Hip Hop Sisters released their first all female mixtape, We Got Now vol. 1. According to the Sisters, the mixtape is the first in a series with a purpose to: “increase awareness in the arena of the female MC as well as providing the group as a whole with the ability to make real world dollars by selling the cd hard copy.”
In 2006, MC Lyte established Hip Hop Sisters, a non-profit organization for women in hip hop. The organization states that their mission is bigger than hip hop, it’s about: “Women promoting positivity and encouraging personal growth through Hip Hop.” Hip Hop Sisters gives underground female artists a platform to promote their talents which might otherwise go unnoticed.
In her article ‘MC Lyte: Still Rockin’ With The Best,’ Han O’Conner of AllHipHop.com asks MC Lyte about Hip Hop Sisters. Lyte explains the site is, “a safe space for people to be themselves,” and “it’s a place where women get to share their work and have it respected.”
We Got Now vol. 1 features MC Lyte, along with fellow Hip Hop Sisters committee members: Atlas’ and Mecca, long time hip hop activist and ambassador, Toni Blackman, and Canadian born but now Brooklyn based killa femcee, Eternia. The mixtape was mixed by DJ Leecy T.
Free online copies of the mixtape are available for download now at hiphopsisters.com.