Monie Love Blasts Degradation & Perpetuation of Stereotypes in Hip-Hop Media (Video)
From the moment she burst onto the scene in 1989 for her standout performance on Queen Latifah’s “Ladies First,” Monie Love has been an advocate. On that song, she and Latifah were loud and proud about how essential women and their contributions are, not only in Hip-Hop, but to the world. Whether through her music or on her various radio platforms, Monie has continued to spread messages of positivity and crusaded against ignorance for the better part of three decades.
Now, the Native Tongues member has formed a group called Heresy, that consists of Carolina Dirty, Dominique Larue, MyVerse and herself. Their release “Da Call Out” is a nearly five minute tour de force where they take aim at several societal ills, over a production by Black Sheep’s Mr. Lawnge. Some of the targets that come fully in their cross-hairs include hyper-sexualized women MCs, a sexist music industry, corrupt politicians and a certain Hip-Hop publication that they believe perpetuates self-hate and destructive stereotypes.
The song is a powder keg and Heresy have collectively lit the fuse.