The Top 10 Female-Friendly Rap Songs
Chris Rock once said that women don't pay attention to rap lyrics. Truth be told, most casual hip-hop fans - male and female - rarely pay attention to lyrics. As long as the beat is catchy, they'll drop down and get their eagle on all night. They might even do the doughie if the music is bangin'.
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But there are those bell hooks types among us who stop listening as soon as they encounter misogynistic and patriarchal lyrics. The good news is that rap, much like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates, comes in many different flavors.
What follows is a list of songs that pay tribute to all the beautiful ladies in the world.
10. A Tribe Called Quest, "Find A Way":
Fellas, take note: Tip and Phife always catch the ladies' attention with an air of old-fashion gentility. This one is a classic boy-meets-girl story that culminates with Tip asking his love interest to help him find his way.
9. Snoop Dogg - "I Love My Momma":
Who knew that the man who said "bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks" had a soft spot for his mother? As it turns out, Snoop D-O-Double-G does indeed "love momma" despite having a slight difference in opinion. While Snoop once ran the streets with Crips, Mama Dogg, an ordained evangelist, famously campaigned against gang life.
8. The Roots, "You Got Me":
There are so many things going on in "You Got Me:" Black Thought's words point to paranoia; Badu strokes his confidence. For once, a couple resolves its trust issues without anyone getting Chris Brown'd. And while the inspired pairing of Erykah Badu and The Roots cast a musical shadow over Eve's uncredited guest verse, all those fragments combine to make this one sweet gem. Grammy voters agree.