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My Interpretation Of How Anime Become Apart of Hip-Hop Culture

Afro Samurai is the cartoon that I recall being the first Anime that had rap culture in it. Afro Samurai embraced rap music, staring Samuel L Jackson as one of the main characters. Having a black samurai raise his blade against other opponent just to fight the character Justice. An antagonist who killed his father so he can obtain the number one headband. Rza had production credit for this Anime as well.

Hip-hop culture also appeared in Manga’s like Naruto and Samurai Champaloo. Naurto had Killer Bee, a Jinchuriki that raps any chance he gets. Samurai Champaloo having Dj scratches as apart of their show stylistics.  Anime started to hold cultural structure in our genre of music. The two cultures started dancing with hip-hop for sometime, creating a new breed of rap artistry.

People that we’re infatuated with hip-hop culture and Anime started making AMVS. A short collage of fight scenes with a hip-hop music bed. The most popular AMV currently is Naruto Vs Sasuke final fight, Suicide Boys plays as the two collide. AMVS are used for cool promotional visuals for songs. The anime world has a lot of story-lines revolving around; drama, romance, family ties and vengeance. Why not have a genre that has the street struggle and glory: embrace these type of story lines.

I can name a bunch of rappers that used Anime as apart of there music and image. One of the most popular I can remember is Lupe Fiasco. By nature being a skateboarder, he became etched into the fabrics of nerd core hip-hop. Lupe has always been known as a fan of street-fighter. Rapper Rob Bank$ heavily embraces Anime and rap culture. His lyricism centers around Anime references. Comparing himself to cracking seals like the Akatsuki, the way one would crack seals on promethazine.

Growing up in a predominate black school getting reduced lunch as a young kid. We all use to trade Yu-Gi-Oh cards and talk about Dragon Ball Z. I remember fights use to break out over Yu-Gi-Oh and we played that game like we was playing at the gambling house. I had homies that use to hustle out Yu-Gi-Oh cards during morning time. It got real over that game, we all use to meet up just to play during breakfast and lunch. I remember when our cards had got confiscated, we use to creep in the teachers room when she was not there. Just to steal all are sh*t back that got taken away from us. I always thought the confiscation rule was a load of bullSh*t. In my opinion it was another form of stealing. Fast forward down the line, we all grew into our now early twenties and are still going hard for Anime world.

 

Thinking Like A Boss Is Thinking With Direction

People put on their pants everyday like everyone else when they wake up. The difference in power structure and control is knowing what your day is about to be set doing. Is it going to be different from how your bosses day is set up. Schedule and routine play a crucial factor in how we do our day. Choosing what position you want to be in life will help mold your day for years to come. I believe everyone should start out with a plan before the sun rises. Planning accordingly will help clear-up much clutter that is in your mind. You have goals you want to set then do so. Imagine living in a life we’re your potential has been dwindled away because you did not utilize your time to the fullest advantage.

Choices play a factor in how we conduct our day. We have to make choices to influence a positive impact on our day. Sometimes choices can come down to people, places and things we put our time into. Everyday I wake up, I always question is what I’m doing now going to fulfill ultimately what I set out to do five years down the line. I do not want to be stuck like I am chained to a cinder block at the toils of unhappiness. Even with our significant others we have to make the wisest of choices. Does the other you further the way you dream. Making you go into another aspect in your thinking to accomplish all what you set to do ?

As Will Smith stated, “There is a redemptive power that making a choice has, rather than feeling like your an effect to all things happening.”. This is true coming from a Grammy nominated actor. Instead of feeling like an cause to all things, we need to be the cause for things you specifically want to come. Do not attract the storm into your circle by letting useless energies rip away at you. One of the laws that exist in the book, 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, that will always hold true is: be proactive. Being proactive on the right choice will reward you on the stepping stones you lay on the foundations you walk. Bill Gates did not become Bill Gates overnight. He simply had an idea, with this idea, he took it and sold the dream to investors that we’re willing to invest in his company.

Have you ever had something in life you wanted to do but never set out to do. Make the choice on it and push your agenda. Make the power of choice and become a boss. Even if you seem a little bit demanding. You are demanding for the happiness in your life to come into fruition.