Monthly Archives: November 2016

“I’m From Rags To Riches”: The Death of Jay-Z

I totally agree with the authors perspective of Jay-Z portraying a certain image in his videos to transition himself from “the game” to becoming a corporate citizen.  Jay-Z displayed his new identity when he promoted in his Black Album that … Continue reading


Moving Beyond Pain by Bell Hooks Response

I really enjoyed this blog post and it’s discussion of Lemonade as something more than an album about Jay-Z being unfaithful. All I ever heard about Lemonade when it was released was “Oo Jay-Z better watch out” “Bey’s going in … Continue reading


“Solidarity Is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of Her VMA Performance” Response

I completely agree with the article, except for the implication that Miley did it on purpose. I’m not saying she did not explicitly say “I wanted my album to sound black,” what I’m saying is that it has a lot … Continue reading

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Solidarity is for Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance RESPONSE

I remember watching her performance a couple years ago and thinking to myself “wow this isn’t the same girl from Disney Channel” but to an extent I understand that it’s okay to to want to change your image from being a … Continue reading


Marketing Music Videos

Reading about the marketing of gangnam style makes a lot of sense in terms of how certain things become popular on the internet. The internet judges subjects on how much of a meme they can become. Memes are an element of … Continue reading