More of a celebration and advertisement for gun violence than anything else, Jay and Beyonce spend the better part of four minutes waving guns in the air, shooting guns, hanging out with guns, robbing banks with guns, flirting with guns, cleaning off guns, and getting rid of guns. Is it dope?
David Nazario is a writer living in New York City who loves everything 90s Hip Hop and R&B and despises everything on the radio right now. David enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and writing about music, food, the arts, fashion, and healthy living. David is also the Editor-in-Chief of Mute Magazine, a print and online publication that focuses on music, fashion, art, and technology.
There was a time not that long ago when you could turn on the radio or a music video channel and hear Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill or Lil Kim, each one adding their unique and individual perspective to the male dominated world of Hip Hop. Before this, there were female artists like Salt-N-Peppa, Mc Lyte and Roxanne Shontae. These women paved the way for the female rappers that dominate the charts today. Wait, what am I saying? There aren’t any female Hip Hop artists dominating the charts today. In fact, if it weren’t for Nicki Minaj’s Pop infused Hip Hop hitting big, there wouldn’t be one single female voice in mainstream Hip Hop.