In a music genre dominated by men, female hip hop artists carve niche in New Orleans
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:47 minutes (4.39 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Despite the contributions of women to hip hop over the decades, many of the most visible artists are men, whose lyrics and videos often depict women in a two-dimensional, highly sexualized way. Although less well-known, there is a vibrant community of female MCs who are marking their own territory and creating their own niches. FSRN’s Zoe Sullivan spoke with some of them in New Orleans.
Clarification: In the story on women in hip hop in New Orleans broadcast on March 8th, the rapper in the Queens of the Mic music excerpt is Ja So Rude, not Fyah, the group member who spoke with FSRN.