From its very origins, women have played important roles in hip-hop and continue to make their mark both in the music and the culture. Below I created an infographic honoring some of their accomplishments. There are many women who’ve made contributions and not everyone is listed. List the women who’ve I’ve missed below in the comments.
In addition, learn more about the many women making history in hip-hop with the following resources:
Livestream: Fresh, Bold, and So Def Women in Hip-Hop (2013)
In celebration of Women’s History Month, this program will highlight the contributions and achievements of women in hip-hop through media, performances, and a panel discussion.
Presented by the Schomburg Center’s Hip-Hop 4.0 Initiative in conjunction with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and its “Rhapsodic City: Music of New York” series.
Read these articles:
And check out the following books:
Hip Hop’s Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement by Reiland Rabaka