Don’t miss “My Mic Sounds Nice:A Truth About Women in Hip Hop” 10pm on Monday August 30th on BET. Look for MC Lyte, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliot, Eve, and lots more!
The film covers everything from artistry, imaging and the thin ranks of female MCs (from more than 40 in the early ’90s to a handful on major labels now) to whether there’s still a place for women in hip-hop. Ava DuVernay, who directed and executive-produced “Mic” through her Forward Movement Films, says she was most surprised by the ladies’ vulnerability.
Noticeably absent in the film are such faces as Queen Latifah and rising star Nicki Minaj. DuVernay says, “Everyone that you think should be in the film was asked.”