Great post Jamie, I believe the reason for the growing popularity of objectifying women in the rap industry is because “sex sells”. You always hear people saying it but Hip Hop music has become a perfect example. You do a good job of exposing the underlying reasons for this and I agree with your stance that women in Hip Hop have added to the epidemic instead of taking a stance against it. However artists like Beyonce for instance, she may use alot of sex appeal in her music but she does set an example of a strong independent woman. So in her case you could say it is a positive.