“I’ve been known to talk about women on a track or two
I talk to women
I just can’t talk for women, that’s for you
We need more women for that
More women in rap
Even tracks like Kweli’s ‘Four Women’
That’s still only half the view of the world.
There’s no girls rapping so we only hearing half the truth
What we have to lose?
Half our youth aren’t represented – the better halves of dudes.”
– Shad “Keep Shining” from the album TSOL
I love this song by Shad. It touches on a major problem with hip-hop–the fact that women have a hard time being heard.
Rap is definitely a male-dominated music form. However some female MCs have managed to break through and make some great jams.
Unfortunately female rappers rarely see the same level of success as their male counterparts. It doesn’t make sense to me at all.
That is one of the reasons that we are working on putting together an entire show of DOPEfm strictly dedicated to the ladies.
That’s right, the overnight hip-hop show DOPEfm will be hosting a LADIES NIGHT SPECTACULAR sometime this fall.
We are looking for any female MC, DJ, or producer who would like to take part in this show. If you are an artist or manager, please leave a comment below or send me an email to be part of this show. If you are a fan and would like to make a request or suggestion, please do the same.
I’m really excited about putting this show together. I hope you can help me and that you will tune in live when this special episode airs. Thanks!