Lil Kim, Missy Elliott, Da Brat Reunite at the Soul Train Awards

Don't call it a comeback (or them, femcees, for that matter, ew): on Sunday's Soul Train Awards, the Missy-Kim-Da Brat power trio joined forces for the performance of their 1996 hit "Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)" in 16 years. No Angie Martinez, though (RIP Left Eye)—but Total was there! Also: MC Lyte, Yo-Yo, Lady… » 12/01/14 11:40am 12/01/14 11:40am

Watch Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah Bring the House Down

Brandy is a goddess. MC Lyte is a goddess. Yo-Yo is a goddess. Queen Latifah is a Cover Girl spokeswoman goddess. Performing against a white backdrop and looking the very definition of flawless, this Fantastic Four basically recreated the video for Brandy's remix to her 1994 hit, "I Wanna Be Down" at the 2014 BET… » 10/15/14 10:30am 10/15/14 10:30am

Hey, Where Did All the Women MCs Go?

It feels as if someone started a rumor that 2014 might present a female resurgence in hip-hop. As a person with a vagina, I’d be thrilled if that happened — but I doubt the “Ladies Night” reprise is going down anytime soon. There are many reasons why women — with the exception of Nicki Minaj — are notably absent from… » 3/05/14 5:10pm 3/05/14 5:10pm

Doesn't Anyone Miss Having Ladies In Hip-Hop?

We've posted about the lack of female rappers » 11/07/08 12:30pm 11/07/08 12:30pm before, and yesterday, Jonah Weiner had a story on in which , "Today, female rappers are flukes on the charts, and exactly zero women were nominated at this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards and VH1 Hip-Hop Honors. What happened?" Word. Sure, Queen Latifah has a CD coming out in…