Hip-Hop collectives typically sport a token female
to fill their group quota, but only the Murda Mamis can lay claim to an all-female
roster that encompasses many aspects of the culture.
“Murda Mami entertainment is a clique of
girls, its like a movement,” DJ Lazy K, co-CEO of the organization, told
AllHipHop.com. “We support each other’s talent. We have rappers, singers,
models and I’m the DJ. We are all women supporting each other and showing
our skills to the world.
“You see us everywhere.” Indeed, Lazy
informed that their ranks span across the nation and include some very high-profile
ladies in the music industry.
These women include Rah Digga, Terror Squad’s
Remy Martin, Gloria Velez, La La from MTV and Kim Osorio from The Source Magazine.
“The list goes on and on and on,” Lazy said. “Its like a big
First Lady El, co-CEO, said their ranks also
included DJ’s in major markets like Sunny from New York’s Hot 97,
Nina Chantel from 103 The Beat in Miami, Roxy at Hot 97 in Boston, DJ Mami
Chula on Hot 107 in Atlanta, T.T Torrez from Power 104 in Connecticut and DJ Lady Tribe from L.A., Jane Daniels from Wild 102 in Las Vegas, among others.
El said that people often misinterpret the purpose
of the feminine society with the menacing name.
“We do have males that are with us. We don’t
male bash. That’s not what we are about. We are just strong females in
Hip-Hop making it happen. ‘United we stand, divided we fall’ – that’s
our slogan,” she said.
Hot 97’s Sunny said that she has a natural
synergy with the Lazy K, El and the rest of the Murda Mamis, one that caused
her to gravitate to their cause.
“I can’t say what brought me to [the
Murda Mamis]. Of course, you see Lazy K doing her thing in the streets, but
there are all these other girls that are down with it. Me, as an adult woman,
I have yet to see a group of girls ride as hard as them. I been around the world.
I’m Murda Mami affiliated, but I’m scared of the tattoo,” she
joked. “I told El that she can make me a fake on and I’ll put it one
The group has recently celebrated both high-profile
victory and personal strife.
Member Gloria Velez is currently involved in
a scandal where several men allegedly smuggled pounds of illegal cocaine in
her tour bus.
The rapper wasn’t charged with any crime,
but El said the haters came out quickly.
“People love to bring people down,”
El said. The high-profile incident landed several men in jail, including Velez’
Conversely, the group also saw Terror Squad lyricist
Remy Martin take a $20,000 pot in a rap battle against New Jersey rapper Lady
Sunny even removed herself from the battle as
a judge, because she recognized her own biases towards affiliate Remy Martin.
Lazy K and El aim to leverage the Murda Mami
brand name into many facets of entertainment including production, a record
label, modeling, acting and artist development.
“We are trying to get into everything,”
Lazy said. “The sky is the limit, for real.”