How You Gonna Be the King of New York?
Hip-Hop culture has been a site for the promotion of black hypermasculininity. In the past decade, artist Jay Z (Shawn Carter) has challenged this logic in many of his music videos, including one in which Jay Z is symbolically killed, which creates the context for the “birth” of a cosmopolitan black masculinity within mainstream hip-hop.
Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University.
hip-hop, black popular culture, black studies, hypermasculinity, Jay
Neal, Mark Anthony. "How You Gonna Be the King of New York?" Ensemble video, 01:22:57. April 08, 2010. https://ensemble.dickinson.edu/Watch/Fo2m4X3J