Black Entertainment : Talking to school kids about the influence of rappers

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  1. UBNaturally

    UBNaturally Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Our youth are much more engaged than we give them credit for.

    • Consider that in the 90s, this was the playlist

    Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby)
    Black Sheep – The Choice is Yours
    Skee-Lo – I Wish
    Positive K – I Got a Man
    The Lady of Rage – Afro Puffs
    Erykah Badu – On & On
    Arrested Development – Tennessee
    Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
    A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario
    Wreckx-N-Effect – Rump Shaker
    Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
    The Roots – You Got Me
    Outkast – Elevators
    Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear
    Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
    Juvenile – Back That Thang Up
    Big Pun – Still Not a Player
    LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
    Public Enemy – Shut’em Down
    KRS One – Sound of Da Police
    Ice Cube – Natural Born Killaz
    Cypress Hill – Insane in the Brain
    Missy Elliot – The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
    Biz Markie – Just a Friend
    Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison
    Salt-n-Pepa – Shoop
    Master P – Make ‘Em Say Uhh
    Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
    Common – All-Night Long
    House of Pain – Jump Around
    Mase – Feel So Good
    DMX – Ruff Ryders’ Anthem
    Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
    MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
    Puff Daddy – All About the Benjamins (Remix)
    Dr. Dre – Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang
    Bone Thugs & Harmony – 1st of Da Month
    Nas – N.Y. State of Mind
    Warren G – Regulate
    Ol Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money
    Eazy-E – Boyz N’ Tha Hood
    Naughty by Nature – Hip Hop Hooray
    Busta Rhymes – Gimme Some More
    Wu Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
    Snoop Dogg – Who Am I (What’s My Name)?
    Jay-Z – Big Pimpin’
    Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize
    2Pac – California Love

    Keep in mind around this time mainstream rap and underground hip hop were intertwined.
    There was no distinction really, as there was no real independent hip hop unless a DJ put you on a mix tape.

    • Playlist from the 2000s

    Jay-Z (Feat. UGK) - "Big Pimpin'"
    Mystikal - "Shake It Fast"
    Nelly - "Country Grammar"
    Shyne - "Bad Boyz"
    Common - "The Light"
    Erick Sermon (ft. Marvin Gaye) - "Music"
    Ludacris - "Rollout (My Business)"
    Fabolous (ft. Nate Dogg) - "Can't Deny It"
    Jay-Z - "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"
    Busta Rhymes - "Pass the Courvoisier II"
    Styles P - "Good Times"
    Cam'ron - "Oh Boy"
    Nelly - "Hot in Herre"
    Clipse - "Grindin'"
    Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz - "Get Low"
    Bone Crusher ft. Killer Mike & T.I. - "Never Scared"
    OutKast - "Hey Ya"
    Joe Budden - "Pump It Up"
    50 Cent - "In da Club"
    Trick Daddy - "Let's Go"
    Twista - "Slow Jamz"
    Juvenile - "Slow Motion"
    Snoop Dogg - "Drop It Like It's Hot"
    Terror Squad (ft. Fat Joe & Remy Ma) - "Lean Back"
    Rich Boy - "Throw Some D's"
    Busta Rhymes - "Touch It"
    Kanye West - "Good Life"
    UGK (Feat. OutKast) - "Int'l Players Anthem"

    This is when hip hop and rap began so find different lanes, hip hop still rose to the top while the weak imitations phased out.

    Even within the murkiness and mixture of creative genius and those that pimped the culture of spoken word, in the past we were still able to have enough balance to keep afloat and not be suffocated by the mud.

    • 2010... the hijacking of a vibration

    I wont even post the songs for fear of disrespecting the memories of a time that was, but here is a link of a 2013 roll call:

    Below is what was perceived as #1

    1. Kanye West “New Slaves”


    Claude Anderson would help Kanye's empire aspirations, while Kanye's drive could help a social aspect that cuts both ways.

    How genius was it for Kayne to use a projector in an innovative way like graffiti, and use buildings to express (in a narcissistic way) how people feel and are still slaves to the system.

    Whether it be Kanye's rant to the fashion industry, music industry, or whatever, the message is universal.

    Just think, what if artists like Kanye West could use this same method (projecting) to express what Claude Anderson speaks about, and promote Powernomics... instead of shooting, banging, getting high, tipsy, etc.
  2. rapchild

    rapchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Good observation!
  3. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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