Nothing spells success like having a great, quality-driven education from an accredited institution. In today’s world, things have change drastically since the beginning of Hip-Hop/Rap music in the early part of the 1980’s. There is playing field that has been leveled when it comes to the increased number of opportunities for minorities, therefore these same opportunities should be acted upon wisely. To begin, the U.S. President Barack Obama has pushed to further the education of every American citizen without the exclusion of women and girls.
Destitute women and girls can and should be using the educational platform to enhance their lives and raise the level of awareness to others who might think they cannot do it. In the music business, there is an accredited institution that many men and women are enrolling into and in doing so, the new breed of music professionals are beginning to step to the forefront and run things for themselves. To my knowledge, this University is an Award-Winning School for Entertainment Media that offers an exceptional education in both on-campus and online classroom settings and it has been in operation for at least 30 years.
Currently, the amount of women heading up Fortune 500 companies is outstanding but there is still many more years of improvement to complete. In fact, according to a company named Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that advocates bringing more women into the professional business ring, Canadian women hold 14.5% of board seats and in America, it’s only 16.1%. With so many various doors being sprung open, both of these numbers should be higher. The reason that they are not is mainly because of a lack of education.
In Hip-Hop/Rap music and entertainment, women are consistently held at a disadvantage because they have allowed themselves to become limited in their power. There is power in words and numbers but to create the words and multiply the numbers, an education is vital. Men see them as either all talk or all body, with nothing in-between. For years, the world has heard the public outcry for an equal opportunity based civilization but when the doors of opportunity are opened, so few of us run through it that it is easily closed again. Scholarship opportunities are passed on and placed back into the lot as the attention that should be given unto it is diverted by the various distractions such as t.v., the media, and life in general. Until the women teach the girls better, the cycle will repeat itself and not only that, an increase in the amount of women and young girls involved with the penal system is experienced. Sad, but true.
The main objective of this short article was simply to induce (motivate) the thought processes of a woman or a girl to give birth to a happier, healthier, more successful life. I encourage every female rapper who may come across this work to place nothing higher than her education. She deserves it, and so does the Hip-Hop/Rap music and entertainment industry. We can do better and with the proper education, we will!