My choice of music is Changes by Tupac Shukar; Compsed by Shock G. This song is about him trying to make changes in his life. The message that he is relaying is that it is hard growing up poor and black and commenting on the fact that the police does not seem to particularly care one way or another what happens within the black community. The song also mentions how he was considering suicide as a viable option to the hell hole and that his life had become surrounded by drugs and gangs. Changes also refers to the hardships of black people, especially police violence against them. The chorus of the song says “That’s just the way it is; Things will never be the same,” meaning the black community will be the same until black people change it themselves, instead of waiting for other people to intrude. Tupac stated to media, “It’s time for us as a people to make a change. Let’s change the way we eat, change the way we live, and change the way we treat others.” This is true in so many different ways. Not only black people, but the world as a whole. If the world changed their bad eating habits, we wouldn’t have to worry about child obesity and diseases such as diabetes and people would probably live much longer. If people would change the way they live , then maybe there would be more job opportunities and more advancement in institutions of college ranking courses leading to degrees. If people would treat people the way they would want to be treated, they would be less robbing, murders and criminal activities. Music is very valuable in society because it reaches out to people. Sometimes people listen to music based on the situations and flaws in their life. Shukar’s Changes informs us about the world. If music today was more informative instead of violent, the world be a much more better place because the generation today listens to music all the time. Music is everywhere; For example, music is on videogames, radios, the internet, phones and even different places such as nightclubs which attracts the younger generation’s mind. If there were more positive messages in music such as getting an education instead of possession of money, cars and clothes; maybe the society would focus more on getting on the path towards success
Module two: text questions
1. Popular music is named so because it appeals to a wide audience, rather than a small group. It often seems to mimic popular trends in society, rather than creating them. It often also encourages dancing or movement.
2. Pop music often has a theme that involves love or relationships, or even current events. One song that comes to mind is the Beatles' song, Love me Do, which talks about this theme. This theme is popular because no matter…
Music should be censored because the profanity in it models children to use fowl language and goes against people’s moral values and religion. Context Music mainly concerock, metal, hip hop and rap genres are constantly under controversy because of their lyrics which regularly contain either sexual, violent, racist or offensive language. While arguers claim that it is unsuitable for the general public, observing that it has the potential…
The Jazz Age
Jazz was a form of music that developed from the blues. At the time jazz had a very significant impact on society because it challenged traditional culture. It change the way that people thought of music and dance. The Jazz Age was the time in the 1920's (also known as Roaring 20's) where jazz became immensely popular starting a new revolution in music.
Jazz was originally a mixture of Blues and marching bands played on old U.S Army instruments like the cornet or marching drums. It…
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In the American nation today, many question the genius behind the upcoming generation who soon will be entering the work field. Where has the curiosity to know and understand the significance behind the historic arts gone? Sadly enough, the youth of this nation do not have the drive within to absorb the art dating back over the centuries. What grasps hold of young people’s attention has transitioned to a world that…
Self-Construction in Status-Based Social Movements.
Summary: This article specifically states that they are speaking upon the issue of social movements. The realism that they only influence negative imagines to the generation. Instead of spending time sending bad images try to make the next generation knows this is the right way to live life truthfully. This why the authors speak about how there are two different types of social movements. The first is an offshoot of the anti-death penalty movement known…
Music of the 1960’s
The 1960’s, like almost every decade throughout history, had many social and political conflicts. Like every decade, these conflicts forced people to make difficult decisions about their core values and morals, as well as take action to protect these beliefs. Music, just like literature, reflected the issues present in the 1960’s. It helped the younger generation express their feelings and ideas, as well as unite them against a common enemy. Using their music as a shield…
Evolution of Music
Change is inevitable; regardless of the depth of it. Before we get the chance to take a deep breath, blink our eyes, or finish a sentence, something in the world has changed. Everything from literature to medicine, politics, and to people in general; change allows diversity to emerge and for different types of ideology to take place. Though one of the most apparent subjects to have changed a great deal over time is music; popular music in particular, whether it be…
Members of the county fair board:
I was asked to do research on which genre of music to have at the fair; the choices were progressive rock, fusion, country rock, soft rock, jam band and singer-songwriter. I decided on having country rock as the main attraction for the concert. The particular band I decide on is The Eagles. The Eagles are a well-known band and their music isn’t controversial like other types of bands and genres.
The first and second reason that having the eagles as the band…
Right,” focuses on the popularity of rock/rap music and the social implications it has on the American society. In the essay, “Eminem Is Right” (Blair reader, pp 223-229), author Mary Eberstadt explores why today’s music, violent and disgusting, resonates with so many American children today.
In the beginning of her essay, Eberstadt explores the question as to “why such violent music relates to so many children today?” The music of today’s generation has to deal with broken homes with broken families…
listen to the music and understand music for not just the lyrics but the actually music part of the song. If they learn how to clear their mind and focus on one thing, setting their mind free to observe their surroundings. I think that they would be able to focus more in life itself. By that they would be able to concentrate in school and do better when they tried to do their school work. I think that you would have to talk to the children and see what they feel and understand about music, that they…