Dutch Masters: ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ Hit the Ropes
Brianna Perry: I played the clarinet for a few years. I didn’t want to play that instrument though. I wanted to play another one.
Siya: I used to play in a jazz band all through school. [I played the] drums. That’s why I‘m always beating on shit. My grandmother used to take whatever I was beating with and smack me with it and tell me, “Stop banging on my goddamn table!” (laughs).
Diamond: I’ve played every sport accept football. Softball, cheerleading, drill team (marching band). One of first sacrifices was the day we shot the video for “Knuck If You Buck” was the same day of Battle of the Bands which was a competition with all the schools in Atlanta. I had to make a choice, either got to Battle of the Bands with the drill team or go shoot the video and have a career.
Nyemiah Supreme: I used to do ballet. I studied at the Dance Theater of Harlem. Every day after school I would take the train to Harlem and do two hour intensive ballet classes.
Bia: I used to write for boys that used to battle rap but nobody knew. I used to do it on the internet. I would write for boys and then send it to them through AIM. I wasn’t rapping back then.