It seems that nowadays, anytime you hear a hip-hop song the lyrics are full of negative and insulting messages. Whether these comments are racist, misogynistic, or just downright disrespectful it's easy to associate the entire hip-hop culture with these words of hate. On this Central Standard, we look specifically at misogyny in hip-hop music.
Leaders of the American Jazz Museum's "Bebop to Hip Hop" series, Glenn North and Stacy "Reach" Smith, join us to talk about how this program is trying to combat negative messages toward women in hip-hop music. We are also joined by Angel Newton, a local emcee and member of the Kansas City based hip-hop group, H.E.R.O.E.S., who speaks to us about how her group creates positive messages through their music.
If you want to get more involved with this hot topic, the American Jazz Museum is hosting a symposium March 27 that will address these issues with the public.