This week's feminist mixtape comes from Dope Folks Records, a record label that specializes in rare and unreleased limited-edition vinyl releases. They're coming up on their 70th release! The two mixes below feature female hip-hop artists "from big names to virtual unknowns from the Golden Era to the mid-90s"—all from the personal vinyl collection of the Dope Folks team. There are plenty of gems here. Check out Dope Folks' other great mixes over on Soundcloud.
As a sixteen-year-old and lover of country music, I often struggle with the demeaning lyrics about women in mainstream country music perpetuates. However, there have always been a few artists who break that mold and manage to produce great country music with a positive, empowering theme. Country music and feminism are not mutually exclusive.
Here's a playlist of current artists (and a few old favorites) who achieve just that.
South Korean doo-wop group The Barbarettes. Photo via the band's Facebook.
The SXSW music festival has taken over Austin, Texas! I’m here to sort through the more than 2,000 bands that will play around town before Sunday and pick out new feminist music to bring us into spring. Here’s my list of favorite female-fronted bands from the festival.