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FEATURE: Misogyny in Hip-Hop - Talib Kweli Speaks Out Again in New Video 'State Of Grace' ft Abby Dobson

In the new video for his track 'State Of Grace' ft. Abby Dobson, Talib Kweli tackles issues about what it feels like for a woman who loves hip-hop and/or grew up listening to hip-hop. "Lost count of how many whores she was called today", "ain’t never been a bitch or a ho but she used to sing along when she heard it in a song", are among the powerful lyrics.
Track from his new album 'Gravitas', available here.

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Comment by AFROPUNK on March 31, 2014 at 5:58am

:) Thanks for sharing your thoughts, guys and girls!

Comment by LadyLinkMaster on March 30, 2014 at 2:11pm

yeah, and one more thang!!! i live in Atlanta, one of the capitals of RAGGEDY HIP-HOP. i know three lady hip-hoppers, their motto is this: "THEY OPEN THEIR MOUTH FOR THE MIC not the penis"........and that's why they have not been signed. They have to do the DIY approach with their music. they are talented ladies but they refuse to suck the d*ck of every club owner, producer, videographer, photographer, record label owner, bouncer, security man at da front door and whoever else is lined up for a good shiner. shit, how can a chic perform after all that suckin. 

Comment by LadyLinkMaster on March 30, 2014 at 1:58pm

DAAAAAAAMN!!!! i just watched the video for the time. DAAAAAAMN!!! THANK YOOOOOUUUUU MR. TALIB!!!! thank you, thank you, thank you!!! mmmh mmmh mmmh. look, i like hip-hop, i've been known to cut a rug to nasty gangsta shit, but at the end of the day, the music is constantly telling me and the whole world that black people are nothing but "PURE RAGGEDY SEXUAL TRASH". we know that's not true, THAT'S WHY I FIND MYSELF ALWAYS BACK AT AFROPUNK.COM. ALWAYS!!! i will admit, i have a little "edge and trash" in me, Creative International Edge and Trash. i am no FLAT DRY BRAINLESS HOE-ISH ZOMBIE.

Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on March 30, 2014 at 12:50pm

Excellent artwork and song.  Talib knows how to deliver the needed message.

Comment by AZRock on March 29, 2014 at 4:08pm

The image of the booty is supposed to confirm some image of masculinity, and the idea is, these men are so vital and so powerful, that these women contrariwise are so dime a dozen… that they don’t matter, they’re just eye candy, they’re worthless.  Sadly I am a professor and this has permeated not just black culture, but swaths of American culture.  Some of these women have learned in a Pavlovian sense to act like skanks and do skanks stuff and guess what, it works! Respect to Talib for starting a dialog that has become stagnate as of late.


Comment by mark j. tuggle on March 28, 2014 at 4:07pm

i respect the artistic integrity of talib kweli. his social consciousness inspires me. also, he owns his black male privilege in a world invested in destroying our black male power.


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