Say My Name (2008)
Movie InfoHip hop began a new and edgy form of New York street culture in the late 1970s and has since become one of the most pervasive creative phenomena of our times, informing music, fashion, art and nearly every facet of popular culture. But while hip hop is often seen as a democratic medium where anyone who can turn a rhyme or create a beat has a shot at the spotlight, women are still fighting for their fair share of success, despite the track record of such iconic artists as Queen Latifah, Salt-n-Pepa, MC Lyte and Missy Elliott. While female rappers struggle to be heard, they also deal with a music industry that often promotes sexist and misogynist MC's over artists with a positive message and frequently prefers women who are willing to be sex symbols rather than role models. Filmmaker Nirit Peled takes an inside look at the world of women in hip hop in the documentary Say My Name, which examines both the obstacles and the accomplishments of women in the male-dominated world of music. Say My Name includes exclusive interviews with Roxanne Shante, Monie Love, Remy Ma, Rha Digga, Eryka Badu and many more. Say My Name was an official selection at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi … More
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