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Violence in Popular Music

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Violence in Popular Music.

Background Information

Representations of violence in popular music span across several music genres and are identified in rock n’ roll, rap, and hip-hop music among others. Use the following sources to learn more about violence in popular music and the racial, gender, class, and identity issues surrounding it.