Does Hip-Hop represent a rigid and narrow version of manhood?
I agree with these statements because the rapper is trying to big themselves up to be a nasty, sort of person you would not want to mess with person and then they turn out to be a softie when they are not on camera then they are making a fool out of themselves because they are acting as they are because they have a job or came up from a certain background. In 50 cents video he is surround by girls which are half naked as a sign that he owns them and girls want to be with him, they are half naked to show that girls want him and he can do what he wants with them. He shows off his money by what he is wearing, such as his fur coat, diamond necklaces, rings and flash watches, the video is also shown in a big house. He is also sitting on an exspensive car, showing he can waste money as he is not driving the car.
It is not just 50 cent that likes to show off his money, recently it is not just rappers that show off there money, for example Justin Bieber, in all his video he is sticking out from the crowd by what he wears, such as chunky gold trainers. Going back to 50 cent, the language that he uses in his song candy shop show that the girls are controlled by him and that he gets pleasures from it "ill let you lick my lolly pop." The idea of videos such as 50 cents are to try and show that women should have perfect bodies and go for men with money, which is incorrect, in the real world women go for men with class, looks or personallity instead of men trying to look hard and rough.
50 cent is one of many stereotyped hip hop singer, the denotation of this is bling, tattoos, hat on backwards, facial expressions and also money or girls. The connote of this is that the bling shows off their money and that the girls go with the men because of the mens money, that tattoos are trying to show that they can take pain and also have money. Most rappers also make up stories which the press promote and make it believable, for example it is rumoured that 50 cent shot dead tupac...