In my opinion, music videos are the most important thing to watch from a female perspective. The women in these videos are the most vital and beautiful people in the world, but they haven’t even had a chance to discover who they are yet. What they do have, however, is the opportunity to prove their worth and to stand tall in the world of music video.
Women in music videos are an extremely rare commodity. The only two female directors to have ever won an Academy Award, no female rap artists have ever won a Grammy, and only 2% of the world’s rappers are female. There are only a handful of major female rappers out there and one of them is Tupac.
I’m not sure why rap is not a safe topic for women in music videos, but it isn’t. The only reason I know of is that women in music videos are portrayed in a very negative light. I’ve seen one or two women in music videos being completely flattered by their male counterparts. The problem is they don’t feel they belong.
I think its pretty obvious that a lot of female rappers don’t feel comfortable in front of a camera, and it may be because they don’t know how. In order to work on the insecurity associated with the genre, it can help to know a little about the history of the genre. The two major female rappers in rap – Tupac Shakur and Lauryn Hill – are both white women. Tupac was the only female rapper to have a song with an R&B beat.
A good way to get a basic understanding of the history of rap is by watching the video above. The video was shot in the early 90’s by director R.G. Armstrong. He shot a lot of the videos in the late 90’s because rap music was really starting to change in the early 2000’s. It was a big shift in the industry in which rap music was no longer the hot young thing it was in the 90’s.
Rap music had really started to change around this time in the early-mid 2000s. Tupac was the first black person to be featured in a music video, and she was the first woman to be featured in a rap song. Even though she was featured in one of the most popular rap songs ever, she faced a backlash; many people complained that she was over-sexualized in the video.
The backlash was huge. There are many theories that women were over-sexualized in rap music in the early-mid 2000s, but there is no question that women who were featured in rap music were the first to be labeled as sexual objects. People who claimed that rap music was misogynistic often claimed that it was because women were featured in music videos. Women were often said to be promiscuous and sexually objectified in the same times.
What I wonder is if that might have been because rap music was too sexualized for men, or did it have another reason? The fact of the matter is that no one can conclusively answer that question. That’s because rap music has a specific genre structure, and that means that every genre has to have its own music video, and that means that every genre has its own visual imagery.
In rap music, the visual imagery is often the same, and usually consists of black or white clothing and minimal makeup. Hip-hop culture is often very sexualized, but it doesn’t have to be. It is not necessary for music videos to focus on sex either. However, I think that rap music has a much more sexualized visual imagery than other genres of music, and thus hip-hop music videos are a lot more sexualized.
The hip-hop visual imagery is just that, visual imagery. There might be some music videos that are not sexualized (eg. black or white hip-hop culture), but it does not have to be. The visual imagery is an emotional response to the music, and not necessarily a sexual response. Most music videos do not have to be sexualized, but they need to represent some kind of emotion.