Things have never been worse for female voices in the male-dominated realm of hip-hop. It takes a lot for anybody to pick up the mic and spit, being a female MC only makes the obstacles they face bigger.
“A woman should have the option to not put sex in their art, or at least the male fantasy version of sexuality,” says hip-hop artist Masia.
So you gotta wonder where the original goddess Michie Mee finds the force to continue doing music, almost 20 years later. “I get faith from within me. I pray alot! [And] I’m still waiting for the Best Female Emcee Juno category. Don’t worry, I’m not holding my breath, either! But it ain’t over!”
From Eternia to Motion to Tara Chase (when she makes her comeback) to Jemini, and so many more, we have a wealth of women ready to wreck shop. As soon as people start listening…