(a) Please respond to the following question in at least 300 words, making sure to cite the required texts as directed.
(b) Once you have posted your response, go to the the FYS–Hip Hop Theatre blog, and respond to at least one person in 100 words or more. Be sure that you respond to a post that has not yet been commented on.
In Decoded, Jay-Z “decodes” his lyrics by providing history, context, and layered meanings to various songs. Here, it’s your goal to decode Nicki Minaj’s Adidas commercial Nicki Minaj’s Adidas Commercial in relationship to Run DMC’s song “My Adidas.” In what ways do these two artists use fashion to represent hip hop? How does Minaj’s video engage the ideas within the Run DMC song in order to connect with hip hop culture more broadly? Feel free to discuss similarities as well as differences, and of course to draw upon the materials we’ve discussed all semester long.
Note: Do your best to offer a unique perspective here. While you may want to build off other people’s comments, your response should expand beyond what has already been circulated.