Category Archives: Props To Women in Hip Hop

Missy Elliott and Queen Latifah Named Honorees at VH1 Hip Hop Honors

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“Oooohh, ladies first. Ladies first!” Yes!

I’m SO here for this! After six years, VH1 Hip Hop Honors is making a comeback and recognizing the women in the rap game!  That’s what I’m talking about! Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott are named honorees on VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens, which airs July 11 at 9 p.m. ET.

With me doing #PropsToWomenInHipHop you can only imagine how happy I am that women  are shown some love in the music industry! Get it, ladies!

Missy Elliott’s “style can’t be duplicated or recycled!” Elliott exemplifies a true risk taker and  trend maker.  She came out with a plastic trash back as her outfit in her first video, for “The Rain!” She definitely set the tone that she’s going to stay true to who she is and succeed. And she’s doing it!!

Queen Latifah demands respect and “U.N.I.T.Y.!” I LOVE that about her. Plus, she doesn’t believe in limits in her career. Actress.  Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Talk Show Host. Model. The list goes on!

I’m not sure who else will be acknowledged at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors, but these two women already set the bar. I can’t wait to see the show!

Women In Hip Hop: YoYo Talks Nicki Minaj, Iggy, School of Hip Hop + MORE!

Props to Women in Hip Hop

yoyoI can’t believe it’s been 25 years since YoYo dropped her debut album, Make Way for Motherlode which features her hit single, “Can’t Play With My YoYo.”

Since then she has become an actress and activist, and continues her love of hip hop by opening, “YoYo’s School of Hip Hop.”

I caught up with YoYo to discuss her organization and of course we talked about the music industry. She opens up about Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, and she has a surprising theory on  why there aren’t so many women in hip hop anymore.

By the way, no, you still can NOT play with her Yo-Yo! Listen to our interview below!

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Props to Women in Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj Headlines the Real 92.3 Birthday Bash!

Another Wednesday, Another time to give Props to Women in Hip Hop!

Real 92.3 is a new Hip Hop and R&B station in Los Angeles. The station flipped formats on February 6th, 2015, and recently celebrated it’s one year anniversary with their “Real Birthday Bash” concert at the legendary Forum in Inglewood.

The lineup included O.T. Genesis, Omarion, DJ Khaled, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Fetty Wap and the woman putting on for hip hop right now, Nicki Minaj.

I have to give her props for being the only woman on the lineup AND she was the headliner! Get it!

Watch the recap video of the show below!

(#ICYMI Watch me interview the performers on the red carpet at the Birthday bash plus catch me on-air weekends on Real 92.3!)

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Women in Hip Hop: Queen Latifah Proves You Can Do It All!

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Another Wednesday, another time to give Props to Women in Hip Hop! 

Queen Latifah is just that, a QUEEN! In the early 90s, she dropped female empowerment tracks such as “Ladies First,” and “U.N.I.T.Y.” But that was just the beginning.

The rapper can add songwriter, actress, television producer, talk show host and model to her resume. She recently won her third SAG award for her role as Bessie Smith in HBO’s Bessie.

And she’s still not done.

She recently joined the Board of Directors for We Do It Together,  a non-profit production company created to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media dedicated to the empowerment of women.

I want to give props to Queen Latifah for releasing hip hop music that celebrates, uplifts, and empower women and staying true to her brand! All hail the Queen!

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Props to Women in Hip Hop: Lil’ Kim is BACK! (New Single “Panda” Inside)

lil kimAnother Wednesday, another time to give Props to Women in Hip Hop! 

Lil Kim is still Hardcore! She came out in the 90s and gave us hits such as “No Time,” “Crush On You” and “Ladies Night.” Fans, including myself, love her raw style, honest lyrics, and confident attitude. I have to give Lil’ Kim her props for having longevity in such a tough industry.

And it ain’t over.

The Brooklyn native just released a track with Maino called “Panda (Remix).” I love that she stays true to her style. Get ’em, Lil’ Kim! Take a listen below:

What do you think about her new record?

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