XXL Magazine Puts Faith In The Wrong Women Of Hip Hop
Written By: Sid Jones
XXL Magazine re-released an article that caught my attention. Apparently, Cardi B and Niki Minaj are the “new hope” for women in the industry. I’m here to put that to bed, real quick.
Let’s face it, the music industry has lowered it’s standards. Today’s generations have lowered their expectations. The two go hand in hand. With that said, the women in the industry have not generated any milestone. Yet.
The XXL Magazine article: “Are Women Finally Getting The Respect They Deserve In Hip Hop?” Is about to be dissected and ripped to shreds. I’m very excited to be the one to do this.
Mainstream Lacks Substance
The artists XXL claims to be “the new hope for women”
XXL Magazine stated, “After already dominating the hip-hop conversation, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj now commanded fashion’s attention. What a time to be alive.”
Okay, talent is not measured by talent. Eminem has already negated this point in Killshot. “You dress better, I rap better.” Second, that statement proves that your fanbase lacks in hip hop education. Allow me to take it from here.
“This was the year that women in hip-hop were finally the stars of the show. For decades, women were accessorized in the rap space.”
Alicia Keys, Missie Elliot, Whitney Peyton, Aaliyah, and Rocky Wallace. None of which are “accessorized” or “cute embellishments.” That’s an insult and true hip hop fans spit in your face for even thinking. In fact, we disregard your female artists as jokes. Let’s talk about it.
Grammys And Awards XXL Disregards
Grammy Award for best RAP SONG 2011. Alicia Keys also won a Grammy for best rap/sung performance. Oh, don’t forget best R&B song in 2002, 2005 and 2008. And don’t forget best R&B vocal performance in, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009.
XXL still claims that Nicki Minaj and Cardi B are the best female artist in decades. What a joke. This proves that the magazine has no interest in applauding female artists. Instead, this is their chance to parade and celebrate mediocrity.
The magazine doesn’t even defend the music, minus a few awards in today’s cesspool. Instead, they glorify the cat fight beef between Minaj and B. So no, these women aren’t the best “in decades.” XXL Magazine needs to sit down.
XXL Magazine should lose their credibility as a music outlet. This is the kind of platform that puts E-coli in the music industry. And they admit to it in the article. They are just another paparazzi magazine. “Who’s doing who” and “who’s wearing what.”
So, do I think they’re credible? They use to be, instead they’ve gone the way of MTV and VH1. Now it’s daytime television for idiots, Their “magazine” is no different.
What does this mean for the future of hip hop? Consider the source. Complex is a great entertainment platform. Associated Press has a lot of good reporting as well.
I’m not even going to grade XXL Magazine with stars, instead they get two middle fingers from Sid Jones.
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