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Unformatted text preview: 4.4 HipHop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes- Loves hiphop, criticizes the messages sometimes, take a good look at ourselves men- HipHop deals with alot of sexism, projects masculinity- Gun becomes outlet for expression of rage of black men, weapon of masculinity- HipHop is born in the ghetto, minorities- Cross-Bronx Exp. Splits boroughs and businesses, creates a shadow in the city, borough to ghetto- Why is it important to be hard in hiphop? Braggadocious - HipHop shapes black men, gotta be hard, cant be punked- Playing a role, game face- Hypermasculine posturing- Crack, guns, crime reflects into music, reflects into music- America is very hypermasculine, culture of violence- Death provides late credibility, death as a form of representation- Nelly wanted to go to Spellman College, women of Spellman met him with resistance, Nelly and his donation/fundraiser foundation for bone marrow backed out- Men only use women to express masculinity, women are nothing more than eye-candy, only to be fucked...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course 050 247 taught by Professor Nicolefleetwood during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '11