Hip Hop Themes A form of culture produced outside the purview of mainstream society Incorporation Commodified at Its Roots Politics Black Radio Is leery of the music… Why? Backlash Is Rap Music Dangerous? Is it misogynistic? Is it vulgar, obscene, and overly violent? Incorporation
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A form of culture produced outside the purview of mainstream society
at Its Roots
Is leery of the music…
Is Rap Music Dangerous?
Is it misogynistic?
Is it vulgar, obscene, and overly violent?
By 2000, rap music held 13% of music market (rock music, 25%)
Became the preferred cultural style of young people
80% of Rap Music’s Audience is White
2nd Largest Rap Music Market
Prophets of da City
Sleek the Elite
Native Ryme Syndicate
19th Century WC White Males
19th Century MC White Females
20th Century Ethnic Immigrants
20th Century MC White Teenagers
20th Century Working Class African Americans