Emily Sweeney, Quinnipiac University
Your favorite song might be on here.
Avery Heeringa, Columbia College Chicago
Although it was regarded as a commercial flop, her 1992 album blazed a new path for female artists who wanted to express their sexuality in their music.
Morgan Thomas, Wayne State University
The K-pop group’s influence reaches far beyond the borders of South Korea, encouraging individuality and bringing happiness to many around the world.
Liana Sameth, Pace University
Getting manicures and pedicures isn’t just about meeting beauty standards. It’s about using nail polish to be more productive and creative.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
The Canadian artist has directed the videos of many renowned recording artists and it’s time you familiarize yourself with her fantastical artistry.
Re’nesia Mills, University of Tampa
Female rap artists like Yung Miami, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion make mature music all the time, but why are parents bothered by it?
Asiya Robinson, Rowan University
The singer clapped back at haters who criticized her most recent outfit by questioning why society is so obsessed with how she looks.
Tanisha Bhat, Boston University
If we want the genre to continue to make an impact and have a stable future, we cannot depend on music that is made to go viral on the video-sharing app.
Arianna Taylor, University of Rochester
The backlash to Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion’s hit song is incredibly hypocritical, and ignores the track’s empowering message.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s collab isn’t as scandalous as the internet wants you to believe.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
The Florida rapper joins Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X as the latest artist accused of having a manufactured stardom. Are we too quick to affix the label of inauthenticity to popular musicians?
Blair Krassen, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
For the first time, rappers from a diverse set of backgrounds get their chance at fame on this addicting new Netflix show.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
It’s finally become less weird to get caught listening to strangers whispering soothing noises in your ear.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
Hip-hop culture needs to make female representation and diversity a priority.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
Megan Thee Stallion’s moniker for summer 2019, “Hot Girl Summer,” illustrates the shifting demography of the rap game to include more women.
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
Each song has something to offer listeners — whether it be positive or negative.
Michael Wu, Case Western Reserve University
His insane interviewing style has scored him sit-downs with everyone from Mikhail Gorbachev to Cardi B.
Zachary Truesdale, University of Texas at San Antonio
Honestly, why hasn’t someone made this yet?
You wouldn’t gamble with brujería at this time of the year, would you?
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
The bad blood is real, so now rap fans can sit back with their popcorn and watch.
Monica Petrucci, Emerson College
Hip hop has changed a LOT in the last five years, and these artists are largely to thank.
The new album is ablaze with burns for her rap cohorts, but a heaping portion of the disses are aimed at her rap goddess rival, Cardi B.
Kate Maxwell, NC State University
Here’s to hoping that other mothers get that option too.
She’s a successful artist who cares about women’s issues, okurrrr?
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
The ‘Bodak Yellow’ singer announced her delivery, flexin’ on the ‘Gram like aye.
Cardi said they kept the ceremony quiet to avoid an … invasion of privacy.
Jovana Vajagic, DePaul University
The animosity and beef fabricated by society and placed on female rappers in contrast to males is a sign that misogyny still exits in the arts world.
Taylor Miller, SUNY Cortland
With her new album ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ Cardi B is breaking records and rising to the top of the rap scene — and she’s just getting started.
Gillian Farnan, SUNY Cortland
Cardi’s newest album, ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ was well worth the anticipation, hype and wait — all put together. She’s killing the game.
Plamedie Ifasso, Texas Woman’s University
Move over Mariah Carey, these artists have already hit all the right notes to sing in the new year!
Carla Aravena, University of Massachusetts at Boston and Guest Contributor
A new breed of bodyposi, sexually liberated and independently successful women are setting an example that young women (and men) could benefit from following.
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