Women In Hip Hop

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In the current time, we live in hip hop is predominantly a male art whereas females tend to take a literal background helping portray a life most men would cling and most females would find disgraceful. The biggest reason women are in hip hop videos nowadays is to wear what seem to be an ongoing trend of less and fewer clothes as the years go forward, this tells women of the younger generation growing up in these times that if you want to work in this industry you are most likely going to have to be a certain type beauty which society would accept as well as not talk or receive any kind of respect. There are a few women that are the exceptions to these rules, however, they do not help in the current debacle in which hip hop stands. In the past, …show more content…
Females like Nicki Minaj predominately use sex to sell their music, instead of being a voice to uplift a generation of young aspiring women, it impacts them creating a mindset that limits their capabilities to be set more on looks than knowledge. To create such music can become a hindrance to the development of what could have been a female doctor, lawyer, athlete, or even leader. For example young women growing up through a struggle without any form of a role model that use music as their guidance to these young developing female adolescents hip hop artist at time can be seen as someone who they wanna construct themselves after; for these adolescents songs that the artist produces will have an extreme impact on how they view not only themselves but relationships as well in the future. A study conducted in 1995 by took an undisclosed amount of females between the ages of 11-16 and used those females to research the negative effects of hip hop music. Their findings stated that 30 of those females were more willing to accept abusive relationships. Through these studies, we can assume that some parts of hip hop music can be seen as an impediment to …show more content…
Songs like Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y.” or the groups T.L.C “No Scrubs” are both exemplary example of the music capable by women. In the song U.N.I.T.Y. Queen Latifah tells a story from her own perspective of how she was disrespected, but instead of accepting it as fact that this was a form of life for women she stood up for herself and fought back against men treating her any way they felt. She goes on to state in her lyrics how she feels about abusive relationships “A man don 't really love you if he hits ya This is my notice to the door, I 'm not taking it no more I 'm not your personal whore, that 's not what I 'm here for and nothing good gonna come to ya til you do right by me” (Queen Latifah Verse 2) she uses this time in her rhyme to explain to other women that a man will not put his hands on you if he loves you and that they will respect you. T.L.C used songs like No Scrubs to tell girls not to fall for a man that cannot provide for himself for this can lead you down a destructive path in which could ultimately lead to your demise. T.L.C uses this song to set a standard for women that they are not supposed to accept any type of man but a man that is strong and independent. Studies show that thanks to groups like this “women are achieving major strides in rap music by continuing to chisel away at stereotypes about females as

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