2007 pop culture Association/American tradition organization Emily Toth Award
Pimps Up, Ho’s Down pulls on the threads of the intricately knotted matters surrounding younger black ladies and hip hop tradition. What unravels for Tracy D. Sharpley-Whiting is a brand new, and tricky, politics of gender. during this interesting and forceful e-book, Sharpley-Whiting, a feminist author who's a member of the hip hop new release, interrogates the complexities of younger black women's engagement with a tradition that's masculinist, misogynistic, and often mystifying.
Beyond their portrayal in rap lyrics, the reveal of black ladies in tune movies, tv, movie, type, and on the net is crucial to the mass media engineered allure of hip hop tradition, the writer argues. And the economic trafficking within the photos and behaviors linked to hip hop has made them seem general, applicable, and enjoyable - either within the U.S. and round the world.
Sharpley-Whiting questions the affects of hip hop's expanding alliance with the intercourse undefined, the increase of groupie tradition within the hip hop international, the effect of hip hop's obligatory heterosexual tradition on younger black ladies, and the permeation of the hip hop ethos into younger black women's conceptions of affection and romance.
The writer is familiar with her topic from the interior. Coming of age in the middle of hip hop's evolution within the past due Nineteen Eighties, she combined her graduate experiences with paintings as a runway and print version within the Nineteen Nineties. Her ebook positive aspects interviews with unique dancers, black hip hop groupies, and hip hop iteration individuals Jacklyn “Diva” Bush, rapper Trina, and filmmaker Aishah Simmons, besides the voices of many “everyday” younger women.
Pimps Up, Ho’s Down turns down the quantity and amplifies the substance of discussions approximately hip hop tradition and to supply an area for younger black ladies to be heard.