Sunday October 3, 2010
My favorite song
When asked to write an essay about my favorite song, I thought this would be easy. After several days of contemplation, I decided this was not going to be as easy as I thought. However, I did manage and decided that “Sky’s The Limit” from The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 album titled “Life After Death”, had to be my favorite. It features vocals from the band 112 and somber production from Clark Kent. It contains a sample from the song "My Flame" by Bobby Caldwell and "Keep On" by D. Train. I enjoy this song for many reasons, a few being the artist, it’s message, the song’s tempo and the music video. The song acts as a sequel to his hit "Juicy" as the lyrics deal with The Notorious B.I.G.'s tough upbringing and how he made it in life. Notorious B.I.G. was notarized early in his career mostly for his lyrical content, which included B.I.G.’s lyrical topics and themes included hardcore gangster lyrics, Mafioso tales, his drug dealing past, materialistic bragging, as well as humor, and romance. His tales of street exploits (selling crack, robbing, shootouts, etc.) coupled with humorous expressions permeated his first album and the freestyle appearances he made on radio stations, but his reputation for ignorance didn’t detract from his diversity. He is respected for his storytelling ability, which was not fully realized until his second album. During his hiatus he had developed his wordplay and structure, honing the technical side to his verses. Notorious B.I.G.’s lyrics have been sampled by many of today’s rappers, such as Jay-Z, Fat Joe, 50 Cent, Fabolous, Foxy Brown and Busta Rhymes. In 2001, hip hop magazine The Source crowned The Notorious B.I.G. as the greatest MC (Master of Ceremony) of all time. In the song “Sky’s The Limit” it gives the message of following your dreams and never giving up. Everybody has goals and dreams. These dreams are at the center of who you really are. It is the core...