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Nas:Taking The Bullet (An Op-ed)

Posted in Baltimore, black rights, Church and Religion, Comedy, Common Sense, country music, democrats, Dude, gangster movie, george bush, keanu reeves, Morals, movies, Music and Love, news, nominations, police, police brutality, politics, Prophet, Rap and Hip-Hop, sean bell, Skateboarding, street kings, the game, Tupac Shakur, Uncategorized, Violence, voting, west coast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2008 by everythingimnot

Is Nas a leader of a rebellion or is he the soothsayer, helping the rest of the world see what he has seen since he started rapping? The media may try to make him look like the gangster rapper who will rob your house and have his way with your wife and daughter despite what his music catalogue suggests of his character. Like Tupac over ten years ago when rap was under fire, Nas is stepping up to take whatever will come out of this and like Tupac he is now deemed as a dangerous gangster rapper even though the music points at consequences, hope, and inspiration.

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Analytical Research: Rap v. Society

Posted in black rights, Common Sense, Morals, movies, Music and Love, news, police, politics, Prophet, Rap and Hip-Hop, Tupac Shakur, Uncategorized, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2008 by everythingimnot

I am writing a paper about the recent events from the beginning of the Jena 6 up to the hanging of a noose around the neck of the statue of Tupac Shakur. This not only includes the incidents of racism but also the media’s sudden want to clean up rap music after Don Imus said “nappy-headed ho”, which led to a congressional hearing over the state of rap music. I talk about how when something bad happens in society it gets reflected upon the rap community as if the source of all problems comes from there. I am using Tupac as a recurring figure in my paper. Continue reading