This documentary shows that some of the artists believe that the success they have been given benefits not only them, but the members of society. This can be seen when one member of Naughty by Nature says, “I’d be tying you up, raiding your safe and slapping around your children if he weren't a hip-hop star”. This is not a message that should be sent to the youth during these times. In Eric Watts’ article, “An Exploration of Spectacular Consumption: Gangsta Rap as Cultural Commodity”, he states its impact on male youth when he says “gangsta rap narratives are treated as testimonials that provoke conflicted strategies for constituting urban African American male identity and social intercourse (593). Through their words and actions artists influence young males to the point where they engage in violence. This idea itself is believed by many as one can see from further interpretation in Ted Swedenburg’s article “Homies in The ‘Hood: Rap’s Commodification of Insubordination,” when he explains that “rappers sustain their dialectical relation to their target audience, composed centrally … of young urban blacks, through inventive yet authentic use of street language, through the hard realism of their lyrical depiction of black urban experience, and through the razor-sharp mix (583). In relating to their audience, artists are influencing them to think that they will achieve “manhood” b...
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Negus, Keith. "The Business of Rap: Between the Street and the Executive Suite." Rpt. in That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. Ed. Murray Forman and Mark Anthony Neal. New York, NY: Routledge, 2004. 525-540. Print.
Swedenburg, Ted. "Homies in The ‘Hood: Rap’s Commodification of Insubordination." Rpt. in That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. Ed. Murray Forman and Mark Anthony Neal. New York, NY: Routledge, 2004. 579-591. Print.
Watts, Eric K. "An Exploration of Spectacular Consumption: Gangsta Rap as Cultural Commodity." Rpt. in That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. Ed. Murray Forman and Mark Anthony Neal. New York, NY: Routledge, 2004. 593-609. Print.
The Show, Dir. Brian Robbins . Perf. Craig Mack, Dr. Dre and Afrika Bambaataa. Rysher Entertainment, Savoy Pictures, Tollin/Robbins Productions, 1995. Film.
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