“All female artists who work in Afghanistan today are risking their lives so that they can pave the way for other women.” These are the words of 24 year old Paradise Sorouri, Afghan’s first female rap singer.
Born in Iran, Paradise makes up one half of the rap duo, 143—the other half being her fiancé, Diverse. Though the two started out singing about love and other familiar, tamer topics, their 2010 move from Herat, Afghanistan to ... Read More
Angel Haze, the awesome 22-year-old rapper, just released a freestyle to the tune of Macklemore’s “Same Love.” In it, she opens up about her sexuality (she's previously described herself as pansexual) and her experiences with prejudice and judgment from both her family and the world. Before she launches into the song, she begins with “Hi mom, I’m really scared right now, but I have to."
From there, Angel Haze takes listeners on ... Read More
It’s no surprise when I tell you MC Lyte is one of the flyest female rappers in hip-hop. If that comes to you as a surprise, then you don’t know real hip-hop (#notsorry). Growing up in my household, MC Lyte was one of the many rappers that my older sister and brother used to blast and I thank them for introducing me to her at such a young age. I mean, have you even heard “Cappucino”? Lyte always pointed out misogyny in the hip-hop community ... Read More
Y’all, this music video is seriously the best. Combining sick fashion, sleek motorcycles, gay pride, a literally buttered-up man, and DONUTS (!!), up and coming artist Lizzo creates the perfect visual accompaniment to “Batches & Cookies,” the first single of her new album LIZZOBANGERS. As she rides around the streets of Minneapolis with Sophia Eris (the track’s featured artist), Lizzo projects an image of cool confidence and orginality, ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Sep 06, 2013 |
Ahh, 1988. What a time to be alive...(I assume).
Hey, no matter where you were when Reagan was president, this song is the bomb dot com. Before Friday is over, sneak out those headphones and jam out at your desk. Bonus points if you--mysteriously--find yourself wearing a polka-dot leotard at some point this ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu in Music Stuff on May 02, 2013 |
Earlier this year, we talked about why the Left Eye is the shit: she advocated safe sex, she burned down her abusive boyfriend’s house, and she did charity work with children in underdeveloped communities.
Long live the '90s.
That’s why we’re psyched that VH1’s Mixtape Festival will be presenting TLC on stage as a trio once again. We hear that Left Eye will be appearing on stage - as a digital projection made of archival footage. ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Feb 11, 2013 |
Nicole and Natalie Albino are twin sisters who make up the hip-hop duo Nina Sky. The Queens, NY natives have been making dope beats and spitting sick raps since 2004. You might remember their chart-topping reggaeton single “Move Ya Body” from way back when, but they’ve changed things up a bit since then. Their latest album Nicole & Natalie still holds strong to their R&B roots but sounds a bit more like Euro-dance-pop. This past Thursday, ... Read More
BY Gabi in Music Stuff on Jan 10, 2011 |
Grammy Award Winning and legendary hip-hop icons Salt-N-Pepa are kicking off a 20-city Legends of Hip-Hop Tour! As the first ever female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa, broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip-hop. They gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs "Push It," "Shoop", and "Whatta Man," Salt-N-Pepa would defy everyone's expectations and ... Read More