Yet, "orthodox" Islam represents one of the fasting growing religious groups in the United States among African Americans, and it too is represented in rap music
Now that shock jock Don Imus has been fired for the racist and sexist remarks he made about the Rutgers University women's basketball team, attention has turned to whether rap music
perpetuates a culture in which the denigration of Black women is acceptable.
In recent years, as African-Americans, we have been-in the midst of a disturbing cultural controversy around the words that are projected in hip-hop and rap music
Wood sees New Anger in rap music
, in the snarling looks of today's cars, in NBA brawls, in movies like The Upside of Anger and Anger Management, and, of course, in politics.
, blamed for rising inner city crime, is on the way out, latest music business sales figures revealed yesterday.
, made popular by the "rapping priest" Fr.
PALMDALE -- A gunbattle that broke out in a parking lot outside a bar that hosted a rap music
show left one young Antelope Valley man dead and another wounded, both apparently innocent bystanders.
In most pop music today it's impossible to hear any living connection to that old tradition, rap music
being the exception.
As a 35-year-old parent, I have seen many changes in rap music
As a product of a historically oral culture that embodies familiar metaphorical traits such as satire, irony, indeterminacy, sexuality, loyalty, betrayal, closure, and encasement (Gates 1988: 6), African American rap music
is especially rich in metaphoric language.
Freelance journalist Rivera traces the involvement of New York Puerto Ricans in the development of hip-hop in general and English-language rap music
in particular in order to examine how identities are negotiated through navigations of constantly redefined categories of "latinidad and blackness.
From early plantation hollers to rap music
and jazz, Phinney covers the co-evolution of a range of black music styles--and each style's influence on white American style.