“Some think that we can’t flow. Stereotypes, they got to go.” -Queen Latifah
I don’t remember when I was first exposed to Hip Hop. But I do know that I’ve always loved it. And while I’m a huge fan of Biggie, Tupac, Outkast, and Mobb Deep, nothing made me fall in love with Hip Hop more than knowing that women were using a platform-historically dominated by men-to get their points across.
When someone mentions Iggy Azalea’s name, you’re likely to get one of two reactions-sheer annoyance, or utter excitement. While I don’t personally know anyone whose face lights up at the mention of the rapper’s name, (I’m not friends with any tween girls), I’m sure there is SOMEONE out there who really enjoys Iggy’s music. And while it’s true that Iggy Azalea has become a mega popstar over the last year, it’s also become painfully obvious that most Black people think she’s a joke…everybody except T.I. apparently. Because I think Iggy has gotten enough honest feedback about how bad of an artist she is, I try not to make a habit of taking unnecessary digs at the rapper, but today, after reading an article from the Washington Post entitled “How Iggy Azalea Mastered Her ‘blaccent’”, if I don’t talk about the huge elephant in the room, I might implode.
So if you haven’t heard, the rumors are true. Drake and Serena are officially a couple, and I’m beside myself. I absolutely adore the both of them, and now that they’ve come together in perfect harmony, I’m not sure my soul can take all this joy.
Iggy Azalea is no stranger to hate. She gets her fair share of negative comments from…pretty much everybody. Honestly, I’ve never witnessed so many celebs talk sh*t about another celeb…ever. Last night, Iggy took home two Billboard Music Awards for “Top Rap Song” and “Top Rap Artist.” And let’s just say, Ice T wasn’t pleased.
These days, it’s not often that I’m impressed with a newcomer in the rap game. But I think the tables have turned. I’m kinda diggin’ young Donny Bravo. Check out his track “Police Man.” I think you’ll like it too.
Also, for more from Donny Bravo, check out his single “Whole Lot of Love” feat. 112’s Q Parker on Bossip
I really love Lil’ Kim. Like, a lot. It broke my heart when she started changing her face, and adding body parts and such. It hurt even more when Nicki Minaj came on the scene and everybody started acting like Lil’ Kim didn’t exist. Let’s be clear.
Let me preface this post by saying that I don’t like Geraldo Rivera. I think he’s a smug guy with a bad attitude. And frankly, I think he’s bigot. But aside from that, I’ll try and keep this post as unbiased as possible. Geraldo had a sit down with the good people over at Huff Post Live yesterday, and this is what he had to say about the state of Hip Hop: