p.p1 the application of the three-step processes of blues

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In his song, Black to the Future, Def Jef applies more than just the three steps cited in the production of American hip-hop. Through his lyrics, Def Jef brings on into the concept of conservatism, urging the blacks to remain vigil, as they feel that their right has been trampled on for so long. “Time to make a stand/Time to wake up and/ Time to make a plan and band.” (Def Jef Black to the Future, 1989).” By guiding his lyrics step by step to drive his point home, Jef in this American Hip-hop song has been able to play by the required standards to deliver a piece that is more than just entertaining. Using his production as a close reference, this paper aims at providing insights on the application of the three-step processes of blues as described in Understanding American Aspects in Hip-hop Cinema in the production of American Hip-Hop songs. 
The first step associated with blues production is fingering the jagged grain of your brutal experience. (Werner, 70).  “But the enemy is not your brother/ It’s the one that baited you, robbed and degraded you/, And he doesn’t like to see you’ve made it through/ Stolen from the motherland…/.  (Def Jef, Black to the future,1989). Through this lyric, Def Jeff tries to explain the concept of slavery, envisioning the brutal experience of Black folk by being pulled out of their native lands. Blues talk about issues that humans experience that are almost unavoidable by them then. (Werner 71). Gospels work to transform feelings and experiences of bitterness into hopeful situations that provide an opportunity for the future. (Sanchez, 2015). In his lyrical organization, Def Jef tries to urge black Americans that the times for suffering is over, and it does not have to be like it was in the past even in the future. He closely fingers with the brutal experience of blacks, while still maintaining an aura of song presentation. 
The second step in the three-step process is finding a voice that is almost tragic and sorrowful, yet is virtually comical in telling this story. (Werner, 70). Def Jef does precisely this in his song Black to the Future. “The bullshit that came with being a brotherman/ Placed in another land/ 400 and some odd years ago/ Tills about time we wore the afros.” (Def Jef, Black to the Future, 1989). In these lyrics, Jef tries to describe their feelings of bitterness as black Americans, but uses quite subtle and near to comical words, so that the voice used has a sprinkle of bitterness, sarcasm, and humor in it. This act has successfully guided him into the application of this process in music. 
The final step in the process is reaffirming your existence. This step guides that changing the past is possible, once the correct considerations have been made, above all. ” Naw man, that ain’t gon’ work, yo, bust this/Black to the future, back to the past/You need to know/ Where you’re from, why’d you come/And that will tell you where you’re going. (Def Jef, Black to the Future, 1989). This specific lyric guides the opinion of Def Jef that the past does not define the fate of the black Americans. They can change their course, and forge into the future despite their problems. 
Gospels and blues have the determination to consolidate and bear witness to the effect of the burden, and how well it helps the deliverance from the same. Def Jef has successfully been able to achieve this goal, his lyrics fitting well into the three-step process. The cultural saints of black youth have exposed them to the racial backlash, yet has been able to gain more popularity and even becoming highly commercially viable owing to the expressive manners of the black culture. (Watkins, 1998.) This possibility guides into understanding that the efforts if Def Jef did not go down the drain, in his trials to move blacks into the future, without losing any of their original zeal or morals. 

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