On August 9, 2023, a new documentary called “Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop” will come out on Netflix. The film will look at the past of women in hip-hop, from the first women to break new ground to the women who are doing it now.
In the 1970s, hip-hop was born on the streets of the Bronx, and it quickly spread around the world. But women’s contributions to hip-hop have often been missed or pushed to the side. “Ladies First” honors the fearless female emcees and artists who refused to be silenced. They carved their own paths in the world, rectifying an oversight that had before existed.
In the documentary, well-known people like Roxanne Shanté, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Missy Elliott are interviewed. It also has rare videos and personal stories that give people a look into the lives and careers of these women who broke new ground.
Ava Jenkins’ new film gives viewers a raw and unfiltered look at the struggles that female artists have faced over the years.
The movie looks at three problems that female artists face:
Breaking into a male-dominated business
Fitting into traditional gender roles
The emotional toll that can take.
Jenkins does a beautiful job of showing how times of empowerment, struggle, and sisterhood changed the paths of these women.
As the documentary goes on, people will see how the role of women in hip-hop has changed, from the golden age of the 1980s and 1990s to the leaders of today who are still breaking glass ceilings.
Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Nicki Minaj are well-known artists around the world. They have changed the face of hip-hop and given inspiration to younger people.
“Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop” shows how strong, creative, and skilled female artists are, even though the world has often tried to cut their contributions.
This documentary comes out at a time when it’s more important than ever to talk about how women are represented and given power in the music business.