Interviews

COMA-CHI: “I created my own label to keep expressing myself”

Tokyo-based rapper/singer COMA-CHI became in 2005 the first female finalist in one of the biggest MC battles in Japan. … Continue reading “COMA-CHI: “I created my own label to keep expressing myself””

Spoke : “Until I found my own queer circles, I felt like an alien”

As a non-binary producer, beatmaker and studio engineer, Spoke has been active on the Berlin queer rap scenes for … Continue reading “Spoke : “Until I found my own queer circles, I felt like an alien””

Finna: “Being soft and brave is one of my trademarks”

Queer feminist rapper, singer and producer Finna is signed to the German indie-label Audiolith Records, who gathers antifascist musicians … Continue reading “Finna: “Being soft and brave is one of my trademarks””

Quebrada Queer: “Queer means the destruction of an old-fashioned and standard model”

Hailing from the periphery of São Paulo, Brazilian group Quebrada Queer was founded in June 2018. Between art and … Continue reading “Quebrada Queer: “Queer means the destruction of an old-fashioned and standard model””

Alice Dee: “I believe in unity more than I believe in ego”

Born in Francfort, Germany, Alice Dee grew up with three siblings. Now Berlin-based, they identify as a “non-binary rapper, … Continue reading “Alice Dee: “I believe in unity more than I believe in ego””

PALAS : “Women are still compared to each other or reduced to their appearance”

Tina Turnup and Babylit met while they were studying in Freiburg, in Southwest Germany. After a few musical explorations, … Continue reading “PALAS : “Women are still compared to each other or reduced to their appearance””

MC Sha-Rock : “We, as women, helped build hip hop culture”

A former member of the legendary American rap group The Funky 4 +1, MC Sha-Rock is the first female … Continue reading “MC Sha-Rock : “We, as women, helped build hip hop culture””

Yayoi Daimon: “I’ve survived this men’s society for a long time”

As a teenager, Yayoi Daimon performed as a hip hop dancer in various clubs in Osaka. She then joined … Continue reading “Yayoi Daimon: “I’ve survived this men’s society for a long time””

Linn da Quebrada: “I sing to be heard and to find silence”

A rapper, singer, composer, actress and an antiracist/pro-LGBTQIA+ activist, Linn da Quebrada identifies as a “Black trans and queer … Continue reading “Linn da Quebrada: “I sing to be heard and to find silence””

Babsi Tollwut: “Hip hop is queer, feminist and kind”

Born in the South of Germany and based in Berlin, Babsi Tollwut started rapping in the early 2000’s. The … Continue reading “Babsi Tollwut: “Hip hop is queer, feminist and kind””

Miss Pvssy: “Now hip hop is open to all”

Born and raised in Chicago, Miss Pvssy is most known for her 2017 ChiRaq Freestyle, which celebrates trans women’s … Continue reading “Miss Pvssy: “Now hip hop is open to all””

Trannilish: “Every queer artist needs to knock down doors just to get noticed”

The New York-based queer rapper told us about her last video Bounce with Ms. Boogie, her projects and the … Continue reading “Trannilish: “Every queer artist needs to knock down doors just to get noticed””

Alexie Ivanovich: “My battlefield is justice for all, justice for life”

A rapper and a beatmaker, Alexie Ivanovich was born in Isfahan, the third-largest city in Iran. At 17, she … Continue reading “Alexie Ivanovich: “My battlefield is justice for all, justice for life””

Ramengvrl: “I don’t believe in social conformity”

Born in Jakarta, Ramengvrl started rapping in 2013 as an escape from her 9-to-5 job. Her music career took … Continue reading “Ramengvrl: “I don’t believe in social conformity””

Countess Malaise: “Rapping forced me to keep fighting through the pain”

Icelandic rapper Countess Malaise told us about her latest single That Bitch, from her upcoming album “All By Myself”, … Continue reading “Countess Malaise: “Rapping forced me to keep fighting through the pain””

Arabyrd : “Voices are louder when spoken together”

Malaysian rapper and DJ Arabyrd told us about her journey in hip hop, her latest collab with Cee and … Continue reading “Arabyrd : “Voices are louder when spoken together””

MicahTron: “It should be normalized for women to talk about loving other women”

As she just released the video Run It Up, San Francisco rapper MicahTron told us about her journey in … Continue reading “MicahTron: “It should be normalized for women to talk about loving other women””

Santa Salut: “The key is to base feminism on love, not anger”

Hailing from Sabadell, Catalonia, rapper Santa Salut told us about her journey in hip hop and her feminism.  How … Continue reading “Santa Salut: “The key is to base feminism on love, not anger””

N1yah: “Being a woman from the Middle East who raps defies a lot of norms”

Based in Dubai, the Lebanese artist told us about her journey in hip hop, female rappers in the United … Continue reading “N1yah: “Being a woman from the Middle East who raps defies a lot of norms””

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