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Fifth Listen- “No Church in the Wild”

The song “No Church in the Wild” follows a lineage of songs dealing with themes of the authenticity of religion and power structures of people in the United States, and particularly how those structures impact the lives of African Americans…. Continue Reading →

Fourth Listen- No Church in the Wild

In “No Church in the Wild” Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean comment on a number of hot button social topics such as romantic relationships and the significance and legitimacy of organized religion. The famed artists are extremely overt with… Continue Reading →

No Church in the Wild- Third Listen

Indubitably, the genre that “No Church in the Wild” most fully connects with is hip hop/rap. According to the online Merriam Webster dictionary, hip-hop is defined as “1. A cultural movement associated especially with rap music,” and “2. The stylized… Continue Reading →

No Church in the Wild- Second Listen

Given the length and success of Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean’s musical careers, it is beneficial to contextualize when “No Church in the Wild” was written in order to more thoroughly understand its roots. The song was released in… Continue Reading →

Proposal for No Church in the Wild

I’m eager to look closely at “No Church in the Wild” because the musicians who perform the song are some of the most well known people in the United States, so it is interesting to analyze their insights into important… Continue Reading →

“Without Me” and “No Church in the Wild”

“Without Me” by Eminem was released in 2002 and is one of the acclaimed rapper’s most recognizable songs. It tells a story of how Eminem, also known as Slim Shady, saves the world from boring music as he lashes out… Continue Reading →

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