Prouced by Mr Kuyateh ft. Roxanne Shante, Bahamadia, MC Lyte & Queen Latifah
What do you do when you find 4 acapellas from hip hop’s dopest female emcees? You remix it and call it “Queens of Hip Hop Vol. 1”. Cause ain’t nothin betta than dope lyrics over jazzy beats.
I was adamant about beginning the project with voices that pioneered the lyrical side of the game. Not only are these women game changers but lyrically suited to handle any rapper that crossed their path.
Peep how they command the attention of the listener in each track. The delivery is razor sharp, from the gut, and thought provoking. Their words swing through the rhythm, cutting through the bullshit.
The production is a salute to the art of chopping shit up and sampling it. I wanted to create a lush jazzy vibe to embrace emcee’s lyrics. It was important for the beat to be self sufficient as an instrumental. It had to have it’s own fun life and yet not overpower the track. Like sex, the balance of words and rhythm was key.
Enjoy this flavorful mix, and that The Brooklyn Word…