anime and hip hop pt. 2
within both the realms of anime and hip-hop, certains albums and shows stand out as being forever iconic/influential. whether it be Dragon Ball, Cowboy Bebop, and One Piece, or The College Dropout, 36 Chambers, and The Low End Theory. because anime and hip hop is constantly evolving and changing, new medium-defining anime and albums are being made. what i've done for this post is take some anime, and the find the hip hop album equivalent for it, using similarities in popularity, influence, etc., and these are the ones i've come up with.
N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton and Akira
i beieve that this one should be the obvious ones for this post. both are easily one of, if not the most influential in their genre. with straight outta compton, you had hip hop truely being taken seriously, and hip hop groups are able to be taken seriously because of what the nwa did. being discriminated against, their albums beind burned, etc., and it was all so that future hip hop could take on serious topics and be seen as legitimate. the same thing applies to the film Akira. it was one of the very first anime to capture the likings of western sci-fi fans, as well being one of the first violent and gritty anime to be taken seriously in the west, both critically and commercially. without Akira, anime would still be relatively unknown, and would probably be not as genre pushing as Akira was. because Akira was a violent and realistic film, and because it greatly successful in the west, anime today can be violent and tell real stories, while also being commercially/critically successful.
Nas' Illmatic and Spirited Away
ask any anime fan what the best anime film of all time is, you'll usually always get the same answer, which is Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. this film is truely an icon of animation, which many western animation studios like Disney and Dreamworks look up to for inspiration. the writing, characters, pacing, editing, music, animation, literally everything is absolutely perfect. studio ghibli is seriously one of the greatest animation studios to ever exist, and Spirited Away will forever be the highest bar for an anime film. (continued below)
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Bracket 7! Round one
Find a topic or soliloquy
Progressing to round 2: 4r Da Squaw, Free Lunch, West Savannah, Smile, Park, Heavenly Father (Ngl find a topic is my favourite Isaiah song - it better win)