I am a writer. I love fiction but also I'm a watcher of the world. I like to put things in perspective not only for myself but for other people. It's the best outlet to express myself. I am an advocate for individualism and Free Speech.
RAP- A MISUNDERSTOOD ART FORM The reality is that rap music is greatly misunderstood. The media often portrays rap music as negative and focuses on rap music more when it is related to something undesirable. Many media stories identify rap music as a catalyst in problems such as teen pregnancy, crime or some other negative social issue that existed long before rap music became prevalent. The truth of the matter is that there is rap music that is positive and can serve the purpose of improving social consciousness by increasing awareness of some of the issues that many residents of our nation’s inner cities face. Just because a rap artist speaks of less than desirable subjects in his or her music does not mean that they intend to corrupt the minds of the audience. Rap music is entertainment and should not be treated any differently than any other form of entertainment out there. The bottom line is that all rap music is not degenerate and consideration should be taken when analyzing the message that the music is presenting.
199Sex- 1996 & Femme Fatalle Rappers
Lil’ Kim was 22-years-old on November 12, 1996, when she uttered those lines, the first lyrics on her debut album, Hard Core. Just one week later, 18-year-old Foxy Brown released her own debut, Ill Na Na, and together the two Brooklyn College Academy alumni set the course for female emcees for the next two decades, changing the way women in Hip Hop present themselves to the world — and how they are received by it.
Science & Pride
***A SCIENCE BASED LOOK AT SHADE AND GETTING LAID IN GAY CULTURE*** By Brian Salkowski After a few days of government forced self-isolation in response to Covid 19, I wanted to do some research on why gay men are the way they are. On a social level. Its findings reveal what many in the community know all too well: that gay and bisexual men can be pretty harsh with each other and with ourselves in trying to measure up. Some people reported feeling stressed by what they perceived as the community’s obsession with looks, status, and sex; they pointed to its exclusionary racism and social cattiness. “We know that men in general are more competitive, and that masculine-related competition is stressful,” one article on Wikipedia says. “What these data show is that when that type of competition happens in a community made up of men that both socializes and sexualizes with each other, the toll on one's mental health can be pretty steep.”
The Phenomenon Known As The B-Side. A B-side? Many younger readers might have heard the term but quickly dismissed it. But chances are they’ve never seen one in the flesh.
My Life 25
ARTIST: MARY J BLIGE ALBUM (LP): MY LIFE ALBUM BUM LBUM RELEASED: NOVEMBER 1994 L Honestly, What can I say about this album that hasn't already been said? This 4X Platinum sophomore effort from The Queen of my generation Ms. Mary J. Blige is hands down the greatest R&B/Hip-Hop/Soul album of all time in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, people make amazing albums all the time, but it's something about this album that puts it on another plateau. You ask your favorite singer what is their favorite R&B album of all time, and I guarantee you that it's My Life. No singer will ever come close to the pain, conviction, emotion, and hard-hitting beats synergy that Puffy and Mary created with this masterpiece. This album literally sums up and defines a whole era. You cannot be a fan of R&B music or the culture and have never heard My Life. That's like being a fan of Hip-Hop and never hearing Illmatic or Ready To Die. It just doesn't make sense. I won't even say buy it because honestly if you don't have it by now, you're just stupid.
No More Police?
GETTING RID OF POLICE?- DEFUND OR ABOLISH THEM? BUT WAIT, WE DONE THIS BEFORE By Brian Salkowski It's called "defunding the police" Democrats in administration have been saying. Then opponents scratch their head because a call to "abolish the police" has been the real message we been seeing. Democrats have defensively postured that it’s really not a call to end police funding, but merely one to transfer a good chunk of our street protection funds over to noble social programs that will presumably eradicate crime and lift the destitute out of poverty.
God's Son-- The God Is Here -- my Review By Brian Salkowski It's rare in hip hop for rappers to get emotional. It could be looked at as the rapper going "soft" and diminishes street credibility. What is even more rare is a rapper who takes them emotions and turn them into emotional blunting, if you will, creating a whole treasure chest of things you can bounce creativity off. Nasir Jones does exactly this on his album "God's Son" The music — mostly a dark, sparse boom-bap — follows Nas’ shrewd, crafty approach. The James Brown sample on “Get Down” is an old-school gesture, but it makes for the album’s best track, as Nas’ quick-tongued monotone elegantly folds together tales of street violence and his own rise to fame. Elsewhere he and a sampled Tupac trade soul-baring verses with nothing but an acoustic guitar backing them, and on the Eminem-produced “The Cross,” Nas indulges his Jesus complex over a thin piano loop.
Origin Of Rap Music
How Rap Evolved From Poetry " Damn, that ain't music. It's just fast talking" - Sharon, My Mom As far back as I can remember I always was interested in creation. Imagination. Words and describing my environment. I had a sublime connection to expression. In the Arts & Entertainment Macroverse, there is always a connection to another artform that is familiar enough to create genres & sub genres. When talking about the origins of Hip Hop and it's sub genre- Rap... it's only a collection of the various rhyming styles of POETRY. It has been this way before hip hop and before it was even put to music. You can RAP even WITHOUT the presence of MUSIC. In a way, it was a “Poor Man's Poetry.” You didn’t have to know all of the techniques and styles of poetry like similes, metaphors, alliteration, or iambic pentameter to rap. All you had to do was be able to make a rhyme. Even if it is only a simple rhyme or the same kind of rhyme repeated over and over, it was good enough to be considered rap. Over time, more intricate types of rhyming styles were acquired by rappers as it progressed as a new trend.