Category Archives: On My Radar
I really don’t even know where to start with this one. It ALL began when I came across a track titled “Dope Sh*t” through internet hunting. From there, research was done on the newly signed Cash Money Artist, Caskey, and… a groupie was formed. YES! You heard correctly: I am officially a Caskey groupie. As you readers know, I was starting to give up on rap altogether because the market was over-saturated with untalented wannabes with real talent sprinkled here and there. Listening to Caskey’s mixtape was the b*tch slap I needed to wake up and realize that rap is not dead.
I usually just save my “On My Radar” features for music artists but this is a special case. You may be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of these two guys. These brothers have hit stardom at lightning speed due to their video “Ratchet Girl Anthem.” Though these two have made many comedic videos over the years, it was their “Ratchet Girl” anthem that developed these two as stars and was the first step in their long journey to stardom.
As you will see in the video, these two are really something else! In gaining their popularity, Emmanuel and Philip Hudson have gone on school tours, radio and television appearance to remind our youth that nothing is more important than staying in school. Also, it’s not always fun and games: Emmanuel aka Kosher has dabbled his hand in real rap and has received great reviews for his more serious “Karma” track. I am really excited to see where these two go next with their gut-busting funny lyrics!
“Ratchet Girl Anthem”
Twitter: @phillnmyself, @_kosher, @ephudson
You know her as Erika A.K.A. “The Boss Bitch” hailing all the way from Chi-Town… The girl who will “Pretty Girl Bounce” on ya if you not pretty girl bouncing with her. Few know her as Lucci Vee, the hardcore female rapper dropping mixtapes and rap covers over your favorite tracks and most of the time does it better than the original.
Her combination of hood and sexy had me from the beginning but once I pressed play on her many videos available on Youtube, I knew this one had to be On My Radar. Lucci Vee KILLS “Rack City” (available below) leaving me with raised eyebrows about this girl. She goes harder than most female rappers out now which is why I am still trying to figure out why am I waiting for mixtapes from her instead of albums. Her unpredictability in her verses leave you wanting more; that cannot be said about every girl rapper out now.
Check Miss Lucci Vee out for yourself:
You all know her as Nastasia, the POWERHOUSE on season 7 of the “Bad Girls Club,” but this is not the reason this vixen has earned a spot on my radar. Stasi (Miss Stasi if ya nasty) has done all but faded away like the rest of the “Bad Girls Club” alum; from the fifty shades of BADD she rocks on her lips to her sassy lyrics, Stasi is sure to be one of the “Bad Girls” you’ll never forget.
Stasi is not like the rest of them. You won’t be able to find her on WorldStar Uncut (stop searching) and you won’t find her in you local strip club. She has two things that the others lacked: Talent and Self-esteem. Since leaving BGC7, Stasi has been on her grind: working on her lipstick line, clothing line and laying down tracks! Don’t be mistaken though: Stasi didn’t start rapping when BGC7 ended. She will be glad to tell you that she “Been Layin Tracks”.
I admit, I was sleep on her a bit, even though I’ve been a fan since episode 1 of BGC season 7 but Stasi cleared any doubts I (and others) had about her talent when she released her “Priceless” freestyle via YouTube. Upon checking out more of her YouTube videos, where she offers make-up tips along with her raw lyricism, I was only left with one question: WHERE CAN I GET MORE? I am not sleeping anymore and I DEFINITELY have my eye on this one!
Don’t believe me? Check her out here:
Want more, don’t you?
Twitter: @StasiQuinn and @SocialEliteInc
Those of you who are fans of Roc Nation, like me, recognize this face and are familiar with this name. Rita Ora is a new addition to Jay-Z team and has been making waves ever since. Many like to compare Rita Ora to Rihanna, claiming her voice favors the Barbadian bad-a**. Personally, Rita Ora’s voice sounded nothing like Rihanna’s in her first single “How We Do (Party),” but upon hearing Rita Ora’s cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” (below), I not only realize that Rita’s voice is a refreshing mix of Beyonce and Rihanna, I also got a real taste of her raw talent.
Roc Nation may not be the best at pushing out their artists, but they do have great talent on their hands. Hopefully Rita Ora’s doesn’t become the next J. Cole (we are still waiting on some more music Cole!), and is able to give us consistent singles. Jay-Z may be the greatest businessman ever by signing an artist who may be competition to another one of his artist (Rihanna), which only results in more money for him. Whatever the case may be, Rita Ora’s sound is something NEW and FRESH which is why she’s On My Radar.
(photo courtesy: http://www.hiphopwired.com)
NEW CHICK ON THE BLOCK OR A PHASE LIKE THE REST OF THEM?