Ahhhh, this shit was toght. Classic Bay Rap.
The Conscious Daughters, who emerged in the socially aware, Afrocentric milieu of early-’90s Bay Area hip-hop, were a female rap duo from Oakland consisting of Carla Green and Karryl Smith. Ultra-political, militant hip-hopper Paris championed the pair early on and helmed their 1993 debut, Ear to the Street, producing and writing all of the tracks and (along with engineer Eric Valentine) playing on them as well. The themes echoed the “thug-life” sentiments of much of the West Coast hip-hop at the time, employing a distinctly women’s perspective (particularly on tracks such as “Princess of Poetry,” “Wife of a Gangsta,” and “Crazybitchmadness”).
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