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Friday, March 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Uncovering Gender Politics in Rap Business

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Achieving success as a woman in the male-dominated arena of hip-hop can be an uphill battle. Judged on appearances more than skill, female artists are often relegated to eye candy instead of the main attraction. But not every dismissed mic mistress meets the same fate. Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, and Azealia Banks are just a few of the lucky ones who are granted access to the winner’s circle. But are these women really what the game’s been missing or just corporate-sponsored stereotypes reincarnated?

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Whitney-Gayle Benta

SVP of Music & Talent, Revolt TV
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Janee Bolden

Deputy Editor, Bossip
Janeé Bolden is the Senior Editor of popular entertainment and culture website Bossip.com. A graduate of NYU’s prestigious Creative Writing Program, Janeé holds an MFA in Fiction Writing. Before joining the Bossip.com staff, Janeé served as a contributing writer for XXL Magazine... Read More →
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Shanti Das

Deputy Editor, Press Reset Entertainment
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Devi Dev

Radio personality, iHeartMedia
Devon Anjelica Brown, also known as Devi Dev, is a television host and radio personality from Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Drake

Deputy Editor, Universal Music

Aiyisha Obafemi

SVP of Music & Talent, Disturbing Tha Peace Records

Friday March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
ACC Room 10A

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