Words are more deceitful and powerful than we think - TOK essay: Power of Language Name: C. F. 11 TOK Language Essay Word Count: 1154
Essay question: Words are more deceitful and powerful than we think
Intro -Different ways to
use language -Euphemism -Effect on language
towards people -Verbal abuse
WHY BROCKHAMPTON HASN’T RELEASED ANYTHING AS IMPACTFUL AS HEAT AND STAR UNTIL BOOGIE.
PART ONE: HEAT.
Heat as a song is a barely rhythmic, nearly tribal rendition of a hip-hop track, something that artists on every level of success or fame were trying to do by the time HEAT arrived.
As a matter of fact, the only people before Brockhampton that were close to the noisiness and barebones pop aesthetic that HEAT successfully embodied were far and few in between. Ghostemane, Suicideboy$, X when Geneva tried to escape his apartment at 4AM, and Steroids-era Death Grips. Perhaps even a few Minecraft rappers. But the only person that’s barely relatable to distorted drum patterns and schizoid guitar riffs is Ghostemane.
When HEAT arrived, not only was the instrumental immediately off-putting, they started off with AMEER FUCKING VANN.
PART ONE B: AMEER VANN’S VERSE.
Ameer is a machine when he’s given the chance to flex his nearly cathartic stop-and-go, along with his envy-inducing attention to lyrical detail.
This alone allows him to not only set the stage on this song, but shoot it off into a chorus that allows literally anyone to follow afterwards. But they didn’t let anyone follow afterwards. They chose the only one that keep the song unstable, the one you’re forced to focus on due to his accent and lyrical timing.
So now you’re what – faced with two of the most polarizing, volatile, and aggressive rappers in the group, on top of a beat that sounds like the FBI finally had the time to check your internet history.
You have a chorus that you can easily remember and resonate with if you’ve lived in a ghetto part of town, and you’re still being introduced and presented to characters in the group that you can easily relate to just based off their personality and interests alone. Fucking Matt Champion talks about a relationship going bad but still forgiving the person wh.....[read full text]
The instrumental is a nasty, grime-y two-stepper with lackadaisical mixing on the drums, providing a thud that immediately knocks on your feet.
The instrumental is simply unrelatable to anything happening in the hemisphere that it resided in when it was initially released, but why does it feel familiar? Why are you suddenly bobbing your head with enough force to snap your neck?
MUSIC THEORY BITCH. The compositional structure is the simples.....