Tag Archives: Hip Hop

Watch now: Mychal talking about DJ Mister Cee

TweetDon’t miss our own Mychal on HuffPost Live in a few a minutes discussing the DJ Mister Cee “scandal” with Feministing favorites Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Mark Anthony Neal. For background, read Janet’s excellent piece on the subject first. Tweet
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Marriage equality’s hip hop theme song

Tweet The rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has broken records with their hits “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.” And now, with their pro-marriage equality hit “Same Love,” which features out lesbian Mary Lambert, they’re shattering stereotypes. Just as “Same Love” supported this movement, the recent Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 [...]
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Money talks: Rick Ross releases full apology for rape lyric

TweetSo understand this– there’s no more talking to those who perpetuate or enable rape culture. There is only us talking to your money. — dream hampton (@dreamhampton) April 11, 2013 When we first broke the story about Reebok dropping Rick Ross I had mixed emotions.  I was excited that rape culture was being talked about [...]
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Breaking: Reebok dumps Rick Ross for date rape lyrics

Tweet Rick Ross has reportedly been dumped by Reebok due to lyrics promoting date rape in his recent single “U.O.E.N.O”. The lyrics in question were “Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.” The verse has since been replaced [...]
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Can an Asian woman be taken seriously in rap?

TweetAnswer: This is a stupid question. New York magazine’s profile of Nora Lum, aka Awkwafina, details the Korean-Chinese-American rapper’s rise from her hilarious “My Vag” track last year to the harder “NYC Bitche$,” which was released in March. The article’s headline asks: “Can an Asian Woman Be Taken Seriously in Rap?” The piece dabbles in [...]
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