Last night BET aired its first ever original music documentary special, My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women In Hip Hop – a new film directed and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, taking an in-depth look at the role of female rappers in Hip Hop.
Featuring interviews with music executives, journalists, artists (including Missy Elliott, Eve, Trina, Rah Digga, Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, Yo Yo and Lady of Rage and Jean Grae) and Hip Hop moguls (Jermaine Dupri, Russell Simmons and Kevin Liles), the documentary “examines gender-specific differences in artistry, marketing, promotion and economics, explores why there are far fewer female than male MCs, and discusses whether there’s still a place for women in Hip Hop.”
About the Director: Ava DuVernay made her feature filmmaking debut with the critically-acclaimed 2008 hip hop documentary This is the Life. Winner of Audience Awards in Toronto, Los Angeles and Seattle, the film was released theatrically and debuted on Showtime in April 2009.
Watch My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women & Hip Hop below, split into three parts courtesy of Yardie.