From early on, female rappers have set out into the world of rap and hip-hop like hell on heels. Female MC's without a doubt have often times been heavily underrated. From MC Lyte to Da Brat to Lil Kim, Nikki Minaj, and hell yeah, Missy Elliot too!Female rappers have not only had to prove themselves lyrically but also have to fight for their identities. Whether out or not, a female rapper is portrayed as a masculine force. The rationale for lyrical skill can only be underplayed in a patriarchal world as having some sort of connection to masculinity. For some, it has been the labeling of being a lesbian or bisexual and for others, it has been the blatant label of being a whore. For some, the labels have led to defense or full body embracement such as what we saw with Lil Kim. But then what happens? The lights dim and the need to appease or to defend overshadows why they came into the game in the first place, which is why I would argue we have had wack male rappers in the spotlight so much longer than talented female rappers.
At the end of every year, we make our resolutions. "I vow to lose 20 pounds this year," or "I vow to finally visit London!" For the past three years, my resolutions have involved milestones that would be helpful in being to able to finally own a house. Towards the end of 2017, I found a broker and a real estate agent. I paid off massive amounts of credit card debt and was able to get my credit score high enough (upper 600's) to qualify for the first time home owners grant which would mean having low interest and zero money necessary down.