In reading Grossberg’s second chapter of We Gotta Get Out of This Place I came across the passage on page 75 about the corral between “those in power” and “the masses”. Grossberg explains that popular culture is the complete opposite of the “legitimate” culture of the intellectuals of society. It is later then explained, as referenced by Stally-brass and White, that even though those in power may be repulsed by the vulgar tastes of the masses, vulgarity will continue to function as the more “cultured taste”. In reading this I began to get confused as to how in fact the intelligentsia with similar sensibilities as “the masses” can find such opposing views of other formations as vulgar. For example in comparing stereotypical views of what is art and what is not, is a perfect example of how these formations prove similar and hypocritical of each other’s opinions, styles and behaviors. For example the stereotypical idea of art in the eyes of the intelligentsia may include a nude male or female. However, since the context that the piece of art was constructed may signify its beauty and respectfulness. The “vulgar” Grossberg may be referring to may possibly be the promiscuity projected in such music videos, primarily of the rap and hip-hop genre. The promiscuity most often includes female dancers wearing little clothing portraying their bodies as objects. However, promiscuity seen in historical art is protected by some invisible force that grants it respect due to the context in which it was painted in that particular time period. It would appear the time period in which we live grant us no permission to have our own ability to include such suggestive image without the complete label of “vulgarity” to it. However, for the record I am not defending any Britney Spears music video, I am just merely pointing out the similarity in the “legitimate” culture of the intelligentsia and the “popular” culture of the masses.