I love your blog, it keeps me going especially while I was in school. The stories of work and relationship keeps me alert and steadfast. Also, inspirational lessons we can all learn from is beneficial. I would like your opinion about the Nicki Minaj’s Paper magazine cover. I know Eve said something about on the talk
(SN: I think she going to be a wonderful host on the Talk). Remy & Kim had put out a video which is pretty dope. Cardi B is doing her think. I think there’s so much going on in the female rap game (good & bad) that it’s sorta refreshing. I believe that there’s so much talent in Hip-Hop among females that’s impossible to expose them all. For example: there’s KashDoll, Young MA, Snow tha Product, Rapsody, Tokyo Jetz, Lk-47, Dreezy, Kamaiyah., and also girls like Azeaila, Iggy, and Dej Loaf…there should be room. However, I just don’t believe that myth “One Sole Female MC”. I do believe in marketing, promotion, and having a strong, functioning team behind you. I mean these record labels aren’t putting money behind these females, until now. Think about it, Remy was so heavy about being “independent” yet she took a $10 million dollar deal with Colombia. That says something, because you need a record label to reach another level of success. These labels are now just now having a “light-bulb” going off about female rappers. You have Nicki, who is arguably the most successful female rapper…she’s a brand. She made the right, calculated moves to get to that point. Yet, all these other rappers and you can’t do the same (it’s the labels). For example, Iggy who had the #1 and #2 record at the time and yet she went under (other forces had something to do with that) plus T.I. left her high and dry.
I’m so sorry for the long tangent, but I would love your opinion. Keep doing your thing and stay bless and true.
well thank you foxholer!
i appreciate it and appreciate you.
there are a ton of female rappers nowadays.
besides young ma,
i definitely was like “who?” on most of those names.
hip hop has always been a “wolf” club.
vixen rappers had to come hard to almost be initialed.
some of the pioneers are:
salt n pepa
i’m from the era of:
some were independent and got on the strength of freestyle,
while others got on by the help of wolves who saw them as talented.
sexual or raw af,
all came at a time that they had to show their skills to even be taken seriously.
for this era,
i do think nicki is talented.
she has gotten on my nerves as of late tho.
i wasn’t sold until:
she has earned her stripes,
even if she is shady af to other vixen rappers who came before her.
one in particular…
she is getting humbled due to her alleged nasty attitude.
my issue is,
she has to result in doing this:
…and other attentionista tactics to be relevant.
i’ve yet to see how that “broke the internet”.
it seems so try hard.
remy tugged on her wig so now she seems lost af.
the other new batch of vixens who rap now,
in all honesty,
almost all them SUCK to me.
bey an rih flow better than some of them.
remy ma and azealia banks are the only ones i tolerate(d).
remy’s new song >>>>
using the “queen bitch” sample >>>>
iggy just wasn’t a good rapper at all.
was she serious?
the fact folks are eating that up in the crowd<<<<<
this might get me in trouble,
but i’m not sold on cardi b yet.
one hit song doesn’t make me a fan.
ya’ll did this with iggy and “fancy”.
you see how she has turned out.
i didn’t get into cardi on lhhny so i’m seeing her from a “talent” perspective.
she is “aight”,
not for nothing,
cardi is surviving on one hit right now.
i don’t ride dicks or clits until i’m moved to do so.
she seems like another “will this replace nicki minaj?” plant.
she has charisma tho,
i’ll give her that.
it’s always better to be independent.
you have your own rules without being controlled.
those 360 deals are a hot ass mess.
if you don’t pop,
you have to pay back alla that.
almost all of the vixens who rap now should stay independent.
there is a majority of “one hit wonders” whose stans will keep them afloat,
but they won’t move any records thus not making any money.
it’s hard to sell in today’s climate and you def need cross over appeal.
the 90s seemed like a better time to be a female lyricist.
…am i wrong?
i loved this email tho foxholer.
we shall see who will stand the test of time for a full legacy.
i’m not seeing anyone who catches my eye.
lowkey: i would love if these vixens would do something like this…
i loved the solidarity back then.
it seems like it’s every vixen for themselves.