Femininity in Hip-Hop is Here!

This video is really cool.

I love how Mala Reignz breaks a lot of the stereotypes of female emcees. She is feminine in this video without having to be seductively dressed or suggestive. That is quite refreshing to see.

Many female rappers are presented in such a way as to be merely eye candy for the male hip-hop fans. Other female rappers go in the complete opposite direction. Instead of being openly feminine, they dress in a masculine way to help shift the focus away from their appearance to their lyrics.

It’s seems that women have to try so hard to be noticed and embraced by hip-hop fans. Female emcees rarely get the recognition and fame of their male counterparts. It really is a shame too because there are so many talented female rappers out there.

I love how Mala Reignz is comfortable enough in who she is to present us with the images she does in this video. She is wearing a nice dress inside an auto shop. She doesn’t drape herself over the cars at all. She doesn’t fall into either of the two categories female rappers often get defined by.

This is such a refreshing video in so many ways. I like that it is a period piece. You don’t often see that  in hip-hop videos. The sample is brilliant, Mala’s flow is great, and the chorus has been stuck in my head for days.

I’m glad that I have been digging through the Internet to discover the great female talent that is abundant in hip-hop. I can’t wait to share what I have found with all of you. We will be presenting you with our Ladies Night Spectacular really soon.  Until then, stay tuned to this blog as I have quite a few more artists I’d love to highlight here.

If you have any requests, suggestions, or would like to submit your music, please contact me or leave a comment below. Thanks!

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4 responses to “Femininity in Hip-Hop is Here!”

  1. Hi Silverfish,

    Haven't seen you around in a while. Hope all is well with you. I'm glad you like the song. It's still stuck in my head. I'm gonna play it again right now.