Although native talents like Will Smith, The Roots and Eve have become international pop stars, Philadelphia has long been overlooked for its contributions to hip-hop. However, the City of Brotherly Love continues to churn out some of the most innovative hip-hop artists of the current generation. A unique aspect to the scene is the abundance of powerful female voices that it has produced as artists, promoters and writers. SCENE NOT HEARD tells the story of these women — the legends, the famed, and the ingénues — as they struggle to succeed in a male-dominated industry in a city that has been left behind in the national consciousness. Featuring interviews with some of the originators of hip-hop such as Lady B, Schoolly D, Monie Love and Rennie Harris, with vanguards chiming in including Bahamadia and Ursula Rucker, and presenting current talents such as the Jazzyfatnastees, Ms. Jade, and Lady Alma, and emerging talents such as Versus, Keen of Subliminal Orphans and Michele Byrd-McPhee of Montäzh, as well as scholars, critics and local promoters.