Look at the music charts today;
what music genre is dominating them? The answer is rap music.
According to Wikelpedia.com rap
music is “a style of popular music. It is composed of two main elements: rapping (also known as MC'ing) and DJ’ing;
along with break dancing and graffiti, these are the four components of hip hop, a cultural movement which began among African
Americans and Latinos in New York City in the early 1970s. The term rap is sometimes used synonymously with
hip hop music, though it is also used to refer specifically to the practice of rapping, which is just one component of hip
Rap music is reaching more people
then any other genre therefore the messages and images imbedded within this music is reaching more people then ever before.
With such a large audience we must be aware of the effects of these messages and images on the audience it is reaching.
This site examines more specifically
how rap music portrays the female body as a physical entity and as a conscious entity through the mediums of photographs,
print, lyrics, and opinion, and how these mediums perpetuate a cyclical image to be produced, reproduced, and sold.