I love Lyte. I absolutely love her.Â Props to Hip-Hop Sisters. She’s probably the most accessible lady MC out there–really down to Earth and genuinely supportive of women, especially those in hip-hop.Â But anyway, here she did an interview shortly after Vh1 Divas and provided some observant and thoughtful insight on the Nicki/Kim beef situation. “Those that need to be more worried about Nicki’s record are Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado.”Â Amen. LOL at the reporter trying to get something scandalous out of Lyte. I see you girl, I’ve been there.
A battle on wax mp3 between Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj could be epic but Lil’ Kim started on the wrong path when she started blustering in various interviews about Nicki Minaj being a swagger jacker. But anyway, here’s “Black Friday,” the highly anticipated official Nicki Minaj diss: “It’ll be a murder scene/ I’ll turn pink Friday to Friday the 13th.” That was probably the best line in the whole song. I will refrain from ghostwriter jokes but…all that hoopla for this? Smh. Diss tracks aren’t Kim’s strong suit…
Likwuid is a super talented emcee who I’ve known for a couple of years but didn’t really get to interact with her until last year. She is celebrating the release of her third album, Gummy Bears & Champagne, tomorrow night at Broolyn’s Wealthy Ho$tage. For more info on that you can check her out at www.Likwuid.com, but before you head over there, check out this piece she submitted based on questions I emailed her in relation to her identity as a female emcee (next time I’m going to talk to her in the flesh!):
A new track by Brooklyn rapper Foxy Brown hit the internet a couple of days ago. I’m late but I’m just like, is this woman serious? Ugh, she’s nuts (I have a personal story to corroborate that claim…but that’s another blog)! The song, entitled Let Em Know features Lil Fame from MOP and rapper BAM. It was produced by Easy Mo Bee and Brown drops lines about Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Eve, Trina and Lil Kim (again). I wasn’t going to post this initially but I figured, maybe other femcees or aspiring femcees can take this as a lesson for what Read the rest of this entry »
Evil abounds, that is…the evil genius behind this video blog. And right on the heels of my last post about Lil’ Kim wanting to be Barbie. That totally made my day. BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! Spotted at Beauty Blvd.
It made my day to stumble upon vintage flicks of the Queen Bee. I liked Lil’ Kim a lot when she first came out (even though I had to sneak to listen to her music back then) but now I can’t relate to her new image. She looks like Latoya Jackson with a blond wig on. I never got the excess-plastic-surgery-wannabe-Barbie-PlayBoy-Bunny obsession that a lot of Black girls have–OK, I get it but that’s another blog…a long one. I miss the Brooklyn girl that I used to know. Body dismorphic syndrome is a beast but I digress. Let’s reminisce about Read the rest of this entry »
Ludacris is teaming up with female heavyweights in hip-hop for his forthcoming album, Battle of the Sexes, due out March 16. Luda will collab with Lilâ€™ Kim, Eve, Trina, Shawnna, Nicki Minaj, and more to rap back and forth about male/female relationships. Ludcris has always done his own thing so I applaud him for taking a different, edgier approach with this project. It sounds like an interesting concept. (Bangladesh, Swizz Beatz, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League have all contributed to the project). â€œThereâ€™s never really been an album with a male rapper and a female rapper together going head-to-head on different issues, Read the rest of this entry »
I just found out that Grace Jones will be performing at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, and am bummed because my unemployed-self can’t afford to buy tickets willy-nilly. (Anyone wanna donate to a struggling journalist?) However,the least I can do is honor her legacy because she doesn’t get the props she deserves when it comes to her immense influence on pop-culture, especially hip-hop and soul music. Her first name might be Grace, but she personifies fierce! Grace Jones has influenced hip-hop and many-a-diva from Rihanna to Patra to Lil’ Kim to Lady Ga Ga–from their senses of fashion to Read the rest of this entry »