What’s Beef?

to have a grudge or start one with another person.

So i just wanted to add my opinion on this rap beef between these two queens.Its so many people who really truly have no idea what hip hop is really based on. In my 40 years I’ve seen the rise and fall of hip hop so much that i’ve stopped listening to anything but 80’s-maybe late 90’s rap music.

Back when I was younger we were not allowed to listen to any music that couldn’t be played on the radio. So we missed it unless we were somewhere else outside the house or the D boys was driving past bumping it. I come from a time when if you couldn’t play the dozens you was whack.

Then in my teenage/early adult years people from my area Bone Thugs, McBrainz, Brothers 4 the Struggle, Ray Cash, Ray Jr., and other local act were doing their thing. It got real serious for me but it had to have substance. They had a message. They were trying to make it out this city.

For the females there was only a few artist out that inspired me. Nonchalant, Lady Saw, Patra, Boss, Trina, Lil Kim, Latifah, Monie Love, YoYo, Mc Lyte, Rage, Remy Ma, Rah Digga were just a few of my faves. I like the strong but direct lyricists. I don’t want to seem partial in this post but what the hell.

See this post is about the beef between two artist that are claiming a spot. There isn’t a lot of female rappers in the industry who are getting much attention these days. All people can say is come together. Nah, let’s do like the guys do. A beef on wax always shows who is the strongest lyricists. Bars have nothing to do with sales or the truth. Have you ever watched the rap battles that go on? Some of the people don’t know each other. They just spitting. It just has to make sense and be off the top. By the way “off the top” can also be something you just jotted down in the notes on your phone as well.

I’m definitely not gonna lie and say i listen to Nicki Minaj music. I love her songs like Right Thru Me, Your love, Moment for life, Bed of lies…. as you notice they are mostly the ones she showed her singing range. As you notice these are not songs that contained features. That is what I like about her. I feel like she got too cartoonish and animated and lost me. Yeah the kids like all that shit… so i leave that to them. She could be marketed better and all the features can be toned down. I would like to see her carry a whole album alone. Her beef with Lil Kim annoyed me because truthfully she adapted her whole persona. Kim had reason to be mad.

Now for Remy I was a fan from the begin because of her strong stance and she came out with the backing of her peers. They didn’t carry her. From Lean Back, to There’s something about Remy she has been consistent. Even while incarcerated for 6 years she still was dropping bars. Legit bars. She managed to keep her name out of people mouths. She came out the jail swinging and hustling. She’s smart to me. Jumped on reality tv which is popping right now and that helped her get back on the map in my opinion. She has the ability to stand on her own and she has a dope lyricist for a husband.

This beef came from a pit bull being poked…subliminally. Face it folks people in the industry talk. Everyone doesn’t like you. Some folks get close to you to dig up dirt. Lots of people I know hate how Nicki treated her ex fiance and producer. She threw him away like a wet napkin after he supported her and her music. She attacks whoever threatens her success. Safaree, Miley, Remy, Kim, Mariah, and now Meek. I haven’t heard anything from her in the last 3-4 years that i would buy with my money.

I’m kinda worried about our youth who don’t truly know what hip hop/rap is supposed to be. This is great for the culture. I’m all for the women need to speak more positive about each other. A little healthy competition never hurt anybody though. I haven’t heard a diss track like that since Lil Kim did Black Friday. I hope I’m not coming off like i hate Nicki Minaj. I just am not a fan of her music. I like how years ago album sales were calculated by people going into the store and buying a cd. These Apple/Tidal downloads can’t be accurate. When people use that analysis that someone is better because of album sales I think of Milli Vanilli (insert Titimoji here. They lip synched to fame. A true artist can come off top in a blink.

I hope the folks who know me understand my stance and that i feel folks are not taken into account that there isn’t enough female mc’s getting enough attention, if these two can break the internet with a beef that can  make them both a lot of money  from each others fans. Nicki i hope you bounce back from that verbal ass whooping. It wasn’t cute but it was necessary for the culture. I will not go back and forth with anyone my kids age about this. Different time and different focus when it comes to music for me. I stick to what sounds good lyrically. I don’t believe in following the crowd. I’m not gonna even say nothing about Foxy Brown getting in the mix… i just can’t with her.

I hope everyone who is shouting #TeamNicky or #TeamRemy went and bought their latest albums. Thats how you show support. Stay off folks pages who don’t care for your favorite disrespecting them for a person who doesn’t even know you and probably wouldn’t approve. As long-winded as this was i feel better. I was gonna post the lyrics but go to this link and Shether -Remy Ma and buy it.

To hear what Remy may have been responding to click this link Make Love – Nicki Minaj ft Gucci and buy it.

We all have our opinions and this is mine. Please feel free to keep scrolling or leave your thoughts below.

-Budda

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Farewell President Obama

2015-09-28 19.26.51.pngSome idiot asked me what has President Obama done for me in 8yrs and I asked him why he needed to know he said i just want to know….

First of all as a black woman he gave me hope. As a mother he gave me encouragement for my children. As a tax payer he tried to place some things out there we were lacking and fix the economic issues many communities were dealing with. As an employee in the medical field I saw first hand how our patients took better care of themselves now they had better affordable choices for healthcare. Flat out.

My grandmother who was born in the South in 1924 saw a black president elected before she passed at the age of 84. My mother who was born in 1957 got teased because she looked white with red hair and freckles got chased down 110th from Audubon Jr High school because of hateful negroes, got to see a black President be elected twice. People have had more hope and motivation to go out there and get what they deserve. Men saw a cool, but well spoken man talk politics and spread all his pride around a house,  “The White House” definitely got painted a shade of beige in the last couple of years.

No matter what you all feel he didn’t do you must remember he isn’t God, nor did he get the support nor backing he needed to get the the things we feel he didnt do done. I’m proud of President Barack Obama for placing himself in a role that hasn’t been filled by a man of color in decades. He risked his life and his family’s safety. They didnt want to see Martin, Malcolm, Medgar to succeed either. That will hit you later.

Farewell POTUS and Flotus…. 😟😟

Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

Greetings everyone,  Havent had any interest in blogging but today i want to speak to the heart of those not feeling this holiday season. It’s okay to not want to be bothered with people, places or things that just aggravate your soul. Some folks bring that shit out of you. Some are struggling with grief, loneliness, depression, and financial burdens at this time. Do not surround yourself with…

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Season’s Greetings

Greetings everyone, a5233-lykeblue

Havent had any interest in blogging but today i want to speak to the heart of those not feeling this holiday season. It’s okay to not want to be bothered with people, places or things that just aggravate your soul. Some folks bring that shit out of you. Some are struggling with grief, loneliness, depression, and financial burdens at this time. Do not surround yourself with folks who are not sympathetic to your situation.

I simply i came here to say if someone’s disinterest in your falalalalalalalalala annoys you then back off and let them breathe. They will come out that phase in their own time. Nothing is more telling than a friend distancing themselves from you because they don’t have time to help you go through what ever you are facing. Sit down and listen without replying or offering anything but an ear. Nobody is perfect and everyone has a time to reflect on their life. Some celebrate achievements, on the other hand some look back on the what if’s. Just be understanding and not judgemental.

I recently encountered one of my patients who lost a few things during this holiday season and one was her husband. He isn’t dead but he is immobile and now we know who was keeping her healthy. He was. I feel for her cause she is clearly losing or has lost the ability to care for herself. I pray to God that my kids are able to keep me together when I can’t. I don’t have a boyfriend and I’m not dating right now. No prospects. No interest either. Would be nice but will definitely be a hassle.

I’ll drop a blog close to New Years summing up how 2016 was for me… catch y’all soon.

Silence

Being single brings on alot of silence. Being scared to let someone in brings on alot of anxiety. Being able to see through peoples words and judging byt their actions leaves you so disappointed. I’m at that point of not even being interested in being with another person because what lies beneath the smile and sweet words isnt always what you think it would be.   Very sad aint it? Well a person…

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Silence

Being single brings on a lot of silence. Being scared to let someone in brings on alot of anxiety. Being able to see through people’s words and judging but their actions leaves you so disappointed. I’m at that point of not even being interested in being with another person because what lies beneath the smile and sweet words isn’t always what you think it would be.

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Very sad aint it? Well a person in my past honestly has made me stop and re-evaluate every single person I have been involved with. I find myself asking did they really love me? Did they respect me? Were they worried i wouldn’t let my guard down? Do they ever think about me? That last one is very important. We sometimes have folks in our thoughts that havent had a second thought about you. Crazy. It’s true though.

I have sentence myself to silence. My issues are so big if I keep silent about them maybe no one will notice me and i can move about for the rest of my life feeling safe. I’m fooling myself with what im typing. I love being in love. I love seeing others in love. I love God so love is in me. Just not sure who deserves it. I’m waiting on whoever god has got me paired with. I have had plenty of time to prepare myself. All of this silence is even becoming annoying to me. Hope i am not alone.

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Thanks for reading.

Peace and blessings

 

~Budda

Cold World

  So unless you been under a rock you know the world is reportedly getting worst as the days go by. I’m probably gonna surprise some people when I say if it’s time for the world to end I’m ready. People are not stopping to take in everything that is transpiring right now. They are not thinking…they are reacting. My pastor said something very important this past Sunday during his sermon. He said…

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Cold World

 

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So unless you been under a rock you know the world is reportedly getting worst as the days go by. I’m probably gonna surprise some people when I say if it’s time for the world to end I’m ready. People are not stopping to take in everything that is transpiring right now. They are not thinking…they are reacting. My pastor said something very important this past Sunday during his sermon. He said if what is going on in this world today right now doesn’t affect you, check the color of your skin. You can check that out at this link Olivet Institutional Baptist Church 12:00 noon service. It was a phenomenal sermon. 

Lately I’ve gotten back in church and became a member of my mothers ex husband old church. Been a Godsend for my mood and overall outlook on life. Having to deal with some deep stuff over the last couple years open my eyes to returning to fellowship. It’s true you can’t deal with some things alone. Therapy wasn’t helping at all. I hate crying. I hate having to stare at a medical professional and tell my deepest fears. They can only help so much. Bless them. 

So much killing, and hate, and bad information being traded on these social networks and tv I have often found myself sitting in the quiet. I rather watch drama shows and cartoons nowadays. I spend more time on Netflix than I do with the $160 cable bill I pay every month. I tell you it’s a cold world and i’m not gonna act like i’m immune to it. I just found myself getting caught up in angry conversations with some who don’t share my views. I don’t have to change their mind or the way they think. Just like I had 40 years to learn how to be a decent woman, they had the same time and you can’t unlearn hate, and find compassion is instilled from childhood upbringing. The peace I have can’t be compromised by words. Come for me or my family directly i’m gonna have to show you how i really roll from behind this screen.

What has also been so irritating for me is the amount of people who have taken time out of being clueless to start posting “awakened” status and pictures. Now i know a few people who post a headshot everyday and not one thing that uplifts anything but a man’s penis or some broad booty shaking on a video. Now they want to stand on a soapbox. Listen do you but pay attention to these streets. It’s people around my city dropping like flies for the past 2 weeks and now that the RNC is ending guess what they shooting again. I hope Trump take these drive by dummies with him when he leaves. I have to say our Cleveland Police Department has turned into some real scaredy cats around here. How all these shootings happening if y’all patrolling your neighborhoods? Same areas too. It’s something funky going on y’all. 

Not gonna hold y’all too much longer. thanks for reading and please feel free to look around my blogs and drop a thought, like, or share if you dig it. Blessings people.

~Budda

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So i didnt really post any shout out because first my mom has passed and my father well… he hasn’t been my father for many years. I still pray for him and my mom. She is gone from this world but im sure she gets great pause knowing i still dont have what she felt i needed in my life.

i still will be thankful he and my mother created me in love and not lust. That they tied the knot in haste to stay together while he served this country. I will be thankful for every scar and situations they couldnt protect me from. THey gave me the skills and hard skin to deal with all this bullshit. I am strong because I don’t use my struggles to gain sympathy. I use them to remind everyone they are not alone in this world.

As a mother i always question have i done all i can and theonly answer i need comes from the two that matter. They have 2 parents, a place to lay their head, discipline, and freedom to chose their own path as long as it doesnt harm anyone else. Most importantly they have love and my respect. My kids adore me. They hold me down when im being hard on myself. Thats all i need to be satisfied with this life. I thank god for providing a way for me. I praise him for allowing my mother the opportunity to do her best with me. I pray that God will touch the heart of my father to provide me with at least acknowledment that he voluntariliy missed out on my childhood. I honor them both…just in different ways.

“Do unto others as you would want them to do to you”

Honor thy mother & father…

So i didnt really post any shout out because first my mom has passed and my father well…

Honor thy mother & father…

So i didnt really post any shout out because first my mom has passed and my father well… he hasn’t been my father for many years. I still pray for him and my mom. She is gone from this world but im sure she gets great pause knowing i still dont have what she felt i needed in my life.

i still will be thankful he and my mother created me in love and not lust. That they tied the knot in haste to stay together while he served this country. I will be thankful for every scar and situations they couldnt protect me from. THey gave me the skills and hard skin to deal with all this bullshit. I am strong because I don’t use my struggles to gain sympathy. I use them to remind everyone they are not alone in this world.

As a mother i always question have i done all i can and theonly answer i need comes from the two that matter. They have 2 parents, a place to lay their head, discipline, and freedom to chose their own path as long as it doesnt harm anyone else. Most importantly they have love and my respect. My kids adore me. They hold me down when im being hard on myself. Thats all i need to be satisfied with this life. I thank god for providing a way for me. I praise him for allowing my mother the opportunity to do her best with me. I pray that God will touch the heart of my father to provide me with at least acknowledment that he voluntariliy missed out on my childhood. I honor them both…just in different ways.

“Do unto others as you would want them to do to you”