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Album essay

Album essayMUSC 420m (Hip-Hop Music and Culture) Essay #2 GuidelineThe first essay is due on April 13, 2016 (by 1 p.m.). The essay should contain between 1000 and 1200 words (include the word count at the end of your essay), and it should compare and reflect on the musical, lyrical, and/or visual content of the assigned materials. PLEASE SEND THE ESSAY (12 point font, DOUBLE-SPACED, DOCX Format) VIA EMAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES: seannye@usc.edu and willrowley@sbcglobal.net.Please include the following in your subject line: “MUSC420 Essay 2.”For this essay, I do not want you to just recount factual information such as who produced, performed on, or inspired the recordings (in other words, it should not read like a Wikipedia entry). Instead, you should focus on interpreting the assigned materials. Please carefully analyze and describe what you hear and/or see, with information gleaned from Jeff Chang’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop and the assigned readings/viewings. Websites that post lyrics (Genius) should also be reviewed. You are free to focus on specific tracks from the album or scenes from the film.Attributes to consider may include:– Beats / samples / instrumental sounds– Lyrical content– Performance style– Plot and narrative approach– Cultural and historical context– Your aesthetic assessment of the album or filmEssay #1:Due Date: 13 April 2016, Choice 1: AlbumM.I.A., Arular (2005) Choice 2: AlbumKendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012) Choice 3: AlbumDr. Dre, Compton (2015)???Grade RubricEssays will be graded on twenty point scale:“18-20” will be assigned to essays that do all of the following:• contain at least 1000 words• demonstrate that you have thoroughly analyzed the assigned material• make interesting, accurate, and subtle observations about what you hear/see• show that you have a sense of stylistic/cultural progression and continuity“16-17” will be assigned to essays that do all of the following:• contain at least 1000 words• demonstrate familiarity with the assigned material• make appropriate observations about what you hear/see• show that you have a basic sense of the style and culture from the period“12-15” will be assigned to essays that do any of the following:• do not meet the minimum length of 1000 words• fail to show that you have listened attentively to the assigned album or watched the film• contain substantial historical, artistic, or cultural inaccuracies• are poorly written“1-11” grade will be assigned to essays that are incomplete, contain serious mistakes, or fail to address the assigned material.A “0” will be assigned if the essay is not turned in.