Memorable Female Characters in Music

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  • The Dream
  • Michael Jackson
  • Poor Righteous Teachers
  • UTFO
  • Slick Rick
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Michael Jackson
  • Prince
  • Tupac
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • The Lost Boyz
  • EPMD

Shakiyla (Poor Righteous Teachers)

Before rap songs became increasingly nihilistic and degrading to women, some rappers knew how to treat their special lady like a queen. Count New Jersey rap trio Poor Righteous Teachers among the circle of MCs that had respect for the sisters. They particularly had a thing for one hard to get Nubian beauty on their 1990 single, “Shakiyla.”

 

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