More: "Once upon a time, such lyrics (if they had been disseminated) might have been denounced for their moral turpitude, but now they’re more likely to be denounced for their sexism. Both verdicts are probably correct, and each says something about mainstream society’s shifting priorities and taboos. Maybe dirty jokes never change, only the soap does."
Kicker: "What if the controversial lyrics quieted down, but the problems didn’t? What if hip-hop didn’t matter that much, after all?"