We’re super excited to share with you the full-length debut of Princess Nokia, ‘Metallic Butterfly.’ The album was a collaborative effort between Nokia and studio wunderkind OWWWLS. It’s bursting with disparate influences and styles, but they all blend perfectly, making this one of the most exciting and ambitious independently released albums to come out of the New York underground in a long time.
Although i appreciate his attempt at encouraging women to do their own thing, but he can kindly sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.
Women ARE blocked in the hip hop industry/world. Women are ignored, disregarded, and seen as a joke in the hip hop world. Which is why they have to work SO much more hard, be SO much more in-your-face to be heard and to be taken seriously. Lil’ Kim is talented as fuck, but would she be as big if Biggie and Junior M.A.F.I.A. didn’t back her? Or Nicki, also talented (idgaf what y’all think, the woman can spit), if she wasn’t backed by Lil Wayne?
I am really not here for male rappers (or males in general) putting their irrelevant ass two-cents in and not really understanding shit about being a woman in a predominantly male culture.
Schoolboy Q - Druggys Wit Hoes Again (feat. Ab-Soul)
This is why you have hipsters walking around talmbout “I don’t like rap/hip-hop” it’s not deep enough. Those motherfuckers will COME to places like Pitchfork where they’ll overanalyze some shitty electropop album and consider all levels of intricacies to what some skinny white dude is saying about drugs, but can’t stop to think about what A$AP Rocky is referring to when he says “I thought I’d probably die in prison?”
REALLY? Now I know A$AP (like any rapper) has had some really throwaway verses, but a Black man taking out the time to acknowledge that life has not ended up where he thought he would be—where others thought it would be—is pretty fucking important. That may not be “new” to any Pitchfork reviewers or readers, but A$AP’s pretty good at sneaking some underlying shit in his lyrics before he lays down bullshit about bitches and weed. I won’t try to give ol boy too much credit but I will give credit where it’s due.
That song also talks about parenthood, hypocritical Christians, religion in America, carving out a legend as a rapper, and makes HELLA references to rap classics.
Part of the reason I created my music blog was because niggas never wanna look at rap/hip-hop critically, never really want to understand it. It’s cause of shit like that. Like, come on. COME ON.
I got animosity buildin it’s probably big as a building me jumping off the roof is me just playing it safe
Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Thieves in the Night (Black Star)
One of the best songs in hip hop EVER