Good Afternoon Flava!! My girl Gabbie Giftsz recently dropped two dope mixtapes for the people. “Finding Nefertiti” which seems to be more personal and sexy while “Miscellaneous Pimp Sh*t” is hardcore and gritty. This is definitely some heat for the summer and Gabbie Giftsz proves once again she is no mediocre emcee.
It’s been almost three weeks since a new post so I had to bring some fresh tunes for you all. But this post is strictly for my ladies. Spring weather is finally in full affect and why not enjoy it with some new music?
Get to know Singer/ Songwriter CJ Allen…
Where are you from?
RALEIGH, NC [SOUTHSIDE]
Who are your music inspirations? Who did you listen to growing up?
OF COURSE MICHAEL JACKSON, BUT STEVIE WONDER AND USHER ALSO PLAYED A BIG PART IN MY EAR FOR MUSIC GROWING UP.
What is the message in your music? What audience are you trying to reach?
THE MESSAGE IN MY MUSIC REPRESENTS WHO I AM AS A PERSON AND HOW I REALLY FEEL ABOUT CERTAIN SITUATIONS. THE MAIN AUDIENCE I AM TRYING TO REACH IS FEMALES.
What are your goals?
MY GOALS ARE TO GRADUATE COLLEGE, BECOME MORE MAINSTREAM WITH MY MUSIC, AND ALSO TO WRITE A PLATINUM STATUS SONG FOR A MAJOR RECORDING ARTIST.
What is some advice you would give underground artists like you?
SOME ADVICE I WOULD GIVE IS TO MOST IMPORTANTLY, BE CONFIDENT WITH YOUR CRAFT, BUT NOT TOO PRIDEFUL TO TAKE ADVICE OR CRITICISM. ANOTHER THING I WOULD SAY IS TO REALLY INVEST IN YOURSELF..TIME IS MONEY.
I’ve been on a little hiatus lately from the site. I have been trying to finish this school semester strong so bare with me here. The summer is near!
I actually really enjoyed Field Mob‘s music but I knew they would not be around for long. I heard that Smoke had a new track but did not really hear too much buzz around it. The way way music is going today a lot of our favorites just can not make the cut. Thank God for the hits Field Mob did make though because lord knows I live for “Sick of Being Lonely” and “So What”.
I looked up flights, trains and busses to make this freestyle battle only to find out that it was CIAA, my cousin’s birthday weekend and then a sudden death in my family all at the same time. I have been waiting for the footage since and finally I am posting this anticipated battle.
Phara Funeral is decent but 40 B.A.R.R.S. is still a lyrical beast, that girl is not a human!!!
Who do you think Won? Phara Funeral? 40 B.A.R.R.S.? Let me know how you feel.
58 Mics is starting this year off with a classic sound. Mike Lovehall has finally released his 1st debut EP, “Blues People” with tracks produced from Q-Tip to DJ Premiere. This tape has a selected 5 tracks including a collaboration with 58 Mics rapper, Maac Cruiz. This guy is legit and I’m throughly impressed. I definetly get an old school vibe when I listen to this and I love the message in his music. The intro was dope, the instrumental reminds me of something Biggie Smalls would freestyle on.
Follow Mike and Maac on twitter @_birthofthecool and m_liveatthebbq
Check out Mike Lovehall’s mixtape “Blues People” on DatPiff.com!
Why did Rosa Parks sue Outkast for this song? For some reason everytime our generation tries to show love to our legends we always get penalized; either it’s disrespectful or it’s just not enough. I respect Rosa Parks for what she did but her situation was still stage and the others who helped her should have been recognized too! Anyways I love the creativity in this video hopefully Outkast makes a comeback this year.
Happy Black History Month ! Make something happenned and stamp your date!
I had to end the year with a dope female mc , who instantly made me a fan. I absolutely love this artist and I wish her success in her current and future endeavors. I swear I will be in NYC this summer definitely checking for her performances.
Get to know Ms. Gabbie Gifts…
Where are you from, How old are you and when did you decide to be an MC?
I’m from Brooklyn. I decided to become an MC at 12 years old.
How did you come up with your stage name?
I was going through a stage in my life where I felt I had nothing but my gift of gab, my gabbie giftsz
Who were your musical inspirations growing up and who are your favorite artists out right now?
Lil Kim, she’s why I started rapping. I stole my mom’s best of Lil Kim and listened to it everyday religiously. After that I wanted to be like the boys. I idolized PAC and BIG. Now I love a lot of shit from the south, from Gucci to Big KRIT to Devin the Dude.
What does you and your music represent? What are your trying to tell the world with your music?
My music represents me. It’s an honest depiction of my life. My demons, my accomplishments and everything in between. I’m trying to tell the world to be honest and to be yourself.
What advice would you give to other inspiring female MC’s ?
Stop rapping like Nikki. Don’t fuck a rapper, it’ll ruin your reputation. Don’t get taken advantage of. Act as aggressive as a man-Fuck these niggas.
Do you have any upcoming projects? What can we expect from you in 2013?
I just finished Deadly 7 and now I’m working on Miscellaneous Pimp Shit. For 2013, you can expect more videos and lots more honesty. I’m working harder to show the world what Gabbie is about.
Ever since I’ve turned 21 in November i’ve been tripping out on how much time I have till I’m 30. Yea I know 30 really is not that old but I have set goals that I plan to reach by that age and I am not on track.I started realizing the time I had to watch stupid reality shows, post numerous tweets on twitter and browse photos on instagram was killing my hustle. Now I am a true “hustlette” but sometimes a lady can loose her way. The world has us so distracted with things that are killing our brain power, but we don’t really care.
I know this is a tired quote but “time waits for no man”. Bill Gates can have all the money in the world but he still can’t buy time and death isn’t to picky of its prey. 20 innocent children died yesterday, children who hadn’t even really lived their lives yet and you think it won’t happen to you? I’m disappointed that it took a devastating tragedy for people to wake up but then again I’m pretty sure people are still sleep. When more people realize that time is more of an enemy maybe some progress will start.
Im not going to keep on preaching to yall because I’m not a preacher nor am I going to keep writing because I know ya’ll don’t read. To the ones who are feeling just like me, lets work on being more productive with our time. Let’s read more, let’s work more, let us inspire our children, and most importantly let’s work on ourselves!!!
I feel like Oprah with all of the inspirational quotes but even if I inspire one person than I am satisfied. To those who continue to not care, that’s cool,
Just Keep wasting your time…..