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Trap Feminism Vol. 4: Young Thug – Trap’s Gender Bender

Thus far, my exploration of trap feminism has focused on the music, which is important because trap culture is visually inspired and illustrated by that genre. In the previous volumes of this series, I’ve examined some trap lyrics to pull out potentially feminist themes like women’s economic agency, liberation from ageism and other kinds of body- and class-policing, and most recently, romance as performed by Fetty Wap. But I have not paid enough attention to personal identity performances of specific trap artists, and how those performances might be transgressive or progressive.

Thus far, my exploration of trap feminism has focused on the music, which is important because trap culture is visually inspired and illustrated by that genre. In the previous volumes of this series, I’ve examined ...

No Type: Trap Feminism Pt. 2

I’ve been thinking a lot about trap feminism and what it means since I first wrote about it in January. In this introductory piece — which was mostly a purge of initial ideas that I had been bouncing back and forth with friends — I identified some of the makings of trap feminism which included an acknowledgement of women as participants and contributors to hip hop and trap music, active agents over their sexuality and bodies, and conscious players in informal/non-institutional financial transactions. Reflecting back now, trap feminism can be applied much more broadly. Today I find myself thinking about trap feminism as a tool used to identify liberating themes in trap music and facets of it’s surrounding ...

I’ve been thinking a lot about trap feminism and what it means since I first wrote about it in January. In this introductory piece — which was mostly a purge of initial ideas that ...

Explicit Content: A brief intro to Trap Feminism

Among other things, I’ve identified as a hip hop feminist. The term does the job of expressing my engagement in a culture of commodified blackness. I’ve also talked here about how hood feminism resonated with me. But neither term truly speaks to my inner feminist hoochie; nor explains the complex, sex-positive, financially ambitious, and self-affirming components of my feminism. But through these lens, I’ve been able to identify other spaces that do. Trap music is one of them. It’s easy to get caught up in the problematic elements of drug dealing and violence in communities of color, themes that are prevalent in trap music, but there is more than meets the eye.

Among other things, I’ve identified as a hip hop feminist. The term does the job of expressing my engagement in a culture of commodified blackness. I’ve also talked here about how hood feminism resonated ...