Hip-hop culture is an essential aspect of the African-American community as it provides an avenue where they can express their achievements, values, and way of life, beliefs and other elements. Since the mid-1970s, Hip-hop has played an essential role in the representation of the African-Americans. While Hip-hop has seen the emergence of emcees, graffiti artists, musicians, and deejays, it has also seen the confinement of African Americans to different forms of stereotypes such as the sexualization of women. The paper seeks to explore the Hip-hop culture and the presentation of African Americans in the films Set it Off and Straight Outta Compton.
The films are based on the view that there is a tendency to represent African-Americans as being violent. The view is further supported by the quote “In other words, the stereotypes obscured the analysis of society and humanity operating in a particular circumstance in favor of regarding a particular group as odd and/or violent” (Sanchez,
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