Remy Ma gives her take on Women in Hip Hop and also wants to cut an all female record.

by Bitchie Staff

Can Remy Ma get Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea on the same track? We’ve been asking for female rappers to get together and do a collab similar to “Ladies Night” for awhile now, and Remy may make it happen. She called in to Hot 97 this weekend for her first interview since being released from prison, and during the chat, Rem gave her two cents on the current state of female Hip Hop as well as female rappers being pit against one another. Remy says despite what’s being believed, there’s plenty of room for more than one female rapper, just like there’s room for 1,000 male rappers. She also dished on the artists and producers she wants to work with, including Nicki and Iggy, both of whom she’s hoping to make an “ill chick record” with. Peep the highlights....

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The 50 Best Rap Songs by Women

Women in hip-hop are rarely respected on the same level as men. We know this, and it's one of the least appealing aspects of the genre as a whole. Rather than harp on it, let's look back in history and celebrate the lyrical skills, perfected production, and legendary performances of rap songs by women: From Queen Latifah's entire album All Hail The Queen to recent queens like Nicki Minaj who have sold millions of records with her lyrical skills.

For all the classic tracks that empower and promote women in hip-hop, there have been just as many (or more) that include the raunchiest lyrics ever. From Lil Kim to Foxy Brown, even Missy Elliott, female rappers are every bit as versatile as their male counterparts. We're not calling it "female rap," (nor would we refer to every rap song by a man as "male rap"). So let's just call these the 50 Best Rap Songs by Women....

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500 Female Emcees Everyone Should Know- ( Davey D’s Ultimate List )


Below is a list of 500 Female Emcees and the first thing that everyone reading this should know is that the list is not complete. To be honest there’s more than 500 names, much more, but still the list is not complete nor will it ever be. There are too many places and spaces that I have never been nor have the incredible artists like Aisha Fukashima the Raptivist, Mad-lines, Aima the Dreamer, Raw G, Ximbo, Invincible and D’Labrie who over the past year contributed greatly to this list.

The list is not complete even as we have other wonderful lists like....

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A Narrow Lens for Black Women Artists

I was in the bookstore recently browsing through the magazine section for my favorite publications when my eyes fell on a recent issue of Vogue. Upon seeing Billy Ray Cyrus’ daughter (I refuse to give her name any more life) on the cover, I rolled my eyes, found the magazines I wanted, and settled in a comfy chair to read. While thumbing through one particular mag, I ran across an article featuring a woman whose claim to fame was teaching this young woman how to “twerk”. She went on and on about how she was the first to teach her as if this Noble-peace prize worthy information. I was angry at the article and her for reducing herself to nothing more than a stage prop for fifteen minutes of fame, while Billy Ray’s daughter reaped the benefits.

Some time later on that day, I thought about that Vogue cover and how quickly this celeb seemed to bounce back from the now famous and equally terrible MTV VMA awards show performance. Her oversexualized and equally disturbing performance was a hot topic for weeks. The aftermath included her Twitter followers skyrocketing...

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What Hip Hop Says To A Young Black Woman

Hi, I’m A Young Black Woman:  Things That Hip Hop Says About Me

The hip hop world is fairly dominant nowadays, in the entertainment and media places I frequent. Rarely, am I able to turn on my television, and miss the visuals of hip hop and rap artists. It wasn’t until just recently, that I realized, exactly what Hip Hop was telling me that I was. I mean how can it define me?

I’m a single black woman, and at one point in time, I’d be involuntarily pumping my fist at the visuals Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill provided. Now, well….. I’m not particularly worried about marriage, because according to rap lyrics, I’ll probably never be worthy of being “wife-d”. Somewhere down the line of hip hop changing, young African American men were told not to wife my type. In fact, many successful “artists” who beat the odds of certain environments like poverty to become successful artist only want exotic women....

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