Interviews

ENERGIA : “Romanian women are starting to find their voices”

As she performed in Paris at a show organized by Call Me Femcee, Madame Rap met Romanian femcee ENERGIA, … Continue reading “ENERGIA : “Romanian women are starting to find their voices””

Muthoni Drummer Queen: “In Kenya, there’s not enough infrastructures for female rappers”

Last December, Muthoni Drummer Queen set the stage of the Transmusicales de Rennes on fire. After four albums, the … Continue reading “Muthoni Drummer Queen: “In Kenya, there’s not enough infrastructures for female rappers””

Lov’Nee : “Rap has become more and more popular in Martinique”

24-year-old West Indian female rapper Lov’Nee told us about her musical education, her influences and how she supports gender … Continue reading “Lov’Nee : “Rap has become more and more popular in Martinique””

Yugen Blakrok: “It’s a conscious and continuous cycle of inspiration”

A leading figure of South African rap, Yugen Blakrok told us about her experience in hip hop, how she … Continue reading “Yugen Blakrok: “It’s a conscious and continuous cycle of inspiration””

Sara Hebe: “I am strengthening and expanding the feminist struggle”

Argentinian femcee Sara Hebe told us about political resistance, feminism and her fourth album our on February 2019.  When … Continue reading “Sara Hebe: “I am strengthening and expanding the feminist struggle””

Asha Griffith: “Without Black struggle, there would be no hip hop or jazz”

Madame Rap asked the American rapper and singer Asha Griffith to tell us about her experience in hip hop … Continue reading “Asha Griffith: “Without Black struggle, there would be no hip hop or jazz””

Phyr: “I am sympathetic to all females”

How is the hip hop scene like in Queens today? The rap scene in Queens is just what it … Continue reading “Phyr: “I am sympathetic to all females””

Liza Monet: “I am a feminist”

Since the release of the “Monet Close” album in October 2013, the video for “My Best Plan” was seen more … Continue reading “Liza Monet: “I am a feminist””

Valore: “I love the look on people’s faces when I tell them I’m a rapper”

On your Facebook page, you describe yourself as “a bright green cactus that brings color to a canvas of … Continue reading “Valore: “I love the look on people’s faces when I tell them I’m a rapper””

Justina: “In Iran people think girls shouldn’t sing”

How and when did you discover hip hop? I have been in love with music since I was a … Continue reading “Justina: “In Iran people think girls shouldn’t sing””

Rell Rock: “As a woman you can do whatever you set your mind to without being viewed as a sex object”

How old were you when you discovered hip hop for the first time and what made you want to … Continue reading “Rell Rock: “As a woman you can do whatever you set your mind to without being viewed as a sex object””

Sianna: “No one is born a racist but they become one by not thinking by themselves”

Your first EP “Sianna” was released in March 2015. How did it go when you first met Warner Chappell … Continue reading “Sianna: “No one is born a racist but they become one by not thinking by themselves””

Niña Dioz: “Times are still hard for women in Mexico”

When and how did you decide to become a rapper? I had a childhood friend who also loved hip … Continue reading “Niña Dioz: “Times are still hard for women in Mexico””

Fred Musa: “There is a problem of female representativeness in the whole society in general”

You’ve been hosting “Planete Rap” for nearly twenty years. How many female rappers did you have on your show? … Continue reading “Fred Musa: “There is a problem of female representativeness in the whole society in general””

ChaCha: “Hip hop is big in China but there are little female artists involved”

How did you become an artist? Did you receive any musical training when you were younger? I studied piano … Continue reading “ChaCha: “Hip hop is big in China but there are little female artists involved””

FemiOne: “Why do people feel the need to call us ‘female rappers’?”

What made you want to become a rapper? When I was in primary school, I used to listen to Wenyeji and Necessary … Continue reading “FemiOne: “Why do people feel the need to call us ‘female rappers’?””

Gavlyn: “I’m taking my time and focusing on spreading the word”

What made you want to become a rapper?  What made me wanna become a rapper was definitely my love … Continue reading “Gavlyn: “I’m taking my time and focusing on spreading the word””

Klutch Kollective: “The key to life’s opportunities is equality”

26-year-old singer/dancer/pianist/producer from Johannesburg Toya Delazy launches Klutch Kollective, the first all-female rap crew in South Africa. Whereas the … Continue reading “Klutch Kollective: “The key to life’s opportunities is equality””

Strange Froots: “Women need to know that they can do hip hop their own way”

Meet the Quebec rap band Strange Froots and the three Black and queer female rappers and singers: Mags (Senegalese-Ghanaian … Continue reading “Strange Froots: “Women need to know that they can do hip hop their own way””

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