Nicki Minaj VS Meg Thee Stallion Battle: Who Is Pulling The Strings In Contemporary U.S. Rap Culture

This episode dives into the complex web of forces shaping contemporary U.S. rap culture. We’ll explore the ongoing battle between Black feminism, Black patriarchy, and white consumerism, examining who truly holds the reins of power and influence. Through historical context, sensitive breakdowns, and critical analysis, we’ll unpack the roles of capitalism, racism, and patriarchy in shaping the narratives and realities presented in rap music.

We’ll delve into the rich tapestry of Black feminism, exploring its core tenets and its intersection with Hip Hop feminism. We’ll dissect the concept of Black patriarchy and its manifestations within the rap scene. We’ll critically examine how white audiences often consume an drive the alogorithmic appetite for Black pain and violence without respecting the underlying realities.

Drawing from Dr. Jared Ball’s work in “The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power” and scholarly articles, we’ll dissect the power dynamics at play within the music industry and Hip Hop culture as a whole.


“Beyond Breaking Barriers” is an engaging & thought-provoking podcast that explores the influential role of Women identified folks in Hip Hop culture. The podcast aims to celebrate, understand, & critique the achievements, narratives, & experiences of Women who identify as artists, creatives, producers, DJs, emcees, dancers, musicians, authors, curators, organizers, activists, scholars, journalists, & industry professionals who have made contributions to the genre.

By centering Women in Hip Hop, “Beyond Breaking Barriers” seeks to empower, educate, & entertain the Black Power Media audience while fostering discussions that explore broader themes of intersectionality, feminism, & the importance of more than just representation.

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“Beyond Breaking Barriers” highlights the intersectional experiences of Black Women & provides a platform to discuss issues of class, race, gender, ideologies, & empowerment within the context of Hip Hop culture.

This podcast aims to provide an unapologetically radical left voice within the Hip Hop media landscape.

“Beyond Breaking Barriers” will follow a conversational & interview-based format, combining engaging discussions, storytelling, & music. Each episode will feature commentary, interviews with authentic Women in Hip Hop & supporters, panel discussions, & moments for listener engagement through the chat. The host will guide the conversation, creating a welcoming & insightful atmosphere where guests can share their experiences & insights, & also offer opportunities for principled critiques.

Piper Carter is an Arts & Culture Organizer & Hip Hop Activist with focus on Environmental & Climate Justice, Black Liberation, Grassroots Hip Hop, Eco Feminism, Entertainment Justice, Education Justice, Food Sovereignty, & creating Maker Spaces.

She is Host of the Piper Carter Podcast on the Detroit is Different podcast network where she discusses Social Justice & Hip Hop to a world wide audience. She is co-Founder of We Found Hip Hop (A Foundation, uplifting, celebrating, & supporting Women in Hip Hop to help them build careers in a safer environment).

We Found Hip Hop is a cultural revolution which crosses borders, links diverse communities, inspires ideas, influences behaviors, & encourages dialogues through art. It explores the historical, present & future context, dynamics, impacts, & potential of Hip Hop music & culture on Women, by bringing together leading figures to produce media, music, film & educational opportunities aimed at creating cross cultural exchange focusing on redefining the vital role of Women in Hip Hop.

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The book “Women Rapping Revolution” features her work and all proceeds go to We Found Hip Hop:

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