Rap Culture Vs. Rape Culture: Songs That Talk About Raping Women

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Over the past 30 years, there has been a strongly noticeable correlation between Rap music and the deep rooted ideologies that have found their way into the sub consciousness of society. In the late 1980’s, legendary group NWA forged a new path in the world of HIp Hop by creating a new subgenre category called “gangsta rap,” which eventually became to be what we know in the postmodern era as rap music. Many would argue that there seems to be a drastic change taking place in the landscape of Hip Hop where the lifestyle of sex, drugs, and violence are often glamorized.

Among these problems,  lies another issue plaguing the rap community….rape culture.

According to WAVAW, (Women Against Violence Against Women) rape culture is defined as “A complex set of beliefs that encourage male sexual aggression…” It also defines it as, “…emotionally and physically terrorizing a woman as the new norm.”

With that being said being said, there are a plethora of examples of rape culture to choose from within rap music. The most famous of these cases being Rick Ross’s verse during the “UOENO” track with Rocko. In the song, the MMG rapper references putting a drug in a woman’s drink without her consent. Although the lyrics sparked a modest amount of controversy, the shock soon wore off and no one seemed to care anymore.

There are also other less publicized instances of rape references in rap music. Here are four other overlooked examples.

 

1.) Three 6 Mafia-“Let’s Plan a Robbery”

“I had to rape this b**** cuz this h** was stacked.”

In the song, the group goes on to describe a man forcing a woman to have sex with him while pressing a gun to her back.

How romantic.

 

2.) Tyga – “Ice Cream Pain Job”

“ Money ain’t a thing to the Young Money Gang baby. Our navy, our ate and leave and rape your lady…”

 

3.) Juvenille ft. The Hot Boyz

During this song, Lil Wayne goes on to boast, “We be, thuggers, stunners, hustlers. Kidnap mothers and rape with no rubbers.”

 

4.) N.O.R.E ft Meek Mill and Pusha T “ Scared Money”

“ If I ever go broke, Ima take yo money. Have my n*gga snatch yo b**** and rape yo honey.”

 

 

 

Written by: Meaghan Carter

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One thought on “Rap Culture Vs. Rape Culture: Songs That Talk About Raping Women”

  1. I get it they say it because it sounds good. It makes them seem malice and dangerous. However you can’t just go around saying shit that you do or don’t mean. The pin is mightier than the sword and the tongue is too. Gone mess around and say something they gonna regret saying

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