Rap Music Is Not The Only Type Of American Music Associated With Sex And Violence

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Rap music is not the only type of American music associated with sex and violence. The history of Rock’s Roll for example, is a good example. The same arrangements, with white people at the top, uplifted an entire American generation on sex and violence in other types of music. Now they are doing the same with rap music (Roberts, 1994). Rappers have thus been forced to abandon the stated goal of their humble beginning to conform to the marketable aspects of their crafts. (Rebollo-Gil & Moras, 2012). Rappers have adopted all elements of hip-hop as a part of their daily practices claiming that hip-hop artists influence music, fashion, and speech. The portrayal of black men and black women in Hip Hop videos and lyrics serve the interests of white supremacist producers involved in rap music. Adams & Fuller (2006) describe racialized misogyny as a part of America’s awareness. The authors suggest that this belief has a profound significance on the inner spirit of African Americans as it feeds off not only animosity of women but loathing toward Blackness, which serves as a dual-purpose. Whether is the depiction of black female by black males in rap videos or the representation of black female sexuality by white racist, the sexual interaction between black men and black women takes on a compulsory heterosexual tone that explicates traditional heterosexism and entrenched racism (Rebollo-Gil & Moras, 2012).
Because of the governing sexual and racial aspects of rap music, there are…

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