Public Enemy rapper Chuck D fears the hip-hop scene is dying because there's a lack of good female rappers.
The performer-turned-label boss insists the industry needs new talent, and promises to spend 2009 pushing the careers of young wannabe women MCs.
He will start with up-and-comers Creww Grrl Order, who are signed to his label SLAMjamz.
Chuck D says, "In 09, my fighting the power is for women in hip-hop, especially groups, producers, songwriters, and label heads.
"There are very, very few all women rap groups. Less than we had 25 years ago."