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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 2, 2013

Four Tet Confirms He Is Burial

For much of our history, creative writers had to hide behind a fake or pen name in order to get their work to be published.  The reasons for this were more obvious a couple of centuries ago than there are now.  Any time controversial work was submitted in a conservative society; it was shunned and even punished.  Religious leaders were known for making attempts to stem off any sort of heresy or blasphemy against the powers that be, and when scientists or writer wanted to contest them they could not use their real identity.  Women have also used pen names in order to get their books published, since male dominated societies were not about to have a woman write a best-selling book in the presence of a man.

Today, aliases are still used by the creative types, but it isn’t in fear of getting their head chopped off when a …

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Methuzulah

Methuzulah
December 16, 2010

Atlanta’s Indie Scene: 10 Women in Hip-Hop You Should Look Out for in 2011 & Beyond (Part 2of2)

In my previous post, inspired by the realization that females in Hip-Hop are under credited, I introduced 5 amazing women who I considered to be in the TopTen of Atlanta’s most influential Women in Hip-Hop. Thank you for all the comments and feedback. Please keep it coming.

And so here now is the conclusion of my list of the 10 Women in Hip-Hop You Should Look Out for in 2011 & Beyond:

6.Taj Anwar-Jackson (Multi-tasker)



Taj Anwar is a model, community organizer, philanthropist, political motivator, Hip-Hop promoter, social commentator, mother & wife. She has worked with the FTP Movement, Mothers of Black/Brown Babies, and Crew Love. Anwar is known to speak on, and challenge the issues of the inner-city community such as police brutality, education and environmental justice. In addition, she is a part of the Think Conscious Collective and a member of the Atlanta Zulu nation chapter. Taj was …

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Methuzulah

Methuzulah
December 1, 2010

Atlanta’s Indie Scene: 10 Women in Hip-Hop You Should Look Out for in 2011 & Beyond (Part 1of2)

I was doing some research on emceeing, rapping… you know the art of rhyming, and stumbled across a surprising fact: Females in Hip-Hop are truly hardly ever mentioned. As I noticed this, I began to wonder “Why?”. I mean, talents like  Dj Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Frosty Freeze and Lee Quinones did have counterparts like Sha Rock, Lisa Lee, Lady Pink, Dj Spinderella and so on. So, I decided to take the time out to introduce you all to 10 of Atlanta’s most influential Women in Hip-Hop. This particular post will be broken down into 2 parts, consisting of 5 very versatile and diverse women per post. Enjoy!!!

1. StaHHr (Emcee/Crochet Designer)

StaHHr is a true powerhouse MC who was born in Memphis and raised in Atlanta. She has shared stages, ciphers, and/or studio time with the likes of Del, MF Doom, KRSONE, John Robinson, Lewis Parker, Luciano, Amiri Baraka, …