BitchTapes: 20 Years of Lauryn Hill

On August 25, 1998, Lauryn Hill shook up the music industry when she released her first and only solo album. Read more »

Turning 20: The Music Industry Transformed Lauryn Hill from Superstar to Specter

Looking back on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20 years after its acclaimed release is an exercise in witnessing promise unfulfilled.  Read more »

Turning the Tables: Women DJs Take on the Techno Boys’ Club

Discrimination and harassment against women plagues the techno-music industry, from hostile dance floors to scarce performance opportunities for female DJs in a nightlife world ruled by men. Read more »

BitchTapes: Celebrating Aretha Franklin

The world is darker today. Read more »

Rapped Up: Why Can’t the Mainstream Media Address Female MCs One at a Time?

As soon as the spotlight expands to allow another woman in, critics trip over themselves, cranking out long articles stuffed with several different female artists. Read more »

BitchTapes: Tunes For The Perfect Summer Pool Party

Summer’s in full swing, and so too are pool parties. Read more »

BitchTapes: Road Trip Tunes

A playlist of songs that you will want to belt at the top of your lungs as you drive cross-country. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Year Black Women Ruled R&B

Remembering 1998 as the last apex for Black women’s R&B. Read more »

Rewarding Violence: Hip Hop Turns Abusers Into Martyrs

Black women are often asked to explain away the sins of Black men. Read more »

BitchTapes: Freedom

A mix for getting free from whatever’s holding you back.  Read more »

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