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Hip-Hop At a Crossroads

What Do Black Women Need From Hip-Hop in 2020?

Four women in different parts of the culture discuss how hip-hop can value and embrace them like they deserve

Clockwise (from top left): Danyel Smith, Clarissa Brooks, Drew Dixon, and Shanita Hubbard

For all of hip-hop’s undeniable good, in 2020 it has seemingly counteracted every positive with a negative — and worse, one that further…




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David Dennis, Jr.

David Dennis, Jr.

Level Sr. Writer covering Race, Culture, Politics, TV, Music. Previously: The Undefeated, The Atlantic, Washington Post. Forthcoming book: The Movement Made Us

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