500 Female Emcees: Meet Bahamadia-A True B-Girl-& One of Philly’s Best

BahamadiaBahamadia is a Philadelphia-born hip hop artist who started out as a DJ and later became an emcee. As a member of Gang Starr Foundation, she released her critically-acclaimed debut album entitled Kollage in 1996. The album featured production by Guru and DJ Premier of Gang Starr.

Kollage was followed in 2001 by BB Queen, an EP release.That was followed by the critically acclaimed Good Rap Music. Her most recent project came out in 2013 was called HERE  and featured ground-breaking collaborations with artists like Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Sweetback (Sade & Maxwell’s band), drum n’ base auteur Roni Size. Its on her own B-Girl Records.

Bahamadia is a respected lyricist in hip hop and is known for her silky, subdued monotone delivery. She has expressed a positive attitude toward globalism as an emerging trend in hip hop. For example, in a 2003 collaboration with little-known group the Sisters of the Underground on a track entitled “Global“, she performs lyrics in the chorus which acknowledge Japan, Canada, Sweden, Norway, and Thailand, among other countries, for fostering vibrant hip hop communities, and Japan in particular for the dedication of her Japanese fans.

She has recorded a number of bootlegs exclusively released in Japan. Her reputation in North America has been enhanced by a number of highly regarded guest appearances on tracks by artists including Talib Kweli, The Roots, Jedi Mind Tricks and Planet Asia, and through her association with the Philadelphia hip hop collective Army of the Pharaohs.

Check for Bahamadia  at http://www.bahamadiamusic.com/ and http:/www.twitter.com/Bahamadia



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