Daily Archives: October 19, 2009

Where Have All the Women Rappers Gone?

Oliver Wang wrote a great post last week about the deletion of the female rappers category from the AMAs this year. No Trina, no Missy, no MIA. Why is it that women could have been so dominant at the VMAs and Grammys, but are almost entirely absent in hip-hop? I know; big topic. I’ve written about it myself in the past. Good occasion to address it.

I remember in the ’90s, when the Grammys dropped the female rock category. A bunch of us in a group called Strong Women in Music protested. Kim Gordon showed up. Kurt Loder read my press release verbatim on MTV. And women have been rocking it on the Grammys and elsewhere ever since.

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