The Commodification of Black Music

The Commodification of Black music


Although Black Music continues to be commodified today, it started as a direct result of enslaved people finding healing through music. However, the content of the music is often misinterpreted by the mainstream, and the commodification of Black music often trivializes the Black experience.


So why does it matter? there is an issue of commodifying black rage and violence. This has jeopardised and stereotyped the authentic image of hip-hop culture and the black members affiliated with it. It has been embedded with critical discourse and misconceptions that rap artists and their consumers are supporting materialism, gun violence and drug abuse.

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