today’s favorites

4.October.08

just some links i wanted to share.

***This one, from Entertainment Weekly (i know, who knew) about the lack of praise of female rappers by the mainstream hip-hop industry:

From 1998 to 2003, female rappers such as Lauryn Hill, Eve, and Missy Elliott were among the genre’s most bankable artists. But nearly all of their successors — including Lil Mama, Kid Sister, Ms Dynamite, and Jean Grae — have struggled to connect with listeners. And it’s harder than ever to launch new talent. ”Hair and makeup is killing female hip-hop,” says a source. ”The grooming cost to break a female rapper versus a male rapper is 10 times as much per appearance. That tends to have an adverse effect on a record company’s willingness to even entertain a female rapper.”

***Bill Maher. I have had issues with some things he has said in the past, but his extremism is refreshing sometimes. like this video below:

***two words: diddy blog. (who actually goes to his video blog regularly…..)

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