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SHOULD BLACK WOMEN IN JOURNALISM BE THE FIRST STOP FOR FEMALE RAPPERS?

After Rap Radar announced their interview with the City Girls, I saw these tweets.


We are in the middle of this female rap renaissance, but yet a lot of things are still status quo. Women in journalism, like female rappers, are viewed as the lesser skilled sex when it comes to putting words together. Black women in the media often have to deal with not being taken seriously by male rappers. So, it should be a benefit that female rappers are becoming more popular than the men.


SHOULD BLACK WOMEN IN THE MEDIA BE THE FIRST STOP FOR FEMALE RAPPERS?


One of the problems Black women in Hip Hop media have is they do not differentiate themselves from their male peers. The same issues I have with how men write about female rappers, I find with women. There is the playing loose with facts, rewriting history, double standards, or ignoring the obvious. It is as if these women are writing to please their male counterparts, not to uplift female rappers or bring a new perspective. I call these women the "pick me, bitches."



Point Me to the sistah who did some investigative journalism on the blackballing of arguably the most prominent female rapper ever? The only person who wrote something was not a journalist...ME! I'm not tooting my own horn, I am pointing out how many sistahs shrunk when an opportunity was presented to them. You gotta make yourself stand out by having a bold opinion. If all you're going to do is be the mouthpiece for male journalists, then don't wonder why men are getting the big interviews, even from female rappers.


This goes for all media, including podcasts, Youtube, and radio.


What are y'all thoughts on this? Is there a Black woman in Hip Hop media you're a fan of? Should female rappers make more of an effort to give Black women exclusive interviews?

 

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Fck Yaya
Fck Yaya
Jan 22, 2020

@April, Thanks

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April_andre19
April_andre19
Jan 22, 2020

@yaya Hopefully you’ll have a podcast soon. You’re too good at this.

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Fck Yaya
Fck Yaya
Jan 22, 2020

@Mimi Thanks


These "journalist" had the biggest story in female rap history and let it go. I should thank them. If they did their jobs, I probably would not be blogging.

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