Gangsta Rap And American Culture Summary

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19 October 2011 “Gangsta Rap and American Culture” Evaluation Michael Dyson essay, “Gangsta Rap and American Culture” wasn’t meant to evaluate rap music. Instead, it was meant to bring attention to the conditions that exhisted in the “ghetto’s” and the stereotypes surrounding the lifestyle. Dyson explains how the media and the general public want to blame gangsta rap for its troubles in society. Dyson further explains background information on the ideas and history of the rap community. Dyson states “the severe 70’s busted the economic boom of the 60’s” as being the force that helped rap to become what it is now (Dyson 433). Rap was a voice for the lack of jobs, public recreation, and rise of drugs in the black community.

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