow is very essential in good music. But a hindrance in the lyrical flow by the American censor board leads to a lot of complication. Therefore, I sturdily believe that lyrics of rap songs should not be...
  • Rap Artists Need
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    Some Rap Music is Pornography Webster's 10th Edition Dictionary defines pornography as " the depiction of erotic behavior intended to cause sexual excitement" page 570. My personal definition is any elicit photograph, story, drawing, song, phrase or words used to incite sexual fantasy. Also, pornography creates lust or demeans the God-given act of love or the human body! Therefore some rap music is pornography. The intent of the artist is determined immediately with the title of the song and set...
  • Record Sales Of Rap Songs With Samples
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    Rose explains that hip hop was spawned by many different social and political factors, but postindustrial oppression is what started rap in the late 1970's. She criticizes the way that some critics see at hip hop as simply a post modern practice, or how others see it as simply an incarnation of pre-modern oral traditions, because she believes that these explanations do not do justice to its intricacies and complexities. Hip hop culture, a category which includes rap, graffiti and breakdancing, e...

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