Posts Tagged ‘HipHop’

Cardi B Says The #MeToo Movement Overlooks Women In Hip-Hop

For several months, the #MeToo movement has shed light on how prevalent sexual harassment and abuse are in women’s lives, both inside and outside Hollywood. But according to Cardi B, there’s a double standard at play: women in the hip-hop community aren’t being heard in the same way, and the movement has yet to effectively seep into the music industry.

In a new interview with Cosmopolitan, the rapper calls out #MeToo for not being fully inclusive, especially when it comes to video models, who are often seen and not heard.

“A lot of video vixens have spoke about this and nobody gives a fuck,” she explained. “When I was trying to be a vixen, people were like, ‘You want to be on the cover of this magazine?’ Then they pull their dicks out. I bet if one of these women stands up and talks about it, people are going to say, ‘So what? You’re a ho. It don’t matter.’

“These producers and directors, they’re not woke, they’re scared,” Cardi continued, questioning the motives behind the high-profile men publicly supporting #MeToo.

Along the same times, Cardi also discussed her past life as a stripper and how it’s often twisted in the media to paint a misleading picture of her life. The truth, she said, is that stripping is a legitimate job that warrants respect.

“People say, ‘Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it,’” Cardi said. “Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on.”

As per usual, Cardi doesn’t seem to be at a loss for words, and with her debut album finally on the way, it looks like we’ll be hearing a lot more from her soon.


Watch Angie Martinez, Mona Scott-Young On ‘RapFix Live’s’ Women In Hip-Hop Special

Ladies first. That was the theme of Wednesday’s (March 12) episode of RapFix Live, which featured first-time guest anchor Nadeska Alexis and two of the most powerful women in entertainment: Hot 97′s Angie Martinez and hip-hop mogul Mona Scott-Young. March is Women’s History Month, so it was only fitting for the show to celebrate women in hip-hop with a focus on female contributions to the male-dominated genre. Other guests included Heather B, Dreamchasers signee Lee Mazin, Nyemiah Supreme, Dutch ReBelle and G.L.A.M. Watch above.


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Hip-Hop Had A Strong Connection To Last Night’s BCS Championship


By Sean Lynch

The BCS era of college football ended in dramatic fashion on Monday night (December 6) as No. 1 Florida State defeated No. 2 Auburn at the hands of freshman quarterback, and Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston. Winston’s two-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left sealed a win for the Seminoles. But Hip-Hop’s presence at the 2014 BCS Championship was the talk of Pasadena, California.

Auburn tailback, Tre Mason may just be a star to those lucky enough to catch more than a glimpse of the speedy running back on their television sets. But Mason has heavy ties to Hip-Hop, heavier than you would think. Tre Mason is the son of Vincent Lamont Mason Jr. whose stage name is DJ Maseo otherwise known as Plug Three of De La Soul. The Hip-Hop trio are pioneers in their own right, but last night the elder Mason was a proud father, as he found his son on the big stage.

The junior running back found himself in the running for a Heisman Trophy, turning in a remarkable season. Highlighted by a 164 yard game in a win over Alabama, only to follow that up an SEC Championship record-setting 304 yards on 46 carries against Missouri. Last night was no different as Tre carried the ball 34 time for 195 yards and a touchdown. Making his case for any questioning his contention last year for the Heisman trophy.

But Tre wasn’t Hip-Hop’s only connection to the Auburn Tigers. The offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, who just six years ago was running High School Sports The Magazine, used a very unique way of calling in plays to his Quarterback and team. Auburn’s offense play cards sported images of Jay Z, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Ron Burgundy for their plays. An unorthodox-method in college football but surely an unconventional way to mask the offensive scheme.

Take a look at some of Hip-Hop’s tweets from last night:







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What Happened To NY Hip-Hop? New Documentary Attempts To Answer Controversial Question

By Rob Markman

With so much attention on New York City and it’s positioning in the rap game, it seems like the perfect time for DJ S. Whit’s upcoming documentary “The New York Rap Revival.” Whit, who is a DJ and on-air personality for SIRIUSXM’s Hip-Hop Nation, recently launched a Kickstarter for the film which analyzes the Big Apple’s current role in hip-hop.

The independent film features commentary from MTV News correspondent and Shade 45 host Sway Calloway, Rap Radar content director Brian “B.Dot” Miller as well as NYC rapper’s Troy Ave, Emilio Rojas, Vinny Chase and veteran spitter AZ.

The doc comes at an interesting time. On Tuesday, Atlanta rapper Trinidad James riled the city up after he made expressed his views on the NY Hip-Hop. “I remember when New York rap was the sh– and us ‘bamas,’ us from the South was like, ‘What the f—?’ And we just did our own thing, but now we run y’all musically. That’s crazy,” he said, much to the crowd’s shock.
Since then, a number of New York MC have spoken out against James, most notably Maino, who went on Hot 97 and demanded an apology from Trinidad on behalf of the city.

On Wednesday Bun B came up to “RapFix Live” and downplayed all of the drama. “Hip-hop and the actual art of rapping started here in New York, so if you’re an MC by due product you’re already trying to be like New York. So it don’t make no sense for nobody to act like New York trying to be like them,” he reasoned.

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