Would you agree with that statement? I think she is right and no lies were told, you have some that have tried and I will even put Nicki Minaj in that category but Until we get another good batch of female emcee’s we won’t see another era like the Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Missy Elliott era.
Latifah stopped by the Rickey Smiley show this morning and they posed a question to her, they asked her to share a list of female emcee’s that she has been impressed with over the last 15 years?
““I still think some of the best ones that have done it have yet to be topped. I still don’t think anybody has topped the whole era of Foxy, Kim, Missy, Eve, me on the tail end kinda things,” the soon-to-be television host explained. “I’m still looking forward to it not just being a one-at-a-time female rapper thing. I mean, I think Nicki Minaj is great, but I think we definitely need to blow up some of the other females that are out there.”
Her talk show which is set to debut on September 16th “The Queen Latifah Show” is executive produced by Will and Jada Smith. The Queen says that it will be a show with real conversations and having real people doing major things. It will air on CBS. I completely agree the earlier female rappers could hold their own when rapping with a male on a CD. Queen Bee killed it with that MOBB deep song.. Foxy’s verse on aint no nigga was the jam and still is to this day.. In terms of dominance and power in the industry, we have yet to see more female dominance than the mid 90s crew [lil kim, missy, foxy, lauryn hill,etc]
However, in terms of substance and quality. The late 80s to early 90s wins… Truth hurts…