Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and more. Social networks have introduced us to some hilarious people and they have made a lot of people household names. We laugh at the things they post, but have you checked out how multi-talented some of these viral stars are? Here are 5 viral stars that make pretty good music.
- Tokyo Vanity
“That’s my best friend! Go best friend! You betta!”
Ho, hoochie, slut, groupie, bop, thot, tip drill, and so on and so forth. We hear it in almost every rap song. Women are constantly being degraded in rap music by men. Almost every rapper has ever done it in some capacity, but men are unfortunately not the only ones who participate. Women in hip-hop slut-shame their sisters as well.
Recent comments from former Ruff Ryder first lady Eve about Nicki Minaj’s Paper Magazine cover have sparked the conversation about women in hip-hop slut-shaming each other.
Eve’s opinion that “as a woman” she thinks “it’s not right” brought out a lot of her old business about her being a stripper, her racy magazine spreads, and her sexy lyrics causing more slut-shaming by Nicki stans and defenders.
The truth is, some women in hip-hop have helped perpetuate slut shaming instead of taking it as women embracing their sexuality.
Some may argue women like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and Trina are hypersexualized stereotypes of the black female rapper, but others beg to differ and argue that these women have taken their sexuality and own it. Some people just exude sexiness and feel comfortable doing so.
Female rap beef has been full of slut-shaming (Foxy Brown vs Lil Kim, Cupcakke vs Kash Doll, Trina vs Jackie O, and more). Calling each other hoes and airing out dirty laundry comes with the territory of beef, but within the gritty hard lyrics lies the idea that being a sexually confident female is wrong.
Luckily female rappers are a mosaic of different kinds of women from Rapsody to JunglePussy, MC Lyte to Khia, Angel Haze to Meg the Stallion, almost every kind of woman is represented in some way, even the sexually liberated twerking hottie who likes to show some skin. There’s nothing wrong with putting the “ho” in hip-hop regardless of what anyone else, even the other women, have to say about it.
Detroit’s music history includes many great divas like Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and Anita Baker.The city pumps music through its veins and has so many beautiful artists to offer. There are some amazing up and coming divas from the D and these are just a few.
She has inexplicably labeled herself as “That Bitch”. With confidence, beauty, hot lyrics, and a big old booty she is taking the rap world by storm. She sells out shows every time she is in her hometown, and watch what you say about her because her fans will definitely violate you for talking mess.
A mellow smooth multi-talented artist, Jaye Prime delivers jams to ride out to, smoke to, play at your kickback, or unwind during your alone time. She performs with an amazing band behind her and gives an extraordinary show every time.
A bubbly beauty with boisterous vocals, this diva can dance, sing, and make you laugh with her entertaining Instagram videos. She’s been featured on BET Jams and is only scratching the surface. She’s an artist you want to get to know.
Music that automatically makes you happy is underrated. Every song you hear from this lovely lady will put a smile on your face. She writes her own music, plays the guitar, and exudes a playful confidence we seldom see.
If you want to hear straight bars, this girl is worth a listen. A phenomenal emcee and poet, she brings fire to every beat she touches. With her unique cadence and original ideas, she sets herself apart from your average female rapper.
A strong voice to match her strong personality, this girl gives her all in every single song she sings. She knows how to pack a house, sing with all her might, and do it all in heels. She hosts an annual show called “Americana” (May 28th 4 pm El Club) and every year it gets better and better.
The barely legal rapper with a “don’t fuck with me” attitude. She’s tatted, she totes guns, and she hangs among some of Detroit’s toughest rappers. This gal does not take any mess and her music will give you the gusto to go jab for jab with anyone talking shit.
She has been all over BET, and every time she drops a project it rains. There are few emcees who can out rap this tenacious shorty. She is humble, positive, and downright great. Che has tons of fans that show up and show out every time her name is on the bill.
A dynamic diva with her own flashy style. This blonde bombshell talks all of her shit and doesn’t care how you feel about it. She serves sex appeal, sass, and will twerk at your party and turn it out. In a league of her own, Milfie constantly serves us and leaves us wanting more.
Rebuilding takes time, we all know this. We also know the horrid stories that people outside of the Michigan border say about the greatest city on earth, being Detroit. Bankrupt? Crime-ridden? Poverty-stricken? Yeah, we get it. But along with the negative, you can't negate the positive aspects that have come from and continues to come from our city.
Detroit's own Adam Reveire has released his video for "Passion." We find ourselves watching Adam sprint across various sectors of Detroit and delivering bar after bar at the same time.
"Rap is full of clones or she a whore-ish mama
Grown Men crying bout Desiigner
Cuz they never could quite design a
Plan to get their music popping
Too focused on buying wack designers"
Adam Reverie represents the original essence of Hip-Hop. Pure, uncharted passion gift-wrapped onto a sensitive track.
Today’s version of Hip-Hop is vastly different from the golden age of yesteryear. Artists of young and seasoned age are discovering that there are other ways to make money and create content then they may be accustomed to. Drink Champs Podcast happens to come from this ideology.
If you’ve watched a Drink Champs episode, then you may be familiar with the overzealous “Make some noiiiiiiise,” intro that Hip-Hop legends Noreaga and DJ EFN belt out at least 2,000 times every second. This energy that they exude comes from Noregea’s philosophy of giving the legends in Hip-Hop their flowers while they can still smell them. Drink Champs has interviewed practically every legend in your top 5, 10, or 20 lists (Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Ice-T, etc) and they continuously bring on intriguing guests for hip-hop’s fans viewing pleasure.
Production maestro Swizz Beatz recently guest starred on the wildly popular and gave arguably one of the best interviews of his career. You may need to take a few bathroom breaks in between (the interview is over 3 hours long) but per usual, Swizz provided golden nuggets about his personal life, art, and the music business. These are the three things I gathered from his interview with the Drink Champs Podcast.
Swizz Beatz Hates To See DMX Suffer:
“I go home to a very comfortable lifestyle that I worked hard for, slept on studio floors for, everything. And to see my brother that I started with not be where he should be, it f— with me every night.”
Swizz Beatz is the representation of a real friend. Since DMX started out with the Ruff Ryders in the 90’s, he’s seen his big hits come to fruition on the strength of his bars, and Mr. Showtime’s grand production skills. X has had drug issues and run-in’s with law enforcement, but none of this has deterred his relationship with DMX which is highly commendable in today’s fickle world of friendships.
X Has Always Been A Giving Soul:
“X gave his money away, he didn’t blow his money.”
Another running narrative in Dark Man X’s career is the notion that he blew his money on drugs and women. Swizz put this to rest in speaking on how DMX would give his money out to the homeless, give the shoes off of his feet to people, and also help individuals who needed bills paid.
Swizz Beatz (Technically) Retired From Music In 2009:
“I retired from music once I made “On To The Next One,” for Jay-Z.
One of Jay-z’s biggest singles off of 2009’s “The Blueprint 3” was created by way of Swizz bowing out from the music game to pursue other endeavors. He foreshadowed what other artists are now doing in the year 2017.
Check out Swizz Beatz Drink Champs episode right here.