In 1973, hip-hop was born. Fifty years later, we still listen to the genre, and it’s evolved into one of the most popular genres around, still going strong today. And it’s not going anywhere! That’s what’s featured in the new Netflix docuseries Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop. The four-part documentary series begins streaming Wednesday, August 9, 2023.
The production features many hip-hop artists, including Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Rah Digga, Sha-Rock, Remy Ma, Saweetie, and more. Many folks who work behind the scenes are also highlighted, like producers, stylists, journalists, etc.
So what is the production about? What can you expect to see? We’ve got the answer for you below!
What is Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop about?
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop is meant to honor “women’s crucial role in shaping hip-hop,” per the synopsis. That’s why so many great female artists will be giving in-depth interviews to share their perspectives and talk about their role in the genre. The doc “contextualizes the history of the music” and portrays how it changed the world socially, racially, and politically “through a female lens.”
The episodes also demonstrate how the genre has evolved over the years and some of these women’s hardships as part of the music industry. From the importance of writing their songs, earning respect, cultural appropriation, body positivity, sexuality, feminism, and more. There’s a lot of ground the documentary covers. And it’s all told from the female perspective. Plus, we see how the artists all support each other.
Watch the official trailer for the docuseries below to get your first look at the interviews!
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop streams all four episodes on Netflix on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.