London bashment crew The Heatwave have been getting us ready for Carnival by dropping a great mix of female dancehall MCs called Gyal Power.
If you thought only men could get X-rated and chat lyrics on the mic, think again. Loads of the biggest hits in the Caribbean are made by women for women. You won’t hear a single male voice on this mix…it features exclusively female MCs.
The Heatwave celebrate the amazing skill, power and creativity of women at the centre of dancehall culture. Non-stop party vibes and positivity from Lady Saw, Sister Nancy, Ms Dynamite, Rihanna and untold more female Caribbean artists spitting the wickedest lyrics.
It’s pretty excellent as a party mix and you can get it as a free podcast on iTunes, or you can download it for keeps/stream it below.
Most of it is pretty out of control but this one in particular by Bad Gyal Tiana is definitely not for the shy or faint of heart. Catch up if you are over 18.
Real Bad Girl might just be it.