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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Live chat: Parenting in the hip-hop age of Lil Wayne, wife beaters, domestic violence and misogyny

Publicity image of Lil Wayne. (Nabil/Universal Music Group - Nabil/Universal Music Group)
Both writers and parents, Abdul Ali and Natalie Hopkinson are avid fans of hip-hop and recognize their importance in black culture, but as of late find hip-hop and black radio too sensitive for their children’s ears.

Ali recently wrote about his seven-year-old daughter parroting lyrics from Lil Wayne’s song “Wifebeater” and Hopkinson wrote about her decision to ban black radio in her house.

Don’t miss our live chat with them at 2 p.m. as they talk about their parenting challenges in regards hip-hop in their households and field your questions.

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