Apple’s Dr. Dre, Ice Cube: N.W.A was not misogynistic

“Twenty-six years and many incarnations ago, they came straight outta Compton – and now Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are together again on the cover of Rolling Stone,” Rolling Stone reports. “In the cover story, on stands Friday, senior writer Brian Hiatt hangs out with Cube and Dre, as well as the other surviving members of N.W.A, M.C. Ren and DJ Yella, to go deep on the real, wild story of the world’s most dangerous hip-hop group. The movie version of their career, Straight Outta Compton, (from Friday director F. Gary Gray) hits theaters August 14th; Compton, Dre’s guest-star-filled companion album to the movie, is already out.”

“In the feature, Cube says he wanted the movie to provide some much-needed context for N.W.A’s songs: ‘You had to see why we did the music. You know, not just ‘we were young, angry niggas out of South Central,’ but why did we make those kind of records? We were living in the middle of dope dealing, gangbanging, police brutality, fucking Reaganomics, and there was nowhere to escape,'” Rolling Stone reports. “Cube laughs off N.W.A’s lyrical treatment of women (which, to be fair, got way worse after he left the group). ‘If you’re a bitch, you’re probably not going to like us,’ he says. ‘If you’re a ho, you probably don’t like us. If you’re not a ho or a bitch, don’t be jumping to the defense of these despicable females. Just like I shouldn’t be jumping to the defense of no punks or no cowards or no slimy son of a bitches that’s men. I never understood why an upstanding lady would even think we’re talking about her.'”

Read more in the full article here.

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[Attribution: The New York Post. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


  1. There is nothing wrong with being a “bitch” or a “ho” if does not harm anyone. I wish puritan moralists would spare us of their fake dogmatic “morals”. Sex-shaming and prostitution-shaming have to go.

    Sex is neither sinister, like religions teach, nor sacred, like radical feminists preach.

    People of the world should engage in sex as much as possible — freely, to their pleasure, to their mental and physical health, to their financial benefits — for whatever reason.

    1. Well, to be clear, I think religion teaches that sex is sacred rather than sinister. And I suspect that there are many people who aren’t particularly religious or “radical[ly] feminist” who wouldn’t necessarily agree with the sentiment that “People of the world should engage in sex as much as possible”… I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing that the whole world doesn’t think like that.
      I mean I love sex, and if it weren’t for my religious beliefs in monogamy being a really powerful and sacred commitment, I would look very warmly on having an open relationship and on “free love” as it were. But there’s a big step between thinking free love is groovy and seeming to imply that sex is what makes the world goes round…
      I mean golly, cricket’s fun too!!
      I think we can all agree that “sex-shaming” and “prostitution-shaming” aren’t a good idea though. Helping and loving people is the way to go, laying judgement on others is just unhelpful, unkind and unnecessary. 🙂

      1. “I think religion teaches that sex is sacred rather than sinister” — alas, not so: all things lecherous are taught to be sin, and the only excuse religion gives is the point where you need to conceive a child. All other cases are sinful. And they even preach female genital mutilation (yes, Christian pastors do, when they visit overseas) so that women would not be able to feel pleasure of sex.

        And radical feminists really think that sex is sacred, so woman should never allow male to touch her and satisfy his sexual needs, they do not admit the fact that women are also sexual beings that strive for sex (though not that often — due to hormonal differences).

  2. Hip hop lyrics are often lewd, crude, misogynistic, and violent. Assigning this language in terms of cultural and political expression is a transparent attempt to legitimize crass behavior. Nevertheless, it is their right to do so no matter how perverted or disgusting.

  3. Apparently Tim Cook had no reservations hiring people who promote, espouse, or excuse the language of hip hop; but takes no quarter to persecute, denounce, and disdain citizens of Southern heritage. I also wonder what Tim Cook really thinks about women. It seems he doesn’t think women deserve respect and admiration.

    1. Carter was the most religious conservative Democrat ever to hold the White House. But the evangelical “Christians” came after him politically because his administration took the position “if you want public money to subsidize your christian medrassas, they have to be available to all of the public”. In other words, stop segregation at Liberty University and its brethren or lose access to Federal student aid.

      His big problem, the hostages in Iran, could not be resolved as a direct result of the secret arms deal Reagan had promised the Ayatollahs if he was elected. The second problem, the screwed up economy, was inherited from the Republican administrations that pissed off the Arabs and got us an oil embargo and price controls combined with moving off the gold standard, that screwed up and distorted the economy. Jimmy Carted was a far better president than his immediate predicessors and successors. He came from a moral high ground that Republican politicians only know how to talk about, having never actually been there.

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