Somehow I don't think Russel Simmons' decree that all rap should exclude the use of words such as "n*gger", "bitch" and "ho" will go down well. He may lose a lot of artists from his label, so I admire his prioritization of his morals over moolah.
I find it difficult to agree with the censoring of any art form, but it's within his rights to control where his money goes, so good on him.
I can see what the propagation of these negative attitudes can have on the behavior of teenagers and their lowered expectations of themselves, their female peers, and on a race as a whole. I don't know what it would take to diminish these attitudes, but this is a start.
Anyway, I much prefer being called a "whore". I find it more empowering.