THE MOGUL MINUTE : SEASON 2 OF JERMAINE DUPRI'S "THE RAP GAME" IS ALL ABOUT THAT FIRE !! ( THE MOGUL GIRL)
This season of The Rap Game is all about that fire. Jermaine Dupri is looking to add another member to his So So Def family and he's not playing any games . This time his expectations are much higher and he's bringing in a host of celeb friends to join in on the fun . So for the next ten weeks we get to see these youngins do their thang on The Rap Game.
The show started with a group of seven young artist who've accumalated tons of views online meet up with Jermaine Dupri's assistant Jny Flowers . Jny introuduced them to J.D, Da Brat, Brian Michael Cox, and Timbaland whom all were anticipating the performance from each up and comer. Finally it's showtime and and Jermaine is ready to see who's gonna bring that heat.
Lil Key of Baltimore went first. He quoted Eminem lyrics "You only get one shot" . Lil Key definitely knows that he has to come with i it in order to stay in this competition. Next up was Nia Kay the "Dutchess of Chicago". Nia announced that she has Diabetes Type 1 and that music is her outlet. Nia verse got everybody hype including Timbaland who danced and hugged her after her performance .
Tally, 16 of Nashville started to rap but forgot her verse . Sometimes when you got it good you forget sometimes . Jayla Marie of Stanton Island,NY wanted to show that she could sing and rap and that it's a completion not a collaboration. Mini Barbie Young rapper hailing form the ATL ran out of breath during her performance. Swagged out Young artist Mani, came prepared but he messed up. We all mess up sometimes but hey it's The Rap Game and just like season 1 you have to stay focused and be on point. The Prince of NY is lyrical and he impressed the whole panel. Da Brat joked that you're gonna need a encyclopedia to understand him.
One things for sure is that these young artist want to be in the game but, are they ready? After each artist auditioned for their spot Jermaine Dupri announced that there would be an elimination. If you landed a spot on the couch then you could continue on in the competition . Everybody landed a spot except for Mini Barbie . The super - cute young artist said she didn't feel he made the right decision.
So Jermaine Dupri had the final 6 write raps about the other artists in the crib and deliver the verse in front of him and Snoop Dogg. Can you imagine spitting a verse in front of Snoop D-O-G-G? That's wassup. Jermaine Dupri is definitely turning it up in season 2 . So it's times for the hit list.
4..Prince Of NY
So Mini Barbie and Tally were eliminated from the The Rap Game.
Yall are definitely in for some surprises this season so it's time to stay in your lane and check into The Rap Game.
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As I walked into he Fillmore the LOVE sign glowed as smiling faces welcomed my mother and I. After checking our tickets we ventured up the stairs to another kind face whom greeted us and informed us to enter a contest to win concert tickets and receive updates on upcoming shows. The dim lights of the Budweiser Club room illuminated the stage where LION BABE and Kamau would be performing.
We stopped at the table to view merchandise before cruising around a little. A tall young man wished us to have a great time before directing us to our seats under the Pink promotional framed photo. The area is beautiful. The red vintage leather couches , red curtains, and brick wall set for a sultry alluring vibe.
After we were seated we took in the view. The show room started to fill with concert goers and music of Erykah Badu, Musiq Soul Child, and other artist streamed on the TV as their music floated through the air. My mom and I talked and posed for a few pictures. Seated on the other side of the curtain was Style Connoisseur Eugene Simms of DC. I snapped pictures of the stylish music lover. My mother, Eugene and I all sat together in our booth as we waited for the show to start. We all talked , laughed , and shared stories.
Soon the Budweiser Club was full and fans were beyond excited. The lights faded a little more before artist Kamau took the stage. Kamau is a D.C lyricist and singer. As he took to the stage we headed to the floor to get the full vibe of being at the concert. He performed songs from his EP “ A Gorgeous Fortune” and spoke about the injustice in America and that it’s not just a black problem but a problem. As he performed “Pohlease” we held our fist as the names of victims of police brutality rang out through the speakers the energy shifted in the room. Did you feel that? It was something powerful about that moment. The energy of those souls definitely were in the room during that time. He even brought artist No Wyld, on stage to perform “Jusfayu” with him. His set was packed with so much goodness. You can get his EP ( here) .
After his set music continued to play for a while before Interscope artist “LION BABE” took the stage. The duo Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman have joined forces to create incredible music. Jillian welcomed all of us Philly fans as she proudly said “We are Lion Babe”. She looked beautifully golden. She’s stunning and her hair just gives off so much life . Lucas rocked out doing the production for the set. The crowd turned up as they performed songs from their "Begin " EP such as “Wonder Woman” ( I LOOOOOOOVE THAT SONG) , Got Body, On The Rocks, Stressed Out, Hold On , Treat Me Like Fire, Jungle Lady, Where Do We Go, Impossible , and a couple other records. Jillian also took the time to shout out her parents the beautifully talented Vanessa Williams and producer and entertainment industry exec Ramon Hervey II. Jillian also expressed her feelings about the importance of stopping the violence and that lives matter and dedicated her song "Little Dreamer".
The crowd was pumped as we danced and sang along with Lion Babe. Huge shoutout to her band and live audio engineer Brandon for keeping the sound on fleek and sounding good.Lion Babe closed out the show with a performance of their hit song “Jump Hi”. We jumped up and down as she showed off her amazing dance skills. Once the show was over Lion Babe took photos with their supporters.
All in all the show was beyond amazing. You have to put a “LION BABE” show on your bucket list. You have to put a “Kamau” performance on your must see list. The Fillmore is an awesome venue to see a show. Definitely follow them on social media. I’d also like to thank John Legere the CEO of T-Mobile for T-Mobile Tuesdays and lacing me with special tickets from Stubhub to see the show. Get LION BABE album and follow them on social media. Love to everyone that attended and thank you LION BABE and Kamau for being absolutely awesome.
The sounds of the Djembe drums beat in my heart. The Marabou Stork delivers messages of my ancestors ever so quietly in my dreams. The Adofo warrior initiates the essense of love . The Abasi Warrior iniates the power of being stern. I smell the African Iris as it thrives in vague memories. I hear the call of the griots as I remember stories and songs. Over 3,000 languages suppressed under my tounge.
Hello. Have I forgotten? I scroll through my smart phone ignoring the sounds of the morning birds. Have we forgotten? We're connected by satellites but have we lost connection ? Are we seperated. The calls for real freedom have rang for years in the home of the free. My ancestors blood, sweat, and tears still float through the roads. They fought for change and we're still carrying the load. MLK , Malcolm X, MOVE, Muhammad Ali, Nina Simone, Mandela, let their power be known. It is time to speak now or for never thou we have peace. Remember Tupac Shakur interviews and speeches and the lyrics of N.W.A?
Our ancestors told stories of family, strength, and love. The blood of leaders mix with every cell in our being. Have you forgotten who you are? Adjust your crown. The slaughter of our own still haunts us all.
Love has no color. Death has no color. Life is the one thing we all possess. Life was made in God's hands for it is he the true owner of all that has the right to start or end. It is not you! The simple fact your skin is not golden glazed, honeyed, browned, or ebony does not give you the right to judge or take a life. I've seen history books of my ancestors lynched and murdered and now I see it happen to my people. In the palm of my hand I see my people die. I will not live in fear but how can you not be somewhat scared? You are subconsciously living so you don't do anything to lose your life. Is this really the home of the free? Band together forever on all levels. We are family. Division is not the answer, murder is not the answer, hate is definitely not the answer. Why not Unity in the United States of America? You know liberty and justice for all! We started in our home Africa but we're here now (Not by choice of our own). So Dear America I ask that you change your eyes. Change your mind, change your hearts. We are all human and we all have a life to live. Yes there's good and bad in everything. Nobody on this earth is perfect. But nobody deserves to die because you think you are better than them, you think they're less than you or you feel that they don't deserve to be here because of what they look like. Power lies within us all lets tap into that to cause a shift in the atmosphere nothing is more powerful than God! Prayer changes things and so does togetherness. You matter! Any piece you can do can change. Remember Ruby Bridges the black 5 year old is the reason our schools are desegregated today. A lot can be done if we just use our minds. Think about it. I will not give up for the generations after us need our voices to be heard today. I pray for this world and the families of Philando Castile , Alton Sterling, Dylan Nobel, Jose Raul Cruz , Symone Marshall and the thousands of black men women, children , whom were murdered by police. My prayers go out to the loved ones of the police who were killed in Dallas . Violence is never the answer and it never will be the answer. Stand together and pledge allegiance to change and love.
-A black girl in America that is tired of seeing the racism, hate, death and unjust system Shayna Sherie- The Mogul Girl
Seriously we need change. We all need love and care. There's problems in more ways than one and we need to work together to fix them. We are all human and we should not have to live our lives in fear or suffering. Let's change ourselves and change , change the unjust education, medical, judicial, and financial system. At the end of the day life is given to be lived! All I ask is that everyone stay safe. Remember to read, research and don't give up hope. There's good and bad in everyone. All cops aren't bad. Nobody on this planet should be mistreated because of what they look like or whom they are. Everyone is speaking out about today's issues including celebrities ( whom are human too and have the right to feel a certain way too) . This world needs love!