Boot Camp Clik’s Sean Price may catch some heat from female emcees this week after revealing his disinterest in keeping up or supporting lady rhyme spitters.
While initially disassociating himself from all female emcees, Price quickly gave passes to rap veterans MC Lyte and Rah Digga.
“I don’t like no female rappers,” Price revealed in an interview. “Not one. Not one. [Lauryn Hill?] I did [like her], but she sings all the time so I wouldn’t call her a rapper. Yeah. [Lil Kim?] I like no female rappers. Not like I don’t like them personally, they don’t hold my interest. Except MC Lyte. I haven’t bought a female album, a female rap album, since MC Lyte, [1988’s] Lyte as a Rock. I haven’t bought one since. Straight up. I like none of them. I like none of them, sir. I only like MC Lyte’s albums. Let me take that back. Rah Digga. She gets busy too. And my wife is a big Rah Digga fan too. But other than that? None of them. I’m not buying none of they albums. All of them. That’s just me.” (Vlad TV)
West Coast female newcomer Kreayshawn recently talked about bringing a Spice Girls-like unifying element to hip-hop.
“I know people are hating on The White Girl Mob, but we’re not going after anyone’s head, we’re not trying to kill hip-hop or whatever people are trying to say. I’m just trying to make a new wave of girl empowerment and girl gang and new wave Spice Girls or some s**t like that. People read into it way too deep. They gotta remember that we’re all kids just trying to have fun when it comes down to it.” (VIBE)
Last fall, female rap veteran Rah Digga sat down with SOHH and cleared up the perception of female emcees becoming extinct.
“There’s definitely a range of females who are doing things, but the only thing that really bothers me is when people say there are no females and that’s not true,” Digga explained to SOHH. “There are tons of females out there rapping. Everyone seems to look to the glamourous side of the females rapping but I think the media can control what females get exposure and things of that nature and they just don’t. Everybody complains about why aren’t there any females and why aren’t they getting exposure, but it’s because the media isn’t giving it to them. Simple and plain. It’s not rocket science. You know, pick one.” (SOHH)
In August 2010, BET aired its first-ever original music documentary, My Mic Sounds Nice, analyzing the role of woman emcees in hip-hop.
Featuring interviews with music executives, journalists, artists (including Missy Elliott, Eve, Trina, Rah Digga, Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, Yo Yo and Lady of Rage and Jean Grae) and Hip Hop moguls (Jermaine Dupri, Russell Simmons and Kevin Liles), the documentary “examines gender-specific differences in artistry, marketing, promotion and economics, explores why there are far fewer female than male MCs, and discusses whether there’s still a place for women in Hip Hop.” (Soul Culture)
Check out Sean Price’s interview below: