Chuck D, one part of Public Enemy has started work on a movement to encourage females in Hip-Hop.

There are very few females involved in the genre now and D hopes his movement Crew Grrl Order which us being pushed through his indie label SLAMjamz will be the beginning of bringing women back to the forefront.

The rapper/activist also believes that the lack of females in the industry on the performing side is encouraging the music to move backwards thus making all the progress made by MCs such Lyte, Queen Latifah, Monie Love void.

The sophomore album from Crew Grrl Order features MC Lyte and is scheduled for release in March.