Welcome back to the 4th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Radio Spectacular.
Make sure you tune in to Silent Cacophony every day this week to catch all of the different segments from #WIHH4. Right now, we have an incredible discussion with a panel of hip-hop experts.
Our Panel Today
E-Turn is an emcee from Orlando, Florida.
Dessa is a emcee / singer / producer from Minneapolis and is part of Doomtree.
Reverie is an emcee from Los Angeles, California.
Lo-Do is a hip-hop journalist, CEO of Ashy to Jazzy Productions, and a drummer.
Highlights of our discussion
Here are some of the highlights of our discussion
00:00 – Introductions
02:30 – Do you identify yourself as a feminist?
05:30 – Roadblocks of being a female in a male-dominated art-form
11:00 – Gender roles in society
13:55 – Systematic degradation
16:50 – “Hip-Hop is not a positive environment for a young woman”
18:50 – Songwriting
20:00 – The term “Femcee”
30:00 – Music from E-turn “Come Close”
35:00 – Images of women
42:00 – How we got into hip-hop
49:10 – Paying dues
54:42 – Counting Bars
60:00 – Music from Reverie “Locks Without Keys”
63:00 – Top 20 Rappers (Lists are often devoid of female artists)
72:00 – Homophobic lyrics
74:38 – Lyrically Challenged Collective
77:25 – Women in other elements of hip-hop
80:00 – Final thoughts from the panelists
86:26 – Music from Dessa “Fighting Fish”
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See you tomorrow for another installment on #WIHH4