Who You Calling A B*TCH? A Discussion On Female Roles In Hip-Hop

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Hip Hop Wired, News

To get a sense of today’s Hip-Hop woman and in honor of Women’s History month, we figured we’d open up a discussion on female roles in hip-hop. Pop the hood to jump in. Continue

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  • aleximaq

    Just from the picture, I know ya’ll ain’t comparing that whoe to L Buggie…I would not disrespect a garbage can with camparing Niki to it….she is worse than trash….

  • Don'tGiveAWhat

    I wrote an essay on this in undergrad… It basically said –

    When I was growing up, we had MC Lyte, Queen ‘Tifah, Bahamadia, LA Star, Nikki D, YoYo, etc.

    Now we have Lil Kim, Jackie-O, Trina – and five years later (from my undergrad years, remember? LOL), “Tricki Nikki” Minaj, and broads like Khia (WANTING to be rappers – but not even officially making the grade!)…. SMDH. B-Girls used to go hard in hip-hop, but it would appear that American culture has killed them all. Strong women are rarely accepted in male-dominated fields. Rest in peace, ladies. I weep for my daughters.

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    good picture of lauren back before the polka dots and pageboys

  • smittyt

    damn the one on the left looks ridicules, with those ugly ghetto looking fake blue eyes.

  • real black is chocolate

    Lauryn Hill is black legend!

    Nicki is wack azz fake azz b’tch!

    real talk!

  • Gimmeabreak78

    Nicki Minaj’s music is no worse than the other brain farts that p.s.s.s. for hip hop music. Although she’s awful, I think my soul dies little every time I hear a Gucci Mane song.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    Oops!

    “I meant p.a.s.s for hip hop” in my previous comment.

    @Mock Rock Star

    Alright, easy on the Christianity criticism this morning! :)

    But you are right–I vaguely remember HWA growing up, and they were atrocious. Hopefully they have figured out who their collective babies’ fathers are by now.

  • Maureen

    Lauryn Hill, please come back and put these ignorant female “MCs” in their place! We miss REAL music!!

  • DR.FUNK

    Rap/Hip-Hop has always been/will always be S-HIT music.Lauryn Hill IS NOT a legend.She WAS only borderline talented vocally.Queen Latifah blew up AFTER she abandoned the genre.This “music” may have had a 30 year era…but WHEN a new style appears it will have been forgotten like last night’s pizza.Proof of that is easy: If the Rolling Stones decided to announce a world tour today-they could probably sell out every arena on the tour within HOURS.Think RUN-DMC could do that? BEASTIE BOYS? SUGAR HILL GANG? LAURYN HILL? Funkadelic would do better.Even the most rabid hip-hop fan/historian realizes the GARBAGE that has been dumped in their ears all these years.The music represents more REGRESSION than PROGRESSION.It can’t disappear fast enough.

  • Mock Rock Star

    DR.FUNK
    3/31/10, 11:17:am

    Rap/Hip-Hop has always been/will always be S-HIT music.Lauryn Hill IS NOT a legend.She WAS only borderline talented vocally.Queen Latifah blew up AFTER she abandoned the genre.This “music” may have had a 30 year era…but WHEN a new style appears it will have been forgotten like last night’s pizza.Proof of that is easy: If the Rolling Stones decided to announce a world tour today-they could probably sell out every arena on the tour within HOURS.Think RUN-DMC could do that? BEASTIE BOYS? SUGAR HILL GANG? LAURYN HILL? Funkadelic would do better.Even the most rabid hip-hop fan/historian realizes the GARBAGE that has been dumped in their ears all these years.The music represents more REGRESSION than PROGRESSION.It can’t disappear fast enough.
    ________________________________________

    U do bring up a lot of valid points :-(

  • DreTruth

    U N I T Y THAT A UNITY – YEAH.

  • DreTruth

    I would like ask you guys one question beside the 80’s and EARLY 90’s – what do you look for in a female emcee – she will not please all you guys cause everyone didn’t like lauren nor queen. So what make a good female emcee.

  • aleximaq

    @DR.FUNK
    3/31/10, 11:17:am
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    You are so right…but I think as far as female MCs go….Lauryn will always come up in the coversation…..

    Mock Rock Star
    3/31/10, 10:47:am
    “…….years of studying the bible she realizes it’s a bunch of bull…..”
    *********************************************
    Where exactly IS your soul? Do you remember where you had it last?

  • Somali Ninga

    LAURYN HILL AND QUEEN LATIFAH WERE THE LAST GREAT MAINSTREAM FEMALE MCS!

    R.I.P. BLACK MUSIC
    INFILTRATED BY JEWS

  • B3 Fearless

    @DreTruth

    It’s about respect. Right now the bar is so low for a female MC.

    At a minimum I would be happy if one came out with:

    1. Clothes on
    2. NOT rapping about sex
    3. Lyrics that actually make sense and that could stand alone as poetry.

    I’m in my 20s saying this.

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