Fifteen years ago today hip-hop star Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, died in Los Angeles from gunshot wounds. There are many speculations about what happened that day, but his case is still unsolved. We lost of the best artists that day, but fortunately we still have the legacy of his music. Biggie’s music a reminder of how the hip-hop community still needs to grow with the violence and competitions or “beef” that continues in the industry and decrease in creativity that has become the norm in the music industry. Biggie was an original and that is how I will always remember him.
Enjoy this link to Biggie’s “One More Chance” video. You’ll see a lot of music celebs like Mary J. Blige.
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What fun this will be and a great challenge, too. Your idea rednims me of Foxfire, a magazine put out by the students of a school. It became nationally known.Foxfire zeroed in on the folks who lived in the area, interviewing elderly people and people with interesting jobs. They included photographs with the stories. They studied the history of their area and printed stories about it, the first settlers, the type of people, the young people who fought in various wars.You might even want to include Teen of the Week or month, or whatever! Select a student from your school and highlight his or her life, the goals, the opinions, etc. Don’t just select the Sports stars or the A students. Include the newcomers and the average folks.I think Common Sense had some great advice. I have noticed on Answers that many young people are confused about sex. You might consider a Classified Section for teens, where they could pick up things they want or need, like music tapes, books, computer parts, whatever.
I actually found this more entertaining than James Joyce.