Tag Archives: Music

Feministing Jamz: Mumu Fresh turns Pharrell’s Happy into an ode to natural hair

Tweet In February, Syreeta posted an awesome cover of Lorde’s “Royals” by Washington DC artist Maimouna Youssef, aka Mumu Fresh, titled “We’re Already Royals.” Now Mumu Fresh is back with another reimagined cover – this time she’s turned Pharrell’s way too catchy and ubiquitous “Happy” into “Nappy,” an anthem for natural Black hair. Check it [...]
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Feministing Jamz: A feminist remake of the Beastie Boys’ “Girls”

Tweet When Sizzy Rocket was singing along to the Beastie Boys’ catchy-but-misogynist “Girls” in the shower, she decided the song was overdue for a feminist remake. The 22-year-old artist from Las Vegas flipped the lyrics in this video that takes aim at the male gaze. Tweet
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Feministing Jamz: Jam of the Week – Fatima Al Qadiri’s Shanghai Freeway

Tweet Fatima Al Qadiri is a Brooklyn-based visual artist who’s making great music (on her own and with a variety of awesome side projects) and talking about it in really thoughtful and interesting ways. Tweet
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Feministing Jamz: DJ Ushka on music, migrations, and cultural appropriation

Tweet If you don’t know DJ Ushka yet, it is definitely in your interest to get to know her. Born Thanu Yakupitiyage in Sri Lanka, DJ Ushka is currently based out of Brooklyn (via Thailand). When she’s not working as an immigrants’ rights organizer, she’s incorporating the music and resistance of the global south into [...]
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Feministing Jamz: Listen to this awesome cover of Lorde’s “Royals”

Tweet If you remember, Vero’s post about the Grammy award-winning song “Royals” kinda blew up the Interwebs by pointing out the cognitive flaw in Lorde’s cultural critique of music, youth, and consumer culture. Vero rightly pointed out something that didn’t sit well with me either. The concern I shared with Vero was that while the lyrics [...]
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