Thursday, 3 October 2013

50 Cent Candy Shop

Women representation in music videos.
In 50 Cent's candy shop video, at the beginning you can clearly see he driving in a Ferrari. Immediately you can see that it is a very rich person driving into the mansion, in a ferrari. As soon as he enters the mansion there is half dressed women, looking very seductive at 50 cent as though all of them know 50 in their own ways. This supports the idea that to be a man you have to be rich with lots of women. The lyrics also support this idea.

As soon as he walks into a room there is girl half naked, on a bed. 50 seems to like this and joins her on the bed...

The women is acting very seductive, and is liking the way that 50 is touching her. The lyrics give the message that he is a real man. Immediately afterwards he is with another woman. This shows that he is a slut and doesn't care if he gets an STD. Then afterwards there is a dance routine, showing 6 women dancing around. Again this shows that the people don't care what they do. There a lot of people gyrating their hips.

In the next scene, there is 50 standing in front of women disguised as ancient artefacts. This can show that he has been around for a long time, and to show that everyone likes him.

Then there is another person standing there half naked with a whip. She takes off 50's top and invites him to join her in the bed. Then we see 50 sitting on ferrari. This once again shows that he is rich, and to be a man you have to be this.

All in all, the video does support the statement given

Hip Hop does suggest a rigid and narrow version of Manhood. As apparently to be 'A Man', you have to lot's of girls and fast cars such as Ferrari's. He presents this in the video and in the lyrics he says. In the lyrics he talks about having fast cars and being dominant over the women he has. Also in the lyrics, he talks about that if you do not have these things, you are considered not being man enough. With these videos like this, it will influence young men to think that this is the right way to grow up, which I think is wrong.

1 comment:

  1. This is a nice textual analysis of the video, but you haven't actually tackled the statements.