Watch: How the “Purple Wars All Women’s Cypher” is putting women rappers in the spotlight
The rap and hip-hop scene in Ghana is male dominated. Although some females have broken through the ceiling and carved a niche for themselves in the genre, there’s still a lot more to be done to bridge the gap.
Creative produced and directed by PurpleLovesBlue, an artistic visionary when it comes to indie women in rap and music, the”Purple Wars All Women’s Cypher,” seeks to celebrate Ghana’s best women rappers and illuminate their significance in a space and genre that is largely dominated by men.
The cypher, DJ’d by DJMJ and hosted by Dabi Diamond features rappers Edna FG, Elsie Raad and Ms Fu, all women. All beats are original and were produced by Ghanaian, British sound engineer, Anae Music.
The recording and its visuals is a ground-breaking masterpiece set to uplift up and coming Women lyricists and to also serve as a stepping stone for existing women talents to take up the centerstage of the hip-pop genre on the continent of Africa and beyond.
With her understanding of survival, Edna FG brings an unadulterated rawness to this cypher that you simply cannot manufacture. She sets the bar high when she’s on stage or in the studio and anyone who dares share the space with her is forced to rise to the occasion.
Fu adds a playful and clever poise to the cypher through her witty lyricism. She has a classic hip-hop flavor that woos her listeners and fans with the delivery of every line. She is hypnotizing.
Elsie can rap at a pace comparable to Twista, which we all know is no easy feat. She brings a calm and confident fluidity to the cypher dynamics with her lyricism and her delivery.
Watch cypher below: