Neelam Hakeem


“I’m not riding on the bandwagon, but hey, if we’re all going to do this bandwagon, let me get in front of it because we’ve been on this”


Rapper Neelam Hakeem isn’t afraid to address misogyny in hip-hop, or to remind women of their worth in her songs. Her lyrics are fire (“…and no i’m not a gold digger, I’m simply gold, so in your five year plan, make me your goals” 🔥), so it was no surprise hip-hop mogul Diddy himself sought her out.

The rising rapper talks to TINTED about her roots, colorism within the community, motherhood, and what she hopes for women in the future.

Music credit: Ryan Little – tracks: Hometown, Dawn, Wandering, Purpose (If That Means)


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