Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bitches That Don't Suck


First up, if you got offended by the title you must be a bitch and this post wasn't designed to diss female emcees in any way, infact I have got nothing but respect for any female emcee, breaker, DJ or writer who burn in a male dominated culture. I'm going to be honest though, I'm not really into that many female artists, but there are some that are dope on the mic such as The Conscious Daughters from Paris' 'Scarface'/Guerilla Funk' labels. I can't try and write this acting like I know all about the origins of the first female emcee because I know fuck all about that shit although I'm pretty sure that Sha-Rock from Funky Four + 1 More was dropping rhymes in the late 70's and obviously even before that I'm sure there would have been plenty of females on the mic at block parties etc.


As fake as the Sugar Hill Gang were nobody can deny their importance in hip hop and if it wasn't for New Jersy's Sylvia Robinson, Grandmaster Caz's rhymes may never have been heard by millions of people around the world. It wasn't until 1985 when U.T.F.O. released 'Roxanne, Roxanne'. Marley Marl came up with the idea of getting a local female artist to record a anwer record to it, this was the birth of Roxanne Shante. After that U.T.F.O. found their own female emcee named The Real Roxanne who dropped a track and after that a bunch of so called 'Roxannes' came out of the wood work to get a bit of fame. Roxanne Shante was the only one who was taken seriously in the long run.

In the late 80's the female trio 'Salt N Pepa' who's claim to fame was a thesis on rap music where they did a Slick Rick, Doug E Fresh answer record to their 'The Show' titled 'The Show Stoppers'. They made it pretty fuckin' big after that with a few singles hitting the charts. Other artists to come out around this time were the Ruthless Records duo JJ Fad who have a crazy track dissing pretty much every other female in the game at the time, Michel'le was also signed to Ruthless although she wasn't really a rapper. Queen Latifah was pretty much the front woman to the hip hop mainstream but was burnt by so many of her peers. Oaklands Oaktown 357 had a couple of albums out but probably got most of their fame from the 'Were all From The Same Gang' track. Monie Love was one female that definately doesn't fit the title of the post.


Other late 80's early 90's rappers were Eazy E cashed in when he created H.W.A. (Hoes With Attitude) Tairrie B who had material produced by Schoolly and thrashed by Eazy, Nikki D and B.D.P.'s Miss Melody, B.W.P., Sista Souljah, Ice Cube's prodeje Yo-Yo, Brooklyn's MC Lyte, Nefertiti, Sweet Tee, MC Peaches, Cl'che, as I already mentioned the Conscious Daughters, Rhyme Syndicate's Funky Gripsta who appeared on Ice's Home Invasion album at the age of 13 and then knocked the 'Funky' from her name. Some female emcees like Queen Latifah are likely to cut your dick off if you refer to her as a 'hoe' while others use the word on every other line, Boss is definately the latter, and shes got skills to back up her attitude. The track 'Mai Sista Izza A Bitch' with AMG is a classic male/female combo track.


Over the past decade or so most posse's from around the U.S. had their token female emcee, Rap-A-Lot had Choice (briefly) and later the Ghetto Twiinz. In-A-Minute had Sonya C who dropped 'Married To The Game', Master P's No Limit had a few including Mercedes, Mia X and of course Death Row had the dope Lady Of Rage. Sick-Wid-It who are pretty much all related one way or another had Suga T dropping rhymes, SPM's Dope House Records have Powda (formally from Salty Water), Pimpstress and even Carolyn who does R&B hooks even dropped a rhyme on SPM's latest album. Gangsta Boo is 3-6 Mafia's pick, Thirstin Howl's Lo-Lifes have the incredibly annoying Unique London throughout their work, Tweedy Bird Loc's U.W.C. had Nini-X ripping verses on some tracks, The South Park Coalition have had a few females features over their work over the time including Aggravated Phat Kat and Dope E's partner, Solar E impressing on the mic. Lately there have been rappers like Dramma Queen, the locked up Lil' Kim and the awful Hot Hoes On Top keeping female hip hop alive and well.



I have got to give props to all females dropping rhymes like the ones I have mentioned and all the ones you're saying 'I cant believe he didn't mention her', all the B Girls spinning on backs like Asia, spraying walls or like Spinderella, DJ Princess Cut and the Coup's Pam the Funkstress, spinning wax. Sorry to all those I forgot but I'm not acting like a expert, if I forgot 'em, leave a comment and let me know.
I will be honest though, there are not too many female rappers I could honetly say I would buy their record and play it out from start to finish. I'm more into a featured verse on a posse track.


MP3's:
Boss ft AMG - Mai Sista Izza Bitch
Gangsta Boo ft Prophet Posse - Fuck You
Pimpstress - Meet Your Fate
Conscious Daughters - Shitty Situation
Ghetto Twiinz Ft G-Slimm - Let's Get This Shit Str8
>>DOWNLOAD<<

2 comments:

pimp said...

I can think of one group that you did not say. Menajahtwa They were dope. I have only hard there first album, but its real good.

Hey is the Nini-X solo album any good?

BULLANT said...

I can't believe I left out a Ruthless artist, as for Nini X, her 94 'Shes Dangerous' album is pretty dope. I haven't heard it in years but remember the first track is sick and there's a crazy Luke diss track on it too.

I've heard some male artists sounding more feminine than Nini.