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Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop
by Clover Hope
Published by Abrams
9"x7.5", 272p, 50 4-color illustrations, paperback
An illustrated highlight reel of more than 100 women in rap who have helped shape the genre and eschewed gender norms in the process. The Motherlode highlights more than 100 women who have shaped the power, scope, and reach of rap music, including pioneers like Roxanne Shanté, game changers like Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott, and current reigning queens like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and Lizzo, as well as everyone who came before, after, and in between. Some of these women were respected but not widely celebrated. Some are impossible not to know. Some of these women have stood on their own; others were forced into templates, compelled to stand beside men in big rap crews. Some have been trapped in a strange critical space between respected MC and object. They are characters, caricatures, lyricists, at times both feminine and explicit. This book profiles each of these women, their musical and career breakthroughs, and the ways in which they each helped change the culture of rap.
Featured Artists: MC Sha-Rock, Wanda Dee, Mercedes Ladies, Lisa Lee, The Sequence, Sweet Tee, Salt-N-Pepa, MC Lyte, Antoinette, Queen Latifah, J.J. Fad, L’Trimm, Medusa & more! Includes 50 4-color illustrations and never-before-seen interviews.
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