Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
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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?
Kieran Benson, Luther College
The American singer-songwriter’s honest and intimate music is exactly what indie-folk rock needs, even if the Grammys failed to recognize this.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
The release of the 2021 Grammy Awards nominees sparked an outcry of fans and artists demanding transparency and equality from the selection committee.
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.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
The reaction to the rapper’s recent shooting is just the latest example of how the media and the public are prone to apathy (or mockery) rather than empathy when it comes to Black women’s pain.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
Society is redefining what it means to be masculine and feminine. What does that mean for a culture rooted in gender roles?
Sometimes financial aid and a regular job isn’t enough to pay those college loans, but is it worth it?
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
The announcement has many excited, but still courts some controversy.
Abby Webb, Rice University
The success of the rapper’s second annual festival proves Astroworld 2020 will not be one to miss.
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.
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