Hip Hop Culture is now in the mainstream of the music industry. The emergence of digital streaming and alternative music sources have become the preferred method of listening to uncut hip hop deemed inappropriate for traditional radio. A recent article stated that “Generation after generation, music has revolutionized cultures around the globe. Every generation goes through a trend of music that greatly inspires that specific era on what to wear, how to act, and what to say.” The author went on to say that “Artists always try to have the hottest girls in their videos which makes other people, predominantly young men, think “Wow! They are definitely living the good life!” The notion that scantily clad women described as “Bitches and Hoes" are merely an accessory of the good life brings into question how these images will affect the mentality of our young girls and our young boys who idolize and emulate these hip hop icons.
What’s Your Take? How do you think these images are affecting our young girls in particular?
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