‘Gurl Code’ to Counter the Lack of Female Presence in Hip Hop
One can look at any playlist, chart or schedule of album releases and notice that there is a lack of female presence in Hip Hop. In a recent interview with DJ Wade-O, JSon attributed this to a lack of talent in addition to more of a commitment to the home front for many women. Regardless, of the cause, there is certainly a need for more female voices.
Enter Thi’sl. The Grammy Award winning ex-Hustler has committed himself to changing this dynamic via his upcoming label release, Gurl Code.
“I wanted to contribute to the lack of female presence in Hip Hop. There are some powerful women in this industry that just haven’t been heard,” explained Thi’sl. “My goal is to bring dope female artists to the limelight, and to introduce some new voices that many in Christian Hip Hop haven’t heard.”
Confirmed artists for this project include Jai, Natalie Lauren (formerly Suzy Rock), Erica Cumbo, Nonna, Butta P., V.Rose, Tina Carter, Martay, Heesun Lee, and more.
“I considered open submissions, but for this first female project, I wanted to work with artists that I know are excellent in their artistry, Thi’sl said.”
Gurl Code’s first single “One Man Girl,” by Nonna featuring Latoya Wilson is due out July 2.
“We’re releasing the Gurl Code compilation album October 1, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Thi’sl said. “We’ll host a dope launch event for the album on that date, that will not only increase the female voice in Hip-Hop, but also raise money for a worthy female cause.”
Stay tuned to WadeORadio.com for more details. We will share those with you as soon as they are released. We anticipate this being a special project.