Many songs in the rap genre have an air of violence or sexism against women. Some of the artists who create this music sing about having sex with women, the bodies of women, violence against women, or the inability of a woman to be on her own. Women who listen to this music may find themselves believing what is said, and gaining an implicit bias against other women or men. They might begin to consider other women as ‘sluts,’ ‘whores,’ or ‘gold diggers,’ and men as ‘sexist pigs’ or ‘perverts.’ Also, when women believe what is said about them in any type of media, they may start to become somewhat like the women described in that media. The problem here is that women are not always like this, and may not want to be, but they start to think that it is normal and acceptable.
Though there are quite a few songs based on hatred and anger, songs such as “i” by Kendrick Lamar and “Love Yourz” by J. Cole teach viewers to love themselves despite all the negativity in the world. As for songs regarding sexually exploiting women, there are songs that speak out against this as well. Queen Latifah’s “U.N.I.T.Y” is the perfect example of a feminist rap song, saying “I’m not your personal whore, that’s not what I’m here for”. These songs prove that there is positivity in the hip hop
In the world of Hip-Hop and Rap, the sexual objectification of African American women is obvious, “bitch” and “hoe” are common labels used to describe women or to add insult to injury labels women call themselves. Those labels are not the only labels out here being used Strippers and female exotic dancers are increasingly common images in Hip-Hop and Rap music and music videos. With these relatively new labels and the previous sexual scripts teenage girls and even younger little girls are starting to believe that they need to portray themselves as
As Bai states “The Guess advertisement from Maxim has the women aware of being wathced and posed to reveal her sexual prowess. Her legs are splayed in a provocative manner, connoting sexual openness (Bai,5)”. When imagined, this image does not make the client think of a jeans advent. This type of advertisement is the exploitation of female sexuality in order to gain profit. The motto “Sex Sells” has been over used to an extent where we’re not able to see
Many people consider hip-hop music to be brutish and a decline in music. As for the people within the subculture, they are considered to be uneducated, ‘thugs’, or even ‘ghetto’ amongst many other impressions. Despite the widely held idea that hip-hop music represents sex, drugs, and violence, hip-hop music has many positive aspects and influences that outweigh the negative perception. The hip-hop culture is a cultural
Anne McClintock wrote her essay “Gonad the Barbarian and the Venus Flytrap: Portraying the female and male orgasm” to examine pornography and how it has changed throughout history and its effects on how women perform as sexual beings. McClintock focuses on the various roles of pornography such as its emphasis on voyeurism, pleasure, and the male ego. She wants her readers to know that women are still not represented in pornography to satisfy their own desires, but they are there to cater to men and their subconscious. I will analyze how McClintock argues that due to the history of sexism towards women, the roles that men and women have in pornography are inherently different because of the societal belief that women are only seen as objects of sexual desire and are solely there to satisfy the male audience.
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
Casual sex is becoming more and more popular among single people, and exclusiveness is being thrown out the window. The media keeps pushing people to be more open and live a life without worry or consequence, which in turn, causes people to act and not feel. In Brave New World women are pushed to have sex with any suitors, and they are told to be promiscuous. In their youth, sex is taught as a recreational activity to be had at any time. By encouraging this promiscuity, the government regulations use sex to fulfill society’s desires and remove passion and competition among the people.
Following the evolution of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, came the introduction to many more genres established by African Americans, such as, Hip hop, R&B and Rap. Today, the musical genres created and influenced by African Americans are top sellers in the country, though jazz isn't as popular today it will remain a big part of American culture and history. ("20th Century Music," n.d.). The unfortunate circumstances of the slave trade introduced America to unique sounds, rhythms and song structures of African tradition and influenced the creation of blues, jazz and many more musical genres. Although racism deemed the early development of African American music “immoral”, the lively and diverse music thrived and spread American culture around the world.
1. Introduction This study deals with the employment of profanities such as fuck, nigger, motherfucker, bitch and shit in the selected rap lyrics by the famous former hip hop group, N.W.A .To be specific, N.W.A is an acronym for Niggaz With Attitude that was formed in 1987 by 5 members: Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella (Ogg and Upshal 1999, 115). Rap is a unique genre of music that has a wide fan base located in different parts of the world. It consists of rhymes, rhythm and written lines. Historically, the music of N.W.A provoked great discussions when they released Straight Outta’ Compton in 1988.
During Superbowl 50’s halftime show, the audience was treated to a performance by Coldplay featuring Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Beyonce’s new song that she performed, had a very strong political and emotional message, uplifting African Americans and the terrorism they have faced and still are facing. This caused a lot of tension and uproar from viewers believing that such topics as Black Lives Matter and the humiliation that Black women and men have faced was not appropriate for such a good time as the Superbowl. Not only did her song, “Formation”, uplift African American features but also honored the Black Panther Party. She along with her dancers were dressed as members of the Black Panther Party, and immediately there was backlash.