In the same way that VH1′s hit show “Basketball Wives” doesn’t actually have any wives on the show, the running joke with the network’s other front runner, “Love & Hip-Hop” is that there really isn’t a whole lot of love. But something the show is also missing, at least in Atlanta, is the other portion of that title because after 10 episodes and half of a reunion, I’m still sitting here thinking, where the music at? (poor grammar on purpose)
I realize most people who participated in this craziness did so for a check. But I thought the overall grand master plan was to keep getting checks because the show was putting their names out there and now they actually had a platform for the hip-hop, i.e. the music. Every time K. Michelle comes at Toya, or Rasheeda talks about her independent artist grind, or Scrappy gets ready to put those paws on somebody, everybody reacts like hahahhahaha lololololol ahhhh that was a good one, but where’s the music? Now, I’m thinking the same thing, where’s the music? Like, for real for real.
Backing up a step, there are a couple people whose careers I’m thankful have not gone anywhere because, frankly, they suck, point blank period. Joseline and Karlie Redd were the first artists, term used loosely, to drop singles during this season of LHHATL, but honestly, these are the only two women who I would give a pass to for not doing anything career-wise because at the end of the day, they are not what’s up. I think non-spanish speaking people can understand Joseline’s reggaeton rapping better than her confessionals on TV. And when a Trinidadian who’s over the hump, be it the 30-year, 40-year, or 50-year hump, spits patois in front of Stevie J to prove her lyrical prowess but comes out with a single titled “Louie, Gucci, Prada” to get on, you almost want to say Karlie would have been better off remixing “things that make you go hmmm.”
I know right now somebody is thinking, what about Rasheeda? (Give me a minute) I happen to like Rasheeda (blame it on my fondness for dirty south rap music). I think she has a lane, dirty south boss b***h rap music, and I feel like she does it well. The thing is, she appears to have been in the exact same spot in that lane since her “Bend ova”/ “Bubblegum” days — songs I can remember bumping at college parties back somewhere between 2003-2007. After listening to her interview with Kirk on The Breakfast Club yesterday, I do think the couple knows what they’re doing as far as having a comfortable lifestyle, but despite being on this show and dropping the “Marry Me” single and video within that time frame, it doesn’t appear Rasheeda has picked up any more buzz than she already had in the south. That, my friends, is a problem. there’s no point in doing all that so-called grinding just to be in the same spot. I’m not trying to say Kirk sucks but I bet Wacka Flocka’s mama would’ve known how to make it happen. (shade)