You can't put all of the blame on Hip-Hop and rappers... What about those people who don't want to listen to conscious music as it's too intellectual and boring to them but are happy to listen to music that demean and degrade...I totally agree with the letter and i felt her passion in it. She is absolutely right. I blame Rappers and hip hop partly for the demise of our young black youth today. They were given a powerful tool, but yet they have used it to demean and degrade us (black boys and girls). When you think back to the 60's 70's and early 80's, you would NOT hear music degrading females like that. You would NOT hear music glamorizing killing and murdering people over nonsense.