Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Homework Stereotype task Wednesday 2nd October

Hip hop presents a very rigid and narrow version of manhood - one that suggests that to be a "real man" you must be strong and tough, you must have a lot of women and money, you must always be in control, and you must always dominate women and other men.

In the first video, Candy Shop by 50 cent, it doesn't really give any direct links to a version of manhood, it does however show someone with a substantial amount of money and their hand. They are perceived  as being very wealthy with fast cars and fluffy jackets like 50 cent's. Also he seems to know a lot of women who have this certain profession. Candy Shop- is basically a Brothel with women on display left right and centre with a variety to "choose from". As for the presence of men in the video, there is none, only one other man who just has some women with him, 50 cent in the video is definitely in control, he swaggers into this 'Candy Shop" as he is a customer and the women are all there to serve him, as the women are on their own, candies.

In the Second video Big Pimpin by JAY-Z, again this doesn't give a direct link to manhood, but it gives a much stronger one than Candy Shop. There is also more men in this video as they sent up the main premiss of the video. It definitely has a more strong and tough feel as most of them have Tank tops of no tops, attempting to show of there muscle and prowess. The obviously show off their wealth by throwing money out into a crowd of people without a car in the world. They are on a huge luxury boat which looks pretty pricey, that is all pimped out with the jacuzzis and whatnot, also they freely tip out what looks like bottles of champagne, liquid gold. As well as their wealth status, they also have around 30 girls all prancing around the boat in there bikinis, a lot of women, it definitely supports that one! The women are there like trophies, this is showing the implement of male dominance in the Hip-Hop culture, they have obvious control over them as they freely grasp them, pour drinks over them and ogling all of different women one by one.

If you do not live up to these ideals, you will be ridiculed for not being man enough. You will be called names like "soft, weak and wimp".

In 50 Cent's Candy Shop, especially in this video, 50 Cent seems to be the only man there, alone in this candy shop. He only seems to be singing about the candy shop and its contents, not anything related to peoples man hood.

Its mostly the same story in Big Pimpin, as their main focus is on them, Big Pimpin. It is more about them and there money, women and more money. Just like Candy Shop there is no link to your manhood and what you do and your money, just mainly about the song titles. 

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