My opinion of the movie “The Mack” is that it sheds a negative light on young black women and men. It clearly gave the impression that all women are hoes and black men can’t live the good life without pimping or selling crack. Young urban minorities watch television and movies and they see the glitz and glamour think it’s cool and want the fame. Goldie who considered himself to be a “hero” but in reality he was toxic, he was a villain, he was a murder, a drug dealer and a pimp. I would have to say that his brother was more so “The hero” but of course the movie had little focus on that.
“Black on Black Crime in the Hip Hop Industry” Black on black crime is the biggest issue that lives within the hip hop community. The problem these days is that people are so worried about what everybody thinks about then rather than just living life to the best of their ability. You got people hating on whose got more money, who’s selling crack on which corner, or who can pull more “bitches”. The music that is around for young children to see is outlandish. Nobody cares about what car’s you drive anymore, or about how much money you have.
Famous rappers such as Snoop Dog, 50 Cent, R. Kelly, and ECT… have almost planted these racial slurs into our minds through there “trashy rap”. Imus in morning was not only reprimanded for his comments but later let go, due to the uprising of the black community. Rappers, Movie Stars, Comedians and even Gangsters have been giving black woman and negative name calling them “items, hoes, and even bitches.” This is not even in the privacy of their home it is in public on movies and even cd’s. Earl believes that this is due to the fact that these black celebrities are giving an ok to everyone to degrade woman of their own race. He states that “The same
This ideology makes it difficult for young African American to push away from rappers influences and compete in their beyond their identification. Above all rapping creates a retro division among us. Based on the rapper certain groups of people would not listen to his or her music. Hip hop is a roadblock to success, but it is a cry for black
Now the training of men is a difficult and intricate task.”(Dubois 1) I personally think that the contamination of most blacks today is from out dated teachings, some churches, politicians and most importantly, the entertainment business. The media influence blacks to glorify street life and poverty. If we had more rappers and media outlets talking about things with substance in the community like political issues, understanding our prominence and up lifting the culture, I think that people would start to be moved or shifted into the right directions. Dubois states “School houses do not teach themselves - piles of brick and mortar and machinery do not send out men. It is the trained, living human soul, cultivated and
Manney Bustos Dr. Holly Stave SCRT 181W 8 September 2013 “Blurred Lines” and “Battered Bitches”: When Misogyny Becomes Expressive and Embracive “Bitch I’ma kill you! You don’t wanna fuck with me — Girls neither --- you ain’t nothing but a slut to me…”¹ this is the opening chorus of one of the many ballads sported by the infamous Eminem. To the tweens and good-girls-gone-bad, he is a misunderstood ‘bad boy’ sex god. To the overcompensated and rebel-high intellects, he is a performance breakthrough and ‘artistic voice for the ages’; the guys down the street still allude to him as poetic Greeks of old. As is the case for most viral phenomena, there are those who aren’t too keen on hip-hop Elvis’s lyrical prose.
Savan states “simply put, white teenagers could not, as much as they might wish to, become black. They could and did however, listen to the music, dress the dress… mirror the haircuts, adopt the rap vocabulary suitable for their daily lives, mimic the cadence of street speech, and admire from a safe distance the lives of prominent black rappers and athletes.”(200) In that quote Savan illustrates black life in the “hood”, where the black slang originates from and how the white teens mimic it. The word “hot” is used in other slang meanings not necessarily deriving from the “hood”. This term is also used in poker games and sporting events. For instance, if a pitcher is having an amazing game he might be referred to as a “hot pitcher”.
Also showing how they are rising above it challenging the idea that only men can rap and becoming rappers themselves. Stapleton explains how women used rap to fight gender inequality. Stapleton goes on to explore the idea of feminism working in the genre and how there is even somewhat of a debate amongst female rappers themselves. Some female rappers are discussed as having a sexual style promoting and displaying their control over their sexuality and this may hinder the movement of gender equality still. Stapleton tells us that many believe the concern over sexual violence is not as big a concern of racial problems.
57). Through its unique style using loudness and confrontation through lyrics and demeanor, rap forces its listeners to wake up and realize or become politically conscious of oppression of African Americans that is often silenced. Then, rap in a way becomes a beautiful thing some because it does more good than bad, though not so pretty to
The sexual prowess of African American males is still exaggerated by black and white Americans alike” (Smith 15). With this comes “a deep-rooted insecurity in African American men as a result of sexual stereotyping,” which results in negative carry-overs into other aspects of black men’s lives. (Smith 16) This, of course, affects the black man’s entire life; thereby, affecting black women, children, and all American’s lives. The beauties of black men are being covered over by white owned entertainment industry conglomerates that continue to promote these negative stereotypes via the images and styles of its artists. For example, rap lyrics repeatedly chant about “hoes,” “bitches,” “niggas,” “pimps,” “playaz,” “blunts,” “gangstas,” ad infintium, and continue to perpetuate black role models who epitomize these negative stereotypes of black men.