Chris lives in Austin, TX, where he once shook Willie Nelson's hand.

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  1. Chris says:

    Oh, and one of the most talented hip hop artists ever:


  2. j r says:

    I just want to say thank you for not mentioning Kreyshawn.

    Also, if you want to talk about female rappers, killing it on someone else’s song then you have to mention this:

  3. Jaybird says:

    A few months back, I found myself wondering “whatever happened to…” for a couple of female rappers who had songs a million years ago that I really enjoyed.

    If you remember Li’l Jon’s “Bia Bia” at all, you probably remember it due to Chyna Whyte’s lines. As it turns out, Chyna Whyte is now an evangelist. Huh.

    The other name I remembered was from Wyclef’s “Perfect Gentleman”. Remember “My name is Hope, yo”? Well, she has apparently disappeared entirely. I can’t find anything she’s done since.

    But both of those rappers held their own in the songs I remember them from. Sigh.Report

    • Chris in reply to Jaybird says:

      I remember Hope Harris, I remember trying to figure out who she was at the time. It does appear that she has disappeared off the face of the earth. That’s the way the music industry works, of course, but with hip hop it works more quickly and more completely with women.

      But they are making a comeback. Hustlepalooza, which is a showcase for up-and-coming hip hop artists, featured several women (not just the two here), and just listening to new stuff I am hearing more and more female artists. I’m excited about it, because man, there are some seriously good female rappers (Eternia!!!!).Report

  4. Chris says:

    Also, Eternia speaking directly to the point: “‘Cause it’s never been proven if any man alive is capable of seeing me,” and “I bet you only see one thing when you see me. I love it, y’all stupid for that, you make it easy.”


  5. zic says:

    @chris I watched (at least some of) these.

    My favorite, by far, was Monster. Extraordinary work. I like that it was mastered to sound good on my laptop speakers. And that’s sayin’ something.

    It reminded me of the Coldfire Trilogy by CS Friedman.Report