Netflix is commemorating the momentous 50th anniversary of hip-hop with a powerful and inspiring documentary titled “LADIES FIRST: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop.” This highly-anticipated docuseries sheds light on the indomitable women who have played a pivotal role in the revolutionary genre from its inception to the present day.
Set to debut on August 9th, the series recontextualizes the historical contributions of women in hip-hop, placing them rightfully at the center of the genre’s narrative. The trailer features legendary figures like Queen Latifah, Sha Rock, Remy Ma, Yo-Yo, Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, Da Brat, Monie Love, Bahamadia, and Rah Digga, as well as modern icons like Latto, Saweetie, Coi Leray, Chika, Rapsody, Kash Doll, and Tierra Whack.
The documentary delves into the struggles and triumphs of these female artists, revealing their strength, determination, and resilience in the male-dominated hip-hop industry. As they break barriers and defy norms, these women have left an indelible mark on hip-hop culture, and the series seeks to give them the recognition they deserve.
Beyond the artists, “Ladies First” will feature insights from journalists, record label executives, and stylists, providing a comprehensive and compelling narrative of women’s influence on hip-hop’s evolution. Led by a talented team of executive producers, including dream hampton, Troy Carter, Raeshem Nijhon, Carri Twigg, MC Lyte, Nicole Galovski, Justin Simien, and Jennifer Ryan, the documentary promises an engaging and enlightening journey through the world of hip-hop from a female perspective.
As the series premieres on August 9th, viewers can expect an enriching and celebratory exploration of the groundbreaking women who have shaped hip-hop’s past, present, and future. “Ladies First” is a testament to the resilience and tenacity of these artists and a reminder of their lasting impact on one of the most influential music genres in history.