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Chilean Rapper Ana Tijoux's New Album Hits on Identity and Politics with Expert Flow

“Vengo, en busca de respuestas con el manojo lleno y las venas abiertas/ Vengo, como un libro abierto, ansiosa de aprender la historia no contada de nuestros ancestros.” (“I come for answers, with a bundle of full and open veins/ I come as an open book eager to learn the untold story of... Read more »

All-Women Hip-Hop Crews Shake Up the Twin Cities

Before their set on the second night of a residency at Minneapolis music venue Icehouse rap trio GRRRL PRTY invited nearly a dozen female friends, each in matching GRRRL snapbacks, to dance and take over the stage. This was after a... Read more »

The Senator Who Led the Charge Against VAWA Says He's the "Only Member of the Hip Hop Caucus"

While I was watching regrettable late-night TV recently, an interview caught my attention: Ultra-conservative Florida Senator Marco Rubio discussing his admiration of the music of Tupac Shakur and NWA. This isn’t breaking news; Rubio has been openly discussing his love of hip-hop since a... Read more »

Tales From The Crip: Wheelchair Sports Camp Comes Legit

Spin Magazine recently ran a comprehensive and funny piece called “The 50 Biggest White Girl Rap Moments Of All Time.” Being a white woman who vehemently loves rap music, best believe... Read more »

On Our Radar

Highlights from this week on the web. The Root recognizes 15 years of the WNBA. Here’s to tall women! Despite the endurance and growth of women’s professional sports, Feministing reports on... Read more »

B-Sides: Jay-Z's Lyrics, "Decoded"

Jay-Z is arguably the most successful hip-hop artist in the world. He owns a sports team, created a... Read more »

Bitchtapes: Actual Feminist Rappers

Kelsey’s postings of the “Feminist Rappers” videos drew more than laughs–it had some commenters asking, “But what about the real feminist rappers?” So here’s a genre- decade-spanning compilation of feminist rappers, hip-... Read more »

BitchTapes: Bitch Pride

I bring you a collection of songs that represent the spirit of bitchdom; a collection of songs about anger, freedom, violence, jealousy, frustration, fantasy, revenge, pride, individualism and burping; in short, songs about the American Dream. Read more »

New-found fab female MCs plus new music recs and news!

After WireTap blogger Biko Baker asked “Where is the Next Lauryn Hill?” last week bemoaning (what seemed like) the lack of women in rap and hip-hop, MC Invincible (interviewed in... Read more »

Mimi My My! Eminem can't stop hating.

Thea Lim at Racialicious started an open thread to revisit this spring’s feud between Eminem, Mariah Carey, and her husband Nick Cannon. What seemed like another petty celebrity feud has turned ugly... Read more »

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