Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip Hop
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In this episode of You Can't Make This Up, we are talking about the Netflix documentary series “Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip Hop" out now on Netflix. Host Rebecca Lavoie interviews executive producers Raeshem Nijhon and Carri Twigg. Over the past five decades, hip hop has influenced everything from culture to fashion to politics. Its lyrics have tackled discrimination, sexism and violence, and gave voice to the authentic experiences of millions. But from those first mixtapes to streaming audio, women’s contributions to hip hop have too often been marginalized.  “Ladies First” recontextualizes their role in the genre’s 50 years by reinserting them into the canon where they belong: at the center, from day one to present day. SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't watched “Ladies First" yet, make sure to add it to your watch-list before listening on.
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