"what is it Like for you as a woman in Hip-Hop?" This question has heard Steff la Cheffe in your career. The from Berne heard for 15 years to the scene and don't want to have to answer the question actually. In an interview with Keystone-SDA she explains why she does it nonetheless.
"Herr Dokter, Herr Dokter, i bruche äs Schnäbi to Räppä u so about drum no würkläch gäbig." So a line is on the first Album of the Berner rapper Steff la Cheffe. In 2010, it appeared, since then, much time has passed. Steff la Cheffe, the name was Stefanie, Peter, has been released after the first Album "Bittersüessi pill" are two more.
this spring, appeared from the critically acclaimed third album with the title "Härz pace-setter". Also negotiated the role of images and the relationship between the sexes. "The Name is surely a nod to the Gender issue," says Steff la Cheffe. She sits in a Café in the Bernese Lorraine district and talks about her role as a woman in the Hip-Hop scene.
"Mega good - for a woman"
"When I started 15 years ago with Beatbox and Rap, I was taken on the one hand, benevolent. The people were amazed, and rejoiced that a woman stood on the stage." On the other hand, their often dubious compliments had been made: "Hey, you're mega-good – for a woman." The better the statement of a young man who had revealed to her at the beginning of their career, "Rap of women, I can't take it serious".
And her appearance was much more talked about, than that of male colleagues. If you have worn a hoodie and workout pants, it was said: "do you Want to you don't women wear?" As they wore, however, once the Swiss-Music-Awards-ceremony with a dress and Pumps, wrote a Blogger, this was a disappointment.
a model is, however, and campaigned for emancipation, whether that was the right Outfit. "Sorry, but who exactly understood nothing of emancipation," says the 31-Year-old, and it seems to annoy you today. "It is but just that we should not dictate to the people and the women, what have you to do. The aim of the emancipation, the liberation of the people is, in fact, far from to role-bound expectations."
"There is still a lot to say
" that's Exactly why you really want to speak with you about your music , instead of your gender. "After 15 years in the scene that ought to be eaten at last," she says. "But when I think 2018 in a Hip-Hop magazine reading, that you can't take rapping women seriously, I that there is to say."
she wanted to but that anprangere only the Rap and the Hip-Hop scene. "Clearly, there is in Hip-Hop these Macho-types that dominate women and use them as objects to put." The Hip-Hop was just "one of many stages of our society, and thus an expression of a way of thinking that is deeply rooted in our minds".
Therefore, we would have to work "as a society, the fact that the stereo types for the role to reduce images". And the women could not be alone, "it is also the men's needs".
theatre as a valve
Exactly for this reason, Steff la Cheffe very happy, as some time ago a young man asked her if she wanted to write with him a piece of theatre for the role of distribution and equality of the sexes. The piece "Alice", the last year has been played at various theatres in Switzerland.
"was working on it like a valve. I was able to write down what's bothering me for a long time, and I was always irritated. Now I feel much better. And today, I no longer annoy me, so when I'm confronted with issues of this kind." In addition, they believe that they have a certain responsibility, since your going to offer as an artist a platform, the wool you use for exactly such a concern. "Today I would describe myself even as a feminist."
five years Ago, you could have stopped in front of it. "Because I didn't want to be in this corner. Between 20 and 25 a is still very important where you are located and what others a thinking," she says. But that would be secondary. Today, you know, "I just have to drive my Film and what I think". (mb/sda) (mb/sda)
Created: 26.12.2018, 11:28 PM