Celebrating Women in Hip Hop: Author Nadirah Simmons Discusses her book, "First Things First"
Hip-Hop Can Save AmericaFebruary 04, 2024
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Celebrating Women in Hip Hop: Author Nadirah Simmons Discusses her book, "First Things First"

In this episode of Hip Hop Can Save America!, host Manny Faces welcomes author and Hip Hop culture advocate Nadirah Simmons to discuss her book "First Things First: Hip-Hop Ladies Who Changed the Game." Simmons discusses the need for women in Hip Hop to have the freedom to create music on their own terms and the importance of recognizing the often underappreciated contributions of women to the genre and associated culture.

The conversation also highlights her website, The Gumbo, which is dedicated to sharing untold stories about women and the issues important to them. This engaging discussion is a must-listen for those passionate about the evolution of Hip Hop and women's impact on the genre.


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