In Gangsta Culture ' bell hooks tells us that the patriarchal ways of thinking are glorified in gangsta rap' (116) and I think she's right. Although I do not think she is right in all that she says in this narrative. She also says that young black males are forced to take the heat for encouraging via their music the hatred of and violence against women ' (116), and this I do not believe it completely true. She believes that the black men of America have taken themselves to a new degree in order to make themselves higher' than black women she believes that the black men should be equal to the black women and that the men should believe that as well. She talks about Calvin Broadus a.k.a. Snoop Doggy Dog (which he later changed to the current title Snoop Dogg') and his album Doggystyle. She tells us that the cover is degrading toward black women, which it is, but not just to black women, to all women.
bell hooks shows us that black male sexism is real and it is in America's music. She is correct, but it is not just against the white people of America. Snoop Dogg's album is degrading toward the girl whose butt's out of the doghouse, but it
was her choice... [continues]
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