Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Romance Languages

First Advisor

Dr. Paolo Fasoli

Second Advisor

Dr. Monica Calabritto

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Monica Calabritto


This paper explores the history of Italian (t)rap music, and uses the lyrics of famous songs in an attempt to examine the effects the sometimes vulgar and explicit themes, which are usually accompanied by the use of foreign languages, could have on society and the Italian language.



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