Tweet From the start, hip-hop was about storytelling. Male and female rappers alike used wordplay, repetition and extended metaphor to relate experiences that were dark, violent, romantic or hopeful, casting themselves as hero, witness or seer. Braggadocious lyrics about violence, sex, swagger and masculinity reign in a space where women, in most cases, are cast as either conquests or a faceless Greek chorus, their own stories largely ignored. They all had distinct variations in style, flow and lyrical content, but what each woman had in common was a fiercely independent voice and the power to remain consistently and resoundingly herself. She has described the scene in its early days as competitive and skill-based, but not without a gender bias.
Here we look at 50 musicians that have either got naked, semi-naked or expose so much flesh that they leave very little to the imagination. Be warned, there are a few cases of full frontal nudity!! Rihanna - the shy and retiring as if star recently posted an entire gallery of her vacation in Hawaii on her Facebook page. Needless to say, she wasn't wrapped up for the photos