Tag: Female Rappers

100% That Billboard Topper: Lizzo Scores No. 1 With ‘Truth Hurts,’ Which She Originally Released in 2017

Lizzo performs onstage during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images for MTV) Men can’t be great when they gotta be great, but Lizzo has stepped into her greatness just in time! That’s right, Lizzo’s hit song “Truth Hurts” has landed at the […]

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Rappers Like Megan Thee Stallion Are Writing a New Feminist Canon

This summer felt dominated both by Megan Thee Stallion‘s perfect catchphrase “hot girl summer” as well as the endless quest to both analyze and co-opt it. But Megan is part of a whole wave of women, from Cardi B and Princess Nokia to City Girls, Saweetie, and Rico Nasty, whose lyrics offer new perspectives on […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Teases Fever: Thee Movie, Presented by Hype Williams

Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage during the Pre Show at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles.Photo: Maury Phillips (Getty Images for BET) Megan Thee Stallion is giving us fever all through the night and it is heating up even more for the entire summer. My feelings for Megan and the […]

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An Ode to Lil’ Kim’s ‘Ladies Night,’ One of the Best Posse Cuts of All Time

For decades, hip-hop has perpetuated the myth that only one woman can dominate the genre at a time. Tensions flared publicly in the 90s between Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown, later with Trina and Khia, and more recently with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. Rap’s new class of women, however, are not only stirring up […]

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Grabbing Feminism by the Mic: This Is How Women in Hip-Hop Are Making a Lane of Their Own

The terms “hip-hop” and “feminism” might seem like oil and water. After all, the culture of misogyny and straight disrespect of women throughout hip-hop culture could lead one to think otherwise. So can a feminist politic exist in a hyper-misogynistic space? The answer: It’s complicated. “Hip-hop feminism” was coined by author and scholar Joan Morgan […]

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