that’s why I won’t stop, dropping shit like a clean colon ms jade
Y'all feel free to share that...
Rather I should say share this. There is alot happening at headquarters and sooner than chicken can fry in grease it will be on and popping people. You need to be on the look out for something that will put Chi on the map in a way not seen yet. In a way that helps all generations of the hip hop community. An entity that will live on way beyond us. Want a sneak preview? Check this...
I do this like, I do it all and it’s very well, as I do recall. mae...
you rhyme good for a girl, that’s so tainted, well i guess you rhyme good...
Currently cause currency I’m trying to make alot
Keep it simple sweetheart. Tear that record apart so the party can start ...
Spitting a hot 16 to the little girls on the corner and teaching them why its...
Hip hop and aging: Is Gen Y gonna put Gen X in the...
My initial conversation with LA happened organically and left a few questions that needed further probing after I reviewed it. She was gracious and interested enough to articulate her thoughts further on the topic of aging and hip hop. Some of these questions seek to get at some commonality in ideas amongst Gen X and Gen Y. Some seek further explanation about the boxes we assign hip hop and by...
But why not beat me in the game and teach me in the game?
Hip hop and aging and your business model
@sole_search OK real question: How closely tied do you think your business model is to hiphop?
@alwaysabgirl EXTREMELY..they go hand in hand in each and every level of my business..wouldn't exist without the inspiration from the music
@sole_search So how does the aging of hiphop affect your business model?
@alwaysabgirl Well in my questioning, it was related to what was memorable fashion wise, but as a whole? The maturity that takes place from...
@alwaysabgirl who came up when the focus was more on content and individuality and self worth, it's key in knowing what age group I want to...
@alwaysabgirl appeal to and attempt to have their senses alerted by the endeavors I set out upon..running with what's effective vs what's cool
@sole_search but your business model --interests GenX, GenY and Gen Whatevathehelltheycall them right? So aside from style and...
@sole_search fashion's influence directly... How does the growing pains that exist in the culture affect your project? Appealing to more ...
@sole_search than one demographic?
@alwaysabgirl Hmmmmm...not purposely. Never against young consumers because I have several, but they also have an understanding for my point...
@alwaysabgirl one thing I have been successful in doing is focusing on what I like and hoping others will like it too..to purposely cater...
@alwaysabgirl away from my core, I can't say I'd never, but if I did, it would have to be for so much doe I'd never have to sell out again #phonte
@sole_search But do you think we'll still be your core... 15, 25 years from now? Or does the business model not allow for something that....
@sole_search I mean will it go from hot kicks to hot walking sticks? Is the business model that long term?
@alwaysabgirl Under this business? Yes. If something happens where I may have to restructure or create something within to appeal otherwise,
@alwaysabgirl that's possible and likely, but at the core where I'm at, the long term is to create an even more narrow lane in that regard
@alwaysabgirl but in this particular endeavor, as I grow, the brand grows up as well and hopefully the clientele grows up..like hip hop : )
@sole_search so as the demographic ages-your inclination is to specialize further rather than trying to appeal to a diff demo.#interesting
@sole_search well you know that's a question I'm exploring on my blog what does it mean for the culture that the primary demo is growing old
@sole_search Can you be 40 and still be a bgirl? 50? and what does that mean for the underground and commercial arenas...
@alwaysabgirl yea..I kinda base it how ralphie [lauren] has done..he embodies his brand as a whole, but so do a lot of other demo's not his own
@sole_search who are we listening to? are the artist of our generation still performing, speaking to us, for us? I mean yr allowed to be ...
@alwaysabgirl its almost like you HAVE to be..but I think it evolves..like my mom can still tell me all about the music of her time, but with
@sole_search old in RB Jazz and Rock and Roll... right?
@alwaysabgirl hip hop, like thats something you genuinely live and embody so no matter what, from backroads to boardrooms, it remains
@alwaysabgirl now THAT is an issue forreal..are the artists of our era even talking to us anymore? true isht..and most cases, no...
@sole_search ralph doesn't have as many trends to contend with-- I mean some these styles aren't necessarily classic. I can't wear ...
@alwaysabgirl TRUE TRUE! its some questionable stuff in there for sure..lol..
@sole_search I can't wear ice creams at 60 but I think I could wear these http: //tinyurl.com/noticecreams
@alwaysabgirl always! you will be able toe wear those now, 5 ago, and 15 from now..i can't ever ice creams..lol
@sole_search I know im talking your ear off brother...so excuse me. LOL ok but...
@alwaysabgirl very interesting tho i must say..it really requires me to consider where it'll be when its all said and done...
@alwaysabgirl lol! not an issue at all!
@sole_search walking around telling my grandchildren u dont know nuffin about this...LOL which brings me to my next question
@sole_search so I know how I represent and participate in the culture now. I write, I purchase, I share, I try to teach but
@sole_search when yr a certain age don't you have to demonstrate that in another way? I mean how many 20 yr olds am I gonna know when I'm 60
@alwaysabgirl hmm...yea...without being teachy because most at 20 won't know about what we know about..even now me to a 20 is a big gap
@sole_search I guess we'll figure it out as we go... didn't think hiphop would make it this far... ;-)
@sole_search so would u be salty if I put this convo on my blog?
@alwaysabgirl wooooord!! and to have grown the way it did is CRAZY! seemingly as anything grows, things like this happen
@alwaysabgirl NOT AT ALL! I'd be perfectly fine with it and look fwd to seeing how it may be responded to
@sole_search fo sho stank you very much
@alwaysabgirl : -) thank you b girl
Feminists did not hate men. In fact, they loved men.–
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I must say when I ventured forth on this lyrical journey I knew that there were women emcees out there that were hot. That just hadn’t been getting their due. It happens to women folk all the time, In all walks of life, in all kinds of business. And let us not forget in our personal lives how many times women have held down a family, a crisis, we even hold down movements and don’t get no...
She is a Boss But I Can Do Without The Bitch.
Now I may have given you the impression thus far that I am all about the underground, backpacker rap. Well, that’s true to a degree. I love backpacker rap, it takes me to the days when I rocked a fisherman’s vest and doc martens what can I say. However, don’t let the girbauds fool you. I can get crunk. I been getting crunk since befo’ they called it crunk. I mean really what was Onxy and...