Paper 1 Descripton
Paper 1 15% = 15 points
Two songs that are covered during the first four lectures will be compared and contrasted. The songs must be chosen from the provided lists – one from list one and one from list 2 -and the paper should be no shorter than 3 pages (excluding bibliography). A bibliography must be included with proper citations for the songs themselves and at least 2 proper references.
One of the references should be Stinging Like Tabasco by Imani Perry
The paper is due on Monday, Nov 9that 11:59 pm and will be submitted via Canvas.
Be sure to listen to all of the songs and choose ones that you feel that you may have a lot to say about, and remember, youre comparing the songs not how you feel about the songs.
You do whats asked 2 songs from the lists, 3 pages long, bibliography, both compare and contrast the songs, offer equal opinion and insight into both songs, offer proper support for info=15 pts before deductions.
Miss major elements only one song, songs are from the same list or are not on the list, no bibliography, 1.5 pages or less. 7.5 points before deductions.
Deductions at the discretion of the TA, but examples include unsupported/wrong information, incorrect citations, obviously poor effort, didnt compare songs but wrote about how one feels about the songs, skate.
Cheat = 0 and a report to AI
Song lists for the assignment
De La Soul Me, Myself and I
Roxanne Shante – Roxanne’s Revenge
Grandmaster Flash The Message
Public Enemy Dont Believe the Hype
Kurtis Blow The Breaks
Snoop Dogg Who Am I ?
ODB Brooklyn Zoo
2 Live Crew – Me So Horny
Some content ideas:
Use Imani Perrys Stinging Like Tabasco to compare the types of flow.
Compare the way that the beat is created
Compare the use of Signifyin in the lyrics.
Compare the environments that the songs came from and how we hear them.
Compare the intention of the lyrics.
Compare anything else that you hear and that you feel is important to understanding the songs !