Title

1st of Tha Month” and Gangsta Rap: A Medium for Discussing Social Policy

Date

5-28-2015 2:20 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 2:40 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

Department

Communication Studies

Session Chair

Emily Plec

Session Chair

Paula Baldwin

Session Title

Top Papers in Communication Studies

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Emily Plec

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

We often overlook what we don’t find relevant or important in our lives. This occurs also when we simply don’t understand what is being presented to us. Using semiotics to dissect connotative symbolism that creates a satirical narrative, the song “1st of Tha Month” by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony becomes an outcry from the urban communities of the US to address the issues of cyclical welfare dependency, criminality, and substance addiction.

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May 28th, 2:20 PM May 28th, 2:40 PM

1st of Tha Month” and Gangsta Rap: A Medium for Discussing Social Policy

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

We often overlook what we don’t find relevant or important in our lives. This occurs also when we simply don’t understand what is being presented to us. Using semiotics to dissect connotative symbolism that creates a satirical narrative, the song “1st of Tha Month” by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony becomes an outcry from the urban communities of the US to address the issues of cyclical welfare dependency, criminality, and substance addiction.