|New Conscious Hip Hop Album from Conscious Daughters|
|Written by Robert ID4619|
|Tuesday, 10 February 2009 01:38|
Hip Hop is now larger than it's ever been - co-opted and used by everyone for every conceivable purpose - it can be argued that hip hop is now synonymous with popular culture. In many instances it dictates popular culture, and time has proven that this can be both a good and a bad phenomenon, depending on the messages being sent. Sadly these messages are now almost always negative when it comes to women.
Enter the Conscious Daughters and their new album, The Nutcracker Suite. Hardcore street poet veterans with triple O.G. status in the hip hop game, they''ve proven themselves over time to be as cold as they come, fusing street knowledge with messages of empowerment from a distinctly female point of view that can only be described as refreshing in the middle of the testosterone-fest that hip hop has become. All hail the Queens.
The Nutcracker Suite touches on it all - black-on-black crime, domestic violence, the trials of single motherhood, and the need for unity and sisterhood. It features production by Paris, Rick Rock, One Drop Scott and others, with guest appearances by Paris, Mystic, Marvaless, T-K.A.S.H. and more.
With female voices all but absent in today's hip-hop climate, the time has never been more right for strong women's voices to be heard. Guerrilla Funk will continue to keep pushin'', releasing material of substance in the face of adversity, and hopefully rewarding those who seek more from their entertainment.
Listen to the full album preview here..
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