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The Gravity Girls 

Charlotte's Rap Duo

The Gravity Girls is a Charlotte rap duo, comprised of Amanda "Mandy" Philemon and Melissa Goodman. Since their formation in May 2006, they have played numerous house parties as well as shows at The Milestone, SK Netcafé and Eden.

Philemon and Goodman have known each other for 15 years. They went to high school together and later reconnected. "From us hanging out and just being silly we kind of just started making up these poems and raps and rapping to people we would see in the bars," says Philemon.

Goodman now resides in New York, where she works as a hair dresser. Philemon works at Grand Central and Reflection Sound Studios in Charlotte.

The Gravity Girls have around eight or nine songs they perform, which include titles like "Big Dick Picnic." They also play a cover of ACDC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."

Many Charlotteans share diverse opinions about The Gravity Girls. In response to this, Goodman says, "I think it's funny. I never thought about it until we had something published in Creative Loafing (see for more details: and there were very polarized comments on that. It shows that whether you love us or hate us, you've heard of us."

"We are not trying to get out there and make a hit record," Goodman says. "If I am going to become well known it is going to be as a hair dresser and for Mandy it is going to be for her abilities as a manager. It's not going to be as a recording artist per se. We just like to have fun and it's fun to do and it's fun for people to dance with us and sing with us."

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