It’s the never-ending discussion. Who are the greatest rappers of ALL time?
Most hip hop heads will talk influence, lyrics, sales, flow, success and more, to convince others why their top rappers should be at the top of the list.
I was elated to talk about my Top 3 rappers of all time on Revolt TV. DJ Damage, television host and on-air personality on Real 92.3, moderated the conversation between me and TV Executive, Pat Charles.
Watch as we discuss the difference between a rapper and a MC, and tell who we think are the greatest rappers of all time!
I’m SO here for this! After six years, VH1 Hip Hop Honors is making a comeback and recognizing the women in the rap game! That’s what I’m talking about! Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott are named honorees on VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens, which airs July 11 at 9 p.m. ET.
With me doing #PropsToWomenInHipHop you can only imagine how happy I am that women are shown some love in the music industry! Get it, ladies!
Missy Elliott’s “style can’t be duplicated or recycled!” Elliott exemplifies a true risk taker and trend maker. She came out with a plastic trash back as her outfit in her first video, for “The Rain!” She definitely set the tone that she’s going to stay true to who she is and succeed. And she’s doing it!!
Queen Latifah demands respect and “U.N.I.T.Y.!” I LOVE that about her. Plus, she doesn’t believe in limits in her career. Actress. Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Talk Show Host. Model. The list goes on!
I’m not sure who else will be acknowledged at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors, but these two women already set the bar. I can’t wait to see the show!
“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate this thing called life.” – Prince
I loved Prince. How could I not? My sister is the biggest Prince fan ever and she would blast his music throughout the house, car, wherever. Huge fan. She went to so many of his shows and I was there with her (and her purple outfits) during his Forum run and saw the happiness on her face. My sister loved that man. When I heard the devastating news that Prince passed away at a short 57-years-old I immedicately called my sister and of course she didn’t answer the phone because her heart was broken.
I’m sure this was the story of many fans yesterday.
Prince was in his own lane; he dared to be himself. He wore his heels and makeup, played over 20 instruments, won countless awards, and inspired so many artists that it’s hard not to feel this loss. I remember playing his music in band, performing to his music in dance, airing his music on the radio.
There’s no other and will be no other.
Here are a few memorable moments of one of the greatest artists of all time. Prince.
That time Prince, James Brown, and Michael Jackson performed together. May they all rest in music paradise.
The 2012 SuperBowl when Prince performed Purple Rain, in the rain.
The shade was always real.
When Prince kicked Kim Kardashian off stage.
Prince FULL performance on The Arsenio Hall Show.
He surprised the audience at our 2012 iHeart Radio Music Festival.
When the tickets for his Forum run was as low as $25 because he cared about his fans that much and wanted us all to witness the greatness that is, Prince. I was there. We love and ADORE you, Prince. Thank you.
I think I speak for most fans when I say Prince, no one, and “Nothing Compares 2 You.”
I’ve worked in the radio industry for about a decade now. That means I’ve studied music, talked about music, blogged about music, danced to music, argued about music, listened to SO much music, it’s obvious, I love music. And as you know, I’m a woman. Duh. So in my career journey, I’ve always wanted more for women! Often times, I’ve wondered, why aren’t there more women on our concert lineups? Why aren’t we airing more music from women on the radio station? Where are the women??? Truth of the matter is, they’re out there. Waiting to be heard. Waiting to be seen.
Well here’s where I come in. I don’t see enough women in hip hop being recognized in their communities, on the charts, on radio, on television, you name it. Therefore, I’m going to start giving PROPS TO WOMEN IN HIP HOP. I’m all about women empowerment and hip hop, so why not? I would love to showcase women who are serious about their craft, who are building and growing as a hip hop artist, and women who are WINNING in this male-dominated industry. I want to give YOU your props. I want to let you know in advance that I appreciate your efforts and contributions to hip hop. I see you!
I will share a post every Wednesday for #WCW (Women Crush Wednesday) and highlight a woman in hip hop. I might post an interview with an artist or a woman who works behind the scenes, the latest news about an artist, unknown facts, a throwback video, etc. Stay tuned! And if you know of a dope woman in this industry that I should highlight then let me know!
This. Is. My. Girl! I’m so glad Missy Elliott is back! We saw Missy earlier this year at the Super Bowl with Katy Perry and a lot of the young audience thought she was a new artist. Nope! She’s had numerous hits including Work It, Get Ur Freak On, andLose Control, just to name a few. Missy Elliott has been around since the 90s and has earned six certified platinum albums. I’m glad she’s dropping something new to show that she isn’t new to this! We’re playing her new song “WTF (Where They From)” featuring Pharrell today at the top of every hour on Real 92.3!
You HAVE to see the video! Her dancers are on point (as always) and she uses her futuristic vibes. Oh…and she kept her clothes on! One Youtuber says, “Finally a female rapper that uses their talent rather than their sex appeal.” Watch the video for yourself and let me know what you think! What’s your favorite song by Missy??
Because it’s #ThrowbackThursday, enjoy one of my favorites by her: “I’m Really Hot”
(Sidenote: I’m super stoked because Missy just followed me on Twitter last night! LOL! It’s a big deal to me!)
I had the opportunity to catch up with Ty Dolla $ign at 99.1 KGGI’s Raging Waters broadcast! He performed some of his huge hits such as Paranoid,Or Nah,and of course“Drop that Kitty” featuring Charli XCX. In our interview, we discuss his upcoming album Free TC, YG, and more! Listen below!