I Got Something to Say: Gender, Race, and Social Consciousness in Rap Music by Matthew Oware
English | July 11th, 2018 | ISBN: 3319904531, 3030080196 | 240 pages | EPUB | 0.58 MB
What do millennial rappers in the United States say in their music? This timely and compelling book answers this question by decoding the lyrics of over 700 songs from contemporary rap artists. Using innovative research techniques, Matthew Oware reveals how emcees perpetuate and challenge gendered and racialized constructions of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality. Male and female artists litter their rhymes with misogynistic and violent imagery. However, men also express a full range of emotions, from arrogance to vulnerability, conveying a more complex manhood than previously acknowledged.