Title

Black Women and Black Men in Hip Hop Music: Misogyny, Violence and the Negotiation of (White-Owned) Space

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2012

Abstract

The article discusses rap and Hip Hop music, focusing on the existence of the theme of misogyny within the genre's lyrics. Topics including the representation of black men and women within the music as well as the impact of violent lyrics on white people's interpretations of black culture are examined. The article also presents a brief history of rap music in the United States and explores how the genre has been homogenized in order to appeal to mass audiences. Social aspects of musical genres, black male and female rappers, and Hip Hop culture are highlighted.

DOI

10.1111/j.1540-5931.2011.00898.x