For DJ Premier’s new EP celebrating the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of hip-hop, the pioneering producer handpicked a lineup of rappers identified for his or her lyricism together with Nas, Lil Wayne, and Run the Jewels. Preemo additionally paired up seasoned MCs Remy Ma and Rapsody on the monitor “Remy Rap,” which finds each ladies letting out frustration about being underestimated in a male-dominated trade.
Remy specifically spits with a hearth in her stomach, calling on feminine rappers to degree up and expressing resentment for her pen sport being questioned. After arising as a part of Large Pun and Fats Joe’s Terror Squad and later marrying fellow rapper Papoose, misogynists have lengthy credited her sharp rhymes to the lads in her life. “They know that my pen is loopy however they don’t wanna give me that,” she raps. “Each time I spit some shit, they saying that it’s actually Pap.”
In the meantime, Rapsody is laser-focused on breaking down why she’s “on a special tier,” spitting punchline after punchline whereas dropping references to Lauryn Hill, Kirby, and DaBaby. Moderately than getting caught up in negativity like her Bronx counterpart, although, the North Carolina native takes the glory of touchdown a Preemo monitor as a possibility additional exhibit the expertise that followers and friends have lengthy acknowledged.
That’s to not say that there’s something unsuitable with both method. Half a century into hip-hop, ladies are nonetheless being held down and pitted towards one another. The tradition as a complete has taken main steps, however there’s a lot extra that may be completed within the subsequent 50 years.
— Eddie Fu
New Music Editor