Romeo & Juliet – Sylk-E. Fyne

In this piece, we have Sylk-E rapping about how a man makes her feel. She can sexually express herself and say anything she wants to this man. She is directly speaking to him through her music. She expresses agency and she is not afraid to rap about it. She does so in a very sexualized way that its very refreshing. There’s some kind of power to how she has no fear on how she expresses herself. She also challenges the politics of silence and expresses herself like women couldn’t do before in the 20th century. 

Hammonds, E. (1994). Black (W)holes and the Geometry of Black Female Sexuality (A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies ed.). Duke University Press.

Lorde, A. (1978). Uses of the erotic: The erotic as power (2nd ed.). United States: Out & Out Books,U.S.