Young Money exploded on the scene in 2009 with a host of successful artists and three of today’s biggest hip-hop superstars. They were arguably the most powerful force amongst the major sub-labels that were vying for the attention of rap’s up and coming stars. As the years unfolded, lawsuits emerged and staff replaced, and the premiere artists on the Young Money roster quietly packed their bags and headed toward the door.
Last week, Platinum-selling artist Da Brat spoke on the Ladies First: Women in Hip Hop Panel at Atlanta, Georgia’s A3C Hip Hop Festival and shared a few great quotes about her hip-hop influences, growing up in her church in Chicago and how she views herself in the music industry.
It was just a few weeks ago that Lil Kim reopened the flood gates on the beef between her and Nicki Minaj. While more than most would like the ladies to put this all behind them and work together, many don’t realize that this is just the first major example of the future of female rappers if we don’t get it together.
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R.I.P. National best selling author, genius, icon for the civil rights and feminist movements, Dr. Maya Angelou, will go down in history as one of the great voices of literature. Dr. Angelou’s past as a sex worker was a guarded secret, since she talked about it herself in one of her great works, “Gather Together In My Name:
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