Female rappers have been changing the scope of the hip-hop scene for the last 50 years, so it’s only right that they are celebrated for their continued contributions to the music industry.
Netflix just released its first trailer for the upcoming documentary, Ladies First: A Story of Women In Hip-Hop, which breaks down the many achievements of “the irrepressible women of hip-hop.”
Here's an official description:
This timely limited doc series recontextualizes the irrepressible women of hip hop and their role in the genre’s 50 years by reinserting them into the canon where they belong: at the center, from day one to present day. Each of the four installments features a parade of iconic emcees like MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Rah Digga, up and comers, and artists currently at the top of the charts like Latto, and Tierra Whack alongside key figures from record labels, stylists, and journalists. By giving flowers to originators like Sha-Rock and Roxanne Shante or hearing real talk from contemporary superstars like Saweetie and Coi Leray, Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop contextualizes the history of the music that changed the world within the wider social, racial, and political landscape of the times and, crucially, through a female lens.
The doc is executive produced by iconic emcee Mc Lyte.
dream hampton, Troy Carter, Raeshem Nijhon, Carri Twigg, Nicole Galovski, Justin Simien, and Jennifer Ryan also serve as executive producers.
Watch the official trailer below:
All four episodes of Ladies First: A Story of Women In Hip-Hop will be available on Netflix on August 9.