It's International Women's Day, so what better day to remember one of the dopest late '90s party tracks that just happened to feature five bad ass female emcees. Toronto collective The Sorority—made up of Haviah Mighty, Keysha Freshh, Lex Leosis and pHoenix Pagliacci—have linked up with LeilaDey to offer an updated take on "Ladies Night," the 1997 smash by Lil Kim, Left Eye, Angie Martinez, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat, but they've also updated the lyrics to reflect the difficult times in which we're living.
The Sorority's iteration is extremely relevant in the weird world of 2017, including shoutouts to the Black Lives Matter movements and Muslims. In one particularly passionate verse, pHoenix Pagliacci challenges us as to why the "dopest bitches" never get any shine, and poses the question "Y'all still ain't putting females on your festival stage? The fuck?" Amen sister.
The video was shot by an all-female production crew and has an all-women cast—including some familiar faces in rappers Michie Mee and Eternia. Check out the inspiring song and video above.