Nas is such a legend he deserves to be the Godfather of Hip Hop. I mean you can’t compare him to any MC because he has always been in his own lane. I fell in love with him more when he decided to put my baby Lauryn Hill on this song. So many different messages in this track, it’s definitely an eye opener.This is one of the greatest songs in Hip Hop.
On July 7th at 1:08am my celebrity crush, Frank Ocean revealed to the world about his hidden sexuality. Frank Ocean decided to post a descriptive letter about his other side. I personally am happy for him coming out and being completely honest about his lifestyle. I feel as though so many other undercover artists should feel inspired and to follow his footsteps. I mean we all know Frank isn’t the only one on the rainbow. Discrete homosexuality is very common right now so you have to be cautious. What I cant understand is why he decided to reveal this right before his album debut. Maybe the homosexuality community will buy his album, it seems to be working pretty well for Nicki Minaj.I mean there is no way that Frank Ocean did not discuss this with his label and his publicist before releasing this to the public. If so the record label would have told him to delete the letter. But personally I still love him like I did on July 6th and I wish him success. I just hope he stays away from the dark life of hollywood.
How many of our black entertainers will allow themselves to be victims of the IRS? Miss Lauryn Hill has been sentenced for 3 years because of unpaid taxes. I understand Ms.hill if you were making 7.65 an hour like me and forgot to file taxes but baby you are not me. Everybody knows you cant hide from the IRS for too long. I really think that Lauryn was refusing to pay taxes for a more in depth reason and I agree with you but you have to think about your family. Sometimes our intentions are good but our intentions are not our reality and most of the time our reality is not what we visioned it would be. I love you Lauryn Hill like you were my oldest sister in another life. Someone I looked up to for advice and admired from a far. PAY YOUR TAXES SISTA!
It seems like the music industry is not about music anymore. Its more about the dollar, how quick you can make it, and how long can you keep it circulating.
Stay tuned for my post on the Chris Brown, Drake, Meek Millz, Rihanna love triangle and how this just might be just another big ol’ publicity stunt.
Can we just get back to the music and stop the chaos?
The lyrics in this song is everything to me!!! I think when Bob Marley wrote this song he advocated his people to be self consciously aware. He spoke truth about what this cruel society has done to our mentality. Even though this song was written years ago it still speaks to our generation today. I almost had a eargasm when I first heard Lauryn Hill and Ziggy Marley cover this song. No one could have done it better than them and Lauryn ripped that freestyle!!
How long shall they kill our profits why we stand aside and look?
They say Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history…
This is one of my favorite talented poetic sistas. Mrs. Shanelle gabriel is a soulful singer, a gifted writer, actress, and advocate for Lupus awareness. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she has displayed her skills at colleges and venues both nationally and internationally. Frequently compared to Lauryn Hill and the super duo Floetry wrapped-in-one, Shanelle’s tenacity has allowed her to become a shining star in any path she treads.(http://www.shanellegabriel.com/bio/)
i love to see beautiful black women showcasing their artistic talents, that’s why we need to support them! Check her out in this video performing one of my favorite poems. This one is for the ladies, I love it!!!
When I started this blog I told myself I was going to make sure I posted talented females in Hip Hop, to let this world know that us ladies can roc the mic too. Some of ya’ll might be familar with Ms. K’LA from her single “All your love” that was released in May 2011 signed on Island Def Jam records. I personally loved that song, I appreciated how the producer used the instrumental of “Turn the lights down low” by Bob Marley & Lauryn Hill. But I had no idea that she was a talented rapper as well. Even though K’LA is originally from Gary, Indiana, I love the way her voice gives off this down south feel. She actually reminds me of a female Andre 3000, with her rhyme style and her flow. My favorite track off her mixtape( The Coldest Winter Ever) is “The Coldest Winter Ever”. I love the energy, the flow, and most importantly the story she is tellin in this song. I’m kind of upset because I’m so late on her music, but at least i know now. I would love to do a interview with her to see her view on the music industry and how her success has affected her life. Also check out her spoken word video, I’m telling you this girl is a beast. K’La got the flava in my book!! What about yours?
“Why am I fighting to live, if I’m just living to fight
Why am I trying to see, when there ain’t nothing in sight
Why am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try
Why am I dying to live, if I’m just living to die?
someone tell me” -Tupac