During her latest interview on Vice’s Noisey she touches on what’s so different about her, “To hear a female talking about things that go on around them or things that she’s been through it’s kind of new for people because now you hear chicks and it’s about popping they pussy or shaking they ass for cash. So to hear my side of the story it’s like wow.”
While it is not new, because Lauryn Hill rapped about her life and other things besides sex, most female rappers lean more towards sexual content. So when it comes to hip-hop and Young M.A. this isn’t a Sprite commercial so image is everything. Her image adds to her persona, it adds to her skill, it makes everything she spits better, more authentic and easier to groove to.
Did the women that came before her, raise the bar high enough for her? I’m not sure, because if there was a top ten of female rappers would all of the names on the list be worthy to be on a top ten list? Did they write their own rhymes, do they have a catalog worthy to all time greatest, did they change the game?
The most I think about it the more I can’t help but question are there 10 female emcees dope enough to be on a top ten list. The greatest female emcee of all time, Lauryn Hill, has one solo album, so can she really be the greatest?
A few people shared their Top 10 female emcees with me on twitter:
All these list are the reason why Young M.A. is so interesting to me because all I see is potential. She can easily replace any name on the list and there not be a question about it. All I’m hearing from her is fire and hot joints. Its like when Tiger Woods first got into golf and we thought he would never lose.
While time will only tell what the future holds for Young M.A. but in my humble opinion she’s raise the bar for females emcees who plan on putting out any music after today. Oooouuuu.
Check out her latest freestyle over the Quiet Storm beat.
SOURCE: Noisey | PHOTO: Getty