Normally I do not care to comment on political Facebook posts (at least not publicly) but one in particular caught my eye. One of my friends addressed the hypocrisy in Americans being critical of President-Elect Trump for his misogynistic language while still listening to hip-hop in which even the most conscious artists have been “poster-children” for misogyny.When the now infamous Billy Bush video was released I thought Trump was done. Not only did I know he was going to lose but I myself was very critical of his language. Granted he was not running for president at the time of the incident, it is safe to say that the billionaire businessman always fancied a career in politics particularly at the highest office in the land and not so much at lower levels of government.Immediately after the video released, Trump’s “Locker Room Talk” led to an arid apology video via Facebook and following the second presidential debate, numerous women came forward to publicly accuse Trump of either sexual assault or abusing his power over the Miss Teen USA pageants that the former reality TV star had owned at the time.Probably the most notable accuser was People magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff who did a profile piece for People Magazine covering the newlywed Donald and Melania Trump. During her in person interview with the couple, Stoynoff alleged that Donald Trump pulled her into a private room when he and a “very pregnant” Melania went separate ways.Stoynoff’s accusation of sexual assault was vigorously refuted by Mr. Trump and his surrogates as well as the accusations of many other accusers and have since led to no legal action against either the accused or the accuser despite threats of legal action by the former.Besides the accusers, Trump himself in the “Billy Bush video” admitted to sexual assault, saying, “I just kiss them I don’t even wait, and when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything, grab them by the pussy.”But given what we know about this, as fans of hip-hop, how can our criticisms be justified? The easy response to this is that music is just entertainment and holds less merit than a President of the United States. But there is one artist who might refute that argument.“I turn the TV on, not one hero in sight, unless he dribble or he fiddle with mikes,” raps J. Cole on the 2014 Forest Hills Drive song “January 28.”Cole, A conscious rapper who has used misogynistic language himself, has an interesting point here. If we as hip-hop fans look at artists like the Fayetteville native as role models with Cole and other rappers being the latter part of the previous quote, then why aren’t rappers held equally as accountable as our next president?Numerous artists use similar language in their music and not just the “bottom-tier” rappers who cannot grab a conscious audience. Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur, Kanye West, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Andre 3000, just to name a few of the more lyrical artists have misogynistic lyrics in their music. To look at the influence these artists have on not just Hip-Hop heads but on the world, it’s fair to say that these artists have an influence on the world similar to that of President-Elect Trump (at least at this point in time. It’s inarguable that, as President, Trump’s influence will become greater.)Hip-Hop is driven on uncensored and often politically incorrect language similar to what we’ve heard from the President-Elect. Obviously, there are many reasons to be critical of Donald Trump. His position on refugees from war-torn countries, his racist stereo-typing of Muslims in America and abroad, his racist belief that most illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals and rapists, his position that women who illegally receive abortions should be punished (a stance that has since been walked back), and his initial inability to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and Trump supporter David Duke are all legitimate reasons for the greater percentage of Americans to be upset with him.However, my argument is that, for fans of hip-hop music, misogyny may not be a legitimate reason to write off the soon to be 45th president of the United States.