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In today's image driven Rap industry it's difficult for a female MC to create her own lane. But if you looked at the thriving career of veteran rapper, MC Lyte, it might seem easy.After enlisting the help of her older brothers, Milk Dee and Gizmo, collectively known as Audio Two, MC Lyte recorded her first single “I Cram To Understand U.” The Brooklyn, NY native eventually landed a record deal with First Priority Music, and dropped her classic debut Lyte As A Rock, inspiring b-girls worldwide. (Read the rest here).
A few days ago DJ Greenlatern finally released his longawaited Yes We Can Mixtape. It seems like Amanda Diva and Angie Martinez are the only femcees that graced the mixtape. Even though Angie isn't spitting...it's all good
Here's the tracklisting:
2. David Banner,Busta Rhymes,Talib Kweli “Black President” Rmx pt1 *
3. Barack Obama “Stand Up”*
4. Nas Speaks on Politics
5. Styles P and Cassidy “Make It Out”*
6. Jay-z Speaks “The American Dream”
7. Barack Obama “One Mic, One People”
8. Russell Simmons Speaks on Obama
9. Joe Budden,Twista,John Mayer “Waiting on the World to Change 2008″
10. Angie Martinez “Yes We Need A Mixtape!!”
11. Kanye West,Malik Yusef “Promised Land"
12. Wale,Rhymefest,Christina K, Royce 5′9 “Black President” RMX Pt2*
13. Barack Obama “My Life”*
14. Jay-z “Lick a Shot”*
15. Russell Simmons on Change
16. Wyclef “Obama for President”
17. Charles Hamilton “The Moment”
18. Find ur Dreams (interlude) *
19. George Bush’s Highlight Reel
20. Mikkey Halsted “King George” *
21. Obama on Hip-Hop
22. Joel Ortiz feat Dante Hawkins “Letter To Obama” *
23. Akon , U.M. “Aint No Sunshine” *
24. Qadir, Dwayne (Invasion) “Its My Time"
25. Johnny Polygon (Invasion),Amanda Diva “Colorblind” *
26. Mavado “We Need Barack” *
27. Jay-Z / Gabe Real “What We Need” (Speech)
28. Qadir “Yes We Can” Outro
You can listen to it over at All Hip Hop.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Check out her feature here.
The Nanci O Radio show is looking for YOU! Every March for Women's History Month The Nanci O Radio Show does a Women In Hip Hop radio show special feature where they play femcees, female DJs and female producers music all night. The show airs during a prime time slot (9PM-12MN).March 2009 it's being taken to another level. The radio show is going to take place as usual however this time a concert/showcase, honors and afterparty is being added. The dates have been locked in and are as follows:
March 5, 2009: Women In Hip Hop Radio Show feature
March 12, 2009: Women Of Hip Hop Concert, Honors & Afterparty taking place at The Pour House Music Hall in downtown Raleigh, NC.
Ladies/Femcees if you are interested in being added to the playlist and possibly being included in the honors then click here for more information.
M.I.A. is pregnant with her first child."I'm creating a baby," she revealed to Pitchfork's Jessica Suarez in an interview just prior to her performance at Diesel's ridonculous xXx party in NYC Saturday night."When I found out I was pregnant and 'Paper Planes' was in the iTunes top 10," M.I.A. told Pitchfork, "it seemed like the whole world was reshuffled in one week, and all my plans went out the window. And that's the lesson...you can't make plans, and you can't say shit." (source).
17 year old Rye Rye has just been signed to M.I.A.'s new record label, N.E.E.T. Her album is set to be released in 2009.Rye Rye has toured with M.I.A. during the fall and winter of 2007 and the beginning of 2008.She's featured on a remix of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" with Afrikan Boy, which appears on the Paper Planes - Homeland Security Remixes EP by M.I.A. and is available on M.I.A.'s MySpace page.
If you aren't familiar with Rye Rye here is her popular video, "Shake it To the Ground"
Monday, October 13, 2008
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Be it lyrical porn, filthy lyrics, tall tales of sexual escapades, or shallow flows spit with overt masculinity, women's hip-hop has suffered greatly over the years ... and that's putting it mildly. Empowered women emcees from previous eras, such as MC Lyte or Salt-N-Pepa, are clearly not the inspiration for many of today's young female hip-hop artists. Aside from the common arguments that female emcees are overtly masculine or overly sexual (an argument some people could make about rap music in general), the issue many have with female emcees is that they are often unheard of or overlooked -- the enlightened ones that is. So the question remains, why is it that super dope female emcees, the ones who rap about real issues and "get political" or "spiritual", the ones who go in hard, without resorting to looking like dudes or oversexed hookers, remain either unheard of or unappreciated by the masses, and forever are labeled "underground?"......(Read The Rest Here).
I'm definitely glad that they named my girls Deev and M.I.A.! I love those two! I think they definitely forgot a few others like Lady Luck and Mae Day, but, it's all good.