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PREMIERE – Gi Major drops new freestyle Like A Lion

New-York rapper Gi Major premieres the freestyle “Like A Lion” exclusively on Madame Rap ! You would have sworn Gi Major was British? She’s not! If the self-proclaimed cross-genre MC sounds like a grime artist, it’s because she’s been building bridges from NYC to London and blends traditional New York rap with the vibrant futurism … Continue reading “PREMIERE – Gi Major drops new freestyle Like A Lion”

INFOGRAPHIC – How many rappers in the world?

“There is no decent female rapper”, “no woman will ever replace Diam’s…” As crazy as it may seem, in 2021, this bias against female rappers still persists, nine years after Diam’s officially retired!  As the first French media dedicated to women and LGBTQIA+ in hip hop, Madame Rap has been working since 2016 to deconstruct … Continue reading “INFOGRAPHIC – How many rappers in the world?”

Madame Rap shop is online!

Check out our new online shop! Madame Rap is an NGO and the money made from selling goodies helps support the association and develop new projects. If you prefer, you can also support us on HelloAsso or Paypal.  Check our our new shop with: Organic Cotton Unisex T-Shirts (from XS to XXL) Embroidered Beanies Organic … Continue reading “Madame Rap shop is online!”

30 essential songs by female rappers in 2020

Check out our selection of 30 essential songs by female rappers in 2020! Despite a crazy year monopolized by the Covid pandemic, many international female rappers emerged or released new projects in 2020. Madame Rap selected for you 30 essential songs by female rappers with 44 artists from 22 different countries! Tracklist: Alyona Alyona – … Continue reading “30 essential songs by female rappers in 2020”

VIDEO – 23 trans rappers

Rap is often depicted as more transphobic than the rest of society and other music genres. But is it really? Madame Rap presents a video selection of 23 trans rappers, to remind that hip hop can be a space of freedom and expression for these artists!  For a few years, trans rappers have gradually become … Continue reading “VIDEO – 23 trans rappers”

KT Gorique is back with a new Biggest Female All Stars Cypher

After the unexpected success of her first cypher released in May (1 million views in 2 weeks), Swiss rapper KT Gorique is back with a new “Biggest Female All Stars Cypher” !  This second edition gathers 21 female rappers from 9 different countries: D.A.Y (Switzerland) Tracy De Sà (Lyon, France/India) VVS PANTHER (Lausanne, Switzerland) Keyla … Continue reading “KT Gorique is back with a new Biggest Female All Stars Cypher”

“Minute Pride”, female rappers talk about LGBTQIA in hip hop

For Pride Month, Madame Rap asked female rappers to express how they feel about LGBTQIA in hip hop.  With: Tracy De Sà (Lyon, France) IRA (Spain) MCM (Quebec, Canada) KT Gorique (Switzerland) Waka (Marseille, France) Watch the video on YouTube

KT Gorique drops her Biggest Female All Stars Cypher

To celebrate the progressive end of lockdown, Swiss rapper KT Gorique releases her Biggest Female All Stars Cypher: 19 female rappers from 9 different countries gathered on a 7-minute-track produced by beatmaker Fana, with whom the MC collaborates regularly.  Trying to make good use of the pandemic lockdown, KT Gorique asked her Instagram followers to … Continue reading “KT Gorique drops her Biggest Female All Stars Cypher”

Lockdown Playlist #6 – 30 French speaking female rappers

Check out our lockdown playlist #6 with 30 French speaking female rappers from Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec!  With: Shay (Belgium) Lady Dielna (Belgium) Kab & LIPASS (Belgium) Kari Bee (Belgium) Boa Joo (Belgium) Nina Miskina (Belgium) Sismik L’Amazone (Belgium) La Guina (Belgium) Dynämiite (Belgium) Mewy (Belgium) Zes Switch (Belgium) KT Gorique (Switzerland) La Gale (Switzerland) … Continue reading “Lockdown Playlist #6 – 30 French speaking female rappers”

Madame Rap itinerant residence in Seine-Saint-Denis is postponed

Due to current circumstances and the coronavirus pandemic, Madame Rap regrets to inform you that its itinerant residence in Seine-Saint-Denis is postponed until further notice.  The concerts of Ryaam and Le Juiice on March 27 at La Peche, Vicky R, Illustre and La Gale on April 10 at Mains d’Oeuvres and Tribade on April 25 … Continue reading “Madame Rap itinerant residence in Seine-Saint-Denis is postponed”

Support Madame Rap!

Madame Rap needs you to keep highlighting women and LGBTQIA in hip hop! Founded in January 2016, Madame Rap is an NGO that aims to highlight women in hip hop, show that rap is not the most sexist music, promote gender equality and fight against sexism and LGBT+(Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans) -phobia through interviews of international … Continue reading “Support Madame Rap!”

30 essential songs by female rappers in 2019

Here you are, the night falls at 4:30pm, you just feel like spring rolling under your quilt, you’re already in the red and binge-watched everything on Netflix (except for the cheesy flicks that you’re saving for later)? The holiday season is here! To celebrate a year full of new talents and projects, here is Madame … Continue reading “30 essential songs by female rappers in 2019”

150 female rappers in France since Diam’s

“There has been no female rapper since Diam’s.” In France, everyone who loves hip hop has heard that before. We are almost in 2020 and one of the persistant stereotypes about female rappers is simply that they don’t exist. It is true that Diam’s made a huge impact on the French rap scene due to … Continue reading “150 female rappers in France since Diam’s”

Madame Rap newsletter

Madame Rap launches its monthly newsletter! To keep informed about our NGO and receive all the info about women and LGBT+ in hip hop, you can subscribe to our monthly newsletter (in French for now, but soon to be in English too!) by clicking on the button below. You can already check our September 2019 … Continue reading “Madame Rap newsletter”

📣Call for queer and LGBT+ rappers

You are a queer, lesbian, gay, trans, intersex, non-binary rapper, are not listed on our directory and would like to be? You can fill up this form with the requested information. Madame Rap already lists 120 queer and LGBT+ rappers from all around the world. Let’s keep this list growing to show that rap is … Continue reading “📣Call for queer and LGBT+ rappers”

With “Kamala Khan”, Ryaam pays tribute to her racialized female role models

Ryaam releases the video “Kamala Khan”, directed by ORAMA FILMS, which pays tribute to the first Muslim female superhero created by Marvel in 2013. The Parisian rapper told us why she wanted to talk about this character and launch a series of freestyles dedicated to the racialized women who inspired her. What does Kamala Khan represent … Continue reading “With “Kamala Khan”, Ryaam pays tribute to her racialized female role models”

Rappeuz, the contest to find new talents in hip hop

Madame Rap is one of the official partners of Rappeuz, the new contest launched by the collective Call Me Femcee to find new rap talents everywhere in France!  No need to be an expert in feminism to see that women are under-represented on the hip hop scene (and radios). In order to rectify this long-lasting … Continue reading “Rappeuz, the contest to find new talents in hip hop”

40 female rappers who identify as lesbians

In the collective unconscious, rap and lesbians don’t get on well. Because rap is still perceived as LGBTphobic and sexist, being a woman and a lesbian in hip hop seems unconceivable. And yet, when you look for lesbian artists in hip hop, you can find more than in pop, rock or electro! Since the beginning … Continue reading “40 female rappers who identify as lesbians”

French rapper Chilla drops new freestyle “Dans le movie #1”

Before her upcoming single and album expected in 2019, French rapper Chilla drops the freestyle “Dans le Movie #1”. The video is choreographed by Marion Motin, known for her collaborations with Madonna, Stromae and Christine and The Queens, directed by Christopher Hanany, who worked with Givenchy et Yves Saint Laurent and sponsored by Reebok. © Martin … Continue reading “French rapper Chilla drops new freestyle “Dans le movie #1””

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