I first got acquainted with The (SIS)TEM in 2009, down in Raleigh, North Carolina after seeing them perform during Nanci O‘s Women of Hip Hop awards where I was an honoree. That was my first time ever hearing of the West Coast all female collective of MCs, producers, vocalists and DJs and I was thoroughly impressed. In addition to performing at the award ceremony mentioned previously, these talented women have also performed in front of the likes of Shawnna, Roxanne Shante, Suga T and have opened up for artists such as Freestyle Fellowship and YoYo. When these talented MCs aren’t rocking stages or aren’t on the 1′s and 2′s making people move their feet out in Los Angeles, hosting a series of Hip Hop events, or talking about the current social and political climate via social media they’re in the studio laying down some of the most diversified tracks.
Over the past few years, I’ve kept an ear out for their solo albums. Kandi Cole’s Works Well With Others. Kandi Cole and Miki Vale as 50/50 and more. Fast forward to now.The Treatment mixtape is here.
Check out the video for the leading single from The Treatment, “Gimme That”.