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
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. Music videos continue to propagate the so-called animalistic nature of black male sexuality and black men’s inherent criminality through “gangsta” and “Pimp” characters. One may argue that the artists are in control of their image and lyrics, this too is a myth. Ultimately
Those were positive rappers who wanted to have an effect on people’s lives. However in the late 90s leading up to the current day rappers, rap music has definitely changed. Rappers today only rap about women, sex, drugs, and violence. Anderson and Stewart state “Some commentators have criticized rap for its lack of traditional Eurocentric musical characteristics” (Anderson & Stewart, 316). Today’s rap music downgrades women in many different ways which has an impact on the African American community.
It’s called Rock ‘n’ Roll and it had parents, teachers, and politicians worried for the youth of America. Rock ‘n’ Roll was the first of its kind in that the vocals were not always the center of discourse, but the body language of the performers and the beat of the music moved the audience a lot of times…Rock and Roll was elemental, savage, dripping with sex; it was just as our parents feared” (8). The reason for the fear: Rock ‘n’ Roll evolved from recordings by African-American artists known
Stapleton tells us that many believe the concern over sexual violence is not as big a concern of racial problems. Stapleton throws us the idea that many hip-hop artists felt that hip-hop was being considered objectionable because white youth were consuming it. Stapleton uses this to reveal where a large amount of criticism is coming from in both racial and genre issues. Stapleton brings up a gathering of hip-hop artists and rappers showing us that serious discussions were being had about the genre and the changes in it. We see in Stapleton’s words how hip-hop has become a dangerous genre and how responsibility lies in the artists, managers, record companies, and parents when it comes to the music.
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.
He got two turntables and created “the break”, which was the instrumental part of the song and that’s what people like. Afrika Bambaataa started to do the same and hip-hop started getting a lot of success. It’s an incredible difference of hip-hop from the 70’s to hip-hop now. Many people think that hip-hop is a big problem in society. A lot of hip-hop artists degrade women and use strong references to drugs and money.
The American Civil Rights movement was a very treacherous and horrific time in American history. African Americans were long censored in this country and they finally took a stand to make American citizens follow what the constitution says, “All men are created equal”. For activists, such as Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr., this journey to bring their people justice would certainly not be an easy one. Although they both wanted the same thing, both of these activists had very different thoughts and ways to make it happen. In order to reach this desired goal that they have been awaiting, strategies were much needed.
Carl Olsen Mrs. Martelli American Literature AP 30 August 2014 “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” uses the word “nigger” over two hundred times throughout the book. Because of the degrading term used so frequently, there have been many debates whether or not the book is racist or should even be banned from classrooms and public libraries. Some think the book offends African American students while others think it helps display the language of the historical time period which takes place around the 1840’s in Missouri. You can find the answer to the racism question by analyzing the treatment of whites to blacks throughout the book. "Good gracious!
Get the fuck out after you're done". Not only is he referring to women as bitches and tricks, he also passionately expresses that women aren't worth anything more than to be used as a sex slave. Besides degrading women by saying what they want them to do for them, some artist state what they already have done to women. In one of the rap artist Lil Wayne's song, he openly tells all his sexual encounters with numerous women naming the song "Alphabet Bitches". After alphabetizing each woman with their personal sex express with the artist he ends the song repeatedly saying "These are my bitches, my Alphabet Bitches, I got bitches".