In an industry where your next drug and sexual fix comes as easy as a sunny day
in southern California, you have to ask yourself is it all about sex, drugs and Hip Hop
Songs like Every Girl, D*ck Pleaser, I’m a Dog and Baby by Me are to some
critics, proving the notion that Hip Hop music is just a drugged up, sex crazed fad that
will fade away quicker then the hard-on the music creates.
Fortunately some artists are standing up to those who critique the on again off
again relationships of Hip Hop artists by displaying that love and Hip Hop can co-exist
with such songs like Baby by Ghostface Killah, Pillow Talk by Kid Cudi and the classic I
Need Love by LL Cool J. Other exceptions/victors to show love can exist in hip hop are
Big Boi, Ice Cube, Jay-Z and Beyonce and T.I. and Tiny.
But is it safe to become involved with a man of the industry?
Some women who have become involved with artists have lost not only
themselves behind the persona of the man but have also lost respect of many by being
categorized as a groupie.
Wikipedia defines Groupie as a person who seeks sexual and/or emotional
intimacy with a celebrity or other authority figures.
One famous groupie Karinne “superhead” Steffans twisted her mistakes into a
lucrative business by writing a tell all book after sleeping with the majority of the
entertainment industry and there is no telling how many men paid to keep their names out
of the tell all paperback. With women like Superhead real women wonder why it is hard
to have a relationship with a man of the business when they have complete access to
chicks like Superhead.
Again we ask is it all about sex, drugs and hip hop soul?
Major artists have at their disposal the world’s finest women and most powerful
drugs and unfortunately some have fallen to the sin of gluttony and are no longer here
and the artists who are still here are still being caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
This fact is not just for signed artists, underground artists have also been caught
with their hands in an array of cookie jars without remorse but instead a selfish mentality
that life is about them, the artist and the man.
Some artists signed and unsigned keep their options open by the staff they keep.
It is easier for a man to find a warm body if he keeps his staff predominantly female.
Some even use their music as the new “booty call” by inviting female singers to guest
appear on a song or two which is a great tactic unless you are the female singer they are
preying upon or one of the females on their “team.”
Being surrounded by women who are willing to do anything and everything to
make them happy, it is easy to see why a lot of artists have opted for the single life.
While a lot of artists are temporarily enjoying the fruits of single life other artists have
realized that it is not the warmness of the body that makes a man feel like a man but that
the consistency and excitement of the unknown far outweighs the provisional enjoyment
of single life.
Underground Hip Hop group Kumi Hues and artist J. See of Dead Broke are
exceptions to the rule with music that promotes monogamy and love with songs like
Likwid Motion and Beautiful Queen.
Drugs and hip hop, mainstream and underground, go hand and hand like a
newborn baby and breastfeeding. Some find that the drugs help boost their creativity and
have even created songs about their drugs of choice. Sizzurp, cocaine, crack and alcohol
have all been used and abused to crank out the hits by many artists on all levels of the hip
Hopefully with the death of such greats like Pimp C, artists will ease up on the
sex and drugs and focus more on hip hop soul.