Hip Hop Thesis

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Section One:
All over the world there are countless little girls who aspire to become different things in life. The little Asian girl down the street wants to be a Veterinarian. There is a little Caucasian girl in California who wants to be an Olympic volleyball player. There is a little girl in Ireland who wants nothing more than to be an opera singer. And in Louisiana there is a little Black girl who wants to be the girl you see in the music videos. Hip Hop in its entirety is a global phenomenon started by African Americans who revamped a mixture Rock, R&B, Jazz, and spoken word to create music that would rock the world on it’s axis. Today’s image of Hip Hop however does not have that much of a positive impact on the mental well-being of Black women. From Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back to Nelly’s Tip Drill to Waka Flocka Flame’s No Hands, there seems to be this repetitive theme of voluptuous women, scantily covered with assumingly loose morals
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These are the people who believe that what you see you on the TV should not be able to influence you. These are the people who say “Well what about the women in Hip Hop?”. There is the argument with the uprising of women in Hip Hop who take control of their image and how others view them, for example Nicki Minaj and Trina. These are women who have become known for not only exploiting their assets, but also for being successful in their life and not attributing it to any man. They are calling this for lack of a better term, the “Bad Bitch” Phenomenon. This is a widespread thought that because these women look great and can be successful without the help of anyone else that those viewing the can do that too. This would show to not negatively impact, but positively impact Womanism in our culture, raising up women with high self esteem and a great work ethic. Oh, but only if it worked that

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