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The Root Editorial Blasts Kreayshawn as ‘Ridiculous’
The Root Editorial Blasts Kreayshawn as ‘Ridiculous’
Kreayshawn has gotten plenty of buzz for her 'Gucci Gucci' track, inking her a deal with Columbia Records, but just as she's receiving cheers there are also a few jeers. Journalist Timmhotep Aku, writing on behalf of The Root -- a daily online magazine that "provides thought-provoking commentary on today's news from a variety of black perspectives" -- all but raked the Oakland, Calif...
NPR Report Says Rap Promotes Prostitution in Bay Area
NPR Report Says Rap Promotes Prostitution in Bay Area
David Rogowski, AOL A recent National Public Radio report on teenage prostitution in Oakland, California turned up a familiar culprit: gangsta rap. Explaining her entrance into the "game," Darlene, a former prostitute who signed at the request of a boyfriend at the age of 15, claimed that she was enthralled by the money and glamor she heard about in the music made by local rappers like T