Girls in Grime
Lady Leshurr recently teamed up with Red Bull Studios, giving seven of her favourite female MCs a chance to get in the studio and ‘go hard’. She came up with the concept in a bid to continue conversations on the importance of nurturing good working relationships between females in a more male dominated scene.
Though still a minority, the idea of women being at the forefront of grime is no longer considered strange and the workshop gave female artists a chance to prove that collaboration with a male MC shouldn’t be the only way of gaining credibility.
Some of grime’s most up and coming female artists feature in the video including Alika, Madders, Ms Banks, NavNav, Reiss Boogie, Lavish and Panfa, in a “fire-in-the-booth” styleset up, each spitting 16 bars. Getting the MC’s behind the concept and into the studio to make the video is a step in the right direction to exposing female talent.
Leshurr also sat down to give a Studio Science talk into to her career and performed a faultless a capella version of The Queen’s Speech, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Tour in Liverpool last year.
Clash sat down with Lady Leshurr to chat about the concept here