Happy New Moon & Happy Sweet 16th Volume to us!!
I hope your August is off to an incredible start. I love August because it means summer is almost over. 🤷🏿♀️
The warm weather can be nice but it’s my forehead heat rash for me. As soon as the weather drops, my skin immediately improves as do my outfits.
Either way, I’m grateful for my skin as we all should be. This morning I was scrubbing away some dry skin from a healed blister (yum) and found myself just in awe of how our skin repairs itself. It takes some time, but it heals. Ditto. 🚧👷🏿
🕊 BLACK MUSIC ASCENSIONS 🎶
Recently we lost three iconic black musicians in the physical form:
Rest in Peace to…
Kelli Hand aka K-HAND, a DJ + musician from Detroit, the home of the black-originated genre techno. Here’s a video of Kelli doing her thing on the 1s and 2s in 2019 in Belgium:
Paul Johnson of Chicago was a legend of house music. Here he is spinning in 2017
Dennis ‘D.T’ Thomas, one of the founders of Kool & The Gang. Here is one of the most iconic songs in the history of music also, the title is quite biographical innit? Here’s the band performing on Soul Train in 1974:
🦉CENTRAL PARK KILLS OWL 🚛
In the most ironic series of events, an owl in Central Park was killed by a Central Park Conservancy maintenance vehicle. The park released this victim blaming statement:
What is the employment status of the driver?
NEITHER HERE NOR THERE
🇧🇧 RIHANNA IS A BILLIONAIRE 💰
At the very least I am happy that Rihanna is a black woman billionaire. But if you’re really woke you’re not supposed to publicly like billionaires. Is this an exception? Do you want to be woke more than you want wealth? Sound off in the comments.
I have personally contributed to Rihanna’s wealth by purchasing some Fenty beauty for myself and others over the years. I don’t wear concealer, but the highlighter is that girl! I wanted to like the lip gloss but it leaked in my purse…so never again.
Should we congratulate Robyn or rob her?
🤲🏻 GROPY GOVERNOR GASLIGHTING? 🛑
Dear Cuomo..stop touching people with your hands.
Andrew Cuomo, who we’ve touched on… I mean spoke about in volume 4 was found by my neighbor Letitia James’ investigative team, to have actually sexually assaulted the 11 women who said that he sexually assaulted them.
James’ team released their findings in this lengthy document which says the Gov did a lot of T&A grabbing, asking women if they have/will cheat on their partners, asking women to find him a girlfriend who can “handle pain,” etc.
The governor came back with his own lengthy document moments after saying that everyone was lying and that he was trying to help one of the women heal from being sexually abused by somebody else. What??? He also held a press conference which had a Microsoft Word slide show of him touching and kissing all sorts of people, as to prove his innocence.
This man is likely about to face several civil charges for his actions, but has not yet resigned despite his boss, Joe Biden saying he should.
Is it better to be kicked out, or to quit?
💉NYC PROOF OF VACCINATION? 🧾
Another politician who we can’t wait for him to get the fuck out of here, Mayor DeBlasio said he’s about to make in mandatory to show proof of vaccination in order to patronize some businesses.
As we previously said in volume 5, the honesty policy doesn’t work in this country…so people will just use fake vax cards, which have been on sale since the shot dropped.
Anti vaxxers are super upset about this new rule, when they should spend that energy on photoshop or in a scammer’s inbox trying to get their faux documentation!
The vaxxers vs the anti vaxxers is truly the real Verzuz
💣LOX VS DIPSET VERZUZ 🔫
I don’t even know where to start with this one.
If you haven’t watched it, what is wrong with you please click here. If you don’t care to watch…and if you’re not a super hip hop head… see you next week girl. Like comment and subscribe. Coz I have lots to say….
This week, two legendary hip hop groups The LOX and Dipset went head to head in Madison Square Garden (in the theater part though, just to be clear).
I’m a fan of them both had anxiety when this was announced…like how the fuck is this gonna go?
The LOX demolished Dipset.
Avid mask wearer Fat Joe’s recap is really succinct and important. It is truly worth every 47 minutes:
As I’ve written in volume 10 Verzuz is based on a multitude of things such as: catalogue, clothing, stage presence and strategy. When discussing this battle ahead of it, I mentioned to a friend that I thought Dipset might win but it would be close.
I based this upon their influence on the culture…but that doesn’t matter in this arena. I wasn’t thinking this through. There is nothing more powerful than somebody who has something to prove. The LOX were seemingly the underdog in this fight. Never sleep on the underdog.
I should’ve known based on Dipset’s collaboration with Kith, and their copious amounts of “reunion” concerts, that they do every year…at a certain point it’s a scam, you guys just care about money.
Cam’ron is selling sexual enhancement powders on instagram…and not even in the cool, Travis Scott way.
Cam’Ron (who Fat Joe reveals was about to leave MSG thats why he was late to the stage) entered the ring after his groupmates with a horrible hairline & beach chair… as if this competition was about to be easy for him. It wasn’t. He may or may not have gotten booed at the end.
Styles P, juice shoppe guru called Dipset soft before it even started. The LOX opened with “Fuck You” one of my favorite songs and quite a way to set the scene.
They continued to in lock step obliterate Dipset with their natural rhyming ability, plant-based stamina (a little adderall too) and incredible stage presence.
The LOX had incredible strategy: they knew their vain Harlem opponents would attack their outfits so they did it first and leaned into it.
Jim Jones, who fell off the stage at one point, stopped the show at one moment for a jeweler to put a corny chain on his neck:
Juelz sported a horrible durag situation designed by Virgil and forgot majority of his lines, possibly thanks to substance abuse.
The Lox rapped every single word of theirs.
Juelz tried to call out The LOX for not having “girl songs” and then they played the Mariah Honey remix…at that point
I knew how great The LOX was but still didn’t expect this…
I just can’t believe this happened the way it did, although I should’ve expected it… Diplomatic Denial.
To make matters worse, immediately after winning… Kanye sent The LOX a private jet to join him in the locker room he’s sleeping in, while recording DONDA. He played their verses at his scam event on Friday. Still no album.
Where was the preparation????? Where was the plan? You can’t just win ‘cause you think you’re fly.
Anyway, to focus on the good times I will leave you with this Dipset classic freestyle from Da Basement