Women Rappers: Sexy or Sexualized?

2 Oct

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Take a stroll through the music aisles at your local Best Buy, Target, or music store. Or scan the Hip Hop/Rap section on iTunes. You’ll find the latest from Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, J. Cole, and several others, which you can purchase with ease online or at the register in the store.

But where’s latest from the women rappers? And where can you find their music?

Nicki Minaj has been busy on American Idol, many would say. Yet, she isn’t the only current female rapper out there, despite what radio stations, iTunes features lists, and music store shelves would have us believe. Several female emcees released albums, singles, and mixtapes during the summer and this fall, but haven’t received the same amount of attention as their male counterparts. Because they are women in an industry that is often viewed as a boy’s club, few female artists are widely recognized. Occasionally, women are allowed to hold the spotlight, though in recent years, that fame has been contingent upon how these lucky few present their sexuality. Read more.

*Hey Everyone. The link above will take you to Slutist, the site where this post is published (written by me).  Hope you enjoy!

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