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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Beauty Bragg; Pancho McFarland Abstract The discourse on gender and sexuality in rap music is dominated by the pornographic. Women of color contending with demeaning pornographic images have entered the discourse though many routes. JV and Ms. Sancha exemplify the two predominant approaches...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Mako Fitts Abstract This paper describes results from a qualitative study of the music video production industry and the creative process in rap music video production and artist marketing. Participant responses are presented in three areas: the music video production process, recent trends in rap...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
... public discussion by black women of the issue of misogyny in rap's portrayal of black women is long overdue, the magazine published a year-long series of articles as part of its “Take Back the Music” campaign. More interesting than the series of articles produced by the magazine is the overwhelming...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 205–210.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Ayanah Moor Abstract Images of women surrounding male rap stars in music videos are as common as the jewel-encrusted subject matter of today's rap lyrics. Females are seen in packs hovering around male rap stars, playing the part of enthusiastic cheerleader or die-hard groupie. Rap music videos...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Habana, Las Krudas borrow from shared diasporic resources (hip-hop culture/rap music, African drum rhythms and chants) when fashioning a musical aesthetic that allows for the articulation of the “local” as well as the “global.” Finally, I move beyond Foucault's spatial model of disciplinary power...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-removed and doesn’t interact with who they are as a person. (Odunlami 2016 ) In her song “Realtalk” Dope Saint Jude raps, “Your brand of feminism, to my world, is so outdated / Please update it for the rappers, for the fly girls, for the girls who like to f*ck / For the sisters, for the mothers...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... whose powerhouse vocals increasingly command space on the song, dwarfing Jay-Z’s harmless rap at the center of the track. Watch as Knowles takes the reins on “Déjà vu” and leads her listeners into provocatively controlled and controlling spaces on the rest of B-Day . Nothing else on B-Day sounds...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... generation is totally different,” he adds. “Young people are saying they’d rather go to jail, or to the army and risk getting killed. And their anger is coming out in hip hop.” In 1986, Sarah White was the mother of a four-year-old son. Going into the army, selling crack, or rapping were not options...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Dickheads to forget. We drove to Memorial Hospital, though it was just two blocks south of our house. Dad’s cold kept him at home. Jay couldn’t have been at work. I never remember Jay holding a job. Modeling or rapping was the plan. I dropped the BOMB. On YOU. You know it! the single lyric of Jay’s...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... 2008 . “ The Essence of Res(ex)pectability: Black Women’s Negotiation of Black Femininity in Rap Music and Music Video .” Meridians 8 , no. 1 : 236 – 60 . Schwartz Robert A. 1997 . “ Reconceptualizing the Leadership Roles of Women in Higher Education: A Brief History on the Importance...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Webster Fabio’s recordings sit at the axis of creative expression, critical theory, and social practice. On her records she delivers lectures, sermons, and raps in addition to her poetry—all accompanied by her family band. Howard Rambsy II characterizes precisely this kind of communal effort and multiform...
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