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Posted Aug 7th, 2015 (10:03 am) by Heather Starks

The album everyone has been waiting for ventures into unpleasant territory.

We are less than 24 hours into the release of Dr. Dre's Compton album, and the internet is still licking its wounds from the overload of eager streamers and downloaders looking to get their hands on his first release in 16 years. Unsurprisingly, the album, which features Eminem and a literal smorgasbord of some of the biggest names in rap, is already stirring up controversy for its lyrical content and a sketch that plays out the murder and disposal of a woman at the hands of Dre himself.

We have already extensively covered the issue of misogyny in music, a theme that continues to crop up with almost every new release despite growing public backlash. Eminem has repetitively rapped about abusing women, and the majority of these instances of making light of rape and abuse tend to live within the genre of rap and hip-hop. Now that the world has had the time to fully envelop themselves in Dre's latest release, the lyrics are being picked apart and chastised for continuing to promote this violent culture.

A sketch at the end of the song "Loose Cannons" places Dre in an argument with a woman, who he then shoots, a fact that cannot be in dispute due to the sound of a gunshot and the subsequent struggle described to dispose of her body. Multiple voices can be heard arguing over how best to move her, with one man complaining, "Man, this bitch is heavy."

On the Eminem featured track "Medicine Man," the king of lyrical controversy uses his verse to remind us of his most beloved past time: "Ain't no one safe from, non-believers there ain't none/I even make bitches I rape cum."

The internet did not let this go unnoticed:

How the rape and murder of women has become such a popular theme in rap music is unclear, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Here's hoping someone turns the tables and writes a song about zombiefied rape victims seeking revenge on the men who killed them.

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