Artists such as Lil Kim and Nicky Manaj have seen great success as female rappers, but their names do not hold the esteem of the male rappers of their times respectively. Is this due to sexism as a result of the content of the majority of rap songs? To illustrate this point, in the movie Notorious, Biggy is portrayed as Lil Kim's mentor, where she learns to rap properly with the assistance of a male--Big instructs her on what males want to hear, suggesting that hip-hop is an industry for males. Although this is not an actual occurrence, but rather a fictional portrayal, it demonstrates that this is the mindset of male rappers and the genre as a whole, as viewed by the clip below.
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Thus, is it just to say that hip-hop is a sexist segment of the music industry, or is it simply a male dominated genre due to its graphic nature that males are generally attracted to?