Come see The Hip Hop Sisters-Legends Series Panel and Performance Search for for the NEXT TOP FEMALE MC
ST.LOUIS (August 25, 2011). Nia’fidahli is pleased to present, I AM HIP HOP: Redefining the Images of Women in Hip Hop on September 15, 2011 at The Missouri History Museum located at 5700 Lindell (from 6pm-9pm, free admission and open to the public). Nia’fidahli will team with Tavis Smiley’s, America I Am Exhibition, to present an interactive, art-driven event that will bring together a plethora of St. Louis musicians, scholars, activists, poets and visual artists in an effort to highlight the positive contributions of women in hip hop, as well as engage in a healthy dialogue about ways to redefine how women are perceived within the context of hip hop culture. Women have been an integral part of hip hop since its formative years; but, as the progression of hip hop has taken its course, the objectification and dehumanization of women have become more and more prevalent and the presence of women in the mainstream industry has continued to decline. Between glamourizing video vixens and female rap artists overly saturating tracks with sex-centered lyrics, women have been consistently defined as one-dimensional sex objects. This is not an image that society should be accustomed to, therefore, the primary purpose of I AM HIP HOP, is to visually capture the essence of women and their progressive influence on hip hop culture. By presenting positive versions of women in hip hop, it is our hope that we can begin reshaping not only how we view women in today’s society, but also how we treat them. The late rapper Tupac Shakur sums it up best in his song, “Keep Ya Head Up,” where he asserts: “I think it’s time to heal our women, be real to our women; and if we don't, we'll have a race of babies, that will hate the ladies, that make the babies…” This event will utilize various mediums such as: dance, film, turntablism, visual art and a panel discussion; so please come out and support our efforts in reshaping the imagery of women in hip hop. For more information visit: http://www.mohistory.org/node/6100 *Interviews of participants are available upon request. ###
Fundraising event for Fighting For Futures Organization. Fighting for Futures is an organization that uses creative means to empower underprivileged youth around the world.
JOIN RED SHAYDEZ AS SHE HOLDS IT DOWN WITH DJ LADY BLAZE & NA'TEE TO DISCUSS THEIR NEW MIXTAPE. THE FEMALES ARE IN THE BUILDING REPRESENTING HIP HOP TO THE FULLEST! LET'S SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT!
Bio: The Hip Hop Sisters is an organization founded by MC Lyte in 2006. It started out as a central location, online, for young ladies to come and have their questions, regarding the industry, answered. It has since grown into a social network of like minded individuals aimed at using hip hop to impr...See Full Bio
: Legend @MClyte + #BlackWomen millionaires reveal the TRUTH for sisters to really prosper. Learn here. @Dr_VenusOReese http://t.co/BjxkePvgaH
“MC Lyte's HipHopSister.com, the social networking site, where females in hip hop can not only showcase themselves and see what their other sisters are doing but chat and network, will release the first in a series of three anticipated mixtapes. One look at the "DJ Leecy Presents...We Got Now Volume 1" track listing below lets you know that the sisters aren't playing, with Lyte and board members of HipHopSister.com lending their talents to the effort.”