Interviews

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””

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””

Dai Burger: “Being queer means being honest about who you are”

Queens rapper Dai Burger told us about her experience in hip hop, her second album that will be out … Continue reading “Dai Burger: “Being queer means being honest about who you are””

Raja Meziane: “I don’t like to put a label on my commitments”

Raja Meziane is an Algerian songwriter, singer, rapper and lawyer. As she has been listed as one of the … Continue reading “Raja Meziane: “I don’t like to put a label on my commitments””

Dope Saint Jude: “I have always wanted to define my own idea of beauty”

Ten days before her concert at Les Cuizines in Chelles, queer South African rapper Dope Saint Jude told us … Continue reading “Dope Saint Jude: “I have always wanted to define my own idea of beauty””

Sarahmée: “I try to challenge the stereotypes I live as a Black woman in rap”

Born in Dakar and based in Montreal, Sarahmée has been active for over ten years on the Quebec hip … Continue reading “Sarahmée: “I try to challenge the stereotypes I live as a Black woman in rap””

Tribade: “We relate to autonomous feminism”

They’re called Bittah, Sombra Alor and Masiva Lulla. Along with DJ Big Mark, they form the Barcelona rap group … Continue reading “Tribade: “We relate to autonomous feminism””

Somos Guerreras: “If you want equal rights, you have to fight all the oppressions”

For their European tour, feminist rap trio Somos Guerreras made a stop in Paris for two concerts. Before their … Continue reading “Somos Guerreras: “If you want equal rights, you have to fight all the oppressions””

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