Will A Female Rapper Please Stand Up?December 13th, 2007
No offense, but I hadn’t paid much attention to the lack of female rap releases until this week. I’m not sure why. Perhaps this little thing between Remy Ma and Lil’ Kim made me think about it. Has anyone else noticed that not one major female rapper has come out this year?
Sure, Diamond and Princess were Crime Mob’s standouts, but they had to share mic time with two or four dudes, so it doesn’t count. As for releases, Remy Ma, Lil’ Kim and maybe a few others dropped mixtapes this year, but that doesn’t count either.
Eve, Lil Mama and Foxy Brown were initially all scheduled for 2007 releases, but the LPs were eventually all postponed until the new calendar. If I’m not mistaken, Remy Ma’s There’s Something About Remy, which hit stores on February 7th, 2006, is the last major release by a solo female rapper. Dude, that’s nearly two years.
I’ve yet to hear a valid reason for the current lack of female emcees, but it’s getting ridiculous. Somebody please sign Rah Digga.