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Breaking Societal Norms with the Beauties of Africa
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIWKhlJkANWnAmsSMzPKUOZX4yRK2cOHW The Playlist highlights a plethora of hip hop styles from the women of Africa. All the artists help break a prevalent and ubiquitous norm typical in African Hip Hop today while still speaking of their own success using braggadocio. While watching the videos and listening to songs, you should think about first gender norms.
Gigi Lamayne’s #1BAR
South African MC, Gigi LaMayne releases her new track, #1BAR (Prod. ABZA) this Friday. Gigi Lamayne is one of our favorite lyricists. A part of the “Born Free”* generation, Gigi Lamayne has matured so much as an artist since her first single “Ice Cream” was released years ago. Her new track #1BAR samples sounds rom Kwaito
HHAP Episode 7: Gigi Lamayne on Feminism & Politics in South Africa
Gigi Lamayne is part of a recent growth of female MCs in South Africa. Based in Johannesburg, her strong vocal presence and lyrical style are unmistakably hip hop. She also presents a strong, confident feminist energy in hip hop’s hypermasucline culture. A member of South Africa’s “born free” generation, Gigi Lamayne started MCing as a teenager. There has been a noticeable growth in her lyrics over the years, and Gigi Lamayne is now one of the most well known female MCs in South Africa. Confrontations of sexism, patriarchy, domestic violence, and post-apartheid politics are themes throughout her music. In this conversation Gigi Lamayne talks about her music and influences, and her decision to address controversial, sensitive topics. Her most recent release, Ground Zero, can be found on iTunes and other online outlets. Table of Contents Intro to themes in her music, including clips from some of her songs: 1:03 Interview: 13:17 Feminism: 19:45 Miss Nthabi & collaborations with other MCs 23:44 (Miss Nthabi is an earlier South African MC who offers words of advice on being a female MC in the intro to Gigi Lamayne’s Ground Zero) Emotional domestic violence 29:49 Fees Will Fall: 33:29 Language: 40:28 Find Gigi Lamayne Online Facebook | Instagram: gigi_lamayne | SoundCloud | YouTube | Twitter: gigi_lamayne Articles Okay Africa: Women In South African Hip-Hop LiveMag: 10 notable South African female rappers of all time GQ South Africa: 5 of SA’s hottest female rappers
Do Not Sleep on Gigi LaMayne
She might be young, but do not be mistaken, this girl is vicious! The twenty-one year old Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney, or Gigi LaMayne for short, is representing for the hoods in Southern Africa. With many feats under her belt such as winning Best Female two years in a row at the South African Hip Hop Awards,
African Women and Hip Hop
One positive trend is the groups of female emcees in various countries in Africa coming together to release collaborations or cyphers. It gives female emcees the spotlight and a chance to display their skills. It also promotes unity instead of beefs between femcees. Some of these emcees are underground. Some of these emcees perform pop
“No Sleep” is an all female hip hop track with a collective of young emcees from Southern Africa: DJ Naida of Zimbabwe, Gigi LaMayne and Devour of South Africa, Sasa Klaas of Botswana, and Ru the Rapper of Namibia.