Friday, November 20, 2009


Stole this from a MySpace Bulletin :D

Date: Nov 20, 2009 5:24 PM

Everyone knows that hip hop, in general is a male dominated sub culture. However, this does not mean that women can not participate in it's many elements. Elements = dj, graff art, beatbox, break dance, mc's, etc.

With that said, Albuquerque and New Mexico in general is indeed home to a ton of underground female hip hop artists. You just wouldn't know about them because there is never any outreach to the female artists by the male hip hop community. Rarely I make an appearence at true hip hip events, most of my performances are done outside of this community due to it's arcaic way of shutting out female hip hop heads. Usually the only time you can see female hip hop acts is if there is a battle of some kind. The battle atmosphere is something that most women shy away from due to it's competive nature. Women should have an alternate route in showing off their skills. Ie. So lo shows, guest appearences during regular hip hop events, not to mention having a hand in the judging process or competing if they would like in the beat battles, dj battles, graff battles, mc battles.

Frankly, I think it's about damn time this all changes. Her hip hop, the show that is going to take place this weekend, is long over due. I had hosted a similar event about a year and a half ago. Let me tell you, the turn out was amazing! So amazing that we had to turn people away at the door because of capacity issues. This is proof that the community wants and loves to see more women engaging in the hip hop community. This show is our answer the community that you are going to start seeing more women at hip hop events doing things they want to do as opposed to doing what they are told. Becoming a colorful and much overdue part of the hip hop tapistry.

This event needs support from all who believe in it's cause. The cause being to inspire more women who want to be involved in hip hop. Having all female acts/artists/hosts; shows not only that we are alive and well, but that we are here as a sisterhood to help and answer any questions any women might have about how to get started in the hip hop community. Hip hop is a global movement, and in most cases embraces the sister hip hop aspect.

It's about time we had the same awareness and openness here in my hometown of Albuquerque.

Please join me in letting other women know they are welcome to be a part of hip hop, that their is a place for them in hip hip other then being a spectator, or half naked back up dancer.
Let's make Her Hip Hop an annual event that will grow to be bigger, better, stronger and more wide spread as the years continue. I'm determined to put little ol' Burque and New Mexico on the map when it comes to dope female hip hop artists.

I look foreward to meeting you, and building with my sisters.

Ashley Moyer AKA Ms. Saywut?!

ps-this was a little bit of a rant, wasn't it... ;)

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."-Maya Angelou

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." -Maya Angelou

"I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women's movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men - insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchal idea - have become dangerous to children and other living things, themselves included."-Adrienne Rich

"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute."-Rebecca West

I wonder if any male hip hop heads will repost this??? Stay tuned....

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RunzwithScissors said...

Yeah -- the one I remember...2 years ago...a "battle". Very cool, but rare. But it wasn't hip hop, it was EDM. Even so, the males dominate. They don't want competition, and that's one way to keep it for themselves!

Have a great show!

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