Category Archives: music

Friday Link Post

A small round up of media and masculinity links from around the web to end out the week: k.d. lang and maintaining female masculinity via Justin Beiber as an alternative vision of masculinity via Duke Nukem minigame via … Continue reading

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Black Nationalism and Hip-Hop Music

When it comes to power and influence, it’s pretty safe to say that the white male reigns over all. However, when it comes to Hip-hop music, this concept gets flipped on its head. Hip-hop and Rap music was created by … Continue reading

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Raphael Saadiq

Raphael Saadiq’s ‘Good Man’ featuring everyone’s favourite “good man” from The Wire,  Chad Coleman, and ‘The Kids Are All Right’ actress Yaya DaCosta. This song paints a familiar picture of masculinity, wherein a “good man” plays the role of the … Continue reading

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Patti Smith’s female masculinity

This lady is fantastic. She is the godmother of punk, raw and real. She broke through a male dominated music scene in the 70’s with her unique fusion of spoken word and punk. Her attitude and image is unflinching and … Continue reading

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Eminem Showcasing His Bromance in His Latest Single “I Need a Doctor”

When listening to the track “I Need a Doctor” by the popular rapper Eminem, it’s hard not to think about the strong bonds men can have between one another. Here is a song strictly and emotionally having to do with … Continue reading

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Real Men

Most of you will know this song as a Tori Amos cover from Strange Little Girls.  And honestly, they’re pretty similar. Now, clearly Tori’s cover has a feminist message in it, and is critical of the ‘masculinity-in-crisis’ mentality.  And while … Continue reading

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