Uncreative Design

Week 3 Assignment—Parse

For this week I wanted to parse rap lyrics (both well crafted and horrendously made) in order to see if rappers of different skill and caliber would look similar under the same lens/process. I parsed specific lines dealing with opulence/power which created funny and serious results—what I found is that although narrow in focus, media’s portrayal through rap of the stereotypical black male is just as convoluted and skewed as what I believe the general’s perception of who constitutes as a black male.