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Melanated music and culture: The feminization of black men in hip hop

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Does hip hop seem to be neutered, feminine, gay? All the while trying to keep the "thuglife" persona and intertwining it with "hardcore" lyrics, skinny jeans, finger paint and hoop nose rings. Regardless, the growing emasculation of hip hop and the devolution of some of its leading figures into insecure, gaudy, feminized, and at times frankly absurd caricatures of men (and women) has gotten some of us thinking lately. Hip-hop, as we know it today, is becoming an increasingly feminine culture. How and why did this happen? Join your hosts Jeremy jesse and schelett as they take the journey into the downward spiral of the now trending feminization of the black males of hip hop.

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