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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Female Lyricists in the Underground Hip Hop Scene Badass Women Featured Music 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Female Lyricists in the Underground Hip Hop Scene

Illinois (GREED) – A female, looking fierce while using her intellect in the form of words to express her thoughts through rhythmic poetry, is not typically the first thing that comes to mind, considering the plethora of women using their sexual appeal as a way to sell music. Noteworthy female rap artists are there, however, ready to spit content better than pretty much any commercialized rapper you would find when flipping through your local radio station. Let’s face it, regardless of the element, the hip hop scene is male-dominated. To stand out from the rest for something other than simply being a Read More

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A tour of Asian hip hop (VIDEOS) Music 

A tour of Asian hip hop (VIDEOS)

Hip-hop in Asia is nothing new, although it’s an art that’s almost always categorized as a non-mainstream genre or indie. Throughout most parts of Asia, oral traditions are a popular yet dying art form. In this context, hip-hop has become a non-conventional way to narrate stories appealing to youth.

Take Yacko from Indonesia for instance, a female MC who’s also a university lecturer and a mother. For over a decade she’s been breaking the stereotypes of what a modern Indonesian Muslim women can do and wear. Her latest track “Thang” talks about how she’ll be doing things she loves without pressure or judgement from others. Yacko almost always raps in English.

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