Black Crayon

Black Crayon

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Female MC's/Rappers

Female rappers don't get the same recognition that men do when mc'ing or rapping. To be fair I'm not bothered. But to some this is a major issue. But the way I see it is that when females rap or mc, they can't say the same things a guy says without having loads of females looking at them in disgust and shaking their heads calling them bad role models and negative influences. For example, Nicki Minaj can rap but not necessarily the same things that Lil Wayne says because she has to appeal to a market that is the same as Weezy's but also ones that can accept her lyrics and not shun them.

Trina is a rapper that many may know but her music isn't largely popular in the UK because a lot of her music is seen as derogatory, vulgar and overly sexual. The most famous one that I recall being in the UK was "Here We Go" featuring Kelly Rowland.
Did you also know that she was in the "One Minute Man" video by Missy Elliot featuring Ludacris... But really. Let's be honest. Who knew her then??

Lil Kim. We all know her. But her music is pretty much in the same boat as Trina although her music is more popular. If anyone remembers from the Notorious film, Kimmy raps to Biggie after some majorly sweaty sex (super sweaty!! N Biggie didn't even do anything... Either call him a pimp or a lazy bastard) and he tells her no no no. You gotta rap about sexy stuff.
This is because women want to hear about love and passion and not getting ducked down by the towns ballers and crack dealers, because this is not what women are portrayed.

Anyways, Young Gattas killed Ami Miller. Fun to watch.


1 comment:

  1. Hi, thanks for your lovely cmmnt.
    I liked Lil'Kim when I was younger, "Lady Marmelade" and "Can't hold us down" were great songs!