Docs That Rock

Women and the Mic

Vodpod videos no longer available. BET is getting into the doc game with its first original doc My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women in Hip-Hop. Famed female MCs like Missy Elliott, MC Lyte, Salt-N-Pepa and more are featured. Directed by Ava DuVernay, it examines the role of women in the industry and gender differences in marketing and promotion. The Reuters take features an intriguing quote from Roxanne Shante (“Roxanne’s Revenge”):

Females in hip-hop made a big mistake by becoming Robin to Batman when they fought to be Batman. There’s absolutely still a place for female MCs. But now it seems like it’s being built on lipstick and eye shadow, which can be washed away. We have to go back to the talent and skills, how it was originally built.

The film premieres tonight on BET at 10 pm.

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August 30, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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