Book Review: God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop

Women in hip-hop have never been more present or powerful than right now. But things didn’t start that way. Interviews include superstars like Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim and underground artists like Remy Ma, Rapsody and Gangsta Boo. Pioneers Debbie D, Sylvia Robinson and Roxanne Shanté are also given the recognition they deserve. Unlike previous books on hip-hop, this one delivers the respect due to the female artists who have been largely excluded from its history. Iandoli aims to empower future generations of female artists by showing them the rich history they have.

By Kathy Iandoli

(hardcover) $27.99