Music Videos Involving Women And The Hip Hop Industry Essay

1653 Words Oct 24th, 2016 7 Pages
Introduction

In a study done of 95 hip hop/rap songs of 86 male artist, about 73% of the songs included sexual exploitation and disrespect towards women (Zicherman, 2013).
Men and women play a significant role in the production of lyricism and visual content in the vibrant and vocal music genre that is hip-hop. Due to this, sexuality plays a major part in creating the role of men and women within the hip hop industry. Sexuality has become a focal point for many male artist that use the image of women and their bodies, through lyricism and music videos. Men in the commercial hip hop industry have yet to stop this social issue, fame and wealth has been produced from the exploiting image of women throughout the years.
The content examined in this paper will be lyricism and music videos involving women, and how it relates to the differences in the portrayal between men and women in hip-hop. Male artist of different generations will be used to analyze the portrayal of women in hip-hop overtime.
This topic is presents two reasons why it is critically important to sociology. First, sexuality refers to a persons capacity of sexual feelings (Little, 2013). Sexuality incorporates sexual orientation, sexual identity, sexual acts, and commodification of sex (Ravelli and Webber, 2013). The second reason is, media plays an important role in reinforcing the division of genders. (Ravelli and Webber, 2013). For these reasons, the role of sexuality in hip hop through the media creates a…

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