Guys, White Girls Can Rap Too, and VH1 Proves It

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Remember when the New York Times posted another micro-trend article about how there was a movement of white female rappers "challenging hip-hop's masculine ideal?" Well Ryan Seacrest totally just read that article (okay, probably), and now he's producing a reality show for VH1 that will follow a group of white female rappers as they try to break into the business. And it's certainly a hard one to break into for white women — a female white rapper's career is usually rife with questions of racism or credibility. Many of the stereotypes that sexism perpetuates about white women — they can't be aggressive, they're only sexual objects — also keep them from being taken seriously as rappers. These are the women who did end up "making it big," more or less, sometimes to mixed results.

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