In August 1973, hip hop was born, and since then it has been a male dominated genre. It’s refreshing to hear female rappers pop their shit the way they do! Even if the truth will stick with us for (more than likely) forever, it’s a breath of fresh air. From Queen Latifah to Salt-N-Pepa to Lil Kim to Foxy Brown to Nicki Minaj and every other artist making an impact on hip-hop, the game wouldn’t be the same without them. With the steady stream of new female rappers entering the game, the torch is now being passed down to several ladies, including Chicago rapper Queen Key. With Key’s arrival, much pressure has been applied, and it doesn’t seem that she’ll stop anytime soon. She released the third installment of her Your Highness series today (Aug 6).
Feminism is embodied by Queen Key in rap’s interpretation. However, she does not desexualize women; rather, she talks about lust, loudly and proudly. Though she is the Chicago colleague of CupcaKke, her approach is different. Despite her name, Ke’Asha McClure is not that frontal and pornographic – she goes for the humorous route. In contrast to male rappers who are fond of saying “suck my dick”, she dubbed one of her early works Eat My Pussy. In joining Machine Entertainment Group, she immediately began working on this project with the intention of advancing her career. It was included on several year-end lists and well received. The rapper’s powerful anthem, “My Way”, is by far the rapper’s best moment on the album. Nevertheless, the greatest contribution to her Queen (her nickname) might be found in her two mixtapes that set the tone for this album.
She explains that she’s going on her Lil Wayne shit through the album and it’s beyond amazing. The 25 track LP includes features from G Herbo, Zay Osama, Yung Baby Tate, Polo G and more!
This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.