Tom Burrell's Music Analysis
Sexual references and lewd lyrics sell more. Records companies support lyrics like this because this generation buys ands likes to listen to songs like this. It says a lot about the artists, especially Lil Wayne’s character because he is making music like this. I was in fifth grade when this song came out, my friends and I would sing this song loudly, without knowing the meaning. It makes me wonder what he thinks about his music because little girls walk around singing his lyrics and shaking their bodies around like it is okay.
Songs like these shed a negative light on Black people, not all Hip Hop sends a negative connotation to others about Black people. Some rappers and songs are written and produced to purposely enlighten and uplift the youth of tomorrow and people of color. J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are perfect examples of rappers who have songs that don’t depict the Black community in a negative light. Instead of the Black community growing as actors into a new role, one of our own creation, we have stayed complacent and have unknowingly been acting in the role given to