As a female rapper I think that Hip Hop doesn’t take us seriously.  Even Nicki Minaj knows the obligation of being a woman speaker.  Whether its Maya Angelou reciting a poem at the presidential inauguration or Angela Davis chanting her political beliefs in front of courthouses, or even Queen Latifah preaching about U-N-I-T-Y, we all have felt the backlash of some of our male counterparts who don’t respect our lyrical points of view.  How can women in hip hop unite so that our voices will not be heard in vain?