Musicians have represented societal norms and stereotypes for many years. I have examined some of today’s artists and how they use their image to show gender roles, racial roles, and the evolution and change from one persona to another. These stereotypes include macho-masculine behavior, the empowered yet sexualized female, and the patriarchal roles of males and female. I also attempt to show how this will continue to influence generations in the future by exemplifying how influential these artists are on our culture and pop culture in specific.
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