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Hip-Hop: Under Fire - Music Video Models

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Hip-Hop: Under Fire - Music Video Models

Hip-Hop: Under Fire - Music Video Models

Hip-Hop: Under Fire - Music Video Models

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The infamous comments of Don Imus sparked a debate on the way women are often represented in hip-hop. Two music video "models" join Johnetta B. Cole, president of a prestigious women's college, in sharing their conflicting viewpoints.

"Hip-Hop: Under Fire," a three-part series, takes a closer look at one of the most popular music genres in the world. In the aftermath of the Don Imus controversy, the public's focus has shifted to offensive lyrics in hip-hop and its impact. On Tell Me More, listen to conversations with industry insiders and some of the largest consumers — to ask the question, is it time for the music to change?

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