Misogynistic themes play a strong hand with the claiming of power as the theme of inferiority, specifically of African American women in comparison to men or women over other women interplay to form powerful social messages regarding gender expectations in contemporary society. This statement is supported by Pough (2015, 9) who states that rap is both “sexist and degrading” to black women. Likewise, Hooks notes that misogynistic themes are ingrained within the “racially and sexually oppressive capitalistic patriarchal system” and thus affects rap music as it operates within this system (cited in Adams and Douglas 2006,
Throughout the book, “Love is a Mix Tape” the author, Rob Sheffield proves that there are many values of music beyond entertainment, and you can find some of the values that music has beyond entertainment just by reading the book. Rob learns many of these values indirectly by what happens to him throughout his life, and in this book. The main values that he brought up were that music does not just entertain people. It can cause many different emotions, many new friendships to occur, many new relationships form, and it can bring back many memories from the past. Music can cause someone to feel happy, and at the same time it has the power to make someone extremely somber.
The case was filed as against the copyrights of the Egyptian song which added a twist to the story. The case wasn 't just about the beats, but against the cultural sensitivities too. The Jay Z’s song has vulgar lyrics supporting casual sex and featuring violence against women. According to Timbaland,
Hip-hop has gone through many changes that some people do not agree or identify with. It has impacted a lot of things in the world from fashion to politics. Hip hop music has been used as a means to create songs that deliver somewhat negatives messages such as sex, drugs, and violence “The Message by Grandmaster Flash”, and “F**k the Police” by N.W.A”. It has also been used to advocate more positive messages. Despite the violence hip hop perpetuate it also has a big impact in our culture
To further explain the African American female stereotype the article “Black Female Stereotypes in the United States” by Dr. Morgan Kirby goes into depth about the patriarchal and misogynistic lens rap has been under all of these years. One really prevalent stereotype African American female is the “thot” or for lack of a better word the “whore”, a women who is seen as a prostitute or someone exchanging sexual favors for money, someone who uses “what she has to get what she wants”, in the hip hop community, media, and society a whore is a very negative term but also is a common term almost as if the word is a functional element in the rap world. These derogatory words have become a part of many peoples everyday vocabulary and it just further digs African American women into the hole they are in. The franchise of Love and Hip-hop is a very toxic show, which promotes fighting, verbal abuse, the altogether tearing down of the African American women and to think it all stemmed from the misogynistic, patriarchal, and sexually charged world of rap and
Refer to current activities to make original allusions and play with words. Use another rapper to play off. Spin off of what your rival says, reverse it or state your refutation. You can stay with common or connected subjects. Don't get your feelings hurt; take it all with good humor, even the insults.
Well the answer is no, rap and poetry both have differences that make them unique. According to this article, they argue that “The only reason rap may seem to nevertheless not be “real” poetry is a skewed take on language typical of modern, literate societies” (Micah 1), what they are saying here is that rap music uses lots of slang and confusing terms. Rappers make up words that sound the same in order to fit the rhyme scheme of the song. According to a different article they are arguing that “Bradley and DuBois are well aware that this means doing a kind of violence to rap, by severing lyrics from performance, the MC from the DJ. Ordinarily, you don’t read Ice-T, you listen to him, and his voice and affect, as well as the producer’s contribution of hooks and beats” (Triska 1) what they are saying here is that rap has a more angry tone and more violence involved than poetry.
Bitch Bad Analysis Lupe Fiasco’s “Bitch Bad” directed by Gil Green, is conceptualized around how the perception from both males and females of females is impacted by mainstream rap in the modern hip-hop world. Fiasco develops this by telling stories in different scenes of the video and explains them out in the lyrics. Lupe Fiasco took an objectified approach to several sensitive issues and tried to rectify them by illustrating the detrimental messages delivered in media as an ethical appeal to his audience. He used examples from modern hip-hop and broke down the overarching meaning in attitudes developed in result to what mainstream media depicts. Text Breakdown In the first scene, Lupe Fiasco goes on a monologue depicting how the image of a bitch has been intergraded and accepted in society as normality.
You can stereotype music based on a song or a whole genre. Stereotypes in every context are bad, but in music you can generalize listeners based on the type of music they listen to which is unfair to the artist and the audience. There is a stereotype of rap music that the context only consists of money, sex, drugs and swearing. In the music video and song of “Gangsta`s Paradise” by Coolio, the lyrics and meaning behind the music video
Music has always been a part of my life. In definition, it is “vocal or instrumental sounds combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” Ever since I was a young child, I have loved music. The strong, steady beats, the entrancing melodies, and the lyrics that vary between heartwarming and heart-wrenching have always had an unexplainable effect on my life. Music seems to have the ability to change certain aspects of my world. Even with my moods, whether it is sad or mad, music will help me get through it.
She thinks I’m gonna end up like a druggie,” which further supports the discrimination against hip hop culture. It is a travesty that Heads do not have the support from their strongest safety net, for the culture of hip hop is fundamental to most Hip Hop