Browsing the "Women in Hip Hop" Category →

no image

Diam’s star shines in France

August 3, 2008 | Comments

by Hazard (Planet Urban [Australia]) Diam’s is a testament to Hip Hop’s boundless cultural diversity and ability to transcend dialects. A rapper of both French and Greek Cypriot backgrounds, Mélanie Georgiades was born in Cyprus...

Read More →
no image

Queen of Arab Rap

August 2, 2008 | Comments

by Dalya Mohamed (www.nasjota.com) Lebanese Queen of Rap Lynn Fattouh, known as Malikah “Queen” aka Lix, is a role model to many female Arabs who fear following in her footsteps due to society’s view of...

Read More →
no image

Female MCs Go Back To Rap

July 19, 2008 | Comments

by Hattie Collins, The Guardian (UK) It hasn’t been easy being a fan of female rap recently. Its stars are either locked up (Lil Kim, Foxy, Remy), under-promoted (Trina, Lil Mama), under-performing (Lady Sov), threatening...

Read More →

By Imane Belhaj (Magharebia.com, Casablanca) The recent “Ouf du Bled” music festival in Casablanca was more than a great showcase of Moroccan hip-hop and rap talent; it was also the first-ever national hip-hop music and...

Read More →
no image

Estelle Tops Charts for Second Week

March 31, 2008 | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – British New York-based hip-hop singer Estelle notched up a second week at the top of the UK singles charts, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. Featuring hip-hop star Kanye West, Estelle’s...

Read More →

DJ Leydis is a pioneer of the Cuban hip hop scene. As one of the first female hip hop DJs, she injected a feminist worldview into the male dominated culture. She co-founded the all-female collective...

Read More →