Happy New Year! I hope all is well. For my first post of 2019, I wanted to start things off on a good note. And what better way to do so then to show love to some rising stars. One of my goals for us as SDE is to grow our network of creatives even further this year. On that note, here is a list of Ladies in Hip Hop that should to be on your radar.
I can’t express how tired I am of seeing black death on my screens. I can’t seem to escape seeing a video of someone killing a Black Person, it’s even shown on the news on replay every hour. I am a Childish Gambino fan and I have to say this music video was disappointing to watch. I listened to the song before watching the video and I liked the song before the video but now I can’t stand to hear it. If you’re on the internet you will end up watching it because everyone is sharing the video, screenshots, memes and think pieces breaking down every meaning of the video. I wonder if it still okay to mention the triggers this video may contain for some people even though it has well over 72 Million views which means there’s a chance you saw the video already and was introduced to the chaotic scenes of death, massacre, suicide and chaos all while black people dance in the foreground.
KickFlamez is a Rapper, videographer and visionary from Huntsville Alabama. Alike many of the artist I’ve spotlighted via this platform, he is a contemporary nerd core artist. The influence of Anime, Gaming and other nerd related topics are prevalent in his artistry. Not just musically but it’s represented visually as well.
Flamez and I, talk often and usually when he drops something major he asks me for feedback. Instead of just telling him out right what I think. He’ll have read this time and find out for himself.
I haven’t been doing much writing as of late but I’ve made a point to stay on top of my blog reading. And if I can, like and comment more because I’m really bad with that. I’m strolling through my feed and find a post labelled: The Comic Vault Is Nominated For A Second Mystery Blogger Award. Out of curiosity, I click it, read through and what do you know I was also nominated.
First off, Thank you Jamie. Aside from the fact that I comment somewhat often, it never occurred to me that our blog was even on your radar. So major shout out to you. I really enjoy reading your posts. This means a lot to me. Secondly, If you’re a fan of Marvel or DC Comics. You’ll definitely want to check him out on The Comic Vault. F.Y.I he does a pretty awesome Red Hood Cosplay.
Korean American Rapper Heesun Lee is an artist I’ve followed for a while now. She can rap! Her music has a positive message and puts on a dope performance. Her energy level when on stage is truly something to be seen. I also love the fact that she puts on for the culture. Recently, the New York Native uploaded a spoken word piece titled: Female Rappers Rock. Before you read any further, Stop and check out the video.
Anime NYC was lit. I had a fantastic time. Was able to link up with Stephanie of Anime Girls NYC. Shout out to her. Thank you for being such a cool person. Saw some really nice cosplay. Attended some really cool panels and best of all, I was able to enjoy this all with my team.
One of the highlights of my weekend was attending the Nerds on Hip Hop: Bridging Anime & Hip-Hop Panel.
Alan Z is an artist that has popped up on our feed a few times. With his smooth vocals and solid rapping skills, I can’t help but show love. On October 7th, The Fresh Prince of ATL celebrated the release of his EP “First Time’s The Charm”. And in true Hip Hop Fashion, he and his friends set off the celebration with a Cypher.
My First Introduction to Dezzy Yates was a few years ago, through some mutual friends. Even back them I was impressed. Fast forward years later, his style is more refined and the focus is that much clearly.
When I reached out to him for an interview. Here’s what he had to say.