Activist. Sociologist. Gonzo Journalist, Rapper AWKWORD world premieres his single HEADLINES on HIPHOPDX. HEADLINES was also produced by Beyonce’s “7/11” (OG) Bobby Johnson. Very dope collaboration between the two. AWKWORD takes us on a look back on what he’s done in 2014. From selling his album, getting compensated for a track such as DEEP SEA for The Ocean Project, and being an active protestor. I really like AWKWORD’s flow and tone to his lyrics. By the end it leaves us to wonder will AWKWORD have something in store for 2015? We’ll just have to be on the look out for that. Don’t forget to follow his social media links to get updated on what’s going on with AWKWORD: TWITTER – FACEBOOK – INSTAGRAM – YOUTUBE
My daughters were listening to Kesha, Nicki and Iggy… So I showed them Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, Debbie Harry, Nefertiti, Foxy Brown and Lauryn Hill, and I presented them with The AWKWORD-Approved Female Rappers List. It features women killing it on the mic right now. – @AwkwordRap
To me, there is nothing more important than showing my girls that women — and especially famous women — can be powerful, strong, creative and intelligent. To be successful, you don’t need a big ass or big tits, you don’t need to sell yourself; you can be you and be brave, like men get to be without thinking twice. My mom made me this way. Janis Joplin made me this way. Aretha Franklin made me this way. Maya Angelou made me this way.
There is a bad stereotype (perpetuated by my very own 100% for-charity World View album, which, admittedly, features only one woman, on the bonus disc) that there aren’t many talented female emcees. The fact is, they just get marginalized — even more than do independent, intelligent male rappers. There are many women out there who aren’t just ill female rappers but ill rappers period. Nicki Minaj herself was one of the top lady emcees outta New York before she flipped her shit. And who could blame her? It means double platinum, super stardom.
Yeah, nearly any of the women below could sell her soul, but I doubt it… So, here are my top 20, as emailed to my little girls.
1) Jean Grae (@JeanGreasy )
2) Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga)
3) Rapsody (@rapsodymusic)
4) Nitty Scott, MC (@NittyScottMC)
5) Mary Magdalan (@marymagdalan)
6) Boog Brown (@BoogBrown)
7) 3D Na’Tee (@3DNATEE)
8) Psalm One (@PsalmOne)
9) L.A. (@UCanCallmeLA)
10) Invincible (@invincibleDET)
11) Eternia (@therealEternia)
12) StaHHr (@stahhr)
13) Snow Tha Product (@SnowThaProduct)
14) Signif (@SigNif)
15) Raven Sorvino (@RavenSorvino)
16) Sasha Go Hard (@SASHA_DARAPPER)
17) Chippy Nonstop (@chippy_nonstop)
18) Audra The Rapper (@AudraTheRapper)
19) RA the MC (@RAtheMC)
20) Dutch Rebelle (@DutchReBelleFN)
Rap Singer. Activist. Sociologist. Gonzo Journalist.
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