BET is giving women in hip-hop a little more shine with its first original music documentary.
Believe it or not, kids, there’s more to women in rap than Nicki Minaj and video vixens. We remember times when Lil’ Kim, Eve, Missy Elliot and Mc Lyte ruled the radio. And who can forget Queen Latifah’s “Unity”? Exactly!
BET hopes that its special, My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women And Hip Hop, will serve as a long-overdue reminder of how ladies rocked the mic. The documentary, airing later this month, will examine how women have influenced the genre and whether there’s still a place for women in hip-hop.
My Mic Sounds Nice will also feature interviews with Eve, Missy, Lyte, Trina, Yo Yo and Rah Digga just to name a few.
"This is a story that could not be told by one voice. It required a chorus. And although this story is comprehensive, it is still likely one of many truths about the role of women in hip-hop," said BET President of Music Programming and Specials Stephen Hill.
Men like Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles Jermaine Dupri and Questlove added their commentary as well. See what they all have to say when BET airs My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women And Hip Hop on August 30 at 10:00 p.m. EST.
— Sonya Eskridge