In honor of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, Netflix will be releasing a new documentary series, LADIES FIRST: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop.
The series will supposedly be four episodes long and include a number of hip-hop’s most iconic women. Hip-hop classics will be included, like Queen Latifah, Rah Digga and MC Lyte, as well as current trending hip-hop artists, like Latto, Tierra Whack, Saweetie and Coi Leray. The legendary women of hip-hop will also be joined by important women from the industry, such as record label executives, stylists and journalists.
The series has an incredible team of executive producers, including Dream Hampton, Troy Carter, Raeshem Nijhon, Carri Twigg, MC Lyte, Nicole Galovski, Justin Simien and Jennifer Ryan. The series synopsis says that “LADIES FIRST: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop contextualizes the history of the music that changed the world within the wider social, radical, and political landscape of the times and, crucially, through a female lens.”
The series is meant to follow the strong women of hip-hop throughout the 5 decades of the genre. Viewers can better understand the history of the genre that has shaped the country and the world, and come to understand the role that women played and continue to play in the evolution of Hip-Hop.
LADIES FIRST: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop is coming to Netflix next month, on August 9th. You can watch the first official trailer for the series here.