With the immense popularity of Australian rapper Iggy Azalea’s hit record “Fancy” I decided to revisit a blog post I wrote a couple years ago about a few up and coming rappers, one of which was Azalea. Although it may seem as if Azalea just popped up from out of nowhere, she’s actually been tugging for the crown for a few years ever since dropping her raunchy mixtape Ignorant Art in 2011. Now the 24-year old is on her way to rap royalty and has one of the hottest songs of the summer.
But just because Azelea is on top now, doesn’t mean there are not tons of female MC’s looking to take her spot, and/or add their name to the growing list of dominating women hip hop artists. The new Oxygen reality show “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” follows the daily lives of five aspiring female rappers who are all trying to make it to the top. It seems that T.I., who executive produces the show is all for female empowerment in hip hop, especially since he is a major force behind Azalea’s success. The five women of the Sisterhood are Pharrell signee Bia, former Crime Mob member Diamond, Miami-bred rapper Brianna Perry, Timbaland mentee Nyemiah Supreme and the openly gay Siya, according to USA Today.
Based on the previews, the rappers seem to be all about the business and are more concerned about making sure their skills are superior and focusing on career longevity rather than just trying to get a hit single and get rich.
The show debuts tonight at 9p.m. ET/PT on the Oxygen network.