ERIC Number: EJ669103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Rap and Race: It's Got a Nice Beat, but What about the Message?
Sullivan, Rachel E.
Journal of Black Studies, v33 n5 p605-22 May 2003
Examined racial differences in black and white adolescents' preferences for and interpretations of rap music. Surveys of midwestern U.S. adolescents highlighted limited racial differences in the popularity of rap music. African American youth were more committed to rap and more likely to see it as life affirming. Though both groups had favorable opinions of rap, their commitment to it and its significance in their lives varied by race. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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