Today, Google told me and the rest of the world that today marked the 44th anniversary of the birthday of Hip Hop. If you haven’t already, check out today’s Google Doodle as it is not only incredible. It gives you the chance to pretend like you’re scratching records. And it’s fun AF.
In honor of this historic day, we’re putting the spotlight on the women of the genre who have provided the soundtrack for our lives. The following songs, made us think, feel, dance, and feel like our p*ssies were powerful. Important work. Check out some of our favorites on the following pages.
Unity- Queen Latifah
You already know this song was going to be included. It’s the quintessential, Black men need to do better anthem. Latifah addresses street harassment, domestic violence and our general elevation as a people. Lord knows it’s a message we (they) still need to heed today. It’s rough, it’s raw and over that jazzy horn, it was unforgettable.