I remember being a young(er) person well immersed in the music biz. One day, I stopped by one of the record shops (I was assigned to) and seeing this UNBELIEVABLE poster of ‘the artist’, Lil’ Kim. I was shocked to say the least, but here she is from back then:
Little did I know, a song I once heard at parties and clubs and danced to a few times was courtesy of this same chick called “Player’s Anthem” (WTF was I thinking?)! I found myself embarrassed that I’d ’embraced’ anything that she’d ever recorded, but I did! While this particular song I’ve chosen for this post is not that song… here’s one of her songs I remember being very popular at the time (on Billboard): That “Player’s Anthem” song was also before I became more mindful of lyrical content but instead, was more focused on the beats and rhythms. This picture (above) is not necessarily an image that is exclusively Black related (it’s more as though it promotes ‘whore-ism’ and/or stripper mentality with some “women”), I want to post this because of the subject at hand. Lil’ Kim was once a cute chocolaty girl (although very misguided in her decisions). Now she’s become a blond weave wearing, bleached-skinned complexioned Black woman who really is lost and confused. I shutter at the thought of how many of our young daughters follow her and the likes. So again… exactly what is Black Culture? Yeah… I imagine that I’m going to piss some people off with this discussion but I AM looking forward to shattering the misconceptions and that awful “keeping it real” thought process. Soooo… bring it on! See ya’ this Friday, fellow people.
(WE MUST) Increase the PEACE!