Queen Latifah teamed up with Cover Girl a few months ago to find five talented femcees who would remake her classic ‘U.N.I.T.Y.’ Their journey will be chronicled in a series of webisodes entitled The Road To U.N.I.T.Y. Part one debuted last week and I missed posting it on time but here it is anyway. In this inaugural episode Queen, MC Lyte, Lady of Rage, and Yo Yo talk about the trials and triumphs of breaking into the music industry:
I had been seeing the ads for this featured in Essence for the past couple of months but wasn’t sure what it was. Now that I know, I’m happy that the Queen took the time to create a beautiful project like this. So many people claim that female rappers have fallen off but that’s simply not true. Nicki Minaj is not the only one. There are so many talented women out there who don’t need wigs or to dis another woman or to be hypersexual or extra thugged out, or any other stereotypes or monoliths you can think of. These women are the voices of a new generation of Lady MCs. Hopefully people will take their blinders off and start paying attention.
Not to be cliche but all hail the Queen for having this vision and the insight and humility to move forward. Each webisode will air weekly and for more details on when you can catch them check out the Queen Latifah/Cover Girl site.
Btw, I love Queen Latifah’s line of foundation. They’re cheap and give light but professional coverage like department store brands. I like that when I wear it I don’t look too red or too pasty, which is an issue when it comes to brown girl hues in foundation. My color is ‘Rick Mink.’