It has been said that females in Hip Hop are overlooked. Is it because they are expressing themselves in a male-dominated domain? In the mainstream, they are told that becoming a sex symbol is the way to success and that Hip Hop with substance doesn’t sell. There just aren’t many major representations of quality female emcees or at least support for them. In other words, it’s tough being a woman in Rap music. The legendary status, from a Hip Hop purist standpoint, has only been given to a few like Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Missy Elliott, and Queen Latifah, among others. Regardless of what is being promoted, and what is not, there is currently a contingent of female emcees that are releasing some of the highest quality music of this era. Hip Hop artists like Nitty Scott, Rapsody, Jhene Aiko, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Natalie Lauren, and Angel Haze have shown that they can create art with the elite. They have taken on the challenges that the Hip Hop game brings them.
They ain’t worried bout ya’ll stereotypes!
Allow us to report on an artist who musically is worthy of being seen as cream of the crop.
One of the dope female emcees gearing up to release a new project is Butta P of Rhema Soul (K-nuff & Juan Love). For those unfamiliar with the South Florida-based artist, or her group, as a member of Rhema Soul, she has released 5 studio albums, toured the world (arenas of 35,000), heard on television & radio (VH1, FUSE TV, JUCE TV, AIR 1), and collaborated with various noteworthy artists (Reach Records producer Gawvi, Grammy-nominated producer Rey King, Thi’sl, Social Club, & more). Butta P’s work as a member of Rhema Soul has been critically acclaimed by listeners of mainstream and inspirational music. She is now ready to release a solo project.
Her first solo album could (should) be an example of a project by a female emcee that can compete musically with most albums on the mainstream level. The Butta P solo project may dispel many misnomers. One of the factors that separate her from other lyricists is the message of faith in her lyrics. Butta is all about making sure that the girls who look up to her know that they are Young Queens and have a purpose. Another factor are the backdrops Gawvi crafts for the rhymes Butta P will spit.
@ButtaP officially in ATL! TIME FOR HEAT TO GET MADE!!!
— Gawvi (@GAWVI) July 18, 2014
The Dope Beats, Good News-crafter is currently working hard in the studio to make an album that affects the culture with truth. Jam The Hype got an opportunity to talk with Butta P about the project. She informed us that her forthcoming solo project will be executive produced by Reach Records producer Gawvi, is being completed in Atlanta, Georgia, and scheduled to drop in the fall. She is still doing shows as a member of Rhema Soul. The members of the Rhema collective are currently focusing on individual ventures.
Check out some behind the scenes pictures of Butta P and Gawvi working in the studio.
Pics from @Gawvi‘s Instagram account are as follows:
Stay tuned for more information on Butta P’s upcoming album.
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