FINAL ROUND OF BEST OF ORLANDO® 2021 VOTING STARTS JUNE 16!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Learn how women have broken glass ceilings in hip-hop at She Steps to the Mic

Posted By on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:48 AM

click to enlarge KANE REINHOLDTSEN
  • Kane Reinholdtsen
"Now you gotta die, you dearly departed, bloodbath when I catch you, a real red carpet," are probably the tamest lyrics on Bronx rapper Remy Ma's almost seven-minute diss track aimed at rap star Nicki Minaj. In her 2017 scorcher "ShETHER," Reminisce Smith took creative jabs at the self-titled "Queen of Rap" over alleged stolen lines, ghostwriters and ass shots. Aside from proving that beef is foreva, the diss track highlighted the underappreciated artistry that female MCs have consistently shown over the decades, from Lauryn Hill and Trina to Queen Latifah and Missy Elliot. Learn more about how women have broken glass ceilings since the 1970s in hip-hop and rap music with Dr. Naima Johnston Bush this week at an Orange County library. And if at the end you're inspired to memorize a verse from one of these rhyming legends, try Minaj's infamous guest spot on Kanye's "Monster."

2 p.m. Thursday, July 13 | Southeast Branch Library, 5575 S. Semoran Blvd. | 407-835-7323 | ocls.info | free

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 9, 2021

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation