The days of being a dope MC or the best DJ, the best breakdancer or the flyest B-Girl were the ways you were welcomed into the world of hip hop but not anymore. We got some new jobs!!!!
Today’s hip hop game is quite different than it used to be. We have reality shows that have turned models, porn stars and even some straight up hoes into celebrities because of their affiliation, association or body dimensions. The video vixen game, at one time, seem to be a legitimate entry into hip hop videos, modeling and movies with the likes of Melyssa Ford, Buffie the Body and Esther Baxter, to name a few. Then “SuperHead” Karrine Steffans did a tell all book about who she sucked and f**** and made millions. Then the levy broke.
Models now want to rap, and that made the porn star think, well if she can, so can I, because urban modelling has been classified as soft porn anyway. Check your local Barnes & Noble. Then came the regular “jumpoff chick” like say, Kat Stacks, who has made a name for herself and a little money before she was detained for deportation.
We went from young beautiful women from all walks of life, sleeping with a middle aged rapper with iconic status to Kim Kardashian becoming a mainstream celebrity with her humble beginnings being a sextape but that’s another story because of the obvious double standard on why she’s accepted and other women with sextapes are looked down on. But as far as Flav goes, every man in America stood in disbelief on how many chicks jumped to be on national tv kissing him and even sleeping with him. Well it kept him out the crack house and back on the stage. And he even got a sitcom and a fried chicken franchise out of the deal. Only in America.
Then we have Amber Rose , video vixen, ex girlfriend of a hip hop genius, a current girlfriend of a new rap youngstar, a model who just lost a modeling contract but gained a new reality show and somehow stays relevant. And when she dies down a little bit, we get nude pics to remind us that she’s still here among us. A fixture on every hip hop website, blog and magazine. And now VH1, who is responsible for most of the reality shows that have infiltrated our beloved culture of hip hop with T&A to the tenth power has another one called Love & Hip Hop. One scorned ex-wife of a superstar producer and a few girlfriends of hip hop’s elite will make great television and great stories. And oh yeah, don’t forget Olivia. We can’t forget her contribution to hip hop. ????
Well with the success of Nicki Minaj, we shall see more female rappers in the next three quarters that will be ex models and porn stars with bigger asses, smaller waists, fuller breasts and maybe some rap skills to join the rap game. Magazines and reality shows will produce more fugazis than Antoine Dobson performing at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
For me, it’s a gift and a curse because as long as you’re interested, I’ll keep reporting but even I hate pre-fabricated news that is so blatant that a 3 yr. old can see that we have created some attention whores and they use us as much as we use them. Oh well!! I hear the echoes of the Madd Rapper in my head, right now, saying, “Tell em, Why you mad, Son!”
So we’re two months into our New Year 2011 and we got some leaked pics of Amber, new reality shows coming from Hoopz, Kat, and all the Flavor Of Love, Real Chance Of Love, I Love New York, Charm School, I Love Money chicks who won and lost on all them shows, taking over the Ustream network and twitter to stay relevant. I would like to say thank you. Really, you make my job so easy. Keep up the “good” work.