On Sunday July 28th, music channel VH1 will premiere
"VH1’s All Access: Hip Hop and Hot Sex," hosted by Fab Five Freddy.
The show will delve into this marriage of hip-hop and sex and find out why rappers
push the limits as far, or even farther, than rock and rollers. The themes that
VH1 will touch on for the segments will be present dealings with sex in videos,
lyrics and lifestyle, past dealings with sex in videos, rappers going porn,
porn stars going rap, and woman power. VH1 will examine the partnership of hip
hop and sex and just how far some rappers will go.
Last year, Snoop Dogg entered rap’s latest
foray with "Snoop’s Doggystyle", a tape that is part music video,
part XXX film. In January, "Snoop’s Doggystyle" won two trophies
at the Adult Video News Awards for Best Music Award and Top Selling Tape of
2001. For Snoop, it was marketing genius. The tape featured never before heard
music, the launch of Snoop’s K-Nine clothing, and an ad for his 900 number.
Snoop is now in talks with Flynt Productions to make "Snoop’s Doggystyle
II." The show will examine this project, meet with Snoop, get into the
studio and find out exactly how he gets "inspired" to create porn.
Treach, a member of the hip-hop group Naughty
By Nature, actually performed a sex scene in "Treach’s Naturally Naughty
Porno Movie," which was released through Mojo Home Video.
DJ Yella of the highly controversial rap group
NWA introduced his own line of video porn, "DJ Yella’s Triple X Games."
Yella intends to reunite with the remaining members of NWA and continue making
both rap and porn. Although Yella had been producing porn for nearly seven years,
he had been known as Tha Kidd and did not use his NWA name in porn until recently.
So far Yella has shot over 100 videos, making about three or four all-black
videos a month. Yella does more than just shoot; he produces, edits, and mixes
Not only are rappers getting into the porn world,
but adult movie stars are crossing over into hip-hop scene. The infamous Ron
Jeremey teamed up with DJ Polo (of Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo fame) and made
a porno where you’ll find Jeremey himself rapping. Adult film star Jake
Steed appeared on Dr. Dre’s multi-platinum 2001 album and released
his own collection of raps, Jake’s Latest And Greatest, which features
the porn star rapping. Porn goddess Heather Hunter joins rapper NORE on his
latest album, Gods Favorite. Hunter appears on the song "Big D,"
and she is currently finishing her own solo album.
VH1 will also take a look at artists like Mystikal
and Outkast and find out how they use sex with their music.
The marriage of hip-hop and sex is nothing new.
Big Daddy Kane, Hammer, and Sir Mix A Lot all used sex in different ways to
market their music. Luther Campbell, 2 Live Crew’s frontman, went on to
make "The Freak Show", a soft-core pay-per-view special and video.
N.E.R.D., (which features the Neptune’s Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams) follows
in Luther Campbell’s footsteps with their own un-airable purchase only
The special will also touch on how women in hip-hop
such as Lil Kim and Foxy Brown use sex to sell records.