Here at HHAD we love to hear a female with some skills on the mic. Dynasty is a sister that has the skills. Check out this track "SUPADYNASTY" produced by O.P. Supa she spits rugged lyrics while still being lady like over a heavy head nod track.
Music history was made in Atlanta last night, as Jermaine Dupri pulled off an epic concert at the Fox Theatre to celebrate So So Def's 20th Anniversary. The stage was like a "who's who" in chart-topping acts, as everyone from Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Usher, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Nelly, Lil Jon, Monica, Kris Kross, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Xscape (Latocha and Tamika Scott), T-Pain, Lil Scrappy, Youngbloodz, Bonecrusher, Dem Franchize Boyz, J-Kwon, Dondria, and Pastor Troy took the sold-out crowd on a musical trip down memory lane. The Fox Theatre was alive with the sounds of classic songs like "Money Ain't a Thang" (JD & Jay-Z), "Jump" (Kris Kross), "Yeah" (Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon), "Who Can I Run To" (Xscape), "I Gotta Be" (Jagged Edge), "Welcome to Atlanta" (JD, Ludacris), "Give It 2 U" (Da Brat), "I Think They Like Me" (Dem Franchize Boyz), "Coming From Where I'm From" (Anthony Hamilton) and so many more!
"I've made more hits with this man than anyone else," said Usher, acknowledging Dupri on stage. "Congratulations to my friend, JD!" said Mariah, as she wheeled out a cake at the end of the show.
Overwhelmed by the energy of the crowd and the support and well-wishes of his celebrity friends, Dupri was humbled: "WowÃƒÆ'Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦this is crazy," he said. "We did it! Thank you everyone - the fans, the artists..ain't nobody f'in with my clique!"
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Usher drops an electro-love ballad and reunites with Diplo on"Go Missin'" . The sultry ballad finds Usher croons for his lady to accompany him on to a private getaway. This record is just in time for...
I remember an old friend askin me "you still into that rappin?..You still doin music?",when I ran into him. Now, this dude was a fly boy -in his day,not anymore. I guess he still think it's back then. I said to him, "yea,i'm still doin my thing'. He said, 'We grown now! Don't you think you should give that up and focus on bein grown?". I said, "well,what do you do?". He said, "I'm at the bank right now". I said well,are you the manager?"...He said no! I said, "well NIGGA if you aint the manager,owner,super intindent, or no shit like that,you need to git the hell on wit' that fool talk!".
Here's what you don't know about me.....I decided to GRACEFULLY walk away from what I was GITTIN in the dope game,I'm good! I have a house in Atlanta. Two cars paid for.A studio to use when I choose. A family that loves my YESTERDAY drawers. AND ,I can come and go as I please.
I truly live life as I want,doin what I wanna do! Can you say the same,really?? How many can say the same? Evaluate your situation,then add a man/woman up,before you pass judgement on how they're livin' their life. You may find yourself jealous. Don't trip. Just gather yourself,and start livin your dream! For ,we only live once..
I was listenin to the Oprah interview with Usher the other mornin with my daughter and she asked me if I liked Oprah. I said, I really don't have an opinion on her either way. She said, "well, I dont! I thinks she's mean". I asked why. She said, "because she don't like rappers". I told her, you gotta think, most people her age and up don't like rappers. It ain't personal, but I don't believe they liked what rap represented.
Rap music has always been revolutionary. It reflects the truth- good, bad, and ugly. This is why it resonates so much with the youth. At it's earlier peak, you had artist like Run DMC, Beastie Boys, and even the Fat Boys open up a platform for artist like Public Enemy, Rakim, NWA, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-1, Queen Latifah, the list goes on. But, these voices enlightened/influenced the culture so much so ,it catapulted these artists into the mainstream. Ha ha...I'll never forget the day my "anti-rap" father, blew my mind, when he threw in Kool Moe Dee's album and was JAMMIN to that thang. I wasn't a Moe Dee fan,but it was still hip hop. So I asked him," what??... you diggin MY music now?" He said "HELL- NAW!!!, I just saw him in an interview,and he's the first one I ever heard that talked like he had some sense, so I like him"!
Fast forward today. I think I can finally feel Oprah ,and my dad alike. See,they came from a generation that grew up on EWF, AL GREEN ,MARVIN, THE TEMPS, JAMES BROWN, the list is sooo long. But they all sang about LOVE, and "let's stay together", "treat her like a lady", and "I'm black-and I'M PROUD!",more morally conscious subject matter. Rap came along and represented a free-er,less contained voice that revolted against the traditional way of life,for past generations ,which was understandibly frightening to our elders. They didn't want to be closely associated with what their kids were building. We represented change, but they weren't sure what KIND of change we represented, at that time. We started off with good intentions , but like anything else good, somehow it always seems to get corrupted. (Now, it ain't all-bad. I'm mainly talkin about the rap music presently in heavy rotation).
We are in now our 3rd generation of fatherless children, and the music is reflective. No more morals, positive male influences, or respect for the family unit in popular music, like the music of yesterday. It's cool to rap "I fucked your wife,ha ha!!!"-cool?, I mean, they'll play that on the radio like nothin,then bleep it out. I gotta be honest- WHUATT part of the game is THAT? And we done became so desensitized to it, so- that's what's up! I feel like Oprah, and my dad's generation, the game today is just a little too free for me. Like its ALL- GOOD! I pose this to my peers. Figure out what's real-in life. What's important-to you. Find YOUR voice in this game. Always ask yourself- before you enter that booth, "am I going to BUILD or DESTROY with this verse?" Whether we except it or not, it's kids and grossly misguided people out here hangin on to our EVERY word. Don't get me wrong, we ALL enjoy a little mindless ratchetivity from time to time,feel me, but with no balance, how are we gonna bare any fruit? Look what the generation that came up on that earlier rap produced. More racial harmony than past generations.(Look at all the bi-racial kids). More MINORITY entrepreneurship than ever before. The first BLACK President, the list goes on. Beanie Seigal said in a recent interview he don't even let his kids listen to his music, and at that point he decided, if they can't listen to it ,I shouldn't be makin it. That's the REALEST quote I ever heard in the world of entertainment. - LOTTO