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"Teenagers today lack moral values and self-discipline. Do you agree?" Moral values and graciousness, in the past, were prominent in most teenagers. Majority of the youths then learnt respect, courtesy, consideration, decency, propriety, honesty and righteousness from a young age, and had enough self-discipline to hold to these values. However, these moral values and self-discipline are slowly diminishing over the years, as most of the younger generation are gradually disregarding these ethics...

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Rap Music: African Roots and Slavery

Rapping can be traced back to its African roots. Centuries before hip hop music existed, the griots of West Africa were delivering stories rhythmically, over drums and sparse instrumentation. Such connections have been acknowledged by many modern artists, modern day "griots", spoken word artists, mainstream news sources, and academics.[15][16][17][18] Blues music, rooted in the work songs and spirituals of slavery and influenced greatly by West African musical traditions, was first played by blacks...

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Hip Hop

Hip-hop WORKSHEET A Jo For many people hip-hop is synonymous with rap music, but I’d say it refers to a whole subculture that emerged with rap in the United States – especially New York – in the late 1970s and has since become truly international. Rapping (or ‘MCing’) and DJing are the two main components of hip-hop music. Maybe you could describe rap as a form of expression that is somewhere between speech, poetry and song. Other parts of hip-hop culture are specific styles of dancing, clothing and...

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Life's Too Short

Life's Too Short Often times when the normal parent or upstanding citizen turns on the TV and sees a young black man rapping about the hood they are usually turned off. Stereotypes come in to play and the channel is switched without even considering what message that human being is trying to convey. When listening to rapper Too Short and his song "Gettin it", you here a lot of stereotypes being defied. The song is about getting out of the hood and making a good life for yourself. Most of...

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one of the socially margined are beyond our imagination. In I Am Hip Hop: The Chicago Hip Hop Documentary, most interviewees, including both male and female rappers, expressed their passion for hip hop by indicating that they would like to continue rapping and adhere to a modest lifestyle in the future (Rajakumar 2012). The activities of DJing and MCing not only reflect the social status of the hip hop enthusiasts but in return have an impact on their lifestyle. According to Rajakumar, due to limited...

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Family Guy/History

some of Eminem’s songs. Though many people thought his music was too vulgar, the younger generation loved it. Back in the early 2000’s, majority of the rappers were African American. Eminem was one of the first few white people to ever get into rapping. His music was blatant, throwing curse words around like nothing. The first song that I listened to is one of my personal favorites. It’s titled “Lose Yourself.” This song was originally released for the movie 8 Mile. The theme of the song is motivation...

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Macklemore Otherside Analysis

to sound like someone else”(ll.40-43). In this line the words that would rhyme would be sales, sells, and else. Macklemore is also stating the fakeness of today’s rappers who tend to rap about drugs and things they haven’t done when they should be rapping about their lives and struggles they have been through. Macklemore uses end rhyme to tie in certain lines that should be read together. Media can really affect how someone thinks or looks at drugs and Macklemore helps explain this trough this song...

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Essay On Hip Hop

generally describes himself or the surroundings. Also, hip hop is not really singing and more like reciting so I feel that put it on a level where the lyrics are the real hero and everything just revolves around them. Beginnings of the dancing, rapping, and deejaying components of hip-hop were bound together by the shared environment in which these art forms evolved. In the pioneering years, Jamaican born, DJ-Clive, Kool Herc was very well known. He introduced huge sound systems to his parties...

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Desiigner's Freestyle Analysis

song, we hear “Panda” specific sounds that the energetic Desiigner incorporates into his music, we get to hear his signature catchphrases. The verse starts off with a simple keyboard melodic sequence played in the background of Desiigner’s modest rapping skills. When the beat drops and we start hearing more low, bass sound, the melodic sequence that was previously played on keyboard changes into a slick, sharp and catchy synth sound, constituting the core of this song and the part I personally like...

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Eminem: Rap God

person would be somebody who is more down with their innovative side, has great rhythm and loves music. Who else is more in tune with rhythm and music than the rapper Marshall Mathers, or popularly known as Eminem. Based on Eminem’s mind-blowing rapping career, he would be considered to be a right brained thinker. Right brained people are known for being “Intuitive” and having a “spatial/abstract perception” (Diffen) on things. Eminem could be considered an abstract thinker because just about...

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