Saturday, November 27, 2010
HIT OR MISS? For months there has been reported beef between Hip-Hop music's Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj. Frankly, there is room at the top for everybody. You just have to bring your "A" game! Some paved the way and others have made their way to the top of the charts, mesmerizing television viewers, radio personalities and music buyers alike. I think between Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj, an awesome collabo could make Rap history, ladies first! What's beef? Beef is what's gonna keep these two apart. Is the challenge necessary?
Kimberly Denise Jones a.k.a Lil Kim represents Brooklyn, N.Y. hard and has made her mark in the Rap game. She is making a comeback and reportedly signed a deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation label. Lil Kim started her solo career in 1996 with "Hardcore", selling millions and going double-platinum. Since then, she has gone platinum again, won a Grammy Award and others. She definately has longetivity in this business and icon status. Lil Kim is also a songwriter, producer, actress, done modeling, the TV show "Dancing With The Stars" and the list goes on. Kim as a solo artist, arrived on the music scene and helped opened doors for other female MCs. We have to give Lil Kim props for that. She isn't a rookie or anyone's fresh meat but more like an accomplished World War veteran. Hip-Hop music is a male dominated profession. So, all hell the "Queen B" a.k.a Notorious B.I.G.'s (Biggie) protege' and former member of the group Junior Mafia. If you wonder how I came up with the title Don Divas, then here it is. Kim had a minor setback going to Federal Prison September 19, 2005 convicted of lying to a Grand Jury. She is a survivor, down for her people and a lyricist no female in the industry should be disrespecting. So, to all the young girls that wants to break in the industry, look at Lil Kim as the female Commander.
While on the other hand, Onika Tanya Maraj a.k.a. Nicki Minaj represents Queens, New York and is dominating the music scene as one of the hottest female artist anywhere. She is reeping music awards, collaborating on the hottest music tracks, topping the charts and record sales as a dominated female MC to reckon with. Lil Kim says she isn't "hot". Maybe, more like smoke in mirrors. Turn on any radio station. If you don't know, never heard of or seen Nicki Minaj, you must be sleep walking. Critics make a mockery of Nicki and Lil Kim of having fake boobs and plastic surgery. That doesn't stop their resources, ability and talent to achieve success. In any instance, they both have arrived on the Hollywood scene. Don't talk about, be about it. Money & fame often make you do what you have to do in order to be that special one among the crowd. Of course, there is a downfall to it all.
While Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. both were music icons in Hip-Hop, they both lost their lives to gun violence. For months and months, escalating words of dislike was echoed all over the music airwaves from East coast to West coast. Many people blame that particular type of "beef" as being an important role in both men's death.
We don't need to see that with our female MCs. So ladies, let's be lady - like about ourselves, get that money, continue to open up doors and simply do you. Freedom of speech and expression is a right. In Hip - Hop music, it sells records. Question is, where do we draw the line?
To sum things up, what many people fail to realize is that the animosity between rivals is often fueled by more than just hype. Music, just like the movie business consist of; business people, money, power, ballers, shot - callers and organized crime who actually puts things into action. The nature of the business is far more real than the average person could imagine. Check out a portion of Nicki's latest interview and the videos below.
Nicki Minaj Dubbed The "Queen Of Hip-Hop" By Rolling Stone [Flicks]
» by tffhthewriter November 27, 2010, 9:31am
Nicki Minaj Rolling Stone FeatureLil Kim may not agree, but the newly dubbed “Queen of Hip-Hop”, Nicki Minaj, has definitely stolen the hearts of Rolling Stone Magazine.
In the new spread featuring the Young Money Princess, Nicki opens up about her success in the industry and why being famous wasn't her agenda behind making it in Hip-Hop.
“When I was little, I used to ask God to make me rich so that I could take care of my mom,” Nicki said in the interview. “I always believed that if I could take care of my mother then she wouldn't have to stay with my father.”
Nicki Minaj - Cover Photo Shoot (Complex)
Nicki Minaj Speaks with New York's Hot 97 Dj Angie Martinez
Lil Kim Performing at Gay Pride Parade in Atlanta, G.A.
Lil Kim live in Chicago, Illinois & she gets freaky!
Lil Kim opens up new beauty salon in Charlotte, N.C. & also introduces her new clothing line, "The Goddess"