If, like me, you sorely miss the tuff-as-Lee-Press-On-Nails attitude and music of mouthy, unabashedly sexual 90s rappers Salt ‘N’ Pepa, this news will make you wanna Shoop. (Ouch… sometimes I kill me.)
Yo Majesty, Florida’s electro-crunk rap ladies, have just released their first full-length album, called Futuristically Speaking… Never Be Afraid. They’ve been tearing up dancehalls and The Internet for years now, but this is the first time you can have a full sixty-ish minutes of gay feminist hip-hop that’s also super dirty and catchy all to yourself. You will dance. You will blush. You will smash misogyny.
Here’s the video for Hustle Mode, from their last EP. I’ve also put the video for Club Action, from the same album, after the cut; it’s frankly a better song, and frankly full of filthy lyrics. If you want more Yo Majesty, and I know you do, their Myspace page is really the place to go - they have a bunch of new songs and videos up, including an interview done by their tourmate Beth Ditto of The Gossip(!!!).