feature: 11-year-old brazilian rapper mc soffia “has sung about empowering black girls since the age of six”
By Sound Check
November 3, 2015
Check out talented 11-Year-old Brazilian rapper MC Soffia. Camila Eiroa recently featured the lyricist for Black Women of Brazil, writing: “MC Soffia has sung about empowering black girls since the age of six […] She sings about her own reality of a black girl, that she needs to love and affirm herself every day.” Eiroa adds, “Represent. Representation. This is what came to my mind when I first learned of the pint-sized rapper known as MC Soffia. Represent because she’s represents where she’s coming as a little black girl growing up in a society that definitively anti-black girl. Representation because she’s bringing to other little black girls someone to look up to and identify with in a world that wishes to make them invisible. For as we have seen in the world of adults, white children are also the preference in the infantile world as we have seen on the covers of parenting magazines featuring babies, television commercials featuring children and in adoption preferences.” The young musician (who raps on one of her tracks, “This rhyme I wrote because I’m all about studying”) told Black Women of Brazil, “I’m singing to pass on the message and not just to receive money.” Role-model!!! See MC Soffia in action below.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
(MC Soffia pictured with her mother Kamilah Pimentel, by Andre Michiles)
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