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Friday, January 16, 2009

Yo! Majesty ... And Then There Was One

Posted By on Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 11:45 AM

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Two years ago at SXSW, dynamic lesbian hip-hop group Yo! Majesty blew away everyone crammed around them at the Beauty Bar. They were fierce on the mike, sharp with the insults, funny with the comebacks, and unafraid to slap a dude trying to cop a feel of their flesh. My gut was that these ladies were gonna hit big.

But then their album got delayed and delayed again. They went from a trio to a duo. And now, on the eve of their February 13 show at Slim's, more bad news: MC Jewel B will not be on this tour, due to "personal reasons making it impossible for her to travel," according to her publicist. And while the same PR company promises sole remaining member Shunda K can still bring it, when you cut a trio down to one, there's no way Yo! Majesty is gonna bring the same fire as they had that one Austin night all those months back. Too bad, as these women really had some momentum there for a minute. 

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