Hip Hop has grown to become one of the most popular genres of music today. Just like the rest of the music industry, hip hop and rap have been vastly dominated by men, with a relatively smaller percentage of female artists making it to the top. However, this convention is changing for the better, with more and more female rappers and artists making a name for themselves. When it comes to talented female rappers, the name Miss Money comes to mind.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Miss Money started her music career from scratch. She began rapping at the age of 10 and continued to perform, quickly gaining traction amid the local rap scene. From stage shows, performances, and local shows, Miss Money began to gain popularity. Her unique style, powerful stage presence, and hard-hitting lyrics truly touched the chord with audiences everywhere. “There was a time, when people mocked me, only because I was a female rapper. I just focused on what I do best, I rapped, I performed and it was straight from the heart. People loved my work, and here I am,” said Miss Money.
Though some of the pioneers of rap and hip hop were women, the industry remained biased in its perspective. In recent years, this notion is being decimated by several female artists and performers, while record labels are being far more supportive to upcoming female talent. Female artists are rising to the top and gaining some much-deserved appreciation. Miss Money adds, “It’s always been harder for a female rapper to get a break, but things are changing and fast. Today, women are turning the tables, and believe me, there’s no stopping us now.”
Today, Miss Money has earned herself a great deal of respect and recognition in the industry. She has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the industry that include Run-D.M.C. and Wiz Khalifa. She has also worked with DeJ Loaf, Young M.A., Cardi B, Jadakiss, Lil Durk, MoneyBagg Yo, Bubba Sparxxx, DMX, Polo G, Snootie Wild, and Kirko Bangz. One of her most popular tracks ‘On the Nephs’ gained widespread attention after its release. She is currently working on ‘Pull Up’ with Boosie Badazz, a hip-hop veteran who has been in the industry since the early 1990s. Miss Money will also be launching her line of shoes, ‘Rich Kickz,’ in partnership with AliveShoes.
Miss Money is one of those women who have pursued their passion and succeeded in it. Whether it’s the music industry, or otherwise, women have proved their worth time after time. Hip Hop and rap are no exceptions and one thing is clear, it certainly is not a man’s world anymore.