Future of Female Artists
Let’s face it. There are far more male musicians in the industry than females, and that’s just an inevitable fact. When we tend to think of a famous artist, there’s a higher chance that they will be a male, regardless of the genre. Specifically, music genres such as hip-hop, rap, and R&B have solely been conquered by the males; whether it’s because males tend to only listen to male artists, or if people simply believe male voices are more soothing and pleasant to the ears
Regardless if all that is true or not, it’s now time for a change. Female musicians have been on the rise trying to fight the inherent, but also apparent issue. The growing amount of female artists trying to get their name out to reach their fans is considered to be a productive and needed approach to our current culture of music.
Here are some emerging, yet amazing female artists on the rise:
1) Jean Deaux
I don’t know if you’ve heard of Jean Deaux before but we can definitely watch over this new artist’s high potential of being one of the most talented Chicago artists (and we all know the crazy talent existing within the Chicago community).
She’s been featured and worked with well-known musicians such as Isaiah Rashad, Saba, Mick Jenkins, and most frequently, Smino. This classy singer and rapper has a voice so clean, you’ll feel as though she is talking directly at you. Her atmospheric aesthetic can swiftly captivate the crowd she sings for.
2) Young M.A
Originating from Brooklyn, New York, Young M.A broke out as one of the rare queer female black rappers. With regards to hip-hop music, it is idealized to see women catering to male sexual fantasies. However, when this female rapper emerged expressing her attraction for females and showing us through her music, it brought us a fresh outlook for the future of the ever evolving hip-hop culture.
Initially when I first listened to her without knowing who she was, I was confused as to whether the rapper was a male or female. There’s this thin line in her voice that tells you she sounds like a male, but there’s this feminine element to it as well. It’s honestly mind blowing. Her debut single, “Ooouuu,” has gone viral and gained attention from big hit artists like Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj. We can expect different approaches to hip-hop coming from Young M.A.
Her name is Sydney, Syd for short. You might know her as part of Odd Future, or the Internet, but let’s just focus on her as Syd the singer/rapper. If you listen to her first single from her standalone album, “All About Me,” you might fall in love with her voice. The song itself isn’t rowdy or climactic, but it sounds sensual and almost delicate with her soft voice; despite the more profound and deeper lyrics she is singing along to the quirky beat. If you like hip-hop music that is sexy and spiritually soothing, definitely check out the rest of her songs because they’re genuinely all fire.
Now, all of these women are not being written about solely on the criteria that they are women. They are obviously not all the same, and each of them brings their own charm to the musical table. Hopefully the gradual increase of female faces will encourage the overall growing progress of the music industry, and female musicians will deservedly get the spotlight they have been working towards. In the mean time, let’s support the newcomers.