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Hot 92 Jamz
Aug 7th, 2003, 09:34 AM
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Believe it: A 20 year-old strawberry-blonde from upstate New York is on her way to becoming the hottest new name in the female rap game.

Her name is Sarai, and her single "Pack Ya Bags" is earning serious airplay on stations across the country. "Pack Ya Bags" is the first taste of Sarai's Epic Records debut. The disc is packed with rapid-fire flow, intricate internal rhymes, and vivid storytelling?the very qualities that have caused some radio personalities to bestow the nickname "Feminem" on this rising star.

About The Album
Sarai's imaginative rhymes are matched to tracks by both veteran and up-and-coming producers. L.J. "Chocolate Starr" Sutton, Allegro, Sanchez, and New York-based Ali Dee are among the newer names. Also on board are: Scott Storch, the gifted keyboardist turned producer who's worked with Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, and Christina Aguilera; and Beau Dozier (son of the leg-endary Lamont Dozier), whose writing/production credits in-clude hits by B2K and Da Brat.
Sarai's guests include Motown recording group Black Coffee (on "Mary Ann") and acclaimed vocalist Jaguar Wright, who provides the memorable vocal hook for the track "Life." "Jaguar is phenomenal," says Sarai. "When certain singers hit certain notes, it just does something to my insides. She's that kind of singer."

"Pack Ya Bags," the first single, is a classic kiss-off rap. "Being a female in this business who's trying to do something for yourselfthat's hard sometimes for a guy to deal with," says Sarai. "You get a lot of 'where were you' and 'what were you doing' and 'who were you with.' And at a certain point, I can't dealand you gotta go! That's what 'Pack Ya Bags' is really about."

Two tracks deal with the drama of teen pregnancy, but from distinctly different vantage points. "I haven't had that experience personally," Sarai notes, "but I've lived it through my friends and other people I've come in contact with. 'It's Not a Fairy Tale' is written from the viewpoint of the girl who's pregnant, who's thinking 'how could he do this to me' and 'what will I do now.' 'Life' is coming from a woman who's with a guy who's gotten another girl pregnantand she's telling him, 'you better go handle your business.'"

"Mary Ann," the lyricist explains, "was one of the first songs I wrote all by myselfhook and verses. That's about child abuse, about a little girl going through some things that people are not really noticing. The song follows her from kindergarten through high school."
Other Sarai tracks are just for funstatements of pride and calls to party. "It's Official" is "like a statement that I've arrivedyou know, 'it's official.' This is my flip-style, a place to show how fast I can deal my lyrical skills."

"Now 'Ladies' that is an anthem! It's gonna be like the summer jam. Of course, it's not really just about the ladies. It's about everybody, of every shape, size, color and class, getting to-gether and having a great time. I can't wait to make the 'Ladies' video."

About The Artist
Sarai was born and raised by her single mother in the working-class city of Kingston, New York in upstate Ulster County. While her mom listened to albums by Fleetwood Mac and various other rock groups, her older brother brought home what Sarai calls "the harder stuff"including seminal hip-hop albums by Run-DMC, Public Enemy, and N.W.A.

"I'm a straight MTV babyI was born with MTV," she admits. "So I didn't start to fully experi-ence hip-hop until the era of Biggie, Tupac, Nas, and Jay-Z. By that time I was old enough to actually absorb what they were saying."

In grade school and junior high, Sarai tried her hand at several musical instruments. But it was the power of the word that moved her most. "Even as a young kid, I was in plays at school, I was in the chorus, and I was trying my hand at poetry. I've always felt like I was meant to be a performer, but I'd never written an actual rhyme until I was 15. I remember sitting around with some friends at my kitchen table, and we wrote this little joke rhyme about the girls in our town."
To help support her family, Sarai worked "about 50 different jobs" and made plans to attend community college in Kingston. But at 17, she and a girlfriend took a vacation to Atlantaand fate stepped in.

"We stopped at a gas station and my friend starts talking to these guys at the gas station. They tell her they have a studio, just down the street, and she says 'hey, my girlfriend can flow!'
"Now, I'm always polite to strangers but I don't normally chit-chat with them at gas stations. But she insisted so I did a flow for themand about five minutes later, we were in their studio. That's where I met L.J. Sutton a/k/a Chocolate Starr. She's a partner in Infra Red Entertainment and later produced some of the tracks on my album."

Sarai began visiting Atlanta often, doing demos and taking meetings. In 2000, she moved there permanently. "I like the weather, and generally I like the attitude. But people do move slower than in New Yorkeven in Kingston!"

Rather than depleting her creativity, the completion of her album seemed to open up new vistas for Sarai. "I like to watch TV, I like to chill with my girlfriends, but mostly I've been writing a lot. I'll have the headphones on, putting words to the tracks. Or sometimes I'll just start writing a poem and set it to a beat later on. That's usually the deepest stuff I've come up with."

"Writing rhymes is just like writing a novel or a poemyou use whatever raw material you're given. You can't limit yourself to your own life story. Sometimes you have to put yourself in an-other person's place and think, how would she feel about this?

"Drugs, teen pregnancy, homelessness, broken familiesI've seen all these situations up close. Success would just give me a whole new set of issues to deal with."
© 2003 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

And that's your first Blink.

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Mase
Aug 7th, 2003, 11:42 AM
I read about her on MSNBC, do yu have a link to any od her music? Its not playing here in Va yet......

controlfreak
Aug 7th, 2003, 03:35 PM
She takes a nice photo :drool:

DunkMachine
Aug 7th, 2003, 03:51 PM
Let's hope her lyrics are as good as her looks.

Bacardi
Aug 7th, 2003, 05:23 PM
hummmm I don't see a Parental Advisory sticker anywhere on the cover, and unless she's cussing up a storm... Then, forget it, she won't take the minds off Eminem. :yawn:

Everybody knows, a dirty mouth sells. I might come out with a rap CD, full of me just cursing everybody I ever met. :p

Mase, VA I think is the last state in the US to get new music.... Unless it's country, we aren't hearing it. :(

AjdeNate!
Aug 7th, 2003, 05:24 PM
I love "Ladies"...great song!!!!!!!!!

Mase
Aug 7th, 2003, 05:25 PM
hummmm I don't see a Parental Advisory sticker anywhere on the cover, and unless she's cussing up a storm... Then, forget it, she won't take the minds off Eminem. :yawn:

Everybody knows, a dirty mouth sells. I might come out with a rap CD, full of me just cursing everybody I ever met. :p

Mase, VA I think is the last state in the US to get new music.... Unless it's country, we aren't hearing it. :(

No shit right????????? :lol:

Dava
Aug 7th, 2003, 05:26 PM
Wow shes fit!

Rocketta
Aug 7th, 2003, 06:12 PM
Sorry I hope she flops. Only because if she catches on then all my female rappers that has toiled and toiled for years will get pushed in the background cause Barbie wants to rap now and this is what I think of that scenario :yawn:

GOUSAJUNIORS
Aug 7th, 2003, 08:18 PM
typical ignorant satement rocketta
BLONDE ----BARBIE.

DunkMachine
Aug 7th, 2003, 08:25 PM
typical ignorant satement rocketta
BLONDE ----BARBIE.

But very accurate none-the-less. Seriously, what is this girl going to rap about that will intrigue current hiphop listeners.

Jordan.
Aug 7th, 2003, 08:26 PM
She looks like Daryl Hannah.

AjdeNate!
Aug 7th, 2003, 08:36 PM
I say to each their own... If she wants to be a rapper - then let her. If you don't like, don't buy it. If it's on the radio and you don't wanna hear it switch it off.

I just find it incredibly rude to wish someone ill-repute, and hope they "flop".

mboyle
Aug 7th, 2003, 08:58 PM
Well what do you really expect Seles?:rolleyes: I agree and think it was a thoughtless, careless statement.

Anyways, I like her song "Ladies". I see the video alot on MTV Hits.

Bacardi
Aug 7th, 2003, 09:05 PM
I don't listen to MTV, it's mass marketed teenie pop/rock that is there to sell. It's not really music, it's something designed by the execs to sell more CD's and teenie driven products.

MTV = Enemy to True Music.

Rocketta
Aug 7th, 2003, 09:11 PM
Oh who cares if you didn't like the statement, I'll use your words, "don't read them" and "Whateva". :wavey:

Also, Who knew calling a blonde, Barbie was so insulting. Somebody should go tell all those women running to plastic surgeons?

PS. I live in America where Blonde is hyped regardless of talent. I'm sick of it and I'm not apologizing for it. The minute they stop it then I will welcome everyone. And no its not as simple as not listening to her if I don't like her song. Your crazy if you think that record companies won't hype her over more deserving based on the fact that they think she will be more marketable ala the same reason Britney was marketable. Let me guess it was Britney's overwhelming talent that's why she got a record deal and was hyped beyond reason? Didn't have anything to do with being blonde and cute? Yeah and Anna would make her same endorsements if her hair was black. :rolleyes:

decemberlove
Aug 7th, 2003, 09:16 PM
pimpin out hiphop once again :sad:

decemberlove
Aug 7th, 2003, 09:19 PM
britneys not a real blonde, doesnt look like this girl is either. in fact, most famous women arent real blondes. they dye their hair blonde cos this country loves blondes. blondes are boring anyway---booooooooo

Rocketta
Aug 7th, 2003, 09:21 PM
We're not suppose to hate on Blondes but if being blonde wasn't a big deal why start the article with this sentence, "Believe it: A 20 year-old strawberry-blonde from upstate New York is on her way to becoming the hottest new name in the female rap game. "

Miss Thang
Aug 7th, 2003, 09:36 PM
Sorry I hope she flops. Only because if she catches on then all my female rappers that has toiled and toiled for years will get pushed in the background cause Barbie wants to rap now and this is what I think of that scenario :yawn:

Preach girl! :worship: If this chick blow up then there aint no justice for Foxy, Latifah, Lyte, Da Brat, Queen Pen, Bahamadia... Feminem? :lol:

Miss Thang
Aug 7th, 2003, 09:39 PM
Oh who cares if you didn't like the statement, I'll use your words, "don't read them" and "Whateva". :wavey:

Also, Who knew calling a blonde, Barbie was so insulting. Somebody should go tell all those women running to plastic surgeons?

PS. I live in America where Blonde is hyped regardless of talent. I'm sick of it and I'm not apologizing for it. The minute they stop it then I will welcome everyone. And no its not as simple as not listening to her if I don't like her song. Your crazy if you think that record companies won't hype her over more deserving based on the fact that they think she will be more marketable ala the same reason Britney was marketable. Let me guess it was Britney's overwhelming talent that's why she got a record deal and was hyped beyond reason? Didn't have anything to do with being blonde and cute? Yeah and Anna would make her same endorsements if her hair was black. :rolleyes:

Go head Miss Rocketta! Preach girl! :worship:

Miss Thang
Aug 7th, 2003, 09:41 PM
typical ignorant satement rocketta
BLONDE ----BARBIE.

Where were u when somebody said that Tess from Last Comic Standing was doin typical black chick humor???

Miss Thang
Aug 7th, 2003, 09:45 PM
britneys not a real blonde, doesnt look like this girl is either. in fact, most famous women arent real blondes. they dye their hair blonde cos this country loves blondes. blondes are boring anyway---booooooooo

Tell me about it! It aint boring to me but I just tired of seein blonde bein pushed in my face on the regular. :rolleyes:

G-Ha
Aug 7th, 2003, 11:09 PM
IMAGE is hyped over talent, not just blonde. Otherwise, how do we explain the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Ashanti? I wonder if all the people here who already have a problem with this rapper (or what she allegedly represents) without even having heard her rap, also have a problem with non-blonde talentless artists such as those above that are forced down our throats.

And because she's blonde and a "Barbie" automatically means she has nothing relevant to say? Eminem is blonde and the hip hop community seems to find him rather relevant.

Now I haven't heard any of her songs so, unlike many in here, I won't presume anything regarding her talent (or lack thereof). She may suck, but how narrow-minded to automatically assume she has no talent just by looking at her.

Miss Thang
Aug 7th, 2003, 11:19 PM
IMAGE is hyped over talent, not just blonde. Otherwise, how do we explain the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Ashanti? I wonder if all the people here who already have a problem with this rapper (or what she allegedly represents) without even having heard her rap, also have a problem with non-blonde talentless artists such as those above that are forced down our throats.

And because she's blonde and a "Barbie" automatically means she has nothing relevant to say? Eminem is blonde and the hip hop community seems to find him rather relevant.

Now I haven't heard any of her songs so, unlike many in here, I won't presume anything regarding her talent (or lack thereof). She may suck, but how narrow-minded to automatically assume she has no talent just by looking at her.

Chile we talkin bout female rappers not singers. Yeah u right it aint right to judge the chick just by her looks without havin heard her rhyme. I was cosignin with Miss Rocketta cuz black female rappers dont have the same kinda success as the brothas who rap. Yeah u can say what vbout Lil Kim? Her album aint doin ish even though Magic Stick got mad play. So if this "strawberry blonde" chick blow up like Eminem then u know its cuz she blonde. Foxy, Latifah, Lyte, Queen Pen, Bahamadia, etc all got mad talent but they aint really done blowed up like the brothas have and peeps know those sistas can rhyme!

Dava
Aug 7th, 2003, 11:20 PM
Actually her album did quite well. Its a good album!

G-Ha
Aug 7th, 2003, 11:26 PM
Chile we talkin bout female rappers not singers. Yeah u right it aint right to judge the chick just by her looks without havin heard her rhyme. I was cosignin with Miss Rocketta cuz black female rappers dont have the same kinda success as the brothas who rap. Yeah u can say what vbout Lil Kim? Her album aint doin ish even though Magic Stick got mad play. So if this "strawberry blonde" chick blow up like Eminem then u know its cuz she blonde. Foxy, Latifah, Lyte, Queen Pen, Bahamadia, etc all got mad talent but they aint really done blowed up like the brothas have and peeps know those sistas can rhyme!

Well, I'm with ya on that, because I actually prefer female rappers and hip hop artists, and they rarely get the same attention as the men. But the focus of many posts in here seemed to be on "blonde" and "no talent"...so I was just trying to point out that there are plenty of other non-blonde "artists" out there equally lacking in talent. And who knows? This girl may actually be good...I'll wait until I hear something by her before I make my judgment.

Miss Thang
Aug 7th, 2003, 11:36 PM
Well, I'm with ya on that, because I actually prefer female rappers and hip hop artists, and they rarely get the same attention as the men. But the focus of many posts in here seemed to be on "blonde" and "no talent"...so I was just trying to point out that there are plenty of other non-blonde "artists" out there equally lacking in talent. And who knows? This girl may actually be good...I'll wait until I hear something by her before I make my judgment.

Aint it sumthin? Missy the only one gettin props and gettin paid of the female rappers while 50, Nelly, LL, Busta, Ludacris, JaRule, Fabolous, Camron and on and on all havin some kinda success and get mad MTV play. :mad: If this chick Sarai is good I'm a give her her props. :cool:

Rocketta
Aug 7th, 2003, 11:48 PM
IMAGE is hyped over talent, not just blonde. Otherwise, how do we explain the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Ashanti? I wonder if all the people here who already have a problem with this rapper (or what she allegedly represents) without even having heard her rap, also have a problem with non-blonde talentless artists such as those above that are forced down our throats.

And because she's blonde and a "Barbie" automatically means she has nothing relevant to say? Eminem is blonde and the hip hop community seems to find him rather relevant.

Now I haven't heard any of her songs so, unlike many in here, I won't presume anything regarding her talent (or lack thereof). She may suck, but how narrow-minded to automatically assume she has no talent just by looking at her.

Can't stand J.Lo or Ashanti and the minute they start hyping dark skinned sisters with no talent we can talk.

Also, trust me its not urban youth blowing up Em's numbers. I do feel he is getting "acclaim" due to his complexion. I know his sales are a big reflection of it. He is not now or ever been the best rapper out there. Its not even his sales that bug me, its the fact that all the awards people are giving it to him and he is not the BEST. Its inevitable that most not all people will respond to the thing that reflects them the most. Its a matter of numbers. If the record business thinks they can make more money by hyping "barbie" then they will. Of course they will because pre-teen caucasion children by albums. The urban youth don't have that kind of buying power. That will forever change the course of the music. Its bad enough the few they choose to hype the most is the most ingnorant of the ignorant.


Also, for the record I never said she was talentless. I dont know if she is or isn't. I wanted to know how does a no-name get played on MTV but I haven't heard her song on the rap/hip-hop radio stations? I know it says its getting play. I'm sure it is on those "mix" stations but I hadn't heard her on my station which is one of the biggest stations in NC.

If this chick was all about Hip-Hop/Rap the article wouldn't start talking about her strawberry-blonde hair?

Like Miss Thang has pointed out if she gets to walk through doors that other female rap artists didn't its a travesty. I don't care about sales the problem comes when the industry starts acting like they are doing something better than the rest when they are not.

Also, I listened to her "hit" Pack Ya Bags and all I got to say is "I hope the video is good?" :o

G-Ha
Aug 8th, 2003, 12:17 AM
Can't stand J.Lo or Ashanti and the minute they start hyping dark skinned sisters with no talent we can talk.

We can talk now because my point was that non-blondes are also hyped and it's based on image. Your post focused on blondes being hyped in America regardless of talent, but many artists/entertainers are hyped regardless of talent...not just blondes.


Also, trust me its not urban youth blowing up Em's numbers. I do feel he is getting "acclaim" due to his complexion. I know his sales are a big reflection of it. He is not now or ever been the best rapper out there. Its not even his sales that bug me, its the fact that all the awards people are giving it to him and he is not the BEST.

But the record/entertainment industry is rarely about who is actually the most talented or the best. Will Smith, P. Diddy and Ja Rule are hardly the best rappers by just about anyone's standards, yet they too have sold mass amounts and have received lots of hype. Blondes or whites don't have a monopoly on success without talent or being the best.

decemberlove
Aug 8th, 2003, 12:34 AM
We can talk now because my point was that non-blondes are also hyped and it's based on image. Your post focused on blondes being hyped in America regardless of talent, but many artists/entertainers are hyped regardless of talent...not just blondes.

PLEASE. blondes are more of a chance of being hyped than brunettes. this country is obsessed with blondes.

eminem isnt a real blonde
sarah michelle gellar
britney

and on and on and on


But the record/entertainment industry is rarely about who is actually the most talented or the best. Will Smith, P. Diddy and Ja Rule are hardly the best rappers by just about anyone's standards, yet they too have sold mass amounts and have received lots of hype. Blondes or whites don't have a monopoly on success without talent or being the best.

a monopoly, no. but close enough.

-p.diddy rode biggies ass and took advantage of his death. hes the king of sampling and is pretty innovative.
-will smith had some classic songs as fresh prince [summertime, parents just dont understand, girls aint nothin but trouble].
-ja rule got his fame from holla, holla and doing jay-z's can i get a...
then he does between me and you, sees how much that blows up, and decides to do the pop thing cos THATS what sells.

but these are men. women are treated entirely differently. its all about sex appeal with women in the industry.

Rocketta
Aug 8th, 2003, 12:37 AM
We can talk now because my point was that non-blondes are also hyped and it's based on image. Your post focused on blondes being hyped in America regardless of talent, but many artists/entertainers are hyped regardless of talent...not just blondes.


I never said "only" blondes are hyped. That was your impression but not something that I ever said.


But the record/entertainment industry is rarely about who is actually the most talented or the best. Will Smith, P. Diddy and Ja Rule are hardly the best rappers by just about anyone's standards, yet they too have sold mass amounts and have received lots of hype. Blondes or whites don't have a monopoly on success without talent or being the best.

Of those mentioned only Will Smith is the only one that received critics "acclaim" and that is really for one song. See that's the difference. Your right the music industry as a whole will hype shit over quality. However, its the critical acclaim that they then heap on them that I have a problem with just for being "the minority" in a field. You know that stuff that people claim to hate so much. As you see I mention that I don't have a problem with sales but really its the whole "Eminem is the best" phenomenom. Also, I've talked about when the Beastie Boys came out how all of a sudden rap was cool. The grammies finally asked a rap artist to present for the first time in the history of the grammies and wow guest who they chose? That's the kind of stuff I don't want to happen. Let me repeat. Its not about sales its the hyping of them being "better than the rest" that gets to me.

J.LO is hyped but no one calls her the best. Ashanti is hyped but no one calls her the best. Did she win a grammy? I hope not. Now if this girl can rap somewhat decently it wouldn't surprise me if she's not classified as one of the best. That's the kind of stuff I don't like. Which I heard her song and the part that I listened too wasn't good. I've only listened to one song but I listened to the "hit" song feeling that was hopefully the best on the album.

Oh and I'm talking about hyping blondes cause she's blonde. Are you trying to say that "blondes" don't get hyped over all else?

Rocketta
Aug 8th, 2003, 12:40 AM
ohh and what audience are they trying to attrack calling her "Feminem"?

mboyle
Aug 8th, 2003, 12:47 AM
:o "Feel Sorry for all the Black rappers"

Goodness:rolleyes: . You are truly sick:o . Ever heard of Missy Elliot?:o

G-Ha
Aug 8th, 2003, 01:18 AM
Again, my point was that image is hyped over talent and that applies across the board irrespective of hair color. As you noted, you never said "only" blondes, so we're in agreement then.

I was just curious if you get as outraged when mediocre black talent is hyped as you seem to when mediocre white talent is.

And I don't know if she won any, but unfortunately Ashanti was nominated for several Grammys, so some obviously think she's the best.

GOUSAJUNIORS
Aug 8th, 2003, 02:37 AM
I think Eminem is def the best rapper out there now. his lyrics and storytelling are amazing. im not a huge rap fan but id put him missy for her crazy beats and lyrics nas and jadakiss as the top 4 right now easily. Eminem deserves the hype

DunkMachine
Aug 8th, 2003, 11:29 AM
I think Eminem is def the best rapper out there now.

I can't stand remarks like that (no offense to you). Because you have been given large doses of the same thing and assume that that's is the best out there. I've heard more profound things during porno movies than I have seen in eminems musicvideos. The only things that have kept his music on a reasonable standard are Dre's beats.

Seriously, Underground is the way to go.................

Rocketta
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:34 PM
Again, my point was that image is hyped over talent and that applies across the board irrespective of hair color. As you noted, you never said "only" blondes, so we're in agreement then.


You are right image is hyped over talent. However, do you really think Ashanti was hyped as much as Britney? Do you believe if a blonde girl were to come out as a Hip Hop princess she wouldn't be hyped more than Ashanti. God forbid if she actually has an ounce of talent.



I was just curious if you get as outraged when mediocre black talent is hyped as you seem to when mediocre white talent is.

Actually I do get upset when mediocre black talent is hyped. I don't care what gets hyped in pop, rock, country cause I don't listen to those genres. I do care about Hip Hop and I've already seen in hip hop a history of taking the caucasion rapper and making them King before they've done anything to deserve it. I just don't want to see a new Queen.


And I don't know if she won any, but unfortunately Ashanti was nominated for several Grammys, so some obviously think she's the best.

Since a shit load of award ceremonies has popped up the Grammies has decided to slum with their nominations in a hope to increase their numbers. I too hope she didn't win one but I'm not sure.


This is the end to my discussion. I'm sorry if anyone's offended but I stand by my statement cause that's what I think and hope. I'm not here to regurgitate someone else's opinion but to give my own.

Serendy Willick
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:42 PM
I am a hardcore rap fan and I am have been booming "Ladies" on my CD player for days now. The girl is very talented, certainly not a flash in the pan type.

BTW, there are certainly many black no-talents that get just as much hyped as the blondies out here. Ashanti, Lil Kim, Keith Sweat etc,

Miss Thang
Aug 8th, 2003, 09:26 PM
Again, my point was that image is hyped over talent and that applies across the board irrespective of hair color. As you noted, you never said "only" blondes, so we're in agreement then.

Chile I know what u sayin and I'm feelin but if u think bout it a black female singer or a sista who a rapper aint got the same chances like this chick Sarai who may or may not blow up. Yeah Missy and Lil Kim can get paid but they aint eva gonna blow up like Britney Spear. A sista who sing or rap or both can have some success but she aint gonna be talked bout on the regular like Britney and J.Lo. Yeah Ashanti got mad play from MTV
but there seem to kinda like a limit at how much she can blow up. There aint no black female singer or rapper who on Britney, JLo or Christina Alguiera level. Don't even say Miss Janet cuz peeps be sleepin on her even when she gots an album out.

Oh and chile I know JLo aint white but she got over and I aint mad at her cuz she doin her. But not for nothin she betta watch it cuz if she get into some mess like Kobe peeps gonna remind her she Puerto Rican.

I was just curious if you get as outraged when mediocre black talent is hyped as you seem to when mediocre white talent is.

Kee-kee! Chile please. I aint got no problem with that at all. There be more ishy black singers and rappers than ones who can actually blow and rhyme! :lol:

And I don't know if she won any, but unfortunately Ashanti was nominated for several Grammys, so some obviously think she's the best.

Ashanti can't sing but she handlin hers so I aint gonna hate. What I dont effin understand is why sistas who can really sang like Heather Headley and Vivian Green aint gettin Ashanti play. Boo u talkin bout image and Miss Heather and Mis Viv got mad style and betta looks than skeezy Ashanti but MTV aint feelin them. It make me mad like they music is too good for MTV and MTV only want ishy music from sista's.,. :rolleyes:

Miss Thang
Aug 8th, 2003, 09:31 PM
I am a hardcore rap fan and I am have been booming "Ladies" on my CD player for days now. The girl is very talented, certainly not a flash in the pan type.

BTW, there are certainly many black no-talents that get just as much hyped as the blondies out here. Ashanti, Lil Kim, Keith Sweat etc,

Miss Luci where u been chile? :confused: Aint nobody been feelin Keith Sweat for 7 years at least and he didnt eva blow up like u said. What hype?? The brotha had some hits and peeps be lovin his old skool ish but please don't be actin like he was hyped up like a Justin Timberlake. I aint mad at u girl but chile that wasnt even right. :cool:

Hot 92 Jamz
Aug 10th, 2003, 11:12 AM
Great discussion. We'll have to see what happens to Sarai. Will she become Feminem or will she become Vanilla Spice?

Stay tuned.

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Hot 92 Jamz
Oct 17th, 2003, 07:25 AM
No radio airplay, local appearances for Sarai here in the Northeast. How about in your corner of the world?

Rocketta
Oct 17th, 2003, 06:09 PM
nope, not here as far as I have heard. I should look at the House of Blues here's line up to be sure.

Car Key Boi
Oct 18th, 2003, 10:05 AM
this chick will crash and burn, unless she starts sexing up her lyrics. Not one "fuck" or "bitch" in the whole of her album :(

oh, and here's a reminder :cool:



FTS#1 For every Hip Hop/Gangsta/Rap/Blah album that contains the words "fuck", "bitches", "niggaz", "******s" and so on and so forth, that YUO buy, or YUO listen to on the radio, or whose video YUO watch on MTV or BET blah, YUO=Financing Hip Hop/Gangsta/Rap/blah, so YUO=responsible for sexist pigs and Non PC Tards like the Car Key Boi and his kind, and the generations to follow

FTS#2 Even if YUO, are appalled at FTS#1, YUO are still gonna keep buying that shit

Enjoy :)

- Car Key Sexist Pig :cool: