Women In Hip Hop
chenoa.vanlanot
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Chenoa, The rap industry does seem to be male dominated. They often use their masculinity to show their power over female rappers and simply young women in general. I believe this is an important issue for young girls growing up listening to today’s hip hop and rap music. They are degraded and as a result lose their self confidence. This makes it difficult for aspiring female rappers to continue their journey to produce a major record deal. In Beyonce’s song, “If I Were A Boy,” she sings about how boys are held to a different standard than girls. Although she goes on to relate this issue to love affairs, it is relevant in today’s issue of the male dominated rap industry. I feel as though the powerful voices of our common celebrity’s, Beyonce, Nikki Minaj, Rihanna, etc. should promote and empower young female’s more than simply parading around in half-naked clothes themselves in some of their videos.

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