Salt (Cheryl James) says back then, "female MCs were all the rage,” citing Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Eve, Lauryn Hill, Lil’ Kim, and Foxy Brown as mainstays. The duo recognized Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott as genre stalwarts, and the come-up of indie artists like Angel Haze and Azealia Banks, but they said the industry needs more female powerhouses on the mic.
"It’s always been and still is a male-dominated field, but I just feel like there is room [for more women rappers]," Pepa, whose name is Sandra Denton, said. "When I do hear someone come out, I’m like okay, girl, I’m rooting for you! Let’s do this!”
The host asked if the problem is that there isn’t enough women getting into the game, or that because the industry is male-dominated, it prefers men at this time.
“Probably a little bit of both," James said. "It’s baffling to us. Maybe we have to find some girls and put them out there.”
Yes, please. That would be the ultimate girl squad.
The two also praised Lady Gaga for saying the music industry is a "f****** boys club" at the Billboard Women in Music event earlier this month.
"I love her," Denton said. "That is brilliant."
"It’s true," James added. "In any area, in business, corporate, it doesn’t matter. We’re still fighting for our voice to be heard, for our value, for our worth. We’re still saying we matter. That’s nothing new.”
Salt-N-Pepa: serving some realness as always.
Date Posted: Saturday, December 19th, 2015 , Total Page Views: 893
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