After a lengthy prison bid — and a recently released mix-tape — many wonder if there’s a place in hip-hop for the former Terror Squad rapstress. Female experts in hip-hop and media weigh in. And so does Remy.
Let’s start off with some context.
History has shown that hip-hop culture hasn’t been the kindest to the female form. Take a listen to some of the music topping the charts today and you’ll hear the same misogynistic and degrading messages that were in vogue more than two decades ago. It’s like the same script, different cast but this go round, there aren’t many female voices to balance it.
Long gone are the days of Salt N’ Pepa’s self-empowering songs extolling the virtues of womankind such as “Ain’t Nuthin But a She Thing.” It’s been 20 years since Queen Latifah’s Grammy Award winning anthem ‘U.N.I.T.Y.’ ruled the airwaves — both urban and…
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