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The Current State of Rap and Hip HopBy Gabrielle Mills
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The Current State of Rap and Hip HopBy Gabrielle Mills
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1.Rap and hip hop have come a long way, since funkmaster flex and the sugar hill gang. From its origins as nonsensical party music in the mid to late seventies to itspolitical undertones in the 90’s the genre has seen it all. Rap today can mean a whole host of things, from songs like Lil pumps “Gucci Gang” to think pieces likeJ Cole’s “High for hours”. Despite the wide breadth of variety in the genre there seems to remain a common theme:misogyny. Even in songs from some of the most prolific lyricists there always seems to be a caveat however some like J Cole choose to call out this unjust ideal and even critique their past thoughts on women and sexism. However others fully embrace the misogyny that stereotypical of rap. for this assignment I will compare three one which we consider conscious or “woke” rap well the other two, not so much. The first, a 1992 song aptly named “Bitches aint Shit” by Dr. Dre:[Snoop:]Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks[Snoop:]Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricksLick on these nuts and suck the dickGet the fuck out after you're doneAnd I hop in my ride to make a quick runBitches ain't shit but hoes and tricksLick on these nuts and suck the dickGet the fuck out after you're doneAnd I hop in my ride to make a quick run[Dr. Dre:]I used to know a bitch named Eric WrightWe used to roll around and fuck the hoes at nightTighter than a motherfucker with the gangster beatsAnd we was ballin' on the motherfucking Compton streets
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Peep, the shit got deep and it was onNumber one song after number one songLong as my motherfucking pockets was fatI didn't give a fuck where the bitch was atBut she was hangin' with a white bitch doin' the shit she doSuckin' on his dick just to get a buck or twoAnd the few ends she got didn't mean nothin'Now she's suing 'cause the shit she be doin' ain't shitBitch can't hang with the streets, she found herself shortSo now she's takin' me to courtIt's real conversation for your assSo recognize and pass to Daz[Dat Nigga Daz:]Now as I'm rollin' with my nigga Dre and EastwoodFuckin' hoes, clockin' dough up to no goodWe flip flop and serve hoes like flap jacks([Snoop:]But we don't love them hoes) Bitch, and it's like thatThis is what you look for in a ho who got cash flowYou run up in them hoes and grab the cashAnd get your dash onWhile you're chillin', with your homies and shitAnd how my niggas kick the anthem like this[Snoop:]Bitch![Snoop:]Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricksLick on these nuts and suck the dickGet the fuck out after you're doneAnd I hop in my ride to make a quick run[Kurupt:]...To the store, to get me a 4-0Snoop Doggy Dogg paged, that must mean more hoesSo I head down the street to Long BeachJust so I could meet, a freakTo lick me from my head to my feetAnd I'm here, now I'm ready to be done upNothin' but homies around so I put my gun upBitches on my nuts like clothes
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