Stereotypes Of Tyler Perry Movies

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Register to read the introduction… Emmitt Perry (also known as Tyler Perry) has been one of the major producers, directors and actors who have dominated this form of media, and the box office ever since his first movie debuted in 2006 (Baldwin 2012). Tyler Perry movies have become so popular because they are suppose to be incorporating African American culture, thinking and mentality as well as a message within them. Usually this message is something along the lines of faith, power, love or forgiveness. The movies are also suppose to show blacks in realistic and relatable situations and how they overcame them. Even though the movies have targeted a black audience that is not the only viewers they get. Tyler Perry movies have become beloved and favored among all races not just African Americans. Tyler Perry Movies encourage the preservation of stereotypes through the combination of their advertising and character …show more content…
Specifically Rap music. Hip Hop and Rap music is the seventh most popular genre in the United States. This style of music became so popular in the 70's in New York where it originated when rhythmic beats and tracks were combine with rapping, a rhythmic style of talking. Since then hundreds of record labels have been committed to making just this style of music. Cash Money Records was established in 1991 by Brian Williams also known as "Birdman" (Rys 2013). Today the record label has expanded and is now home to over twenty different music artist including: Lil Wayne, Jay Sean, and Busta Rhymes. Cash Money Records has a high influence on the pop culture we have in the United States today and is the second most successful Hip-hop Record Labels of all time (Shaw 2013). One reason they cause the preservation of black stereotypes is because like Tyler Perry Movies, Cash Money Records point of view is skewed and represents a small number of …show more content…
However 20% said that they could not relate with the song but argued that the hood is what made The Game the musician he is today and that they would be willing to be in that situation to get the fame and recognition he has. This miscommunication between artist and audience is the biggest element that keeps the African American stereotypes in place, specifically about black men. There is also a miscommunication here because the audience the music is meant for and the audience receiving is different. 71% of rap and hip hop music consumers are white, while only 30% is black or Hispanic (Byone 2009). When listening to rap music, that no longer tells a story one can be confused and convinced that a majority of African Americans live according to the lyrics in the rap artist's song. This however is not true and keeps the ideas that others perceive about blacks and their life

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