'A Rhetorical Analysis Of Run The Jewels'

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The text I have chosen is a rap song by one of my favorite groups, Run the Jewels, made up of New York rapper/producer El-P and Atlanta rapper Killer Mike. The rhetorical audience for the song is anyone who faces corrupting forces in their life and wishes to avoid them. The song deals with adversities faced by the artists, and the artists go on to directly talk to their rhetorical audience by giving advise to those who find themselves in compromising situations. Since this message is heard in a rap song, the audience further focuses on rap listeners and, more specifically, young people. This is seen in the lyric, “Don’t fret little man, don’t cry.” Another possible audience is found in the poor community, as the song views those who have money

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