Get to know the City Girls a little better in their new documentary.
The City Girls have been two of the more intriguing figures to emerge in hip-hop this year. Silently debuting with the “Fu*k Dat Ni**a” track on their native Quality Control’s compilation Control The Streets effort earlier in the year, they particularly burst through with their PERIOD debut offering.
16 tracks in total, the project was on ode to the sexually liberating and self-affirming content mastered by hip-hop foremothers like Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, and Trina, and is to blame for the pointed “Period!” that now graces the end of every sentence uttered by a woman who has come within listening distance of the City Girls’ catalog.
It would take just under a year for JT and Yung Miami to land a Drake cosign, ink a deal with Capitol Records, and become the face of the next wave of brazen femcees.
Now, Mass Appeal, in collaboration with Quality Control, has dropped off a mini documentary in which the duo maps every step that led them to this point. The film was shot shortly before JT, born Jatavia Johnson, was sent off to prison on credit card fraud charges, but towards the beginning of the clip she addresses the situation. While expressing her regrets for the timing, being locked up while on the cusp of stardom, she alludes to what led her to the decision for which she’s paying now: “Nobody wanna be broke.”
"We’re excited for our fans to get a look inside of our lives, to get a chance to see the real us, our families, our trials and tribulations," the City Girls told Billboard of the new short film. "We express ourselves in our music as real as we know how."