10 VERSES THAT A FEMALE MC BODIED04 / 06 / 2017
Here at g.o.a.t Hip—Hop we’ve been celebrating women’s history month by re-visting the history of women in hip-hop. I’ve always had an affinity for a woman who could spit and I came of age when there were a lot more of them getting mainstream airplay than there are now.
The more I thought about it, I realized that some of my favorite verses from a woman have been on tracks that she shared with her male counterparts, either as a guest feature or in the case of artists like Lauryn Hill and Ladybug Mecca, when she was in a group with men.
GIVE IT TO ‘EM QUEEN: A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO QUEEN LATIFAH04 / 06 / 2017
Here at g.o.a.t Hip-Hop we’ve been talking a lot about our favorite women in the genre lately and there’s one name in particular that keeps coming up: Queen Latifah. Coincidentally, her birthday happens to fall on March 18, right in the middle of women’s history month. Although there is no blog article long enough to give proper shine to all of her accolades and milestones, I thought it would only be right to make a dedication piece entirely in honor of the Queen and her contributions to hip-hop culture.
RECOVERY WARRIORS: 4 WORDS OF WISDOM FROM SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN THERE03 / 16 / 2017
My family is moving out of their home of almost 20 years next month. As you can imagine, there are a lot of memories stored in various corners of that house. We moved in right before I went away to college when my siblings were still small. Since then, I’ve lived here on and off many times. This was the house I lived in during my early years in recovery from anorexia. It was also in this house where I finally surrendered and spent a summer checked into an in-patient rehab clinic for people with eating disorders.
SPEED ON THE BEAT: AN ODE TO RUN THE JEWELS – MY SOUNDTRACK FOR DIY TOURING03 / 16 / 2017
I’ve toured A LOT. It’s tiring as hell. People have often ask me how I get through them and how I’m still able to have energy to perform night after night. My answer: coffee, tequila, meditation, love for the craft and Run the Jewels. I’m not joking.