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It Was All a Dream: Why Iggy Azalea's Hip-Hop Bubble Might 'Pop'

Karen J. Francis | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

How can a woman best-known for pop hits be the new hip-hop record holder?

"Eff Iggy" Reformed Me: A White Girl's Take on Madd Mary's Graphic Video

Janelle Brandon | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment
Janelle Brandon

Azalea has seeped into the collective unconscious by riding the coattails of other artists, adopting an accent not her own to rap, and certainly taken generously from African American and hip hop culture to her extreme advantage.

Kellee Maize: How I "Made It" in the Music Industry: My Top 10 Tips

Kellee Maize | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Kellee Maize

I'm still applying these new discoveries myself and learning everyday from them, so I can make no guarantees, but my hope is that this helps a next generation of conscious artists trying to let their voices be heard.

Actress/Rapper Elyse Levesque Talks About Sci-Fi Cons and New Short 'Fruitcake'

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Canadian-born Elyse Levesque is a down to earth stunning beauty who you'll recognize from TV's Stargate Universeand Cedar Grove. She currently took on the Producer's hat and is working on a short film called Fruitcake.

The Top Earning Female In Hip-Hop Is...

Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment

Forbes released its list of the top-earning artists and moguls in hip-hop this week, with Diddy taking the No. 1 spot. He is followed, respectively, b...

Rapper Eve To Headline San Francisco EDEN Pride Weekend 'Saturday Signature Party' Event

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices

Pride season is approaching and headliners and appearances are being revealed. It has now been confirmed that Eve will appear at a San Francisco pride...

WATCH: Eve Talks Being A Woman In Rap

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women

When rapper, songwriter and producer Eve appeared on HuffPost Live this week, she was very hopeful about the future of women in rap. She told host Mar...

LOOK: Bisexual Rapper Angel Haze Defends Her Sexuality On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices

In 2011, before signing to Universal Republic, beefing with Azealia Banks and gracing BET's "Behind The Cypher," Angel Haze chatted with Vibe Vixen. I...

Lesbian Rapper Siya Releases 'Open Letter' Freestyle Video

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian rapper Siya released a video for her take on Jay-Z's "Open Letter" on April 15. (Warning: The above video includes graphic language) On...

Azealia Banks, Intersectionality And How Her Word Reclaiming Isn't Possible

Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Glennisha Morgan

I'm well aware of the misogyny and homophobia of hip-hop as a whole and the fact that Azealia's male counterparts say similar things on wax and outside the studio, but I'm specifically irritated and baffled by Azealia's ignorance, behavior and theories because she's a black bisexual woman.

The Rhythm of Empowerment: Female Rappers From Morocco to Gaza

Amina Semlali | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Amina Semlali

In the Arab world today, and much of the developing world, hip hop has once again come to represent the empowerment of the disenfranchised.

Where My Ladies At? The Mystery of the Missing Female OGs

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 05.27.2012 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Why have none of the female legends of hip-hop parlayed their initial success into sustained superstardom like their male counterparts? More importantly, why aren't they trying?

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.