by Justin Ivey • September 11, 2019
Rapper-turned-human hot take machine Lord Jamar has shared another controversial opinion, this time about women in Hip Hop. During an interview with Battle Code’s Bosschick Raine, the Brand Nubian member — who co-hosts the Yanadameen GODCAST with Rah Digga — detailed why he doesn’t enjoy female rappers and explained how they don’t meet his definition of “real Hip Hop.”
“I don’t fuck with female rappers,” he said before elaborating. “The same reason I don’t fuck with white rappers or wack rappers: I can’t resonate with what a woman is talking about. Now, listen — can I appreciate a sista that can rhyme good? Yes. Rah Digga can rhyme. She’s dope. Bahamadia, dope. But do I wanna listen to a female rhyming about female shit? It doesn’t resonate with me.”
Raine challenged Jamar’s claim by citing the work of Lauryn Hill.
“I love Lauryn Hill, but some people will say that’s not Hip Hop,” he noted. “You got some people that’ll say [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill] was damn near an R&B album … I loved Lauryn Hill. She was one of the only female albums that I actually really did listen to on some ‘this is the soundtrack for a minute.'”