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Before Nicki and Lil' Kim. We have seen one era of female rap erased, the street battle era which is Where the forgotten pioneers MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Salt N Pepa has been sadly erased. Watching the authorized Lifetime biopic.. Salt N Pepa had to not only do street battles, but they had to constantly prove that females in hip hop in the 80s was more than just dancers, but can be with the boys and ironically beat them at their own diss game. And earn the respect. Like queen Latifah said, Ladies First.. Here's the jam that I remember on MTV in the 80s when rap was fun and party type music. "Push it"
Lately I've been thinking about some of my favorite movies featuring great performances from Black pop stars. Obviously the late, great Whitney Houston comes to mind right away. The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife. Whitney wowed us as a leading lady in The Bodyguard and her performance broke barriers at the time. Even though she faced criticism from film critics, it's safe to say some of her movies have undoubtedly stood the test of time. Mariah has been cast in some very impressive dramatic roles in Lee Daniels films Precious and The Butler. Justice For Glitter! Beyonce in Dreamgirls and The Lion King. Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if you're nasty) in Poetic Justice Diana Ross, Janelle Monae, Aaliyah, Will Smith. The list goes on... I'm curious what some of your fave crossover performances are. Let's discuss!