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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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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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Hip Hop Influences

genre which developed alongside hip hop culture, defined by key stylistic elements such as rapping, DJing, sampling, scratching and beatboxing. Hip hop began in the Bronx of New York City in the 1970s, primarily among African Americans, Jamaican Americans, and, to an extent, Latino Americans. The term rap is often used synonymously with hip hop, but hip hop denotes the practices of an entire subculture. Rapping, also referred to as MCing or emceeing, is a vocal style in which the artist speaks lyrically...

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Rap Music

main elements of MC, Break, Tag, and DJ. And each is represented by millions of people all over the globe. When the four come together, it makes Hip Hop music, and people live the music instead of listening to it. MC-ing is what people know as rapping. The main point of an MC is to make your crowd enjoy your music, and to send a message out to them. Unlike most of the lyrics out on the market today, Hip Hop contains meaning and it sends a message to the listeners. Although those messages might...

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Compare & Contrast

Entertainment which is an American record label founded by rapper Lil Wayne. Drake is also rising to the top very quickly, but Drake is a part of Young Money Entertainment also. They both are featured in each other’s song and a lot of people love them rapping together. They both rap about similar things such as, fame, drugs, money, cars, and women; however even though they rap about similar things. They have completely different ways of saying it. Wayne is more outspoken I’d say and he is more straight...

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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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Hip Hop

originated from the streets of New York and was introduced to the world by the African American family (190). Hip Hop contains four basic elements which are: disc jockeying, break dancing, graffiti art, and rapping (Alridge 190). The two elements that have gained the most attention are disc jockeying and rapping (Alridge 191). Piero Scaruffi explains in his article, “A Brief History of Hip Hop” that hip hop was first introduced to New York by way of the Jamaican immigrants. (www.scaruffi.com). Graffiti Art...

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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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