Research the history and role of African American women in the hip hop industry. There is a long history of Africa American women in the music industry in this country. You need to explore the evolution of the roles of African American women in the music industry during the early years of music in the United States.
It will be your job to explain how and why the depiction of African American women in music has moved from wholesome to Misogyny.
You will also choose two Male rappers and two Female rappers and listen to, and read the lyrics of one their songs and discuss the content and how it affects th listener's visual imagery of women.
Do the images conveyed by the words affect the listener's concept of the value of women? Discuss your findings and create a podcast explaining your findings.
A timeline of women in hip-hop - By Niema Jordan
Hip Hop Lyrics - http://www.rapartists.com/lyrics/
If Women Ran Hip Hop
@!$%#es and Hoes - Exploring Misogyny in Hip-Hop
Sexy, Sexier, Sexist?
Jan. 22, 2003 -- Brynn Holland doesn't hate men, isn't overreacting and wants to be taken seriously. She's a feminist, aren’t you?
By Brynn Holland, 17, Cleveland High School
Solutions: Combat misogynistic images with education
Slideshow: Black women in pop culture
Black women can take control of stereotypes
In The Dock: Misogynistic hip-hop