"Bitch bad, woman good/Lady better, they misunderstood."
Raps been known for exploiting women, but Lupe Fiasco has gone against the grain in his new single "Bitch Bad." Lyrically unimpressive, Lupe's new single takes a step in the right direction but falls short.
Is exploiting women what sells and being kind to women boring?
Though degrading at times, Rap lyrics are to be taken with a grain of salt. Hyperbolic lyrics are what sells but should only be seen as an "artistic expression", not a lifestyle.
The Atlantic explores the history of the portayal of women from Tupac's epic "Brenda's Got a Baby" to Lupe's "Bitch Bad" in their most recent article.
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