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Usually, in the artistic world, your culture and race determine what kind of art you present. For example, the black race has developed Hip Hop from their roots of the beat and from the oppression they have faced. Hip Hop holds roots in the traditional storytelling and has taken form as a way to express the oppression they have faced in America. Also, Hip Hop has transcended through the United States to countries in Europe and in Latin America.
Taking Hip Hop as an exampke, it is easy to see how gender and sexuality play out. To be included and taken seriously women have to make themselves more masculine and be able to prove themselves on that male level. The other option is to sexualize themselves completely as sexy women that rap. Usually the poor, blackfolks make up the Hip Hop world in their struggle for equality ad respect.