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March 28, 2006

Why Are There Still No Female Producers?

Nice interview with Joi up at Honeysoul.. Among lots of other things, they discuss (in a Soul/R&B context) the question I've been asking about Hip-Hop for years: why are there damn near never any successful female producers?

Joi: The industry is horrifically chauvinist. And racist. But horrifically chauvinist. There are no female producers. Name me one. Besides Missy!

[Laughs] I was about to say Missy..

Joi: Besides Missy, name me one. You can't. There aren't any. [...] Erykah is a woman of her own design and creation, but James Poyser is there. india is a woman of her own design, but she certainly has men that are a part of her crew [...] All of the women who are truly, truly 100% producing all of their stuff, you've never heard of them. And they're brilliant. So just that fact alone tells you that the business is incredibly sexist. It is very difficult to forge your own path as a woman.

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 28, 2006 1:35 AM

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