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BET Networks takes an in-depth look at the role of female rappers in the hip-hop industry in the premiere of its first original music documentary special, My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip Hop.

The documentary will give an inside look at how women have affected rap music, and in turn how rap music affects female MCs of past and present.

Artists such as MC Lyte, Missy Elliott, and Queen Latifah contributed significantly to the shaping of hip hop music, bringing new sounds to the record labels. With the emergence of a younger generation of women in hip-hop including Nicki Minaj and Diamond, My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip Hop will serve as a commentary for how hip hop music is influenced by women and vice versa.

This 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.

My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip Hop features revealing interviews with journalists, executives, and rappers, including Missy Elliott, EVE, Trina, Rah Digga, MC Lyte, Yo Yo, Questlove, along with hip-hop moguls Jermaine Dupri, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles and many more.

The documentary will premiere on August 30th at 10:00 PM EDT on BET. SOURCE

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