...I really wish, just once, when smart hip-hop fans see people accusing their art-form of a special degree of misogyny, they could admit that there might be something to such talk:
Ashley Judd is catching some flack for dissing rap and hip-hop in her newly released memoir, All That Is Bitter and Sweet. In the book, Judd says that she was initially hesitant to work with YouthAIDS because of the organization's affiliation with Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy. "As far as I'm concerned, most rap and hip-hop music -- with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as 'ho's' -- is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny." Yikes. Questlove responded on Twitter, writing "at least i got my answer as to why ash judd didn't give us so much as a nod on her last visit ... EVERY genre of music has elements of violence."
I got a woman way over town that's good to meSay I got a woman way over town good to meShe give me money when I'm in needYeah she's a kind of friend indeed...
She take my money, well I'm in needYeah she's a triflin' friend indeedOh she's a gold digger way over timeThat digs on me