A slow culmination of ridiculous, beautiful, and ugly. Ugly? Yes ugly.
The rap that gets in national news is always the rap music that perpetuates misogyny, that is most obscene in its lyrics…and then this comes to stand for what rap is.
Really, it’s for me, a perfect paradigm of colonialism. That is to say, we think of rap as a little third-world country, that young white consumers are able to go to and take out of it whatever they want.
We have to acknowledge that what young white consumers — primarily male — oftentimes suburban — most got energized by in rap music was misogyny, obscenity, pugilistic eroticism; and therefore that form of rap began to make the largest sums of money."
bell hooks (gowns)