Even though Hip Hop continues to do positive things in the world we live in, to some people its nothing more than garbage.
Actress, Ashley Judd, has put out her new memoir, All That Is Bitter And Sweet, is putting Snoop Dogg and Diddy on blast for their “abusive lyrics”.
RadarOnline was able to get excerpts from her memoir, and on Diddy, Snoop, and just Hip Hop in general, she didn’t have anything to positive to say.
Judd, who does alot of work with AIDS awareness, is not too happy that orginazation, YouthAids chose Snoop & Diddy as spokespeople.
YouthAIDS created hip public service announcements for TV and radio using popular local and international celebrities and athletes and was participating in the MTV World AIDS Day ‘Staying Alive’ concerts. Along with other performers, YouthAIDS was supported by rap and hip-hop artists like Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy to spread the message…um, who? Those names were a red flag. As far as I’m concerned, most rap and hip-hop music — with it’s rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as ‘ho’s’ — is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny. I believe that the social construction of gender — the cultural beliefs and practices that divide the sexes and institutionalize and normalize the unequal treatment of girls and women, privilege the interests of boys and men, and, most nefariously, incessantly sexualize girls and women — is the root cause of poverty and suffering around the world
So, is she really going to blame ALL of the problems on Hip Hop? Excuse me if I am wrong, but I’m positive that its more other genres of music out there that the finger can be poited at. It pisses me off when people try to blame everything on music, especially Hip Hop. Some of the blame has to be put on their parents/guardians. Raise your damn kids.