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Unformatted text preview: 3.30 Eithne Quinn: Nuthin But a G Thang- Early relationship with endorsements and commercial aspirations- From I saw to I/we did- Gangsta raps emergence as paralleling important debates in black cultural studies and amongst black activisits o Debate over positive vs. negative representations o Essentialism as discussed by Micheal Eric Dyson- NWA explicitly confronting the burden of representation placed on black artists in song Niggaz 4 Life o i.e. Why do I call myself a nigga? (32-38)- Primary sources: song lyrics o Evidence from songs.. lyrics- Secondary sources: analysis by writers o Analytical and historical content- Quinns argument: gangsta rap is about its own determination- Significance about place (ghetto) in gangsta in rap generally.- East coasts neglect of West coast allowed for distinct sounds to be cultivated.- Distinction between representations of LAs ghettos in gangsta rap and in mainstream media, such as film Color (73-74)...
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