First Ladies Of Hip Hop


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From Hip-Hop’s birth 50 years ago, there have always been outstanding female Hip-Hop talents – but their story has been side-lined and written out of Hip Hop history. From Roxanne Shanté to Lauryn Hill, Eve and beyond, this series, narrated by Neneh Cherry, sets the record straight.  

This series explores the unheard stories of women on both sides of the Atlantic and their role in Hip-Hop culture, featuring the stories of the first female MCs: Sha Rock, Debbie D, The Sequence and Mercedes Ladies; Sylvia Robinson, producer and record label owner who created Hip-Hop’s first great hit Rapper’s Delight and The Message; international stars: Monie Love, Yo Yo, Rah Digga and Eve, one of the best selling Hip Hop artists of all time;  the female record executives behind the scenes who shaped the genre and discovered many male artists and the DJ’s:  Spinderella and Jazzy Joyce who rose to the top in a male dominated world. 

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