Videos

Video: panel discussion at La Maison Populaire

As part of its itinerant residence in Seine-Saint-Denis, Madame Rap organized on February 28, 2020 a panel discussion entitled “Is rap a political tool?” at La Maison Populaire in Montreuil!  Watch the video of the panel discussion. With: Hechi MC, Chilean femcee based in Ile-de-France ; Karim Hammou,  program director at the National Center for … Continue reading “Video: panel discussion at La Maison Populaire”

Video: beatmaking workshops for kids in Saint-Ouen

As part of its itinerant residence in Seine-Saint-Denis, Madame Rap organized beatmaking/DJing workshops for kids in Saint-Ouen during the winter holidays! Watch the video of the workshops led by Kelyboy with Mains d’Oeuvres and La MOMO. Directed by Cassandre Ostier and Thomas Appolaire / Quinze Mètre Carré

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”

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”

100 female rappers from 100 different countries

For three years, Madame Rap has been working to make women and LGBTQIA visible on the international hip hop scene. Today, more than 1,400 female rappers are listed on our website! Here is a little glimpse with this selection of 100 female rappers from 100 different countries. The evidence being, rap is everywhere and is … Continue reading “100 female rappers from 100 different countries”

Best Of 2018

2019 is just around the corner, the time has come to look back on a very intense year for Madame Rap! What Madame Rap did in 2018: – interviews of international female rappers ; – events : concerts, cyphers, panel discussions, conferences and debates ; – interviews and articles in the media. As the first … Continue reading “Best Of 2018”

30 sexist popular songs that are not rap (Part 2)

In 2019, some people still think rap is the most misogynistic and hostile music for women. However, pop, rock or French chanson have been full of sexist lyrics that have gone unnoticed for decades. It seems more urgent to blame sexism on hip hop than to acknowledge that our whole society is sexist and rap … Continue reading “30 sexist popular songs that are not rap (Part 2)”

30 songs by male rappers that pay tribute to women

“Hip hop is the most sexist music“, say the mainstream media. But what they forget to say is that there are also male rappers who speak highly of women, pay tribute to them or even have pro-feminist lyrics, far from the macho and women-objects stereotypes. To remind you that rap is plural and can be … Continue reading “30 songs by male rappers that pay tribute to women”

30 sexist punchlines that are not rap but literature!

Summer is here! It’s time to relax, get a tan and take the metro with no air con! It’s also time to read peacefully and immerse yourself in classics again on an idyllic beach with crystal-clear water under a giant shady palm-tree (or under a Quechua tent at the Chiry-Ourscamp camping). But something’s bothering you. … Continue reading “30 sexist punchlines that are not rap but literature!”