God Save the Queens: Women in Hip-Hop, Opinions on Jason Isbell & Chicano Batman, Hamilton Bohannon

God Save The Queens book cover
God Save The Queens book cover

God Save the Queens: Women in Hip-Hop, Opinions on Jason Isbell & Chicano Batman, Hamilton Bohannon

This week, Jim and Greg have a conversation about the history of women in hip-hop, and how amazing MCs have been chronically undervalued since the beginning of the art form. They talk Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, Roxanne Shanté and more. They also review the new record from Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Reunions and a new one from Chicano Batman, Invisible People. Finally, Greg bids farewell to percussionist and band leader Hamilton Bohannon.

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Featured Songs

Roxanne Shanté, “Roxanne’s Revenge,” Roxanne’s Revenge (Single), Cold Chillin’, 1984
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, “What’ve I Done To Help,” Reunions, Southeastern, 2020
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, “Be Afraid,” Reunions, Southeastern, 2020
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, “Dreamsicle,” Reunions, Southeastern, 2020
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, “Only Children,” Reunions, Southeastern, 2020
Chicano Batman, “Color My Life,” Invisible People, ATO, 2020
Chicano Batman, “Polymetronomic Harmony,” Invisible People, ATO, 2020
Chicano Batman, “The Way,” Invisible People, ATO, 2020
Chicano Batman, “Invisible People,” Invisible People, ATO, 2020
Queen Latifah, “Ladies First (with Monie Love),” All Hail the Queen, Tommy Boy, 1989
The Sequence, “Funk You Up,” Funk You Up (Single), Sugarhill, 1979
UTFO, “Roxanne, Roxanne,” UTFO, Select, 1985
Lauryn Hill, “Doo Wop (That Thing),” The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Ruffhouse and Columbia, 1998
Remy Ma, “Conceited (There’s Something About Remy),” There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story, SRC, Universal and Terror Squad Entertainment, 2006
Salt-N-Pepa, “None of Your Business,” Very Necessary, Next Plateau Entertainment, 1993
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass,” Pink Friday - Deluxe Version (Bonus Tracks), Young Money, Cash Money and Universal Motown, 2010
Mase, “Feel So Good,” Harlem World, Bad Boy and Arista, 1997
Lil’ Kim, “No Matter What They Say,” The Notorious K.I.M., Atlantic, 2000
Missy Elliott, “Get Ur Freak On,” Miss E… So Addictive, Elektra, 2001
Missy Elliott, “Lose Control,” The Cookbook, Atlantic, 2005
Megan Thee Stallion, “B.I.T.C.H.,” Suga EP, 1501 Certified and 300, 2020
Cardi B, “I Like It (with Bad Bunny and J Balvin),” Invasion of Privacy, Atlantic, 2018
Doja Cat, “Rules,” Hot Pink, RCA, 2019
Hamilton Bohannon, “South African Man,” Keep on Dancin’, Dakar, 1974
The B-52’s, “Roam,” Cosmic Thing, Reprise, 1989
Ernest Tubb, “Answer the Phone,” The Legend And The Legacy, 1st Generation, 1979
Sweet Tee, “On The Smooth Tip,” It’s Tee Time, Profile, 1988
MC Lyte, “Cold Rock A Party,” Bad As I Wanna B, EastWest Records America, 1996
The Strokes, “Bad Decisions,” The New Abnormal, RCA, 2020
Fearing, “Pictured Perfect,” Shadow, Funeral Party, 2020
Ratboys, “Alien With A Sleep Mask On,” Printer’s Devil, Topshelf, 2020