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Rap Is A Game In London, And The Women Are Winning

Urban music in the UK has become more popular in the past year, bigger than ever before thanks to number 1 hits from UK R&B, Hip-Hop & Grime artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Leona Lewis, Estelle and M.I.A; as well as top-10-charting artists like Lemar, Craig David, Taio Cruz, Wiley and Tinchy Stryder. South London rapper Ms Banks (real name Tyra Banks - yep, really) first showcased her lyrical talents at an open mic night aged 18. She's since amassed over 100,000 Instagram followers and earned herself a fanbase that includes the likes of Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, whom she toured with last year.
Since putting out the biggest freestyle in UK hip-hop's history, Peckham rapper Giggs proved that his "Talking the Hardest" track was big enough to release an album on the back of; and his "Walk in the Park" album quickly sold out in its first week of nationwide release.



Sylvia 'Bell wrote a brilliant piece for Buzzfeed documenting how rap has largely ignored the implications of #MeToo and Time's Up. She concluded tan lines that the gross lack of accountability for these men is a result of a broader refusal to trust, protect, or defend Black women.
She was lauded by influential MCs, reached the semi-final of the Russian TV show Battle for Respect (where she competed against male rappers), and carved out a niche as one of the hardest-touring musicians of the late 2000s, all without the backing of a label, producer, or manager — and despite all this, her detractors still insist that she wouldn't have gotten anywhere without the help of her boyfriend.

Last month, Mic profiled 5 women MC's — Megan Thee Stallion, Latasha Alcindor, Quay Dash, Saweetie, and Oshun — who are setting their own rules” A 2018 year-end story from independent publisher KQED bragged that acts like BbyMutha and Princess Nokia Broke the Vixen Mold” for female rappers.
It's been three years since this highly-focused rapper burst onto the scene with her Juno Award-winning album Die Every Day (she became the first female artist to win an MMVA for best hip-hop video for Picasso Leaning) but Tasha Schuman hasn't slowed her roll since.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame described Elliott as one of the most significant female artists in contemporary music history” and an across-the-board cultural icon.” The Portsmouth, Virginia-native released her acclaimed debut solo album, Supa Dupa Fly, in 1997 — paving the way for a string of hit singles The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly), Sock It 2 Me,” Hit Em Wit Da Hee” and Beep Me 911.” In 1999, Elliott released her sophomore album, Da Real World, home to her first No. 1 U.S. R&B hit Hot Boyz (Remix),” according to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

When hip-hop initially went mainstream in Japan, women were merely fans, but times have changed and now there is a multitude of new female MCs who are not only going beyond their rigid Office Lady” gender expectations, but are experimenting into totally new realms of music and self-expression.
The stripper-turned-rapper joined Lauren Hill as the second female rapper to top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with a solo output, she achieved this with her single, I Like It. Also, her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, released in 2018, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Nicki is the queen of rap for sure, she paved her own way and she paved the way for all these new female rappers, if you take a look at nicki's career you will see how much great things she achieved from hard work in her career not to forget that she is one of the most lyrical rappers and one of the best song writers in the music industry, the people who hate on her clearly don't really know her, did you ever tried to see how humble and kind person she is and if you say that she only rap about sex and money then you should listen to songs like fly, freedom, ganja born, all things go, pillz n potions, moment for life, chun li, dear old nicki and a lot of other songs with big meaning.
Battle clips and the music videos of popular domestic rappers garner tens of millions of views on YouTube; their recordings shoot to the top of the streaming charts; they're covered by mainstream media and screened on federal TV channels; their concerts fill out stadiums.

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