Friday, March 03, 2006

this weekend's essay: northern state of mind

since the truth about summer m. and phoenix was such a fucking buzzkill, i thought i'd return to this week's most popular entry for the (return of) essay. i have asked this before, but...

question: can/could/will/would there ever be a "legitimate" white female emcee?

*opens can of worms and runs away*


language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. language alone is meditation. ~toni morrison


Blogger jb said...

detroit's invincible from the anomalies is white (i think)

and she's for real

northern state make me want to vomit

3/3/06 11:25  
Blogger jb said...

Decide for yourself:

"Detroit Winter"-Platinum Pied Pipers feat. Invincible

PS-She handed me her CD at the end of my panel at Fem & Hip Hop. I later lobbied to little avail for her to get on the open mic which kinda happened (PS-I can't stand open mic headliner Psalm One's music in that she replicates the objectifying misogyny of many male emcees in hip hop). Based on that brief interaction she seemed to be good peeps and she's undoubtedly talented.

Invincible also appeared in Vibe's Hip Hop Divas with the since disbanded Anomalies.

3/3/06 11:59  
Blogger summer m. said...

@jb: you know, i have this cd. in fact, i think it's in a stack of music i recently decided i needed to listen to again. but i digress. she's good; does well with the track.

i concur on psalm one. her delivery is also not dy-lan (comma) yo.

on the pulse, as always.

3/3/06 12:16  
Blogger Phoenix said...

umm...why does this even have to be a point of discussion?


(walks away pissed that this post already has more responses than the unvieling.)

3/3/06 12:41  
Anonymous lanee' said...

while firm in my belief that anythang's possible,the belief that that shit will ever come to pass...weak. very.i doubt that a blanquita could simultaneously possess and express (beyond narcissistic lust for Follywood's and everyday peoples' interchangeable outrage and retarded fascination)the swagger (more descriptive adjective lacking at present)that once upon a time typified HipHop. some that may have come close but ultimately feel short of (the dream...haa just playin')embodying said characteristic: madonna, angelina and (w/weighted hesitation) pink. (sidebar "did i smoke today?")
there. i've put my blk/grl/aries/nyc bigotry and occassional small mindedness on blast for all. i hope that ur happy, summertime! for those that are not...i am a big girl. don't feel inclined to go easy.

3/3/06 12:52  
Blogger Alii said...


3/3/06 12:54  
Blogger nubian said...

i second that alii.

4/3/06 11:41  
Blogger summer m. said...

@phoenix: are you pouting?

@lanee: i officially love your comments.

@alii: keep it to the point.

@nubian: i think this is the first time anyone has ever seconded alii on anything.

4/3/06 11:48  
Blogger Phoenix said...


4/3/06 23:17  

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