Oliver Stone is a director who has never shied away from politics and controversy. He has shown this with movies like JFK, Nixon and Snowden. His most political and controversial movie to date is arguably Natural Born Killers, released in 1994, starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis. The movie was controversial for a number of reasons, including its extreme scenes of violence and because of accusations it of inspiring real life crimes, including the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. However many critics and movie-goers don't discuss the most important part of any story: the message. Oliver Stone has looked at our past with movies like JFK, but at the time of Natural Born Killers release, he was looking into our future, and where we seem to be now. The movie wasn't about the gore, violence, sex or death. Natural Born Killers was looking at our society and the one of the most important aspects of our society, the media. The way Oliver Stone portrayed the media and the sensationalism our society gives it was real and beyond chilling.
Many people in and out of the music industry would argue that rap music is becoming the most popular genre of music. It is prevalent throughout movies, video games, TV shows and contains a whole culture, filled with subcultures within itself. People seem to either hate or love rap music, with some people calling it the music of “this generation.” But since the beginning, the roots of rap music have been cemented in something that is still prevalent today: giving a voice to those unheard.