All too often in this society, We place people into boxes based on their perceived ability. Patriarchy, or a hierarchy that privileges maleness over femininity, influences our perceptions. Woman have always challenged assumptions about their feminine ability and struggled to obtain equal power with men. This Tru Skool Tuesday is a salute to some of the sisters who have taken that struggle to hip hop. Check em out and enjoy. Then tell us some of the dopest rhymes you’ve heard from women in hip hop!
Queen Latifah, “Ladies First” F. Monie Love (click on the picture)
MC Lyte, “Paper Thin”
Monie Love, “Monie In The Middle”
Salt N Pepa, “Push It”
Da Brat, “Funkdafied”