hip hop rap

 

hip hop rap

 

Love connections can mirror or metaphorically reflect ideas about family/community
connections, traditions and support- In other words – Love between a couple can
suggest larger love and commitments to and between black commun’rties. For
example, in the movie Brown Sugar, the couple Sidney and Dre find themselves
separated and in relationships that are problematic. Love between the couple does not
happen until the couple focuses on hip hop, its origins and meanings for black people
rather than hip hop as a vehicle for mere profit and acceptance in mainstream
communities. The comic mockery of the Dalmatian Brothers is one way the film
exposes this. They are black and white and the interaction and connection become a
mockery of black origins and its seriousness and connections. The movie also
suggests that in a rush for approval and acceptance in capitalist worlds, Blacks have
abandoned themselves and a deeper love for self and for blackness.

So the question is how do the films of the modules suggest or not suggest a larger
connection, appreciation and respect? How does the relationship between the
couple(s) and between other people mirror or suggest love by and for black people
among themselves and their culture? How does it suggest lack of appreciation by
outside sources?

Compare and contrast Just Wright with Brown Sugar specifically to look at ways music
suggests healthy black love or how healthy black community can survive or come
under attack With Just Wright the emphasis may be on soundtrack, with Brown Sugar,
on musical performers or both may be useful to look at. Quote from the Understanding
Black Aspects ebook as you compose your essay and from the Black Romance article
in the content section. In short, explain how what music symbolizes and how

a largerlove for blackness is suggested in the music, story line, characters, etc as appropriate-
Include an analysis of mise en scene in one scene as one of the proofs to support your
thesis. Go into detail on the love relationships, their characterizations and speculate
what the films may be saying about black on black commitment and love-