Rap and the Eroticizing of Black Youth

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Showing that in its early days rap music led to black consciousness, this discussion goes on to argue that the current preoccupations of rap—especially the erotic themes expressed and their dramatization in music videos—have led to an unthinking youthful acceptance of profanity, vulgarity, sexual abuse, and violence. The book advocates for a return to rap's origins, for young people to become more selective and critical of today's music, and for parents to take a ...

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Overview

Showing that in its early days rap music led to black consciousness, this discussion goes on to argue that the current preoccupations of rap—especially the erotic themes expressed and their dramatization in music videos—have led to an unthinking youthful acceptance of profanity, vulgarity, sexual abuse, and violence. The book advocates for a return to rap's origins, for young people to become more selective and critical of today's music, and for parents to take a more active role in monitoring their children's listening habits.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781934155028
  • Publisher: African American Images
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 110
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Porter is a faculty member at Savannah State College, a social worker for the state of Georgia, and the author of The Conspiracy to Destroy Black Women and Kill Them Before They Grow. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a l


    This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a lot and seriously recommend that everyone read it!

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    Posted November 13, 2007

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    A bleak future exists for a nation whose children grow up calling and perceiving themselves as thugs, whores, b******, 'N word', and gangsters. Negative Rap's strong themes of sex, violence, extreme materialism, and negative attitude adds more problems to an already troubled Black community. If this type of music had a benefical effect or no effect at all, then no one should complain. However, negative Rap perpetuates existing problems by encouraging children/youth to act in a manner that is self-destructive. The recommendations in this book are very helpful.

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