In a genre that at some point undermined women, and black women at that, female MCs have always offered an alternative to the hard gangsta rap that was previously on offer by their male counterparts.
The documentary shines a light on the history as well as current status of female MCs and rappers in the hip hop industry.
"This is a story that could not be told by one voice. It required a chorus. And although this story is comprehensive, it is still likely one of many truths about the role of women in hip-hop," said Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials.
The documentary screening on September 18 at 20:00 and again on September 21 at 22:00 is an appealing, inside look at how women have affected rap music, and in turn how rap music affects female MCs of past and present. Artists such as MC Lyte, Missy Elliott, Rah Digga and Queen Latifah contributed significantly to the shaping of hip hop music, bringing new sounds to the record labels.
With the emergence of a younger generation of women in hip-hop including Nicki Minaj and Diamond, MY MIC SOUNDS NICE: A TRUTH ABOUT WOMEN AND HIP HOPserves as a commentary for how hip hop music is influenced by women and vice versa.
This documentary examines gender-specific differences in artistry, marketing, promotion and economics, it also explores why there are far fewer female than male MCs while also discussing whether there's still a place for women in hip-hop.
MY MIC SOUNDS NICE: A TRUTH ABOUT WOMEN AND HIP-HOPfeatures revealing interviews with journalists, executives, and rappers, including Missy Elliott, EVE, Trina, Rah Digga, MC Lyte, Yo Yo, Questlove, along with hip-hop moguls Jermaine Dupri, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles and many more.
In the spirit of all things hip-hop, the fifth annual BET Hip Hop Awards will be screened on TopTV on October 16th. Hosted by Mike Epps, the awards show will pay homage to urban music artists at the top of their game.
Brian Ndevu l TopTV P.R & Publicity
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