The Women in Hip Hop Podcast explores hip hop music, culture, and history. Although the podcast focuses on female artists in hip hop, it spans the whole genre.
After working as a model, Jazzie Belle joined the radio show Shade45 as a cohost. She worked on the show for four years before starting the Women in Hip Hop Podcast. Jazzie also writes for Vibe and the entertainment news website Inside Hollywood. She has interviewed A-listers like Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, and Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada. Women in Hip Hop introduces listeners to the struggles and triumphs of women in the genre.
When host Jazzie started dressing up like Da Brat in her teenage years, her parents had questions. Baggy clothes and corn rows dominated the streets in the 90s. Today, street clothes are different, and hip hop has evolved. There are more female rappers in the hip hop genre now than in the decade Da Brat made history. She was the first female rapper to go platinum.
Being a successful rapper means having street credibility and authentic talent. For female artists, it tends to be harder because of society's perception of women and their roles. They fight hard to earn respect and recognition in the field. The Women in Hip Hop Podcast tells the stories of the women who dared to dream.
Listeners will hear Jazzie share stories about hip hop pioneers and newcomers. She discusses Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, and Cardi B. Plus, she chats with artists like Kitty Gata, Connie Diiamond, and Tink. Steph G talks about her background as a stripper and her popular song, Danger Zone. The Women in Hip Hop Podcast is entertaining and informative. Podcast listeners can expect new music, life stories, and inspirations.