In the 1980s, rap gradually emerged in Quebec, directly inspired by its American neighbor. Surprisingly, many MCS were already active at the time, usually accompanied by DJs. By 1983, artists such as Blondie B, Classy Crew, Freaky D and Michie Mee were paving the way with lyrics in English, French and other languages.
Today, female rappers have become a major force in the Canadian province, but as elsewhere, remain less visible than their male counterparts. To give them their rightful place, Madame Rap presents a selection of 13 MCs who have left their mark on Quebec rap, and continue to do so.