Siya’s Five Favorite Female Rappers
Let’s take it back. I think I’m compared to the Bo$$ a lot. She was gangster. She was just so gutter. The Bo$$ was raw. Back in the day, she was spitting harder than niggas. So raw with it. Baggy clothes with the bandana. Drinking the 40 in the videos. She had bars. I don’t know what she doing now. Last I heard of her, she was sick or something like that, but yeah she’s dope.
Lady Of Rage
I really respected how she held her own when she was fuckin’ with Dre and all them. “I rock rough and stuff with my Afro Puffs,” you know what I mean? She was just giving it to them. Her flows, her deliveries and her cattiness was dope.
Super talented. She’s an innovator. She wasn’t afraid to do things differently and that’s why I respect her so much. She was so cool with it. She put out records and it was playful. Some of it was lyrical. She knew how to balance it very well. She really did a good job of hip-hop when she was rocking out. Missy Elliott is definitely an icon. She’s up there with the greats as far as if we are just talking about female MCs. Yeah, she’s up there. She paves the way for it to be okay for people to try something new and not be afraid of the outcome musically.
I actually spent time with Kim—a few times actually—’cause somebody who used to manage me was a good friend of hers. On a personal level, Kim was just so sweet and so honest. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. Musically, she was just nasty with it. The shit she talked about. Me, personally, I don’t get down like that. She did and she made it okay for women to be up in the club, deep throating the dick. [Laughs] It’s hard not to respect it because she came from that era of Biggie. She was riding with Biggie and where I am from, I’m from that side. It was just cool.
I actually met Eve recently on Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop. She’s an amazing woman. Just hearing her talk about how hard it was to be in the industry as a woman. And then how she set the tone as far as being a role model and a female MC, role model. With that record “Love Is Blind,” you weren’t hearing females talk about shit like that. That’s a very touchy subject, but she wasn’t afraid to attack it. I think her honesty in her records made her very relatable, which is similar to me because everything I talk about is truth.