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Are we on the edge of a brand new women’s revolution in hip hop?
At 1:00 PM, Nicki Minaj will be releasing not one, but two new singles after being M.I.A. for most of 2018.
These singles come one week after Cardi B released her highly anticipated debut album Invasion of Privacy.
On top of that Remy Ma has been making noise with the long awaited release of her album Seven Winters & Six Summers.
In recent years there has been this perception that there is room for only one prominent woman in hip hop.
For years, Nicki Minaj has been the only female MC at the top. This new challenge between Cardi B and Remy Ma has threatened their take of “the crown” in classic hip hop fashion.
This results in fans of all of these talented artists feeling compelled to pick sides, and a separation between the artists.
Yesterday, a snippet of Nicki Minaj was released which many believe to be a diss to Cardi B.
The overall reaction was why?
We all know about the beef between Remy Ma and Nicki which came to the forefront with “Shether” after weeks of subliminal bars from both artists.
For the first time in what seems like forever we have three prominent women at the top of hip hop today.
Hip Hop was at its strongest when artists such as Eve, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Trina, Rah Digga, and others were at the top of their game in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. At that time we got a classic track titled “Ladies Night.”
In a perfect world we would get a bomb collaboration between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. Maybe we can bring Lauryn Hill back since Drake put her back in the forefront of the conversation and she is considered one of the best MC’s of all time. Those three can help bring up the new generation of female MC’s. Maybe we can get collaborations with a new different crop of talented artists such as Stefflon Don, Hoodcelebrityy, Kash Doll, Young M.A, Rapsody, Kamaiyah, even Azalea Banks could help bring the revolution to a good place.
We have seen a new women’s revolution across this country. It is time we see the beginning of a new women’s revolution in rap. One that doesn’t mean “I like (fill in the blank) so I hate (fill in the blank),” but one in which we are equally supporting and enjoying great music from both men and women just in time for the summer.