i find it funny that “i like big butts” has always been a well-liked song, but as soon as Nicki Minaj samples it and shows off her amazing ass in a video, suddenly OH MY GOD WHAT A SLUT PUT THAT AWAY
like, it’s okay for a guy to talk about how much he loves butts
but it’s not okay for women to love their own butts
funny how that works
"What I think happens with females in this game, they tend to allow other people to pit us against each other. I’ve said this before. They make it seem like there can only be one female. It can be a thousand guys that’s putting out music and rapping and doing what they do, but when it comes to females in this hip-hop business, they make it seem like it can only be one, and if there’s more than one then ‘Alright, y’all better be at each other’s throats every chance that you get.’ And any time you say one of those things, they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, she has to be talking about this person when she said that.’ And I just feel like it got really crazy, to the point where I wouldn’t tolerate it." - Remy Ma, 2014
Support the new generation of female rappers (femcees).
Words by Lo, image of Shadia Mansour courtesy of blogs.worldbank.org.
There’s always a sliding scale for how hardcore of a fan you are. I would say that I am a casual-to-intermediate fan of hip-hop: sometimes I really get going and pursue new music and new artists for…
girl power | a mix of women vocalists bc you can never have enough
cant take my eyes off of you - lauryn hill // jumpers - sleater kinney // great things - echobelly // it girl - betty // american boy - estelle // fall in love (your funeral) - erykah badu // hanging on the telephone - blondie // killing me softly - the fugees // try again - aaliyah // work it - missy elliott // mandinka - sinead o’connor // bathwater - no doubt // fallin’ - alicia keys // brass in pocket - the pretenders
No matter how iconic she became, Joplin was always judged as a woman: audiences embraced her talent but never forgave her for using it. Jagger and Lennon were met backstage by adoring fans willing to do anything for their company, but while Joplin had her fun, Echols describes a scene that typifies her frequent desolation: after acing her New York debut, at the Anderson Theater, Joplin found herself alone as her bandmates in Big Brother and the Holding Company went off to party. She wandered to a dive bar, where a journalist approached her; as she complained to him about the guys in the group, he “fantasized shutting her up with the ultimate put-down: ‘You forget you have acne.’”
If someone called me pretty, I’d sneer and smear more glitter on my face. I didn’t want to be just pretty — I was wild, crazy and free. I talked about sex, about drinking. When men do that, it’s rock and roll, but when I did it, people assumed I was a train wreck. I played confident but still felt like an outcast.
Kesha is problematic in many ways but the above quote rings true.