Tag Archives: rap

Video: 7th graders rap about Rosalind Franklin, win everything

Tweet What better way to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day than with an amazing rap battle by 7th graders about the often overlooked work of Rosalind Franklin? Tweet
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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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Nicki Minaj on sexism in the music industry

TweetNicki Minaj gives us some straight talk about double standards in the music industry. There is a lot of room for feminist critique around Nicki Minaj’s creative, visual or verbal choices–but I lay off intense scrutiny because she is the only woman in popular hip-hop. That doesn’t mean those critiques aren’t valid, or I don’t [...]
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