When we think about music and revolt, it’s often rap that comes to mind – if pop can get involved, rap is the one which condemns.
For a long time, “political rap” focused on poverty and social inequality. Even if these subjects are still topical, it has nevertheless broadened its scope on new issues, in line with the changes in our society.
Moreover, this historically male-dominated industry is witnessing the arrival of a new female guard. Whether they are talking about feminism, careers or mental health, they are determined to make their voices heard and are worth listening to. Nicki Minaj is no longer alone, here is the next generation…
CupcakKe, priestess of sexuality
CupcakKe (Elizabeth Eden Harris) first made a name for herself thanks to her clips that quickly became viral, with titles like Deepthroat and Vagina. From the choir of her church, she moved on to texts advocating an assumed sexuality and an approach to feminism that embraces this dimension. In the same vein, she defends different types of beauty and invites to body positivism.
What do we like most about her? Her off-beat humor, and her clips that must cost $100 at most.
Play on words with Rapsody
Listening to Rapsody is a bit like jumping into hip-hop from the last century, a delightfully retro dive. The one that defines Lauryn Hill as a major influence has attracted the attention of big names like Kendrick Lamar and Busta Rhymes, who can be found on her latest album.
More than most of her counterparts, the rapper handles words with mastery and could not better wear her pseudonym.
Princess Nokia : connecting people
Princess Nokia is a UFO in the current landscape. In titles like Yaya, she attacks colonization. With Brujas, she signs a manifesto that is both mystical and feminist. With African-American and Hispanic origins, her music is an ode to her culture and diversity.
Since February, she has been hosting the radio show The Voices in my Head on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio. Enough to enter her universe.
Angel Haze, the hypersensitive one
It’s hard not to feel the depth of the lyrics when you listen to this artist from Detroit. Her pen tells about her struggle against depression, anorexia, or her journey to self-affirmation. Openly pansexual, she speaks out fervently for the rights of the LGBT community.
Almost three years after the release of her last album, we can’t wait to hear her again.
Blu Samu, about to make big waves
Only one song on Spotify, whose clip is also the only video of her Youtube channel: I Run. A more than promising debut for the young French girl who throws her flow in Shakespeare’s language. A talent to follow… •