Boss was on her way to underground gangster success until it came out that she wasn’t quite the G she purported to be on record. It stopped her hot career in its tracks.
This was a period in time when hiphop still demanded authenticity from its artists. If you talked about it, you had to be about it. Not the case today if Rick Ross’s career trajectory is any indicator.
However, this is particularly interesting since there were skits on the album that indicated as much. Clearly no one put it into context until much later. Truly her background only became something to investigate because her album, Born Gangsta, was the number one female rap duo selling album of all time.
At the time and even now I had some issues with her gansta persona. Mostly because I’ve never been a supporter of gansta rap and the violence and negative imagery it highlights.
But credit must be given where credit is due. This woman can spit like no other and she reps for the D, even if she is on some west coast gansta shit on the album and in these videos. Though to hear her tell it (and others) she been on some gansta shit since day one.
As part of my “Er’body Grown in Here, Right” feature let’s reminisce on one of the nicest chicks on the mic. Here’s Recipe of Hoe from the Born Gangsta’s album. A very successful twist on the typical gansta/hoe cliche track.