Point vs. Counterpoint: How has Kanye West impacted music?

Point: Kanye West is a creator. He is an innovator and may be the most influential artist from his generation.He has impacted hip-hop in such a way that it reflects through his albums and other artist such as Drake, The Weeknd, J. Cole, and etc. In 2001 Kanye got his big break by producing songs […]

Can Hip Hop lyrics be Blamed for the Promotion of Violence?

Background Gangsta rap emerged in the late 1980’s.  Messages were portrayed through conscious hiphop which caused political uproar. Lyric Dissection (Point) “Violence in rap music has proven to be pervasive in how the youth identifies with it. Lyrics in rap music are a reflection of an oppositional culture and aids in the shaping adolescents into […]

Old Rap Vs New Rap: Point-CounterPoint Lauryn and Leah

Old School Rap Narrative/Lyricism Most of the content is about partying and having a good time How to Rap, Immortal Technique “hip-hop was born in an era of social turmoil… in the same way that slaves used to sing songs on a plantation… that’s the party songs that we used to have” (Edwards, 2009, pg. […]

Brandy: One of The Most Successful Performer of Our Time

Music: Brandy Norwood, born in McComb, Mississippi got her start in the music industry when she was just fifteen years old, in 1994, when she released her self-titled, debut album which featured her number one song: “I Wanna Be Down.” Brandy has seven studio albums including: “Brandy,” “Never Say Never,” “Full Moon,” “Afrodisiac,” “Human,” “Brandy […]

Point v.s. Counterpoint

Amirah Anderson v.s. Khailah Bell Battle Date: October 15th,2018 Topic: Is Bruno Mars Culturally Appropriating Black Music? RATING