Recently, National Public Radio (NPR) reported on the teenage prostitution problem that is being faced by Oakland, California. The issue of teenage prostitution is highlighted by featuring two young women who were involved in what they referred to as, “the game.” 

The outlet allowed the two young ladies to speak on their lives and how they were influenced and persuaded into the lifestyle. While explaining part of the issue, one of the women noted that Rap music was partially to blame for her perception of the prostitution lifestyle.

“A lot of it is glorified,” one of the women interviewed noted. “Oh, you’re from Oakland? Everybody has dreads; everybody goes dumb; we pop pills, smoke a lot of weed; parties, sideshows and hos.” 

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