Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
versão impressa ISSN 1413-294X
HINKEL, Jaison e PRIM, Lorena de Fátima. A psychosocial study of the meanings expressed in the songs of MV Bill. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.2, pp. 151-158. ISSN 1413-294X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2009000200008.
The purpose of this article is the analysis of meanings expressed in the song of MV Bill, one of the icons of the Brazilian rap, aiming at the comprehension of its affectionate-volitive tendency. The investigation is characterized as a case study and applies content analysis to four songs: "Soldado do Morro", "Só Deus pode me julgar", "EMIVI", and "Atitude Errada". The meanings and senses of the songs studied identify three dimensions of the dialectics social exclusion/enclosure (objective, ethical and subjective), as well as the clashing of this condition. It seems reasonable to consider such songs as indicators of an ethical-political practice that proposes collective actions with the objective of overcoming the situation of human suffering and utilizes art as affectionate expression of power of life and creation, in behalf of the citizenship.
Palavras-chave : rap; meanings; senses; partner-historical psychology.