"Black Girls Rock! Executive Producer and DJ Beverly Bond, hip-hop is more than just music, and women's voices in it are more relevant than their portion of the genre's platform might suggest.
That's why she's launching Rock! Like a Girl—a concert followed by a "think tank" conversation designed to tackle the unique boundaries that female artists encounter in the male-dominated industry, hip-hop's effects on how the next generation of girls develop a sense of identity and hip-hop's potential to frame feminist thought.
Scheduled to take place at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 5, the concert will feature Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Jean Grae, Miri Ben-Ari and more. Confirmed panelists include Martha Diaz, MC Lyte, Rahiel Tesfamariam, Jean Grae, Imani Perry and Ana Tijoux.
We spoke to Bond about what's happened to marginalize women in hip-hop, and why she's hopeful about the future:
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