I heart this.
Three sisters, 10-year-old Nia, 9-year-old Nya, and 5-year-old Kamaria, have made a rap video challenging Lil Wayne for using derogatory terms for women in his music. The girls, who go by the name “Watoto from the Nile,” say in their song, “Letter To Lil Wayne,” “My daddy tell me I’m a queen, but you call women other things….sir don’t call me out my name again.”
The girls explain on YouTube:
“Letter to Lil Wayne” is a direct statement of justice from Watoto From The Nile. Growing tired and fed up with the constant degredation of Black women inside of Hip Hop music, they voice their views and opinions on this melodic track.
The Guardian put together a super duper hip hop playlist last week – listen to it here! Is anything, ANYTHING, better than I Got 5 On It? Short answer: no.
Two stonking videos for you today, both low-budget style, both gorgeous. The first is Dawn Landes (how have I only just heard about her? Did you know about her? Why didn’t you tell me??) and she is beautiful and cool and just generally sickening. The second is Rye Rye who is a protegee of MIA and (as Simon Cowell would say) right on the money. Her album comes out in February and I can’t wait.
It’s a bit of a late one, but it’s still Monday so it counts! Firstly, I only just discovered Bobby Darin. I don’t know how that can be but I’m glad because he is dreamy.
And then, just a leetle bit different, is the new South African hip hop duo Die Antwoord, who are just plain weird and amazing.
I am kind of enjoying the alliterative nature of Super Sundays, so I am going to have a crack at Music Mondays as well! Here are my recent finds…
Ugh. I love female harmony groups, it is becoming plain to me now. These are The Living Sisters. Look how precious they are (and their lipstick – see?)
On a different tack is Invincible, amazing political rapper from Deee-troit.
hope you like!