Feminism, Misogyny, & Rap Music: A Content Analysis of Lyrics within the "New Wave" of Female Rappers

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2020-11-22
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Sepehri, Nava
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University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University
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This study examines how the “new wave” of female rappers use misogyny and hegemonic masculinity in their lyrics through a hip-hop feminism framework. The researcher conducted a content analysis on the top 5 songs of Megan Thee Stallion and Rico Nasty to examine how young female rappers express misogyny in their lyrics. The results showed that both artists use misogyny, hegemonic masculinity, and hip-hop feminism in their top 5 songs, but the degree to which they used these themes differed significantly. The results suggest that women in hip-hop are held to a double-standard, and as more women enter the rap industry, the genre will change over time.
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College of Media and Entertainment, Rap, Hip-Hop, Feminism, Misogyny, Masculinity, Hegemonic Masculinity
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