verbalisms - female hip hop magazine

Soul Perspectives
CKUT Montreal 90.3 FM
(April 5, 2005)

In recent years, there has been an uproar within the hip-hop generation about women, respect and equal recognition. An e-zine (electronic magazine) has dedicated itself to representing not only the accomplishments of female emcees, b-girls, graffiti artists and DJ's, but it dives into the world of women promoters, managers and key players of the game. In addition, it dissects how we arrived at this point.

Some may have the illusion that VERBALISMS operates under an anti-male policy. That is not the case at all, as there are men involved with the creative and editorial production of the zine. They stress that it's not to isolate males, but to highlight and uplift the women that make the hip-hop cycle rotate.

(From "Our Voice in Hip-Hop", Deesha Dyer, Mahogany Magazine, Fall 2004)