My name is Rachel. I'm 22 years old and I completed my New Media Studies degree in 2023. For my final year project I wrote a critical essay and created a video edit focused on The Villianisation of the Hip Hop industry. Music is a huge passion of mine and something I want to pursue within the entertainment industry. In my final project, I discuss the history and rise of Hip Hop in America and how it spoke as a voice for the voiceless for the black community.
‘Our Freedom of speech is freedom or death/We got to fight the powers that be” – The Vilification of Hip-hop Music From a Media Perspective
This project explores the villianisation of the Hip Hop industry in America and how the government portrayed them to the media. It examines their place in society over the past 50 years through word of song.