Insomnia may have won this battle, but I prefer to think that I'm winning the war (I don't sleep, 'cause sleep is the cousin of death). Whatever, here's hopefully the last post for the night. Imma try and go catch a little shut eye.
In a genre that is often defined by machoism and misogynistic, female emcees are few and far between (I personally don't think hip hop is misogynistic as a whole. You need look no further than 2Pac's "Keep Ya Head Up". It's really that 1% of hip hop music that gets radio play that pervade this stereotype to the rest of the genre, but that's another point). The few female emcees that are active are forced to utilize their sexuality in order to achieve any sort of mainstream success. Chicago-emcee Kid Sister is different. The Kanye West protege has demonstrated a knack for witty, sassy lyrics that don't rely on her body to sell the product.
To be fair, Kid Sister has yet to demonstrate much depth content-wise. On her 2009 debut Ultraviolet, she preferred to make techno/club-influenced, catchy party anthems (at this moment, she's basically the hip hop version of M.I.A. or Lady Gaga). Still, it's a step in the right direction back to the days of MC Lyte and Remy Ma and the door is always open for her to grow as an artist.
Peace, Love, & Ladies,