Hip Hop Culture
and rap music in particular are often perceived as being shallow and misogynistic. Many rap lyrics explicitly glamorize murder and misogyny, but how do the glorification of God and acceptance of Jesus Christ fit into this worldview?
About the Author
Ebony A. Utley, PhD, is assistant professor of communication studies at California State University, Long Beach, CA. Her published works include coediting Hip Hop's Languages of Love, a special issue of Women and Language, as well as articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, The Journal of Men's Studies, and The Western Journal of Black Studies.