Interviews

Masia One: “I speak on behalf of women that may not have their voices heard”

Nicknamed the Far East Empress, the Singaporean/Canadian rapper told us about her journey in hip hop between South-East Asia, … Continue reading “Masia One: “I speak on behalf of women that may not have their voices heard””

Han Han: “My success is to like what I do and do what I like”

Born in the Philippines, Han Han immigrated to Toronto in 2006. The artist explained to us how she combines … Continue reading “Han Han: “My success is to like what I do and do what I like””

Nadirah X: “As an artist, I must set an example of strength and independence”

The Jamaican rapper told us about her journey in hip hop since her beginnings in 2002, her collaborations with … Continue reading “Nadirah X: “As an artist, I must set an example of strength and independence””

Starrlight: “I have a lot of respect for all independent women”

Since her first texts at the age of 14, Starrlight never stopped writing. Easily identifiable thanks to her sharp … Continue reading “Starrlight: “I have a lot of respect for all independent women””

Zamaera: “I never allowed anyone to look down upon me because of my gender”

As one of the first Malaysian female rappers, Zamaera inspired a whole generation of femcees in her country. The … Continue reading “Zamaera: “I never allowed anyone to look down upon me because of my gender””

CHIKA: “Now rap is second nature”

A singer, rapper, poet and activist, CHIKA drew our attention in 2017 with her pro LGBT+ remix of Ed … Continue reading “CHIKA: “Now rap is second nature””

Maya Jupiter: “We need a huge shift in the way women are seen”

A songwriter, radio MC and rapper, Maya Jupiter has been active on the hip hop scene for nearly 20 … Continue reading “Maya Jupiter: “We need a huge shift in the way women are seen””

M¥SS KETA: “RAP LANGUAGE IS THE MOST SUITABLE FOR WHAT I AIM TO SAY”

No one knows her face. A real icon in Italy, Milanese masked rapper M¥SS KETA (who always writes in … Continue reading “M¥SS KETA: “RAP LANGUAGE IS THE MOST SUITABLE FOR WHAT I AIM TO SAY””

Danielle Swagger: “Without women, the world cannot go forward”

Born and raised in Gaborone, Botswana, Danielle Swagger started rapping in 2012. Now based in La Reunion Island, the … Continue reading “Danielle Swagger: “Without women, the world cannot go forward””

Hawa: “My sexuality is not what defines me as a person”

Born in Berlin, Hawa grew up in France and Africa. Now based in NYC, the 19-year-old rapper told us … Continue reading “Hawa: “My sexuality is not what defines me as a person””

Naya Ali: “I feel like I waited an eternity to be reborn”

Ethiopian-born and Montreal-raised rapper Naya Ali burst onto the scene in 2017 with her debut single Ra Ra. She … Continue reading “Naya Ali: “I feel like I waited an eternity to be reborn””

IRA: “We make noise with principles”

Based in Madrid, the female rap group IRA gathers four friends and feminist/antiracist activists. Raissa, Medea, Sátira et Elvirus … Continue reading “IRA: “We make noise with principles””

Tina Mweni: “Hip hop breaks discrimination”

Born in Kenya, rapper/singer/poet/dancer and choreographer Tina Mweni immigrated to Denmark, where she made herself known in 2010 with … Continue reading “Tina Mweni: “Hip hop breaks discrimination””

Nyemiah Supreme & Connie Diiamond: “It’s great to see females are taking over”

New York rappers Nyemiah Supreme and Connie Diiamond told us about their collaboration as female artists and their EP … Continue reading “Nyemiah Supreme & Connie Diiamond: “It’s great to see females are taking over””

Zebra Katz : “Hip hop is a form of storytelling for the oppressed”

March 2012, Paris Fashion Week. For the soundtrack of his show, American fashion designer Rick Owens chooses the track … Continue reading “Zebra Katz : “Hip hop is a form of storytelling for the oppressed””

Rosa Ree : “I’m free to keep doing my music”

A leading figure of the Tanzanian hip hop scene, Rosa Ree also has a strong fan base in Kenya, … Continue reading “Rosa Ree : “I’m free to keep doing my music””

Haviah Mighty: “I want to continue to grow as an artist and a human”

Toronto-based rapper Haviah Mighy told us about her solo career, her experience with female rap trio The Sorority and … Continue reading “Haviah Mighty: “I want to continue to grow as an artist and a human””

Paigey Cakey: “It’s a lot harder for women to get noticed”

As she just released the single An I Oop, UK rapper Paigey Cakey told us about her new mixtape … Continue reading “Paigey Cakey: “It’s a lot harder for women to get noticed””

Ettijah: “We rap about the daily challenges we have to face”

Ettijah is the first female Palestinian rap band based in a refugee camp. Founded in 2013, the trio composed … Continue reading “Ettijah: “We rap about the daily challenges we have to face””

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