Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies, and History
Charmayne Patterson, Ph.D.
Eric Duke, Ph.D.
In this study, seven rap songs by hip hop icon Tupac Shakur were examined to determine if the ideology of the Black Panther Party exists within the song lyrics of his politically oriented music. The study used content analysis as its methodology. Key among the Ten Point Program tenets reflected in Tupac’s song lyrics were for self-determination, full employment, ending exploitation of Blacks by Whites (or Capitalists), decent housing, police brutality, education, liberation of Black prisoners, and the demand for land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice, peace, and a United Nations plebiscite.
Watkins, Trinae, "Panther Power: A Look Inside the Political Hip Hop Music of Tupac Amaru Shakur" (2018). Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University. 165.