You could have chosen to throw any oracle cards in the world, but you’re here with these. And what a special deck this is. Why, you ask? Because Hip-Hop Queens reign supreme (over nearly everyone).
Women have been the backbone of hip-hop since its earliest inception. They have weathered storms, reinvented the wheel, found love (and heartache), birthed a new generation of children and artists. Beneath all their perseverance and creativity lies a spiritual and metaphysical presence. Call it what you want—lightning in a bottle, Black girl magic—but these female creators have a potency that transcends the lyrics on a page or spins of a record on a turntable. Their emotion, insight, foresight, hindsight, and of course strength and resilience make them the perfect symbols for an oracle deck.
The 52 artists you’ll see here are hip-hop’s oracles, now immortalized from tape deck to card deck. We hope they guide you the way they’ve blazed trails from the underground to the mainstream since day one.
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