Thursday, June 01, 2006

"Raising" Good Journalist

If I had a choice I would make classes such as this one mandatory for aspiring journalist. It is imparative that there be a change in the way journalist see things and a natural caution when they choose stories and how they present it to the masses. All journalist should have a general sympathy, a sort of cosmpolitanism for everyone. I think that there are more journalist following the imperfect grain than there are journalist recognizing thee imperfections and suggesting alternatives. This is why it was such a privilege to be in this course this summer and be taught by a person who would recognize these things and find ways to sugest alternatives. No doubt in my mind that this course's review will be reflected again and again throught the couse of my jouralism career.

Bamboozled!

Wow, what can I say, watching the movie Bamboozled today in class was a bit overwhelming. I know I cried on about three scenes and thats without seeing the movie through and through. The movie was very dense and hard to take in all at once. It made me feel so blessed to be out of a day where those practices were a normalcy and so opposed to anything that would even slightly make someone else feel the way I did while watching that. Its true that society has allowed certain stereotypes to go un repremanded because that are "harmless" but the regular negative reference in a person's mind about you and your culture and race that is dear to you is hurtful. The only time these things are not hurtful is when you are not being put in a situation to where your hearing masses of other people make these common generalizations about your race unsympathetically. I'd never seen bamboozled until today and I think my reaction would have been much the same if I were not taking this course but the ideas that flooded my mind due to the course subject matter definately intensified things. I can honestly say that that movie had a very big impact on me not as a black woman but as a concerned and sincere American citizen.

R&B vs. Hip-Hop

R&B vs. Hip-Hop

Findings: In my study, I found that on k104, a popular teenage radio station in the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex, there was a Sexual or Violence reference in each of the top five requested Hip-Hop songs on this week’s play list. I also noted that within the top five rhythm and blues songs that were requested this week, two of the five songs did not reference sex or violence at all. Among all of the eight songs in my research that are coded, whether they are rhythm or blues or hip-hop, there are songs that are more extreme in content on both lists. Overall all, My conclusion remains that a majority of the music that is on K104, Is inappropriate for the teenage following that the station has. In reading the lyrics, I feel that even if words are censored in the popular R&B and Hip-Hop songs that are regularly on air, teenagers are smart enough to make references to what lyrics are censored. At this point, the un-healthy ideas are already suggested.

Summary of the Previous Study: A previous study by Doctor Douglas A. Gentile and the National Institute on Media and the Family 1n 1999, reviewed a popular radio station among teenagers and the songs that were played. They concluded that the content of the songs was not appropriate for the teenage following that the station had. This conclusion was reached by doing a qualitative analysis on the lyrical content of the songs being played on that radio station. I have chosen to expand on this study by adding to my research data bank a content analysis by Edward G. Armstrong on the Portrayal of Violence against women in Rap music. Mr. Armstrong’s study evaluated and coded 490 songs produced by thirteen artists whose music was aired between the years of 1987 and 1993. Mr. Armstrong’s study concluded that 22 percent (N = 107) of the 490 rap music songs had violent and misogynist lyrics. Assault was the most frequently occurring criminal offense, portrayed in 50 percent of the violent and misogynist songs. Other rankings: rape = 11 percent; murder = 31 percent; rape and murder = 7 percent.
playlisthttp://www.albany.edu/scj/jcjpc/vol8is2/armstrong.html

The most important Foundation Literature:
The meat of my testing theory and coding methods came from two places. The first is: The National Institute on Media and the Family’s research data base :http://www.mediafamily.org/research/report_radiocontentanalysis.pdf. I mostly used the model established in the previous study to site my results. This information related to my study in that the coding used for the previous study was the same used in my own study and the issue addressed in the former was one paralleled my study. Other than this, I have found the following website extreamely useful in gathering information relative to my project. http://www.cityu.edu.hk/prj/ysnet/iclsp/01.ppt#257,3,Significance

Corpus and Method: My corpus is comprised of the song lyrics for each of the top five R&B and top five Hip-Hop songs on popular teen radio station K104 fm. All of these songs were taken from the top twenty play list for the week of May 28-June 3, 2006. Just to reiterate, this radio station is extremely popular among young African American teenagers in the Dallas/Fort- Worth Texas metroplex. The method that I chose to use was qualitative content analysis. I was able to do this by doing a word analysis of the lyrical content of each of the songs from the radio station’s play list that are referenced in my study. Aanalysis of the lyrics in a selected passage of each of these songs was then coded as either Sexually Explicit or Un -Explicit and was coded for violence as a Treat of violence or Graphically Threatening. I also coded the nature of the violence portrayed. I’m my small project; I did a short analysis on the lyrical content in the top five most requested songs on this same station’s play lists. In this follow up study, I intend on expanding on that research and then compare those results (of which all happened to be hip-hop songs) with the lyrical content of the top five rhythm and blues songs on that same play list.

Findings: (this section of my project has been e-mailed to you.)

Conclusion(s): In conclusion of my study. I have decided that the lyrical content presented on K104 radio station is un appropriate for its teenage following. Although further review of the current play list may prove that the station does house music appropriate for the youth that it regularly entertains, the top five most regularly played songs for the station are unquestionably inappropriate.Find that the lyrical content of the rhythm and blues songs are much different that those of the hip-hop genre. But interestingly they are not the top five songs on the playlist this week either,and the stations music agenda is based on the publics requests so that is something interesting to consider in light of all of this. I also feel that Words are acts, essentially the practices they constitute rather than the expressions of the ideas they embody (MacKinnon 1993). The theory of discursive violence problematizes the distinction between words and deeds and attends to the real-world anguish of the verbally abused. This is not to say that real rape and its fictional representation are equally grave offenses (Douglas 1995). But as the physiological effects of discursive violence make evident, "linguistic violence is in fact a form of physical violence" (Gorsevski 1998: 513). More to the point: sexual and violent imagery "indeed is violence against women" (Levine 1992: 146). One variant of this viewpoint: the Equal Opportunity Commission's guidelines defining sexual harassment under Title VII includes verbal conduct – words that can poison a workplace or classroom (Dooling 1996). A key element of the idea of "hate speech" is the understanding that people do things with words, that speech acts assault their victims (Walker 1994). Violent metaphors are not simply figures of speech (Eisikovits and Buchbinder 1997). Rappers create a commercially available everyday reality and it is in accordance with the lyrics provided by gangsta rap music that individuals structure their perceptions.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

How Come the Pay is So Low?

I know that no person should go into an occupation based upon the average income statistics but I am floored at the major difference in sacrifice and work load involved for journalist and the unreasonable starting salaries that I hear about. I remember asking my mom why people need to get their degree when you can get a job making 10 or 15 dollars an hour without one. My mom said getting a degree is the difference between getting 15 dollars an hour and 45 or 50 and hour. I understood right away. Now as I am watching some of my friends graduate and get their first jobs they are excited about their new salarie opportunities of 25 or 30,000 dollars per year. Almost anything is a lot for a college student who is getting their first major job--but I am surprized to hear that entry level journalism jobs offer a lot less. I wonder how a desk job in the finance field should receive less than a journalism job that requires so much driving,and moving, and sacrifice of time? That is amazing to me. Who sets the salary for new journalist or even journalist who are not necessarily at the top of the news room? As I understand it the Reporters ect have much less stable hours and here it is that they make so much less than the producers and editors who have a little bit more stability in what they do. Withought a doubt, that should be re-evaluated. Not becuase there will be a shortage in the people who are passionate about delivering an unbias news cast but to show appreciation of how much of a sacrifice that field requires and how important the job of informing our public is.

Loved the Speakers!

I had such a good time in class listening to the speakers. I cant begin to explain how helpful and impactful it is to have people come in and give first hand experience and advise. I can say that all the questions I have about how life could potentially be as a journalist and homemaker have been addressed in this class this semester. That is so priceless. There is no way to have a personal relation to the backing that goes along with the studying you do in journalism classes without internships and people to come and tell you "what it's really like"--how things were really not glamorous all the time and sacrifices were necessary--a lot of the time. I think that it was a big deal to hear all of the hard work and sacrifices that went into being in this area of study/work. I really did consider changing my major, but i figured i love the idea of being involved in delivering the news and helping "set the agenda"... and so maybe I could make a difference or offer an alternative to the ideas that make people shy away from the importance of supplying the news because of lack of benifits and understandindg in the news actual new room. When I herd Mrs. Rodriquez say, " I was feeling overwhelmed by my job one day when I realized I was in Washington D.C standing in front of all the living Presidents in American History...and I realized--this is why I do this--this is the reward." I thought to myself ok--I understand, there will be priceless experiences to reward my hard work. Hearing that and how she had met some of her best friends while doing broadcasting work, and how having those contacts has helped her to land the oportunity to pitch a television show idea was all very incouraging. As a student, I feel that it is very neccessary to have someone "give it to you like it is" when it comes to what to expect in this field, but things are not comfortable a lot of times and somepeople may need to make adjustments according to what they are willing to sacrifice in their own life plans. I also feel that we need to be encouraged with the priceless opportunities,friendships and experiences that a journalist is given--because those experiences are all we have to get us through the Hard times.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Hey..Ive seen that characterization before

This weekend I watched the movie "Something New" . I must say that I loved it. It probably had a lot to do with the fact that the leading man was "really cute" but Im ok with myself for using that as a deciding factor. What I began to realize as I watched it though, was that the the leading woman played a role all too familiar. The leading woman was an african american woman who was really established. I lawyer. She had a nice home that she had just purchased, she was in perfect shape, well spoken and cared for and only enjoyed the finer things in life. I thought to myself. This is the same character "Eva" from "Deliver us from Eva" had, "Claire" from"The Cosby Show" , "Terry" from "Soul Food", and many others have. These are all african american women who are very well of. Some came from rough backrounds and some did not but the point is that all of them are out of touch with reality at the point in the shows that they are depicted. I wonder why? They become predjudice and undiscerning in their characters even if they did come from hard backrounds-- in those specific cases they become untrusting even. This made me wonder if they are being personified as people who get to where they need to be in life economically and are unwilling to bend in order to lend a hand to others once they reach that point. This is a regular thing that I hear of people doing all the time in the coorporate world, but why are there so many examples of this being done with so many young, established black women in films?

Monday, May 29, 2006

What Do You Like about That Music?

I cannot beggin to tell you how many times my boyfriend and I have had about music. I love music. I litterally could not comfortably go a day without listening to music or singing etc. Well I must say that I like all types of music, im pretty eclectic as far as that goes but my boyfriend is not. Well maybe he is maybe he just doesnt listen to all of the music that he likes around others, and I wonder why. Is it because he is embarrassed or that he simply doesnt like it as much, or that the music is something that he can tollerated but can honestly go without hearing ever again? I can say that all of the music that my boyfriend listens to day to day is about sex, drugs, and violence. Its so weird becuase when I tell you that he is one of the most mannerly men that I know its baffling. I often ask him, what do you have to personally relate to? I remember when we first stared dating my mom would say that music is disrespectful of women. Is he disrespectful of you? Maybe he isn't the best guy to date. I would just say mom, all boys listen to that. Thats whats popular. My boyfriend told me that the music he listens to is mostly about drugs and violence and not about the objectification of women(although that content is deffinately there) as his defence but again I wonder ok, you dont even smoke ciggarretts? What is there to relate to, to appreciate. Ok then he says that the creative way of putting words together is what attracts him to the music and I say..its repetition of boastful, dirty words that have nothing to do with him. I hate it. There is nothing he can possible gain from a diet of music that only consist of that type of lyrical content but negative images of women and outlooks on life in general. For example, just recently my boyfriend bought a gun. I wondered where did that come from? He always talks about immature decisions that people make and here it is that this way of life that he has always entertained in his music only is harvesting effects in his own life. I know I could be exaggerating to beleive that he will evolve into the personification of the music he listens to but if so--Im thinking--ill be moving on...to someone whos music selection suggest more resonable responsible...why couldn't his music have moved him to buy my flowers...lol

Friday, May 26, 2006

Agenda Setting--Shouldnt it be Based on Priority?

I have been hearing more and more about conspiracies and blattent wrong doings in the legal system with for example a story that I saw in the newspaper last week concerning a crooked police department that was accused of planting evidence and beating suspects. This police department was being held responsible for the exagerated time that a young man in that county had served in prison away from his family.
I noticed that stories such as these get reported every now and then almost but never big media coverage. Concerns such as these being put in plain sight would more than likely stop a lot of malicious behaviors its just that these stories are embedded in the newspapers many times when they are reported and almost neveraired on television. I just wonder how this is happening? I mean is this not recognizable by anyone in broadcasting? It just makes me wonder who is being protected. I have been wondering lately-- as a big Oprah Winfrey fan,how it is that she was able to just do a special about the child melestors on the run and get such a vast response--locating five long sought after child predators in just months. How? Why didnt the news cover those stories the way she did--what was wrong with those journalist? Gosh what a response that we could have if some agenda setting was adjusted. I feel that when the concern is one that suggest repremand, adjustment, or restaff at a major leggal system--Things are refused air time in a round about manner. Why is it that the bird flu is being covered but the fact that our government doesn't have enough money for the medications needed not being covered. Or why arent we getting coverage on what the goveners of each state are doing to help their citizens in the case of a pan-demic. I feel that these things arent addressed when when the major authority that is being covered is white. Interestingly I feel that if the crooked police authority was majority black that coverage would have been the top story of the hour on every news station. Why. Who decides what airs and what doesn't? Who goes out to find the stories? From now on id like to challenge the people around me to educate themselves on whats going on behind the scences of their government, state, city, neighborhood authority, school council etc...but more that likely if there's an issue with that authority, the information wont be publicized...And im not even going to start expressing my feelings on the many reasons we dont have more black/minorities in major legal possitions becuase you'd be reading forever.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Shaddow Research Analysis


Lyrical Content In Popular Music Among Teens

Two- Sentence Summary findings: The top five songs on a radio station popular among many African American teenagers all have lyrics containing sexual reference of women or violence. I find that in spite of the massive young teen following, the station’s most played and requested songs are due to regular sexual connotation and violent reference, in fact, inappropriate for their listening. In addition, I found that none of these songs referenced a consequence or responsibility directly linked to the negative behavior that they suggested.




Summary of the Previous Study: A previous study by Doctor Douglas A. Gentile and the National Institute on Media and the Family 1n 1999, reviewed a popular radio station among teenagers and the songs that were played. They concluded that the content of the songs was not appropriate for the teenage following that the station had. This conclusion was reached by doing a qualitative analysis on the lyrical content of the songs being played on that radio station.



The most important foundation basis and how it relates to our my project: The meat of my testing theory and coding methods came from The National Institute on Media and the Family’s research data base :(http://www.mediafamily.org/research/report_radiocontentanalysis.pdf). I mostly used the model established in the previous study to site my results. This information related to my study in that the coding used for the previous study was the same used in my own and the issue addressed was one in the same.




Corpus and method: My corpus is comprised of the song lyrics of the top five songs on the top twenty play list for a major radio station among young African American teenagers in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas. The method that I chose to use was qualitative content analysis of the lyrics in each of these five songs. Each song was then coded as either Sexually Explicit or Un Explicit and was coded for violence as a Treat of violence or Graphically Threatening. Used qualitative analysis by doing a word analysis of the lyrical content of each of the top five songs on the radio stations play list.


My Personal Findings

Item 1: "Going Down"-Un-Explicit; none;Threat of Violence;M
Item 2:"What You Know"-none; Graphic Threat;M
Item 3:"Lean with It"- Very Explicit;none;none;M
Item 4:"Gimme That"-Un-Explicit;sexual sound effects;none;M
Item 5:"Gettin Some.."-Very Explicit; sexual sound effects;none F

Order of coding:
"Name of song"-sexual content;content area;threat of violence;sex of artist
sexual content ratings:
(1) sexual innuendo or seductive talk/lyrics; Un Explicit,
and (2) direct discussion or description of sexual intercourse; Explicit.
These categories are based on similar categories used in sexual content analyses of television programs (Heintz-Knowles,
1996). These categories are used to capture specifically sexual dialogue or lyrics, in contrast
to romantic dialogue or lyrics.

content areas, including whether there was any mention of
(1) planning or sexual responsibilities, such as condoms or birth control methods, (2)
consequences or risks of sexual behavior, such as pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases,
(3) the benefits of sexual patience or abstinence, (4) fidelity or monogamy, or whether there
were (5) sexual or suggestive sound effects.

Violence Content Ratings:
1.) Mention/Threat of Violence
2.) Graphic Threat or Actual Recount of an Event


Songs Reviewed for Analysis
Goin Down
By: Young Joc

This a nitty beat**boing*
Nitty:Here we go again
Ghetto field USA
You know I go by the name Nitty right?
I gotta introduce you to anotha muthaf***a in my squad right
This n**** go by the name of Joc
He resides in College park right
But for right now
what we gotta do for yall
we gotta give yall a hit
Verse 1:N****s in my face
damn near every day
aska million questions like Joc where you stay
tell 'em College Park
where they chop cars
In 20 grand spend a grand at the bar
Just bought a zone J's on my feet I'm on that Patrone so get like me'
69 cutlass wit the bucket seatsbeat
in my trunk ballin just for the freaks
Catch me in the hood
Posted by the store
pistol in my lap on the phone countin dough
If ya girl choose let her do her thang
just like her mama nice a** nice brain
Everbody love me I'm so fly
N**** throw the dueces everytime i ride by
I know you wonder why I'm so cool
Dont ask me just do what you do
Chorus 2x: meet me in the Trap
it's goin down -meet me in the mall- it's goin down
-meet me in the club-it's goin down-
anywhere you meet me -guaranteed to go down
Verse 2:Verse number two
Do the damn thang
Cubes on my neck
Pocket fulla Ben Franks
when Im in the mall hoes just pause
Pop a few tags gimme dat on da wall
time to flip the work make the block bump
Boys N da Hood Call me Black by my trunk
Dope Boy magic 7 days a week
number one record long as Nitty on the beat
Ooh I think they like me betta yet I know
LIghts, camera, action when I walk through the door
N****s know my crew we certified stars
Valet in the front bout 35 cars
B****es in the back
Black in the coupe
Girls likin Girls
time to recruitif
you gotta problem say it to my face
we can knuckle up anytime any place
Chorus 2x:meet me in the Trap -it's goin down
meet me in the mall
it's goin down
meet me in the club
it's goin down
anywhere you meet me guaranteed to go
Downverse 3:Time to set it off Let these n****s know
Have they ever seen a Chevy wit them butterfly doors
I ride real slow no need to speak
gotta make sure they see the buckets on my feet
Feds on my trail they don't think I know
I keep my hands clean cuz i never touch do
Everytime I see 'em look 'em in they eyes
Ask me how I know? It's me surprise
Put it in the air rep where you stay
Take a step back blow the Kush in they face
stuntin is a habit
let 'em see the karats I'mma make it rain
n**** i ain't 'fraid to share it
Chorus 2x:meet me in the Trap it's goin down
meet me in the mall
it's goin down
meet me in the club
it's goin down
anywhere you meet me guaranteed to go down
Nitty: Yea Young Joc Nitty strikes again
This a nitty beat Play maker
So So Def muthaf***a
Beat fades out


What You Know
by: T.I.

[Chorus]Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
What you know about that {*3X*}
Ay, don't you know I gotta key by the three
When I chirp shawty chirp back
Louie nap sack where I'm holding all the work at
What you know about that {*3X*}
Hey I know all about thatLoaded 44 on the low where the cheese at
Fresh off the jet to the 'jects where the G's at
Hey what you know about that
Hey I know all about that
[Verse 1]See me in your city sitting pretty know I'm shining dog
I ride with a couple lamb broads in the china doll
And you know how we ball
Riding in shiny carsWalk in designer malls
Buy everything he saw
You know about me dog
Don't talk about me dog
And if you doubt me dog
You better out me dog
I'm throwed off slightly bro
Don't wanna fight me bro
I'm fast as lightening bro
You better use your Nike's bro
Know you don't like me cause
Your bitch most likely doesS
She see me on them dubs In front of every club
I be on dro I'm buzzed
Gave every hoe a hug
Niggaz don't show me mugs
Cause you don't know me cuz
[Chorus]Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
What you know about that {*3X*}
Ay, don't you know I gotta key by the three
When I chirp shawty chirp back
Louie nap sack where I'm holding all the work at
What you know about that {*3X*}
Hey I know all about thatLoaded 44 on the low where the cheese at
Fresh off the jet to the 'jects
where the G's at
Hey what you know about that
Hey I know all about that
[Verse 2]Candy on the six fourLeather guts and fish bowl
Fifty on my pinky ring just to make my fist glow
Your bitches get low Because I get dough
So what I'm rich hoe I'll still pull a kick
yoWhat you talking shit for
You gotta run and hit for
Got you yelling and I thought you put out a gun hit for
But you's a scary dude Believed by very few Just keep it very cool
Or we will bury you See all that attitude's, unnecessary dude
You never carry tools not even square, he cube
You got the people fooled, who see me on the tube
Whatever try the crew, they'll see you on the news
[Chorus]Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
What you know about that {*3X*}
Ay, don't you know I gotta key by the three
When I chirp shawty chirp back
Louie nap sack where I'm holding all the work at
What you know about that {*3X*}
Hey I know all about thatLoaded 44 on the low where the cheese at
Fresh off the jet to the 'jects where the G's atHey what you know about that
Hey I know all about that
[Verse 3]Fresh off the jet to the block
Burning rubber with the top popped
My partners busting shots, I'll tell them stop it make the block hot
Yo label got got Cuz you are not hot
I got the top spot
And it will not stop
A video or not that will bust it to the glock stop
Drag you out that Bentley Coupe and take it to the chop shop
I know we not y'all
If it may pop off
I'll answer the question "
Will I get your block knocked off?
"This what it is bro
Look I will kill bro
I'm in your hood if you a gangsta what you hid for
Somebody better get bro before he get sent for
You say you wanna squash it what you still talking shit for
[Chorus]Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay
What you know about that {*3X*}
Ay, don't you know I gotta key by the three
When I chirp shawty chirp back
Louie nap sack where I'm holding all the work at
What you know about that {*3X*}
Hey I know all about thatLoaded 44 on the low where the cheese at
Fresh off the jet to the 'jects where the G's at
Hey what you know about that
Hey I know all about that
Lean With It
By: Dem Franchise Boys


[Chorus] Lean wit it, rock wit it!
Lean wit it, rock wit it, Lean wit it, rock wit it,
Lean wit it, rock wit it, Lean wit it, rock wit it,
Lean wit it, rock wit it, Lean wit it, rock wit it,
Lean wit it, rock wit it!
[Verse 1] I bounce in the club so the ho's call me Rocky,
posted in the cut, and im lookin for a blockhead,
yup in my white tee! i break a bitch back, and i keep a big bank,
oh i think dey like dat! before i leave the house, im slizzard on a goose,
and im higher then a plane, so a nigga really loose,
and i can lean wit it, and i can rock wit it, and if u gotta friend,
she gotta suck a cock wit it!
[Verse 2] Ay gon n rock wit it, gon n lean wit it,
rock so damn hard, u break your spleen wit it, pull up ya jeans wit it,
smoke some green wit it, n da spot aint crunk? bitch its green isnt it?
if u dont wanna do it, then ill make ya dance,
perfect example watch me make your face beat up my hands,
when you see me hit the spot, betta watch dat boy,
Chalay, plus the squad n dem franchize boyz!
[Chorus]
[Verse 3] now im gon lean wit it (yea!), brush my shoulders off,
cuz im supa clean wit it, SK dont play, i got a beam wit it, (beam wit it)
if i fuck you gotta let the whole team hit it,
yup let the whole team hit it,
now rock wit it, shake your dreads wit it,
bend your back, snap your fingers, bob your head wit it,
i said lean wit it, take a sip of that Henn, and rock wit it,
im off that X rollin hard wont chu pop wit me?
[Verse 4] When shit pop off, im jumpin out jus like "wassup hoe?"
im jigglin dat shit, all the way down to the flo' ho,
im up in the club, and im creepin like im ice,
cuz my shit down to the flo, like im rollin on a dice,
you know we jawin, yup, and we all in da white tee,
i lean n i rock, niggas wanna do it like me,
i run wit BM squad cuz thats my mutha fuckin click fool,
break that bitch back, jus like a real squad nigga do!
[Chorus]
[Verse 5] Rock left den snap ya fingers, rock right den snap ya fingers,
ayyy wats hannenin? lean wit me, rock wit me,
gotta pill pop wit me, gon take a shot wit me,
call me Teddy, i got grounds dont hate, nigga shop wit me,
BHS, Trap Squad, B.R.C, we known bitch,
Franchize aint got no money? shiiit hold on hold on bitch !,
dis trap shit n rap shit, i done did dat shit, lean wit it, rock wit it,
gon jig dat shit ayyy,
[Verse 6] The Squad, Baker Road, and Franchize on some otha shit,
left witcha bitch, wit an ounce, and a stiff dick,
didnt have to say much, cuz she seem obliged,
walked off the club, got on the phone, called her gurl for menage,
wat im all up to, shit lets see how it turned out,
gotta crack-headed broad, now we headed to my house,
ay u wit that G shit right? cuz i done leaned, i done rocked all muha fuckin night!
Lean wit it, rock wit it! [x16]

Gimme That
(ad lib:)ooh ohh.
(spoken:)the dynamic duo.
(spoken:)wow wow wow wow.....its what your body sayin.
(spoken:)chris brown is in the building.
(verse 1:)
the young boy just turned 16
and i got 64's and hot bikes that i rock
keep 3 or 4 sweeties on my clock,
but all that swinging in that bikini just might convince him.
slow all the traffic down to a complete stop,
cause you speaking that slang that i talk.
that sassy tempo with that walk, maybe the reason that all this jeans(?) may never see me.
(chorus: 2x)
momma you may be 3 years older but you hot (gimme that)
you be talking like you like what i got (gimme that)
i know you like it how i lean in the lac,
you can be in the back saying (gimme, gimme, gimme)
(repeat song: 2x)

Getting Some
By: Shawnna

(ad lib)Getting getting getting g-getting getting g-getting
(Chorus) I was getting some head, Getting getting some head
I was getting some head, Getting getting some head
I was getting some head, Getting getting some head
I was (She?s the kinda girl that?ll make ya toes fly)
(DTP)I was getting some head,
(Hustle)Getting getting some head
(DTP)I was getting some head,
(Hustle)Getting getting some head
(DTP)I was getting some head,
(Hustle)Getting getting some head
(DTP)I was (She?s the kinda girl that?ll make ya toes fly)
(Verse 1)Yo, you know, you know you niggas want a bitch like me,
Apple Bottoms with tha wifebeater rockin nikes
All tha niggas in tha hood wanna call me wifey
If ya got a pretty dolla then it probly might be
Ya niggas poppin collas while ya bitches pop p?s
Ima do it for my ridahs that get out about E
Thinkin you can pop me, man you need to stop please
Catch me flyin through ya war in a drop top vIm in a pop top 3, and my pops got g?
So the watch got chilly, and tha rocks got freeze
And ya broads act silly, gonna jack my stee?s
Quit slippin on ya pimpin ma, ya boy chose me
And now we out an hey lil mama can ya gimmie
ya set got a lil sumthin sumthin bout as big as yo leg
this nigga out an while he talkin so i knew what he was wet
An bout like six in tha mornin he forgot what he said
(Chorus)
(DTP)I was getting some head,
(Hustle)Getting getting some head
(DTP)I was getting some head,
(Hustle)Getting getting some head
(DTP)I was getting some head,
(Hustle)Getting getting some head
(DTP)I was (She?s the kinda girl that?ll make ya toes fly)
You know I keep bout four five woofers in the truuunk
I turn it to the max so u can feel it when it buuump
Roll wit DTP we give tha people what they waaant
When it come to hustlin yo youknow we aint no puuunks
You catch me in the touwn we doin dro an gettin druuunk
An when we hit tha party you know we keep it cruuunk
Yo nigga actin tivey on the flow will get ya stooomped
Don't act like you aint know, now tell yo ho to pass tha bluuunt
Yo bitces wanna be me cause u know that I'm tha shit
You see me on tha t.v. cause I roll wit Ludacris
I keep a couple handle so you know I'm too legit
So you wanna stab me so you know I'm bout my bread
And don't you try to play me for a joke about my cash
I bet I hit the tip I got my heat up out my stash
I hit him on tha low and this is what he said
Chourus (Till End)


Conclusion: In conclusion of my study. I have decided that the lyrical content presented on K104 radio station is un appropriate for its teenage following. Although further review of the current play list may prove that the station does house music appropriate for the youth that it regularly entertains, the top five most regularly played songs for the station are unquestionably inappropriate.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Diversity In the Media(response to disscussion questions)

I think that the point of having diversity in the media is to allow for fair expression of ideas and to have equal representation of race and ethnicity-important to the jpublic's ability to relate to a media sourse. This idea of diversity relates to democracy because this allows all races and cultures free and equal opportunity. This includes font line media jobs. If no diversity is represented here,is seemsas if the availibity/opportunity for those particular jobs in a way that is conclusive for all cultural backgrounds to apply and quality for those possitions. When we see a new staff presenters and reporters that a diverse, professional group, we tend to trust that that station's information more. This idea refers back to the static that the public grants trust based 60% on what they see.
Statistics insist that news media (broadcasting and print media) is making advances toward having more of a diverse representation on staff but other media intities seem to be trailing far behind news media's advances toward diversity. In my oppinion this statistical data is not useful if it is not being used by all media entities and being constantly updated in a systematics way-everywhere. Besides this-relying too heavily on media statistics for the diversity in a media business entitiy is the idea of not just have a diverse group of employees in your business but in in areas of the business that will allow this diversity to reflect in programing,managing and reporting.

Stop Objectifying Me!

I enjoyed the class period in which our class watched the video by Jean Kilborne. Most shocking were the advertisements that featured text. I think that it's easier to be nieve about the intent that the media has about an advertisement has when there is no copy to reinforce the picture. Over the years, I realized in watching the film that there have been so advertisements objectifying women in such a way that I have almost become emotional. On signing up for this class I pretty much knew what issues we would be talking about. I was not prepared for the shocking extremes that were included in these topics nor did I realize that there were educational methods used to describe and address these issues. I notice that bias, stereotypes and objectification occurs in all areas of the media. I can not begin to explain how I just wish that women would all just protest together-again peforming for, posing for, listening to , dancing to, or supporting in any way--all media that is one sided. How much would ratings change then? Unfortunately all women are not as passionate about this issue. Frankly I did not know I was as passionate about some of these things until I began participating in the class disscussions. I was talking to my mom about how much I am enjoying myself in class and I told her about one class disscussion that was so intensence I told her that when I raised my hand to speak I wanted to make sure not to be rude or one sided etc. and that I was when I spoke. When I was done talking though-my heart was just about beating out of my chest. It was hillarious. I suppose I was a little more passionate about that issue than I thought! I just realize that in the last year that I have left of college-I will soon be leaving to go get a job and further involve in my community. I know how hard I am willing to work for my success and reputation and to think that before I show my personal work ethic-people already have a preconceived idea about me-is enfuriating-I wish more women would stop to speak their mind and take a minute to listen to their heart respond.