Tag: Patty Monroe
A Younger Generation of South African Women Artists and Societal Expectations
Since the arrival of hip hop on the continent, South Africa has birthed and housed some of the most notable African hip hop artists. As a leading nation in the African hip hop industry, South Africa is home to many notorious female emcees: from Gigi Lamayne to Yugen Blakrok. These women frequently utilize hip hop
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Women in hip hop. The concept isn’t a new one in this day and age but the industry’s acceptance has been slow, demonstrating that this concept will indefinitely be looked at as something abnormal. The hip hop world is a male heteronormative dominated space since conception, relying on lyrics and swag to brag about their
Black Girl Magic
The power of women on the hip hop scene is growing each day in Africa. Female hip hop artist often struggle to get there music and art pushed into the mainstream of a genre that has been historically male dominated. I believe this is the reason that these women are producing more revolutionary hip hop art.
African Hip Hop Femcees
Female emcees in Africa are challenging the traditional roles of Women in hip hop while also changing the direction of the feminist/womenist movements through their lyrics, and sexuality. Different artists have taken different approaches to challenging these norms. Some embrace the power of hyper- sexuality while some shy away from it, and take a more
Patty Monroe: The Pop Emcee
Patty Monroe is pop meets hip-hop all wrapped in on woman. She was born in Cape Town, South Africa and it’s evident that this nineteen year old is taking the music scene by storm. Unlike other South African emcee’s, she brings a vibe that is similar to Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea, with her flow and
Patty Monroe and “High Fashion”
Patty Monroe is emerging as a new lyricist rapper in the African hip hop. With her singles “High Fashion” and “Talk” she mixes club beats with some complex lines to create catchy songs that have attracted a lot of attention. Born and raised in Cape Town’s suburbs, at 19 years old she has a record