I hate that it took Meek Mill’s foolish tweets to get me back blogging. But this whole foolish beef between him and @drake has put a spark back in the game of social media. So, for the longest all we had to look forward to was the reality show tweets, new albums, boyfriend/girlfriend drama, NBA finals, lame award shows, “break babies” and all the other b.s that floods Twitter and Instagram daily.
The phenomenon that is Nicki Minaj….. What is the fascination with this chick? I don’t think I’ll ever figure it out. She does have her own original style. I don’t know why nobody ever thought about styling themselves after Barbie before, but it was a great idea and it worked. At one point I was tired of the whole Barbie craze. I mean you can’t be a size 22 talking about, “It’s Barbie b$%#h.” That just doesn’t work. So how did Nicki go from Onika Tanya Maraj, to Nicki Minaj? We do know that she was born in Trinidad and moved to Queens, New York when she was five years-old. And we know she was discovered on MySpace and signed to Young Money. But what happened in between? Some people swear Nicki was this butch girl who had some sort of crazy ‘relationship’ with incarcerated rapper, Remy Ma.
I’m not too sure about that one but obviously her fans don’t seem to care either. Over time Nicki has grown on us and she seems almost normal now. Her rhyme style reminds me a lot of an early Lil’ Kim, but hey Kim ain’t doing nothing with it so why shouldn’t Nicki? I do like some of her songs, but at times she sounds a lot like Fire Marshall Bill from ‘In Living Color’. “LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING”.
Lil’ Kim & Nicki Minaj
Nicki has a gimmick that sells, but for how long? With Lil’ Wayne locked up, Nicki has joined forces with Diddy, and we know Diddy is a genius when it comes to hyping people up and then ruining their careers. So, we’ll have to wait and see if Nicki Minaj can stay on top as the ‘Barbie of Hip-Hop’ or end up like Skipper?
Bow Wow announced via his Twitter (@bowwow614) that he has signed to Cash Money Records. First of all I thought Bow Wow said he was retired. His last CD, New Jack City II, I think went double wood on the charts. Ever since he announced his signing with Cash Money, Bow Wow has been shouting CMR (Cash Money Records) and YM (Young Money), Lil’ Wayne’s record label. Well, some of the Young Money artists (Tyga, Jae Millz) must not have been aware of Bow Wow’s new home, because when they heard, they made sure to let all of their twiggas on Twitter know that Bow Wow is signed to Cash Money not Young Money. Bow made sure to reiterate that it was still the same family. How will Bow Wow’s style and swagger mesh with the rest of Cash Money/Young Money? After all they recently signed hip-hop’s savior, Drake. Will he fit in? One things for sure they also just signed Bow Wow’s homie Omarion. Now if only they can sign Pretty Ricky they’ll have their very own ‘Scream Tour’.
How do you forget the words to your own song? Bryan “Baby” Williams, one-half founding member of Cash Money Records, needs to sit his old a%s down. The Young Money Ent. performance at the EBT……(my bad) B.E.T. Awards was bad enough cuz’ of preteen girls dancing onstage to their hit ‘I Wish I Could F$@K Every Girl in the World’, but when Baby brought his 1998 ‘Ball Til You Fall’ mentality on stage, it was a wrap for me. He is obviously no match for Lil’ Wayne’s lyrical ability. His lyrics never rhyme and there’s a guarantee you’ll hear these words in his rhymes: ‘like father like son’, ‘ball ‘til you fall’, ‘uptown stunter’, ‘I thought you knew’, ‘paper plates’, ‘already’, ‘sittin on’. The label is called ‘Young Money Entertainment’ for a reason. Baby you don’t fit anywhere in this equation. So please fall back. And Drake, you are the most talked about rapper since 50 Cent. Everybody is waiting on your debut cd to drop. You closed the B.E.T. Awards Show without even having a record deal. Just on the strength of your mixtape. A word of advice….Image is everything in hip-hop. You performing that garbage with Young Money brought your stock down a tad. You are our only hip-hop savior. Please don’t ruin your chance before you even come out the gate. Make better choices in the future.
Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams