Krip-Hop Nation Continues to Ask, Where Are The Disabled Women in Hip-Hop?

Krip-Hop Nation Continues to Ask, Where Are Disabled Women In Hip-Hop?

Since the beginning of Krip-Hop Nation in the early 2000’s, we have supported, highlighted and organized events all around asking the question toward the music industry especially in Hip-Hop.  One of  our first international show was organizing by Lady MJ in London, England in 2014 and in 2019 Krip-Hop Nation organized what was called,GenderKrip Planet: an evening of performance celebrating the Krip-Hop mixtape, Hell Yall Aint Talmbout: A Krip-Hop Anthology of Women, Femmes, and Warriors w/rapper,   Ashana Jha, an Asian Indian disabled queer woman rapper, aka AJ420, and in 2023 Krip-Hop published an essay celebrating AJ420’s life by asking the question, AJ420: When The Chickenheads Come Home To Roost using Joan Morgan’s book, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down.  Now in 2024 after the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop and not seeing anything in the mainstream that went in deep about disabled women in Hip-Hop, Krip-Hop will be hosting an interview series looking at women Hip-Hop artists who are disabled, Yani Davis and Dr. DJ Kuttin.

First up, Dr. DJ Kuttin Kandi on March 4th/24 on Krip-Hop YouTube channel. From google and Krip-Hop’s archives here is an ongoing list of Disabled/Deaf Women Hip-Hop Artists:

  • Kalyn Heffernan
  • Lady MJ
  • Toni Hickkman
  • AJ420
  • Roxx Da Foxx
  • TLC’s Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins
  • Yvie Oddly
  • Missy Elliott
  • Foxy Brown
  • Jenn Posey
  • DJ Kuttiin Kandi
  • TaJ-Unique
  • Lil’ Kim
  • Briana Johnson
  • Auti Angel
  • Brittany Davis
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