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Need tracks to fill your own personal L Word playlist? We recommend downloading these four tunes from homo-hop women with smarts and style

Jenro "Dykes in Da House"

Jenro's hard-core West Coast vibe can make her sound like a one-woman militia, especially on this aggressive ode to lesbian pride. Be very afraid, homophobes. (www.jenro.net]

Sucka for Life "Make a Move"

Sucka for Life is just one of the many identities used by musician-writer-filmmaker Hanifah Walidah. "Make a Move" is an excellent introduction to her trippy jazz-infused sound. (www.myspace.com/suckafoflife)

Scream Club "And You Belong"

Part punk rockers and part rappers, Scream Club is first and foremost trying to party. Some of their music can be silly--hence a song called "Pee Pee in the Potty"--but the sexy "And You Belong" is a showstopper. The slinky beat and flirtatious lyrics are guaranteed to get some shirts unbuttoned at your next after-hours bash. (iTunes)

Queen Pen and Meshell Ndegeocello "Girlfriend"

These women, both bisexual, are the godmothers of homo-hop, and they came together in 1997 for a lesbian revamp of Ndegeocello's hit "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)." Queen Pen has since faded from view, and Ndegeocello's albums have veered toward neosoul, but their old-school material is still a rapper's delight. (iTunes)--Mark Blankenship

Blankenship also writes for Variety.
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Title Annotation:MUSIC
Author:Blankenship, Mark
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Jun 20, 2006
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