K’Valentine Talks Lack Of Respect For Female Rappers, Working With Talib Kweli (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) K’Valentine is set to drop her debut album Here For A Reason on Friday.

AllHipHop.com caught up with the Chicago rapper for an interview prior to the release.

Part of the discussion included K’Valentine’s thoughts about the level of respect for female emcees at the moment compared to their male counterparts.

“No, we ain’t getting the same respect,” stated K in an interview with AllHipHop’s D-Nellz. “I trust God’s timing, so if this is the time I’m finally finna drop my album, I feel like it will all come into place. But, nah, we don’t get the same respect.”

She continued, “Just amongst the females, it’s crazy because the guys kinda pit them against each other. You can have all these male artists – they work together, they shout each other out. But it’s like it can only be one queen or one woman at a time. That doesn’t make sense.”

The “Soul Searchin” rhymer was also asked about being discovered by veteran spitter Talib Kweli.

“He had a show in Chicago. I went to the show and ended up backstage. We exchanged information,” K recalls. “He allowed me to come by and play some music for him. He liked what he heard, and he said he wanted to put out a mixtape with me. So we put out Million Dollar Baby and we’ve been working since.”

K’Valentine’s Here For A Reason is being released via Kweli’s independent company Javotti Media.