Some artists are more discreet in their tributes to big ole butts while others have been more creative, coining new phrases for the beloved body part. Rappers have yelled loudly how women should shake it while singers break out in a serenade when seeing a lady walk down the street with a rear that catches their eye. The guys in the group profess their love for nice derrieres while the lone lady teases that she can control the men since she possesses the goods. There was no getting rid of this song once it got stuck in your head. Waka Flocka Flame wants nothing more than to see "ass clap" on his track 'Round of Applause. We're not sure if Bubba Sparxxx is looking for a new love, but he's definitely found himself a 'Ms.
Rap music videos have warped my perception of the world. After years of watching clips like "Big Pimpin'" and "Tip Drill," my thoughts have become infested with half-naked girls who tug around gargantuan asses. It's so bad, it's hard for me to even see a normal lady without imagining what she'd look like doused in the golden showers of a Cristal bottle or picturing myself swiping my Chase ATM card through her cavernous butt crack. Given my rap-addled condition, you can see why I took an interest in Brian Finke's ongoing photo project, Hip-Hop Honeys featured in the gallery above. In the project, Brian has been documenting the women who populate rap videos, enabling us all to have another perspective on the girls who gyrate what their mamas gave them for rappers.
The female body has always been viewed as a thing of beauty. We see the female body in its glory in artwork throughout the ages. It is not something dirty, but something to be celebrated…all shapes and sizes. However, today what is considered beautiful is very much controlled by the media.
Can you help me turn around. she said. I think so. I hope so. I'm not sure I can do it myself.