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What Exactly Does Female Rap Artist Pryse Bring to the Table??!

Lauryn Hill sang in one of her songs titled ‘Super Star,’ the following lyrics: “come on baby light my fire. Everything you drop is so tire. Music is supposed to inspire.” I feel like singing that line to Pryse after hearing her recent GINJA TV freestyle. In fact check out the song at the end of this post because it speaks to what is going on in the industry. Everyone is a rapper, by force, by force.

This young lady signed with Chocolate City a while back and I have been waiting patiently to see exactly what she brings to the table.  I was so not impressed and was unsure how Chocolate City decided she was all that and a bag of chips to even sign her. I have since waited to be impressed. However, every time I hear her, I am like, “okay. What is this? This can’t possibly be it!”

GINJA TV just recently released her recent work freestyling and I just had to get this memo to her. Pryse, everything you rap about is on how every other female in the game does not measure up and you are better. Fine. If you are better than Blaise, Bouqui, Eva, NAIRA , Sasha and the few other femcees out there even though you just got here, you gonna have to REALLY STEP IT UP! Step it up with your flow, as in really step it up. As in is you fo’ real with that flow. Last I checked even Femcees are expected to come ready and correct?

Any life experiences you can share with your lyrics that makes it meaniningful, especially as a young woman who younger girls will look up to? Even if you will call every colleague female rapper a “bi*ch” and say how you are the best thing since slice bread in your lyrics i.e. bragging per hip hop culture, could you still sound credible?

“I can see my own HALO so Beyonce should have had a higher payroll.” Sista is you fo’real?

“And this will be the best thing that has ever been recorded.” Err. .  I think not. More like the worse thing ever recorded.

“Dem they bow, I haven’t even started.” No. You have started. It’s more like bowing in anticipation that you would stop. Could you please stop, now?

“It’s like the stuff I give you is giving you a headache.” Indeed it is.

“I am honored like it waas pizza and I was cheese.” Ridiculous. Terribly ridiculous lyrics.

Her lyrics (totally bent  on inuslting every female rapper/females in the game), flow, style and delivery totally lacks credibility is ridiculous and painful to watch. But for the fact that she is with Chocolate City, I would not pay even one minute of my time to her. Highly dissapointed. Pryse, where is your own voice as an artist? What is your story?

Who told you women, especially Nigerian women, want to be cursed out and made to feel less than their worth? We’ve got enough fellas doing this. We don’t need women to join in the music industry. Do you think, just maybe, you can bring your A game to the table? Otherwise, please consider a different music career. Not everyone is meant to be a rapper.

-Uduak
@uduaklaw

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