Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stereotypes and pop music

We listened to some music together as a class to see the interplay between popular music and stereotypes -- how do artists try to use stereotypes, play with them, and break them?

What, if any, is the role of individual freedom -- is freedom really "just another word for nothing left to lose"?

Is there any way to connect some of what we have read in class with what we have heard? Can you bring any of your own examples/favourites to the discussion table?

1 comment:

  1. Any time a rap artist raps about something positive they are breaking the stereotype. The music itself in class was not breaking any stereotypes in my opinion, but the people were, During those times smart black people was almost like a myth so when Gwendolyn Brooks goes into pubs and begin reciting poetry people WERE forced to listen, it amazed them.